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Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500
alaScore 93

38 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Bose Soundbar 500. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bose Soundbar 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Bose Soundbar 500 review: Clean sound

 

Bose's sleek, slim, and smart Soundbar 500 offers clear sound and modern features in one of the smallest profiles in its class, making for an enticing option for those who love musicality but hate clutter. That said, it lacks some key features,...

Bose's sleek and slim Soundbar 500 is the minimalist way to liven up TV sound

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bose Soundbar 500

 

The Bose Soundbar 500 gets high marks for Alexa integration, a great app, and rich, clear audio, but it lacks the bass rumble you might be after.

Rich lows and crisp, detailed highs. Can be controlled with Alexa. Top-notch app and user experience.

DSP limits deep bass. Expensive for what it delivers.

For the price, the Bose Soundbar 500 gets plenty right—Alexa integration, an easy-to-use-app, and clear, rich audio. I suspect Bose wants you to use it with all of its Surround speakers or at least with the Bass Module, and it's easy to see why. The...

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Jonathan Takiff (techhive.com)

Bose Soundbar 500 review: Alexa, make me a sleek, smart sound bar

 

Bose's mid-range soundbar needs a bit of tonal adjustment to sound its best, but it provides a great way to incorporate Amazon's Alexa into your home theater.

Proof that clarity and warmth can comfortably coexist in a modest sized soundbar ; Well-done dialog-boost circuitry for late-night listening (and for those with compromised hearing) ; Slim dimensions, upscale materials, and a minimalist design help...

You’ll need to spend some time tweaking the overwrought factory-default EQ settings to get the best sound ; Enabling voice enhancement should be doable with the press of a button on the remote and not be limited to a setting in the app ; Expensive...

Coming from a company that’s built its rep on plug-and-play simplicity, the Soundbar 500 might catch some users and even retailers off guard, giving them the wrong out-of-box impression. As we discovered, this thing needs a bit of fussing with to sound...

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

Bose Soundbar 500 review

 

The Bose Soundbar 500 offers a choice of voice assistants and brings the quality and ease of use you expect from Bose — as well as the premium price.

Slim and sleek ; Clear dialogue ; Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support

Expensive ; Lacks HDMI inputs ; No Atmos support

Though it lacks features you can get with other soundbars in the price range — especially Dolby Atmos support and HDMI inputs — it rivals the Sonos Beam for sound and simplicity. The choice between the Soundbar 500 and the Beam comes down to which...

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Kob Monney (trustedreviews.com)

Bose Soundbar 500 Review: Stuck in a loop | Trusted Reviews

 

The Bose Soundbar 500 is a slim-line bar with solid smarts, but firmware issues really hurts its usability.

Big sound from a slim form ; Good smarts ; Compact size

Expensive ; Firmware issue renders smarts inaccessible ; Better-sounding models available

Sep, 2021

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Huge improvement

 

I have Samsung 4k TV and when watching Netflix or Prime videos sound always jumps, after I've purchased this speaker all problems gone. Easy to change settings on the app though the phone.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Absolute Junk

 

This is without a doubt the worst purchase I have ever made! Nothing but problems with it not connecting, not working on apple airplay, not connecting to tv when turning on! Absolute junk. As for the sound quality not great either, I expected a lot...

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great sound

 

I bought this because my partner has trouble hearing certain levels of speech from the TV, not any more, without having to turn the volume too high speech has become clearer for her. Would I recommend this, without hesitation, its well worth the money...

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Super sound bar

 

I purchased this sound bar to replace an old one very happy i did it as the most amazing sound I will purchase other Bose sound products to enhance the sound around the house

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

I love it

 

It's a great sound with the extra surround sound speakers.Alexa is fab ask it most things once set up and she will find the answer. The sound bar has been on constant playing music .if you can afford get one

Dec, 2018
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