Sonos Playbar vs Bose Soundbar 700

Sonos Playbar vs Bose Soundbar 700

Sonos Playbar review

Talking about the actual using of the Playbar there are some features to underline when comparing Sonos Playbar vs Bose Soundbar 700. The system has two forms. It can work as an addition to the TV, and in my case to the PS4 Pro, Apple TV can work as an independent music system, listen to yourself Apple Music or Spotify, when you get tired, turn on the TV, and the Playbar will immediately switch to playing movies or games. It has the output power of 200W and 3.0 built-in channels. Based on the cunning form, three high-frequency speakers and six mid-frequency speakers are installed, each connected to a class D amplifier.

Sonos Playbar

Bose Soundbar 700 review

Let’s start this part of the Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sonos Playbar comparison with the statement that this is a “smart” sound that provides even greater efficiency than the SoundTouch platform. Bose features Alexa voice functionality, programmable remote presets, and more precise control and tuning through the Bose Music app. The company included an intelligent remote control in the set of the model. There are 3.0 built-in channels. Input rating is 65W.

Bose Soundbar

Sonos Playbar pros & cons

Pros

  • It sounds like true 5.1 system, but adding two more speakers can't hurt
  • I had no problem setting up the Playbar to the Alexa/echo system
  • Good sound quality in various usage scenarios

Cons

  • The Playbar only has optical audio in, so it gets complicated when you have more than one device that you want to use with this speaker

Bose Soundbar 700 pros & cons

Pros

  • I was able to program the universal remote to my devices fairly easily
  • It's clear loud sound in a very pleasant way. Hard to explain, you have to experience it
  • The remote paired without a problem

Cons

  • The app is buggy, I had to restart it several times
  • The set-up for this was a little frustrating. If your not a tech person I can see why someone would give a bad review

Votes 6 6
Rating 4.5 4.5

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Playbar
4.7
Bose Soundbar 700
6.6
2
8
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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Bose Soundbar 700

Model

Playbar
Soundbar 700

Brand

Sonos
Bose

Reviews

1715
466

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
action, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
4.5/10.5
Sonos Playbar
Bose Soundbar 700
Sonos Playbar
Bose Soundbar 700

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.7
  • 6.6
  • 4.7Sonos Playbar
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700

The Bose Soundbar 700 is better soundbar in this comparison - check Bose Soundbar 700 price.