Bose Bass Module 500 Subwoofer Overview
Part of the new wireless multi-room family of smart speakers and sound bars from Bose, the compact Bass Module 500 subwoofer brings deeper and richer sound to your music and movies. Wirelessly connect it to the Bose Soundbar 500 or 700 for an instant audio upgrade, and add a pair of new Bose Surround Speakers to create a truly immersive home theater.
- 10” subwoofer delivers more dramatic sound to your movies and music
- Wirelessly connects to Bose Sound Bar 500 or 700 and Bose Surround Speakers for 3.1 or 5.1 home theater sound
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 10" x 9.5" x 10"
- Weight: 11 lbs.
- Warranty: 1 year (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell)
- World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support
Please note: Bose Smart Speakers are not compatible with the Bose SoundTouch Series
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 10" x 9.5" x 10"
- Weight: 11 lbs.
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- Bass Module 500 10" Wireless Subwoofer
Customer Reviews for Bose Bass Module 500 10" Wireless Subwoofer (Black)
Set up was simple and direct. Bass support has been excellent as well.
after 1 month using both units: the sound is excellent. Base sounds are ever present but not over powering. The amplitude of the bass can be changed, up or down, depending on sound source and type of input. For TV, reducing the bass made dialogue easier for us; more base was great for action scenes and broad based music applications and sources.
There may be one or two changes to recommend. I would add, and may, the satellite rear speakers for a more room filling surround sound. also, I may suggest upgrading to the 700 series.
In total, the Bose Bass 500 module is a must have with the Sound bar 500.
I highly recommend getting both.
One thing i have to say though is the sound is just what I come to expect from Bose it is clear an punchy and no distortion even with the volume turned up. In fact have had to reduce the bass level from normal as it was a bit much but i think that is because the room has wood floors and minimal soft furnishings. I have other soundtouch products so this is a great compliment to everthing else
Overall I would recommend this, i'm certainly happy with my purchase
When you open certain products from certain brands, there’s a sense of suspense almost. The packaging will look professional with it’s design, it will feel like a class above any other product on the market and this just adds to the moment.
It was the case with the Bose 500 Soundbar and Bass Module. Even before opening the box, I’d already locked onto the thought that this was going to be an exceptional product and *SPOILER ALERT* - My predictions were not incorrect.
Often you can find that soundbars, bass modules and home cinema systems overall can look very plasticy, weird material to cover speakers such as a horrible felt can be used or just plain boring and sticks out like a sore thumb in your living space.
However, when you compare it with Bose’s product, the on trend, sleek professional design of the black matte and striking, white LEDs that have been used with the curved edges of the technology, it’s easy to say that it stands out from the crowd in a good way.
Apart from the premium design, the Bose 500 Soundbar and Bass Module boasts of “Alexa” to allow your smart home be easy accessible through talking to this technology.
Once I had got passed the set up with a couple of minor niggles with the Bose Music App, I was provoked to put a peculiar nerdy looking device over my head. This device was the “Adaptiq Audio Calibration” which helps optimise the acoustic performance of the product to the bespoke characteristics of your room. Lots of Sci-fi-esque sounds began to play, seeming to be everywhere around my ears but I was assured that this was all in the name of having the best listening experience possible.
After set up, it was time to play/test with this new device and show it’s true capabilities.
I listened to my music streaming services and the sound that came from this ultra slim and sleek device was truly remarkable to start off with.
I then wanted to test the abilities of punching of different sounds when watching a film. Deep wide sound was instantly provided along with clear dialogue when needed.
It couldn't be this good though, surely?
What about video games? When I have the odd moment, I do like to indulge in playing my Xbox. I’ve found in the past that nothing quite compares to wearing over the ear headphones to perceive true, 3D Surround Sound. Oh how I was wrong! I could hear exactly where certain sounds were originating from and between you and me, I once or twice turned my head around to make sure that it was definitely coming from the Soundbar and not an intruder in my home.
