Bose Soundbar 500 vs Sony HT-A5000

Soundbar 500 vs HT-A5000 comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7.4
Sony HT-A5000
7.8
8
4
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Bose Soundbar 500

Jan 31, 2020

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Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-A5000

Model

Soundbar 500
HT-A5000

Brand

Bose
Sony

Reviews

407
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

450 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
121x6.7x1.4/47.5x2.5x5.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
6.1/13.1

Other

Release year

2018
2022
Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-A5000
Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-A5000

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
  • 7.4Bose Soundbar 500
  • 7.8Sony HT-A5000

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