Do you want a smart speaker, but that has a premium sound? If so, you are sure to like the Bose Home Speaker 500 . It is a smart speaker that delivers room-filling stereo sound . It has a small screen on the front that shows information about the content played, as well as controls in its upper area. In addition, it can be managed from the Bose Music application and also with Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant. A speaker with an elegant design that we can get with a price of 450 euros. You want to know more? We are going to review the 5 most important features of the Bose Home Speaker 500, which you can find in the official store.
The Bose Home Speaker 500 features a compact, futuristic design . Thanks to its small dimensions (20.3 x 17 x 10.9 cm) we can place it in almost any corner of the house.
It has been made of anodized aluminum without joints , thus giving it a much more elegant touch. On the front, its color LCD screen stands out, located in the center. This displays information about the content currently playing on the speaker, such as album art, track name, artist name, music service information, radio station name and location, etc.
At the top of the speaker we have a complete touch control system . In addition to the usual buttons for controlling music playback, the Bose Home Speaker 500 has six configurable preset buttons. With them we can play our favorite playlist, album or station quickly.
Sound on par with Bose
Bose audio equipment is known throughout the world for its high quality. So the Bose Home Speaker 500, despite its small size, could not be less.
It is equipped with two custom transducers that point in opposite directions . Its function is to bounce the sound off the walls. What they do with this system is create a wider sound scene than other smart speakers offer. Additionally, this enables audio to be reproduced in stereo and with enough power to fill almost any room.
Intuitive management and control
The Bose Home Speaker 500 offers three ways to manage music. The commented touch controls at the top are joined by the Bose Music application .
With this application it is possible to easily navigate all our music from one place. We can also change the station, playlist or streaming service.
The application also allows us to configure presets and always have the music we like the most accessible. In addition, it works with multiple users, each of whom will be able to personalize their experience and content.
Compatible with Alexa
The third way to manage music on the Bose Home Speaker 500 is Alexa . Now that the Amazon assistant is already available in Spain, Bose has announced its availability for the Smart Audio series speakers.
The arrival of Alexa means that we can now control the Bose Home Speaker 500 through voice instructions . We can start playback, pause or skip the songs. Also tell him to play us random songs, a specific album or our favorite playlist. Even knowing the news of the day or the weather forecast. All this without the need to touch a single button.
And so that the assistant does not have problems hearing us, the speaker integrates a custom-designed eight-microphone array . These will allow Alexa to hear us even when we have loud music or are further away.
The Bose Home Speaker 500 is a wireless speaker, with connectivity to the home WiFi network . On the other hand, it offers the possibility of connecting via Bluetooth to read the files on a mobile or tablet. Added to this is compatibility with Apple's AirPlay 2 technology , which will be available in early 2019.
Additionally, the Bose Home Speaker 500 also features a 3.5mm auxiliary input jack . In addition, it is possible to play music on the speaker from the Spotify application of a smartphone, tablet or computer thanks to Spotify Connect .
In short, a very complete and elegant speaker. We can get the Bose Home Speaker 500 with an official price of 450 euros .