Bose Soundbar 500 vs 700 Comparison and Review!

by birtanpublished on August 24, 2020

What's up everybody this is Danny and I've teamed up with Bose to show you both of their new sound bars the sound bar 500 and also the sound bar 700 so what I want to do is I want to break down the feature sets of both and I want to compare them a little bit to show you

The differences between them so if you're in the market for one of these awesome sound bars that this should help you make that right decision when you pick one up so make sure you hit that link down below to check current pricing

Because you never know when these things will go on sale first let's talk about sizing the Bose sound bar 700 is a larger one out of the two at 38.5 inches across and the Bose sound bar 500 is 31.5 inches across so if you're looking

To put this on top of the console next to the TV where both suggests it should be then you should be fine with either these but if you're looking to fit one inside of a Media Console you might want to go with the 500 because this is the

One that I was able to fit inside my BDI element's console where the 700 was a little too big to fit inside both of these have Amazon Alexa Filton with an 8 microphone array set up so it picks up extremely well even if you're further

Away in the room my 500 is inside of my slotted media cabinet and the voice picks up perfectly from there as well now there is a mute button on top so you can mute the microphones if you don't want to use Alexa but I like that you

Can control your smart home setup and all of that with this now they did also say that airplay 2 is coming – both of these sound bars including other voice assistants so we'll see that in a future software update the sound bar 700 has a

Glossy glass finish on the top where the 500 has a matte finish they both look amazing but the matte finish is much better on resisting fingerprints the build quality on both are fantastic nice aluminum grills with a simple modern

Design I really like how clean it looks if your TV is wall-mounted don't worry there is an optional wall-mounted kit that you can buy to complete that look the port selection is the same on both but they're arranged little differently

The power input is on both of them but on the 500 you'll get an external power supply since it's smaller we're on the 700 you don't get that they both have HDMI ports with audio return channel which makes things extremely easy to set

Up I really appreciate this and there's also support for enhanced audio return channel for the few which is great then you also get a USB service port you get an optical Toslink you also get a Ethernet port and then

You also have a few different ports here to expand the system if you want to which we'll talk about a little bit later there are a few minor differences in the box so if you plan to pick up a soundbar 500 it does not come with an

Optical cable where the 700 it does so if you plan to use that input method on the 500 make sure you just pick up an optical cable beforehand the remotes are also different on the 500 you get a simplified remote to control the sound

Bar and the 700 you get a full universal remote and I love the look of this remote it lights up when you pick it up to feel solid and heavy so I love the build quality of both and I also love it because it only lights up the buttons

For what you need so like if you're controlling a TV it only lights up buttons for the TV controls which makes things extremely simple if you want this for the soundbar 500 you can pick it up separately setup is really easy it's all

Done through the Bose music app you download it and know basically walk you through step by step on how you can set it up and connect it to Wi-Fi and both of these sound bars come with this headband that is used for their adaptiq

Technology you run this on the app and it basically sends out signals to your room and as you move around to different places to calculate the best soundstage for that part of the home so let's get to the most important part how do these

Actually sound so I've been using both of them for about a week now and they both fill up rooms and they both sound fantastic so if you have some not-so-good speakers on your TV right now it's gonna be night and day

Difference you're gonna get crispy or vocals you're gonna get better mids you're gonna get a lot more bass now the sound between the two they are both great but I have to say the 700 does fill out the room a little bit more

You're gonna get a little bit more bass you're gonna get just a little bit better vocals I think the mid-range and the soundscape is a little bit broader on the 700 and it's natural because it should it has

Some more drivers in here it's about $250 more so if you're looking to fill out a larger room I would look at the 700 but 500 is absolutely no slouch it should fill up most modern rooms with no issue and it sounds great too what's

Great is on both of these if you need just a little bit more sound you add to the system later with those poor sod I showed you earlier with both surround speakers and a bass module or if you have compatible Bose speakers

Like I do already like this Bose speaker 500 you can also multi link these speakers to complete your home theater setup to wrap things up let's talk about the compatible audio formats they both

Support Dolby Digital which is great but the soundbar 700 can also decode DTS as well so keep that in mind I was hoping for Doby Atma support on both of these sound bars but they aren't here on this generation so hoping for

That and DTS X on the next ones so to recap the 700 is a bigger sound bar with more drivers it comes with the universal remote and an optical cable has a gloss design compared to the matte finish and has the ability to decode DTS so

Determine if those features are worth the extra $250 for your setup there's really not much more to say they're both great looking sound bars and they both sound fantastic and they're really easy to set up and use and if you look at the

Pricing especially with a competition like Sonos they are definitely priced to compete I was really surprised on the pricing so if you're looking for a sound bar right now I would definitely look at these two before you make that purchase

Decision I'll leave a link down below so you can check current pricing and look at more information on them if you need it but definitely look at these two before you hit that Buy button so let me know which one that you like better

Or which one that you rather pick up in the comment section below and make sure you subscribe for more videos like this and hit that thumbs up if you enjoyed it and I will see you guys in the next one

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