Bose Solo 5 vs Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500 vs Bose Solo 5

Bose Soundbar 500 review

The Bose sound bar 500 fits discreetly under your TV screen, so you won’t even know it’s there - until you hear it. Built-in voice assistants, like Alexa and the Google assistant, let you enjoy millions of songs, internet radio stations, playlists, and more - hands free. Experience superior voice pickup from a custom-designed eight-microphone array that will still hear you even over loud music. In addition, the Bose Music app is another easy way to control the 3.0-channeled Bose Soundbar 500. It’s very easy to save your favorite channels using the app. Several users can personalize their settings and content. Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Solo 5 review

What is noticed from the first glance is the minimum dimensions, can be put, can be hung. The appearance is practical, the device does not rush into the eyes. There is convenient universal remote control that allows you to control other home appliances. Bluetooth support is far from nonsense for those who do not want one device for most tasks. Proprietary technologies, TrueSpace, increased speech intelligibility - all this works very well in films, series, games. There are 2.0 built-in channels. To add, this playbar has the power output of 100W. Bose Solo 5

Bose Soundbar 500 pros & cons

Pros

  • The build quality of the soundbar is durable and the design is sleek
  • The installation and setup was easy but I wouldn't say quick
  • Watching movies is a whole new experience and makes it way more enjoyable

Cons

  • Alexa quit after one week. After going through every troubleshooting step, I found the thing that did work (so far) is unplugging it for 30 seconds

Bose Solo 5 pros & cons

Pros

  • Auto shut off. Walk away and it will turn itself off after a period of no activity
  • No more turning the volume up when someone is speaking and having to turn it down because the sound effects are to loud

Cons

  • Remote massive and overkill in buttons most will never use

Votes 8 8
Rating 3.7 3.7

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Bose Solo 5
4
Bose Soundbar 500
7
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8
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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
Bose Soundbar 500

Model

Solo 5
Soundbar 500

Brand

Bose
Bose

Reviews

9494
307

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
3.1/7
Bose Solo 5
Bose Soundbar 500
Bose Solo 5
Bose Soundbar 500

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 4
  • 7
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison - check Bose Soundbar 500 price.