Bose Soundbar 500 with Built-In Amazon Alexa

Model: 799702-1100 UPC: 017817783354 Item: 171854

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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 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 Alexa 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 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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Customer Reviews for Bose Soundbar 500 with Built-In Amazon Alexa

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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.
October 11, 2018
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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..
September 24, 2018
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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.
October 18, 2018
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Sounds perfect to be true...!
withoutived my Bose Soundbar 500 and when I took it out of its box, the look, the feel was smooth a nice finish and premium. Getting the soundbar out of the box, was again I almost feel the excitement of something magical within my hands. After taking the soundbar out of its box, I hunted for its cables, so there is a headset (come to that later), HDMI cable, remote control and obviously the power. The HDMI is an ARC lead which most TVs usually have an HDMI with next to it an ARC in brackets (Audio Return Channel). ARC is a setting which allows the soundbar to interface with any devices connected like a PlayStation, Xbox, Sky+ HD watching on my TV as the sound can go straight into the soundbar without any hesitation. My LG is a 47” from the 2012s, soundbar is in the middle which is lovely, so I was lucky that I didn’t have to buy an optical lead. Once I connected all the cables, I then installed the Bose Music app on my android and iOS, powered on the Soundbar and took me minutes to set everything up.
This is where I come back to the headset, so they give a headset with a very long cable with a small phono plug, this is where you connect into the port of the back of the soundbar names ADAPTiQ. This is to configure the soundbar to fit the sound inside the room. You sit in different locations of the room to enhance the sound of the room. So, Alexa, I use to have an Echo dot, so I registered my account within the Bose Music app. This whole setup took me about 15 minutes. Now for the fun part, In my head, I was thinking what to try first, Star Wars intro theme or The Avengers. I chose the Star Wars theme and had the volume to medium-high and WOW, I got the fun effect. I felt the sound, the moment and the sound did not distort, I was over the moon. Next was the Avengers film, and to my surprise, I felt like I was in a cinema re-living the movie for the first time.
The next thing was to see how the integration Alexa worked from inside the soundbar and with my surprise she listened and did what I asked, while you said “Alexa”, she turned down the volume of what you are playing in the background, waited for you to say something and gave you the response. Then the volume restored of what you are playing. I own Philips hue lights and everything I could have done with my Echo dot could do similar but with more sound and interactivity.
October 20, 2018
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Just Bose.
With my Sony 65 af8 amazing sounds I just love it !
September 27, 2018
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Fantastic Soundbar!
I wanted this to use as a home cinema system that would not take up huge amounts of space. It does this brilliantly. The sound quality is superb and the ease of use makes setup simple and hassle free. The only issue I had regarding setup is that it didn't come with an optical cable which would have been nice to be included in the box. I ended up connecting via HDMI (ARC) to my TV which obviously worked fine once i realised which HDMI I was supposed to plug into but this was more of a technical ignorance on my part.

The Alexa connectivity and ability to voice command is a very nice feature but as yet I have not worked out how to turn down the microphone sensitivity and this means that pretty much wherever I am in the house it hears me and therefore over rides other alexa devices around the house. In addition, it doesn't seem to recognise that I have a spotify account linked, even though my other Alexa devices do. Therefore when I ask it to play music it says it cannot find it in my library, yet when i go on the app, i can play through spotfiy.
October 28, 2018
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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.
October 24, 2018
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Bose Soundbar 500
Using the bose sounder on my screen in porch with Tv and music. Works extremely well. I suggest you download the manual and use the manual when you hook your system up to your TV. It is perfect for my porch and the sound is excellent.
October 14, 2018
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Incredible sound
The sound bar is incredible. Classic bose quality, extreme volume. You can us it for normal TV, movies or as a wireless speaker with it coming up as an option on Spotify as a speaker. Alexa is also very useful. Such a sleek design, and will improve your home cinema hugely.
October 16, 2018
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Premium Product
The Bose Soundbar 500 is a fantastic sounding premium soundbar. The design is very elegant and premium looking. When it arrived unboxing and setup was very straight forward, and instructions were easy to follow. Most setup and calibration of the speaker takes place on your iPhone through the Bose app. The build quality and materials used feel very premium and long lasting. The sound quality on this speaker is fairly good, treble and mid ranges sound crisp. However, bass noticeably lacks which is the main downfall of this product. I would highly recommend getting the Bose bass module 500 along with the soundbar and adding this makes a significant difference. Adding the base module significantly increases the low range sounds and overall the whole system sounds much more complete with it. Having Alexa built into the Soundbar 500 is very helpful because I am able to get her to play my music from Spotify which sounds amazing. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone looking for a premium soundbar but would emphasize buying the bass module 500 along with the Soundbar 500. Overall excellent sounding speaker with a premium looking finish and feel, would highly recommend.
November 3, 2018
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