Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500

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Bose Soundbar 500

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  • 3x Front-Facing, 2x Side-Facing Drivers
  • Amazon Alexa Built-In
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Ethernet Connectivity
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • 1x HDMI eARC
  • Optical Input
  • ADAPTiQ Audio Calibration
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Bose Soundbar 500 overview

  • 1Description

Enjoy enhanced sound quality and voice control with the Bose Soundbar 500. 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. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are onboard for wireless audio streaming from compatible devices such as smartphones and tablets. The Soundbar 500 has an HDMI eARC port (which is backward-compatible with ARC), plus an optical audio input. To expedite setup, the soundbar includes an HDMI cable and a remote control.

Built-In Voice Control
With Amazon Alexa built right into the Soundbar 500, you can control your music, get information, manage your day, and more. You have access to everything Alexa has to offer without lifting a finger. To ensure that Alexa can hear you over your media, the soundbar has an eight-microphone array set up along the front and back; a light bar will visually indicate when Alexa is listening, thinking, or speaking.
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. You can also use the Bluetooth connection to play anything from your compatible phone or tablet. You can also connect additional optional compatible speakers to the Soundbar 500 for multi-room music. Apple AirPlay2 is scheduled to be made available via a future firmware update.
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 can also control the Soundbar 500, set up its presets, and personalize your experience and content.
ADAPTiQ Audio Calibration
Using the included headset, ADAPTiQ audio calibration is designed to optimize the performance of the soundbar for the unique characteristics of your room for a tailored listening experience.
Elliptical Drivers
The elliptical drivers are designed to provide enhanced clarity while maintaining a slim profile.
QuietPort Technology
The soundbar's recessed ports use a piece of resistant screen to help reduce turbulent noise while getting more sound through a smaller opening for virtually distortion-free bass.
Expandable Design
You can add an optional bass module and surround speakers to achieve more immersive sound.
UPC: 017817783354
In the Box
Bose Soundbar 500
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • HDMI Cable
  • ADAPTiQ Headset
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bose Soundbar 500 specs

    Maximum Power Output Not specified by manufacturer
    Drivers 3 x elliptical drivers (front-firing)
    2 x elliptical drivers (side-firing)
    Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
    Inputs 1 x HDMI eARC with CEC
    1 x optical TOSLINK
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (ADAPTiQ microphone)
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm IR (control)
    1 x Micro-USB Type-B (service)
    1 x RJ45 Ethernet LAN
    Output 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm bass
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Bluetooth Yes
    AirPlay AirPlay 2 via future firmware update
    Dolby Digital Yes
    Physical Specifications
    Power Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 31.5 x 1.75 x 4" / 80.04 x 4.45 x 10.16 cm
    Weight 7 lb / 3.18 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 7.25 x 6.75"

    Bose Soundbar 500 reviews

    Soundbar 500 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Sound, Sleek Design I just purchased this soundbar. It is a great piece of engineering. The bar is very slim, with a pretty small footprint, yet when you listen to the sound, the depth and layering is apparent. The soundbar 500 produces a very clear dialogue and when you turn up the volume to near max the sounds are not harsh on the ear. I bought this for my family room, which is about 20 ft x 20ft or slightly larger and it fills the room. It’s great because it is compact enough to look like part of the TV when fit underneath, and adds to the aesthetics. I also paired the soundbar with the Bose Bass module 500. It is an awesome addition that makes you feel like you are right there in the action. At the same time it isn’t overpowering which is great. This is a great soundbar to put in a theatre room or social gathering area. Very nice piece by Bose.
    Date published: 2018-10-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Speaker, Set-Up Directions are TERRIBLE I purchased this a week ago, since I got it configured it has been great. The directions or should I say absolute lack of them was terrible. Spent several hours going through the internet and Bose Tech Support to get it configured. There were essentially no directions included included, those that were included did not work. There were supposed to be batteries included for the remote, they were missing. If you are not technically inclined setting this up is going to be a challenge. All that said, once I got it configured it has been a great addition. I will be adding the Base and Remote speakers in a few weeks.
    Date published: 2018-10-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound, weird setup The setup for the device is bizarre, using a wired headset to “calibrate” the speaker. It took way longer to get it working than it should have. At first, I had sound bar on the middle shelf of my tv stand. The sound was bad, probably due to the fact that it was sitting directly on a glass shelf. I moved it up so that it was sitting on the base of the tv, and it sounded much better. In my opinion, this is a design flaw. You should be able to place the speaker on any surface and have it sound just as good. Alexa set up worked fine and I’m able to play music through the speaker, but weirdly, Alexa speaks back through a different device in my home. Overall, I’m happy enough with the sound (once I got it set up and placed correctly) to give it 4 stars.
    Date published: 2018-10-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Sound quality Sound bar 500 ,Sound quality is great will be adding the sub and the external speakers later ,most of the time Alexa and the remote gets disconnected. Remote doesn't work while music is playing or connected to TV, have to use the app to control the volume.Major issue is with the application as i have to use sound touch for Cine Mate 520 and Bose Music app for the new Sound bar 500 . if these app can be integrated with one that would be awesome..
    Date published: 2018-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product I've always wanted a soundbar from bose and I finally got one. I always trust bose when it comes to sound and performance. This soundbar is worth every penny.
    Date published: 2018-10-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous sound I bought SB500 and bass module500. In fact, the setup was rather tricky; however, I am deeply impressed at the fabulous sound which is not more crisp and crystal clear. One issue is the control from my android phone: while Bose Music app can cast to SB500, Amazon Music app cannot. In the Amazon app, I can select SB500 and get the message "connected to SB500", but in the Amazon app the circle spins endlessly and no sound. Please give me an advice.
    Date published: 2018-10-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bose Sound Bar and Base 500 Recently purchased both the SoundBar 500 and the 500 Base units to pair with my Samsung QN55Q7F Flat 55” QLED 4K UHD 7 Series Smart TV 2018. Set up with the app was easy and fast. Sound quality of the Bose 500 Bar and Base is excellent when connected and working. I am only giving this a 3 star because I am constantly loosing connection between TV and devices. I have to unplug and reconnect. Can't seem to identify the issue.
    Date published: 2018-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Bose. With my Sony 65 af8 amazing sounds I just love it !
    Date published: 2018-09-27
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