Less about the Sounbar for just a moment though! The Bass Module delivers thunderous bass to heighten the listening experience and only add what the Sounbar already delivers. Everything is customisable to your viewing/listening needs and can be altered from the touch of a button.
With the module only being 25cm diameter, it can easily be hidden out of view due to the wireless connectivity.
The Amazon Alexa feature in my eyes is most certainly a unique selling point. I like to think that I’ve taken my cosy, Victorian house into the 21st Century with it’s smart home additions. To be able to control all these additions with simply speaking to the Bose Soundbar is such an advantage.This is even the case when the music is very loud and you’re unable to hear yourself think, the clear voice pickup manages to do so using it’s Bose magic.
I no longer have to lift a finger again, so my life just got a little bit more lazier, my activity tracker will definitely take another hit.
Although I haven't tested the Soundbar nor the Bass Module to destruction, I do know that it will last better than my other sound modules have done so in the past. You get a good quality product with Bose. It may be a little more expensive to start with but with cutting out the need to replace not much longer down the line, you’re reducing the false economy that we’ve been sold by many of Bose’s competitors.
In my opinion, it’s designed to be compact, slimline and easy on the eye.
This is built to last like many other Bose products and as mentioned, you get a sense of this, just opening the box.
It doesn’t sit in front of your television, making a statement piece of itself. Rather, it blends into it’s surroundings and will adhere to your audio and smart home needs.
The sound quality is superb and already people have asked me if I had the system professionally installed, which should speak a thousand words and reviews for the Adaptiq Audio Calibration. Bose should definitely be proud of this addition.
Once again, I have been overwhelmed at the quality of the product and it looks the part in my living space, subtlety providing the service it brillianty delivers.
Like mentioned, it’s outdone other audio products I’ve purchased from other retailers/companies, this is undoubtedly my favorite out of all of them.
It’s a true necessity in this current time to own a Soundbar and accompanying audio equipment that can carry out the task needed and it’s built to last. With demands for Televisions getting slimmer which leads to speakers being pretty much non-existent within them or so much of a “tinny” sound, they may as well not be there.
As a relatively young professional, with needs for audio quality to be excellent and above the rest, I believe it suited both my needs and the appearance of my home. It gives a professional, cinema-like experience to yourself for a consumer budget.
I really love the design of this subwoofer, it's very elegant and sleek, matches well with my furniture. The size is very compact, not too heavy. I've owned other subwoofers in the past and they were bigger and bulkier with some soft fabric around that my cats scratched a lot. This one doesn't have any fabric around.
I like that it connects wirelessly to the Bose Soundbar 500 once you turn it on, makes it very easy to use. All I normally have to do to turn them both on is to turn on my bluetooth on the phone and it will automatically suggest the Soundbar 500, then I click to connect and done. It's faster then going to the Bose app. I normally like to play music on my phone during the day and at night sometimes we use a projector to watch a movie with my husband.
One little suggestion that I can give is not to put it on the carpet because it will absorb some of the bass. We have a medium carpet and it has some foam underneath to make it cushiony. When I first put the subwoofer down on the carpet, I was not sure if it was on or not, then I placed it on the lower shelf of the TV
stand and I could feel a dramatic difference right a
So, after using this Bass Module 500 and the Soundbar 500 for 3 months, we believe that it was a good investment because can save money on going to the movie theater and watch something at home. Also, we are saving not only on movie tickets, but also on snacks. Usually in the movies food or snacks are highly overpriced for what it is, we can get some organic or natural snacks in the supermarket and eat at home while watching a movie.
I think, this set would make a great gift for anyone who appreciates great quality electronics and likes to watch movies and listen to music at home.
Being wireless you can hide it just about anywhere in the room. All it needs is a plug socket for power and you're away.
Setup is all done from the Bose Music app, once added as an accessory to the soundbar its possible to alter the bass intensity, which is a nice feature.
Build quality is of a high standard, and you can expect the usual sleek design Bose bring to their products. I would highly recommend this to anyone who currently owns the soundbar 500. The difference is amazing.