Bose Sound Bar 500

Model: 799702-1100 UPC: 017817783354 Item: 171854

$549.00

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Bose Soundbar 500 Overview

Part of the new wireless multi-room family of smart speakers and soundbars from Bose, the slim Soundbar 500 comes with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built-in for even more versatility than ever before. Tell the soundbar to play your favorite Spotify playlists, or listen to your music library via Bluetooth or your home’s Wi-Fi. Or ask for the latest weather and news. For more thunderous and immersive movie nights, the Soundbar 500 wirelessly connects to the Bose Bass Module 500 or 700 subwoofers and new Bose Surround Speakers to bring you a powerful and discreet 3.1 or 5.1 home theater system.

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Ultra-High Performance with an Ultra-Thin Design

As stylish as it is, the Bose Soundbar 500 is meant to be heard, not seen. Its thin profile fits discreetly under the TV screen, while its powerful acoustics fill the room with sound. And with Amazon Alexa built-in, you can ask Alexa to play all your favorite music. When the music’s playing loud, the Bose Soundbar 500 will still hear you. Just behind the grille is a custom-designed eight-microphone array for superior voice pickup. But control doesn’t stop at just voice — use the included remote or manage your music with the Bose Music app. Plus, with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want.

Whether your walls are plaster, brick, or glass, ADAPTiQ audio room calibration will optimize its acoustic performance for the unique characteristics of your room — giving you the best possible listening experience. Add the Bose Bass Module 500 for deeper sound or add Bose Surround Speakers for a fully immersive sound experience. HDMI™ ARC keeps your system compatible with the most current technology. And with Alexa, music is just the beginning. You have access to everything from weather reports to news headlines, all without lifting a finger. Plus, future software updates will add new features — like the Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay 2, coming soon. The Bose Soundbar 500 is part of a new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars designed to to be compatible so you can enjoy more music in more rooms.

Features

  • Designed slim; engineered powerful
  • Alexa voice control built right in
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for music streaming
  • Eight-mic array for superior voice pickup
  • Control with voice, app, or remote control
  • Access to weather, timers, and more from Alexa
  • Add optional Bose Bass Module 500 and Bose Surround Speakers
  • Includes simple remote or upgrade to optional universal remote
  • ADAPTiQ audio room calibration
  • HDMI ARC connectivity
  • Remote features six presets for single touch access to music
  • Personalized Bose Music app
  • Compatible with other Bose smart speakers and soundbars for multi-room audio

Product highlights

  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built-in
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Supports Dolby Digital
  • Thin profile design
  • Wirelessly connects to Bose Bass Module 500 or 700 and Bose Surround Speakers for 3.1 or 5.1 home theater sound
  • HDMI output with ARC
  • USB Input
  • Adaptiq Audio calibration
  • Control with voice, remote, or Bose Music App
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 31.5" x 1.75" x 4"
  • Weight: 7 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

Specifications

Specifications

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 31.5" x 1.75" x 4"
  • Weight: 7 lbs.
  • Inputs and outputs
    • HDMI output with Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
    • Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
    • Optical TOSLink
    • Power input
    • USB input
  • Supported audio format: Dolby Digital
  • Video source compatibility: HDMI

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • Soundbar 500
  • Basic remote
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • ADAPTiQ headset
  • HDMI cable
  • Power cord

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Reviews

Customer Reviews for Bose Sound Bar 500

4.1 / 5.0
68 Reviews
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Dumb universal remote
Sadly, the remote with the system is a total dampener. Got a replacement in 3 months but the 2nd one too came out worst within 2 weeks!! Feel sad when I see that remote- for the high value I paid for such a product company which isn’t able to manage the ‘remote‘ technology at all!! Am sad!
May 1, 2020
Originally posted at
Bose
Great purchase
We really love this sound bar, easy set up, sounds great in our living room.
March 9, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Sounds awesone!
Another great sound from Bose. Sound so clear and enough bass for my TV.
February 19, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
great in ease of use, but Avg-to-good sound
Had purchased soundbar 500 with Bass mod 500
after 3 months of use -

Without the bass mod, the low Freq sound is highly unimpressive, unless you crank up the Bass all the way to 70/100 in the Bose music app.

But with the bass cranked up that high, the Output gets compressed at high volumes and it sounds almost fake and like it can't handle it anymore. So you gotta turn the sound down

the Soundstage is Average at best and the Stereo separation isnt very evident since the bar isn't as wide as say the soundbar 700.

With the Bass Module 500, the setup shines bright..but that is an extra 30k in India.

Do test the song 'Contact' by Daft Punk , that should give you an idea..The system does really well with higher freqs, and not so great with mids, and the less said about lows the better.

Go for it only if you are interested in shelling extra for the Bass module 500.. With the bass module 500, this thing is a giant beast!

What is also impressive is the system being compatible with Bluetooth as well as Apple airplay...
If your TV supports ARC, its a great experience... I was able to connect my LED with the soundbar via ARC and can start the TV using Alexa that is inbuilt. however, the Alexa response time needs to be improved as it feels lethargic at times.
January 23, 2020
Originally posted at
Bose
Great Sound and that's about it...
Bought it a month ago...For the sound yes it did not disappoint great sounding speaker if used with the bass module..superb movie watching experience...The cons though are quite a few...
1.) Sub optimal remote, Small and very limited functionality you end up carrying three remotes with you all the time each for TV, Set Top box and the speakers.
2.) Because of the remote you always have to got to the app to switch off the Bass module while watching regular TV channels
3.) Here's the worst part the connectivity, 90% of the time you open the app and its not connected to the Soundbar and it prompts you to restart the router.
Though the product is great in its basic purpose of delivering sound these cons are really nagging. When you are purchasing a product at this price you expect it to be nothing less than perfect in every aspect both the hardware and software performance.
Hope these things are resolved soon over an update if that's a possibility.
January 10, 2020
Originally posted at
Bose
Amazing features
I bought this product and amazing sound effects and quality and best out of all
November 12, 2019
Originally posted at
Bose
Alexa concern
Why does Alexa say does not support Apple Music despite it being added as a skill?
November 2, 2019
Originally posted at
Bose
Excellent investment.
August 8, 2019
Bose is now Cheap... ( Low standard)
I bought 500 bar, bass and rear speakers around 20days ago. The combination is for those who prefer loud music, at 75 percet of volume you can feel the effect and that is to loud, at 60 volume its a normal flat speaker.

The worst cheap practice of bose is the installation and after sales service....

These people are pathetic...

If yiu value your time and money never buy any bose..

Here is the proff....
July 21, 2019
Originally posted at
Bose
It took some time to start enjoying it
I got the Soundbar 500 along with the Bass module. Having used the SloundLink 3, Companion 2 and SoundDock 2, the expectation I had from this was a lot. Frankly speaking, my first impression I had from this right after installation wasn't very good. The soundbar on its own had a very balanced sound but adding the Bass module, it seemed to lose some mid frequency details. The bass module was however tight and punchy. I had to run the Adaptiq a couple of times to get everyting right. Now they sound amazing together just as I had expected. Thank you Bose. I hope to buy the surround speakers soon.
One tip is to make sure the room is absolutely quiet when you run the adaptiq.
June 25, 2019
Originally posted at
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Bose name is respected for great sound quality
Warren M on Dec 30, 2018
Bose name is respected for great sound quality
Warren M on Dec 30, 2018
i have bose sound equipment now
Dan L on Dec 11, 2018
i have bose sound equipment now
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