Bose Soundbar 500 Review and Specs

Bose Soundbar 500Advanced television technology allows you to create brighter and thinner panels. But as TVs become thinner, manufacturers have to cut hardware somewhere, and unfortunately, this often happens in the speakers. That’s why this Bose Soundbar 500 review will be handy for you to choose the best soundbar on the market. Don’t hesitate and see Bose Soundbar 500 specs.

Bose Soundbar 500 review

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Features

This is a 3.0-channel unit. Add powerful sound experience by connecting a Bose Bass Module 500 subwoofer to the system and get powerful bass in a compact package. Ready to listen to music in every room? The Soundbar 500 is part of the Bose line of smart speakers and soundbars that can be combined into multi-room systems and listen to music in several rooms. Operate the Bose Soundbar 500 soundbar with the included remote control and listen to music through the Bose Music app. In the future, the soundbar will receive new features, including support for voice control; To do this, you will need to update the software when it is available in your area.

Design and build

A thin body imperceptibly placed under the TV, and powerful sound fills the entire space of the room. The first thing I noticed about the 31.5 x 4 x 1.8-inch Soundbar 500 is how slim it is — it's noticeably slimmer than the 25.6 x 3.9 x 2.7-inch Sonos Beam. But the Soundbar 500's size belies the power and fullness of sound it produces. The soundbar itself has only two buttons on it: one for muting the microphone and the other to engage a voice assistant.

Bose Soundbar 500

Connectivity

The unit has one HDMI input, which you connect to your TV to use HDMI ARC as the sound source; that means you need to connect all video sources to the TV, not the soundbar. If your TV doesn't support HDMI ARC, you can use the optical digital audio input. You can also connect wirelessly through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or AirPlay 2.

Setup

The Bose ADAPTiQ automatic sound calibration system of its own design optimizes the sound of the system taking into account the unique characteristics of the room, which guarantees maximum playback quality. Get complete control over what to listen to and how to listen with the Bose Music app.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The installation process is just as simple as setting up some random online account
  • Bose quality is always great

Cons

  • Lacks HDMI inputs
  • I hoped the sound was more surrounded giving that it’s Bose

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Common features

Product

Bose Soundbar 500

Model

Soundbar 500

Brand

Bose

Reviews

174

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0

Amplification type

active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0

Headphone output

0

Subwoofer output

0

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

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
Bose Soundbar 500
Bose Soundbar 500

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