BOSE

Bose Soundbar 500

Model: 799702-5110

SKU: 340330 Product ID: 893541

Big Sound. Small Soundbar.
  • Thin design with powerful sound
  • Amazon Alexa built in
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
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Description

    Overview

    Ultra-High Performance with an Ultra-Thin Design
    This stylish soundbar is meant to be heard, not seen. That’s why we engineered custom-designed drivers to keep the Bose Soundbar 500 almost impossibly thin, without taking away from the acoustic excellence Bose is known for. Measuring only 5 centimetres high, its profile fits discreetly under your TV screen, so you won’t even know it’s there—until you hear it. And with Amazon Alexa built in, you won’t have to lift a finger.

    Like the Bose Soundbar 500, it’s the little things that make a big difference. It may be our thinnest soundbar yet, but its powerful acoustics fill the entire room with sound you just have to hear to believe. Come and visit us to experience it for yourself.

    Clear voice pickup
    Custom-designed microphones in both the front and back of the soundbar deliver superior voice pickup, so Alexa will still hear you even when the music is playing loud.

    Sounds good, anywhere
    ADAPTiQ audio room calibration will optimise its acoustic performance for the unique characteristics of your room—giving you the best possible listening experience.

    Proprietary drivers
    Custom-designed transducers provide superior clarity while maintaining an incredibly slim design.

    QuietPort technology
    The soundbar’s recessed ports use a piece of resistant screen to reduce turbulent noise while getting more sound through a smaller opening. The result? Virtually distortion-free bass from a slim profile.

    Built-in voice control
    With Amazon Alexa built right into the Bose Soundbar 500, you can control your music, get information, manage your day and so much more. You have access to everything Alexa has to offer—all without lifting a finger. 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. And an ingenious light bar will help visually indicate when Alexa is listening, thinking or speaking. Plus, it just keeps on getting better. Future software updates will unlock new features.

    Music. Any Way You Want It.
    When it comes to what you want to hear, you have so many options. Play your favourite music services, like Spotify or Amazon Music, over a home Wi-Fi network at the touch of a button. Or use a Bluetooth® connection to play anything from a phone or tablet.

    Take control of your listening experience
    With the Bose Music app, you can easily browse through all your music in one place and seamlessly jump between stations, playlists and services. Plus, it’s another simple way to control the Bose Soundbar 500. Setting up presets with the app is easy, so the music you love is just one touch away. And multiple users can personalise their own experience and content. Plus, the app makes setup simple by walking you through each step.

    Key Features

    Thin design with powerful sound

    Amazon Alexa built in

    Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity

    Superior voice pickup

    Control with voice, remote or app

    ADAPTiQ audio calibration

    Multi-room music

    Personalised Bose music app

    HDMI ARC Connectivity

Details

    Speaker Type - Soundbars

    Finish colour - Black

    Voice Control - True

    Virtual Assistant Built-in - Amazon Alexa

    Works with Amazon Alexa - True

    Wi-Fi - Yes

    Bluetooth - Yes

    HDMI inputs - 1

    Manufacturer's warranty - 1 Year

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice, but Alexa is not very Australian, mate. It sounds good, looks nice, simple to use. Music on lower volumes is good, but would be better with the sub, which I intend to eventually buy. At higher volumes, music sounds great, but don’t expect your house foundations to crumble. Remember this is primarily designed for tv and movies, not doof doof. For watching dramas on Netflix etc at lower volumes, the dialogue can at times be slightly drowned by background music, though you can turn on the dialogue enhancer in the app which works well - bear in mind that most of my Netflix binges lately have been dramas, dialogue heavy and not much else, and at lower volumes because of watching late at night. But at one point, a gun was fired on a tv show and in that moment, the soundbar really didn’t hesitate to remind me that it wears the pants in my house. It wasn’t just loud, it was a very precise reproduction of a gun being fired, clean, powerful, balanced, effortless and distortion-free. In general it’s the kind of soundbar that really shines at medium to high volume. It’s not incredibly powerful (no soundbar is), but for a soundbar, the loudness is impressive, and particularly the clarity and lack of distortion at these higher volumes. I have no doubt that if the source audio was better (like from a Blu-Ray as opposed to a Netflix drama), the soundbar would take advantage of it. 4/5 stars because no one in Australia uses Alexa. Another downside is lack of sufficient documentation - I have no idea how to actually control the soundbar using voice, but eventually I’ll google it or try to set up Alexa in the Bose app. As for the app, it works well (iPhone X) it’s not buggy, it’s modern, it just works. You can control pretty much everything on the soundbar from the app. You will of course be told by audio enthusiasts that spending this much on a sound bar (and more on the subwoofa) is a dumb idea and that your money is better spent on a full blown amp and surround setup with 2 subs and 15 speakers, but it’s 2019 and no one does that anymore. I don’t own my own house (I can’t afford to satisfy my love for high tech products AND buy a house), so moving house/apartment periodically is so much easier when it’s just a bar and woofa. All things said, if you want to spend this much on a soundbar, this is an unregrettable choice, imo.
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose - Sound Bar 500 Great product, easy to install and set up with exceptional sound quality whether streaming fron TV or music through Iphone
Date published: 2019-03-22
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