If we are looking for a sound bar for our television, we must take into account several factors. Of course we must pay attention to its technical characteristics. But also to its design, since if we don't we can get home and find that, for example, the sound bar covers part of the screen. Therefore, if we need the soundbar not to be too high we must look for compact models. Models like the Bose Soundbar 500, with only two inches tall .
However, just because it is compact does not mean that we have to give up a good sound. Bose technology is capable of filling a room with its acoustics. It also integrates WiFi technology to access multiple audio content and the main streaming music platforms. To this is added the Alexa voice control system, with which we can manage the functions of the bar through voice commands. In short, a minimalist sound bar but with the best technology. Let's go over the 5 key features of the Bose Soundbar 500 .
BOSE SOUNDBAR 500 datasheet
|Speakers||5 custom drivers, woofer|
|Surround technology||Dolby Digital|
|Rear speakers||Bose Surround Speakers (optional)|
|Connections||HDMI, Optical TOSLink, USB|
|Wireless connectivity||WiFi and Bluetooth|
|Wireless subwoofer||Bose Bass Module 500 (optional)|
|Others||ADAPTiQ Audio Calibration System|
|Dimensions (bar)||80 x 4.44 x 10.16 cm|
|Weight (bar)||3.18 kg|
Slim and minimalist
The first thing that strikes you when you see the Bose Soundbar 500 is its design. It's an ultra-slim soundbar, just two inches tall . This makes it fit discreetly on almost any television, being able to place it under most models.
To get good sound from this compact design, Bose has created custom drivers . These are responsible for reproducing the audio with the usual acoustic quality that the firm offers us. The full dimensions of the Bose Soundbar 500 are 80 inches wide, 5 inches high, and 10.16 inches deep. Its weight is only 3.18 kg.
In addition to connecting to the television via HDMI ARC, the Bose Sounbar 500 is capable of wireless music playback. It has a WiFi connection that, with the touch of a button, you can access music services such as Spotify
Likewise, it offers wireless communication via Bluetooth technology to play the files on a phone or tablet. And upcoming software updates will activate new features like Apple AirPlay 2 or other voice control platforms when they become available.
Quality and immersive sound
The Bose Soundbar 500 is capable of decoding Dolby Digital . Its custom-designed, low-profile drivers deliver clear, powerful sound. In addition, it integrates QuietPort technology , resulting in recessed ports that employ a rugged screen to reduce noise while transmitting maximum sound through a tiny opening. This technology achieves distortion-free bass.
To achieve an enveloping effect in any room, the system takes advantage of the reflective surfaces of the room. In addition, it has the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system , which adjusts the acoustics of the room taking into account the space and the elements of the room.
Intuitive management and control
To control the Bose Soundbar 500 we will have several options. For example, we can control certain functions by voice thanks to the control skill in the Amazon Alexa application . It works with specifically arranged and noise-canceling microphones for perfect listening to spoken commands. Even when the sound is at a high volume.
On the other hand, we have the Bose Music application . This app allows us to navigate from a smartphone or tablet through all the music we have, as well as to change the station, playlist and service easily. The application also makes it possible to configure presets to play your favorite audio files with a single touch. In addition, it is a customizable app for several users.
Expandable with other Bose speakers
The Bose Soundbar 500 can be a good starting point for creating our fully wireless 5.1 system. For this we can add, on the one hand, the Bose Bass Module 500 bass module . This allows you to boost the bass through a compact 25.4 cm cube.
On the other hand, we can add the Bose Surround Speakers . These small cubic speakers will add to the immersive experience. And all with the ease of connecting it wirelessly to the bar, which also helps its placement in the room.
We can get the Bose Soundbar 500 in specialized stores with an official price of 550 euros . The Bose Bass Module subwoofer retails for $ 450. Finally, the Bose Surround Speakers are available with a price of 350 euros.