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Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500
alaScore 94

3 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Bose Soundbar 500. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The design also gets good reviews. Many are critical about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Bose Soundbar 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = 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...

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