I love most everything Bose and this does not disappoint. Setting it up with the app was extremely easy. We will not ship items without it. Overall, I consider this a very good soundbar with the caveat that you need the bass module with it if you want good, quality sounds for movies and music. I wound up lowering the treble an extra notch to -30, elevating the bass to +20, and upping the separate center channel volume control to +10, which pushed speech and musical vocals forward. Optional multi-room sharing Optional multi-room sharing Can be used as one of many speakers in a multi-room speaker set up that allows audio to be streamed wirelessly via a WiFi network to different rooms.
But what good is Alexa if she can't hear you Experience superior voice pickup from a custom-designed eight-microphone array that will still hear you no matter how loud your music is. In fact, the setup was rather tricky; however, I am deeply impressed at the fabulous sound which is not more crisp and crystal clear. As we discovered, this thing needs a bit of fussing with to sound its best. I tested it using podcasts, music, and movies. But first, a cautionary note. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are onboard for wireless audio streaming from compatible devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Soundbar can be used with or without Alexa voice control enabled. Other sources indicate that the optimum playback system setup consists of 7 surround front left, right, and center, side surround left and right, and rear surround left and right channels, 4 height front left and right and rear left and right channels, and a subwoofer. Sign up for an account now, or after you complete your purchase you'll get credit for the points either way. Wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want. Want to kick it up a notch Add more. And an ingenious light bar will help visually indicate when Alexa is listening, thinking, or speaking. The Bose Soundbar 500 and Bose Soundbar 700 and the Bose Bass Module 500 and Bose Bass Module 700 all use the same wireless protocols and can be mixed and matched e.
I wish my Apple Music could connect but that's probably out of Bose's control. . Plus, the app makes set up simple, walking you through each step. Jonathan Takiff Minimalist mounting brackets which must be purchased separately give the Bose Soundbar 500 an attractive floating look. Playing around with the placement of the Soundbar 500 also helped optimize performance.
We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices. Plus, it's always getting better. And an ingenious light bar will help visually indicate when Alexa is listening, thinking, or speaking. The Bose Soundbar 500 uses presets via the Bose Music app and the remote control. Add a pair of wireless. QuietPort technology is integrated into the soundbar with recessed ports that use a piece of resistant screen to reduce turbulent noise while getting more sound through a smaller opening, resulting in virtually distortion-free bass from a slim profile speaker. Add the Bose Bass Module 500 for more room-rocking sound.
However, the design language and materials of the Bose Soundbar 500 and Bose Soundbar 700 product lines were designed to complement the product in the same class e. Make sure you check out our video on that one and the comparison of the two! It has Amazon Alexa and an 8-microphone array built-in, enabling you to control it and search through your music apps with just your voice. For heavier bass music, such as hip hop, the bass module gives a nice punch without being too overbearing. However, bass noticeably lacks which is the main downfall of this product. Anyone with a smart phone should easily be able to set this combo up. Bose Music App With the Bose Music app, you can browse through all your music in one place and jump between stations, playlists, and services. It communicates wirelessly with the sound bar to add oomph to everything from action movies to dance mixes.
This soundbar does not offer analog audio inputs. Rated 4 out of 5 by hj6234 from Premium Product The Bose Soundbar 500 is a fantastic sounding premium soundbar. One person can quickly access their Spotify playlist, while another easily listens to the latest podcast. Dolby Atmos encoding supports up to 24 surround and 10 height channels. Our Product Research Team At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. The optional, new Bose Soundbar Wall Bracket lets you mount the soundbar flush to the wall. Music the Way You Want It You can play your favorite music services over your home Wi-Fi network, like Spotify or Amazon Music, at the touch of a button.
I moved it up so that it was sitting on the base of the tv, and it sounded much better. Future software updates will unlock new features. Bose also offers the optional. It works with one or many of the new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars - including the , , and. I love it's size as it idea for any setup. An optical digital audio interconnect, also called a Toslink cable or an optical cable, is a fiber optic cable used to carry digital audio signals as pulses of light from one device to another.