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Enjoy enhanced sound quality and voice control with the Bose Soundbar 500. It has Amazon Alexa and an 8-microphone array built-in, enabling you to control it and search through your music apps with just your voice. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are onboard for wireless audio streaming from compatible devices such as smartphones and tablets. The Soundbar
Enjoy enhanced sound quality and voice control with the Bose Soundbar 500. It has Amazon Alexa and an 8-microphone array built-in, enabling you to control it and search through your music apps with just your voice. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are onboard for wireless audio streaming from compatible devices such as smartphones and tablets. The Soundbar 500 has an HDMI eARC port (which is backward-compatible with ARC), plus an optical audio input. To expedite setup, the soundbar includes an HDMI cable and a remote control.
With Amazon Alexa built right into the Soundbar 500, you can control your music, get information, manage your day, and more. You have access to everything Alexa has to offer without lifting a finger. To ensure that Alexa can hear you over your media, the soundbar has an eight-microphone array set up along the front and back; a light bar will visually indicate when Alexa is listening, thinking, or speaking.
You can play your favorite music services over your home Wi-Fi network, like Spotify or Amazon Music, at the touch of a button. You can also use the Bluetooth connection to play anything from your compatible phone or tablet. You can also connect additional optional compatible speakers to the Soundbar 500 for multi-room music. Apple AirPlay2 is scheduled to be made available via a future firmware update.
With the Bose Music app, you can browse through all your music in one place and jump between stations, playlists, and services. It can also control the Soundbar 500, set up its presets, and personalize your experience and content.
Using the included headset, ADAPTiQ audio calibration is designed to optimize the performance of the soundbar for the unique characteristics of your room for a tailored listening experience.
The elliptical drivers are designed to provide enhanced clarity while maintaining a slim profile.
The soundbar's recessed ports use a piece of resistant screen to help reduce turbulent noise while getting more sound through a smaller opening for virtually distortion-free bass.
You can add an optional bass module and surround speakers to achieve more immersive sound.
Model - Bose Soundbar 500, Type - Home Theater, Connectivity - Bluetooth, USB Port - Yes, Microphone - Built-in, Remote Control - Yes, Bluetooth Range - 9 Meter, Input Interface - HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel), Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), Ethernet, Optical, Power input, USB (for service only), ADAPTiQ input, Wired bass module (optional), Wired IR blaster (optional), Battery - 2 AAA batteries, Feature - Make the most of listening experience. Wont believe what the Bose Soundbar 500 can do on its own, Add the Bose Bass Module 500 for more room-rocking sound. Its thunderous bass in a compact, 10-inch cube. Combine it with the Bose Surround Speakers for the ultimate home entertainment experience and feel like youre in the center of all the action, Supported audio format: Dolby Digital, DTS, Video source compatibility: HDMI, ADAPTiQ audio calibration, Voice Video technology, Simple Sync connectivity, Specialty - Then design with powerful sound, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, Apple air play 2, Adaptiq audio calibration, personalized BOSE music app, Voice assistants built-in, Superior voice pickup, control with voice, remote, or app, HDMI are connectivity, optional bass module and surround spaker, Small sub with unmatched bass for its size to provide rich sound, Connect wirelessly for easier placement, Easy to set up, Compelling theater-like, immersive sound, Connect wirelessly for easier placement, Blend nicely in your room, standing less than 4 tall, Ultimate home entertainment experience, Wireless connectivity to soundbar, Beautiful yet compact system for easy placement, The Bose Soundbar 500 is part of a Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars. And with built-in voice control, you have millions of songs at the tip of your tongue. Or you can manage everything from the Bose Music app. Bring all your entertainment to life - music, movies, and TV - in any room you want, Warranty - 1 year
Speakers determine the overall sound quality of your system, so it is definitely worth spending some extra time listening to a few models before making a purchase decision. Modern day speakers come with varieties of features, some you may need, some are not worth your extra bucks. Here, we have prepared a buying guide for you to let you know everything you need before choosing a speaker for your system.
One of the most frequent questions we get asked is whether someone should buy wired speakers, or wireless, so we find it necessary to discuss the pros and cons of each. Since features like Bluetooth and Wifi became common, manufacturers are slowly tilting toward wireless feature relieving us from the cable clutter, along with bringing gradual improvement in the sound quality. Wired speakers still dominate with proponents saying that wired speakers deliver far better sound quality compared to the wireless ones.
Since the wireless speakers started penetrating into the market, it was widely accepted that their wired counterpart delivers comparatively better sound quality. The reasoning for this is quite simple. It is much easier to transmit a greater amount of electrical data through a physical wire than sending it on a wireless signal. More data means greater audio fidelity, which is quite difficult to reach for wireless devices.
However, wireless speakers have shown great promise with technological advancement. The gap between the sound quality of wired and wireless speakers is a lot narrower than it used to be. Let’s dive into the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Wired Speakers: Pros and Cons
The biggest advantage of wired speakers actually has nothing to do with sound quality. The biggest advantage is about control. Wired speakers give you a lot of control on some of the aspects like sound. Whatever system you are using to stream the audio, you will need a digital to analog converter and an amplifier if you want to boost the analog signals.
This will have a huge impact on the sound, something you do not get in the wireless speakers. The thing you need to consider is that you may need to purchase these components separately thus a higher cost for you.
Wired speakers are also very easy to use unless you’re simply hopeless with technology because you will need to connect the cables to the different components.
Wired speakers give stable connection, and are cheaper than wireless speakers.
That doesn't mean they don't have downsides. Chief among these is that you will have to deal with wires – obviously. For some, a collection of snaking cables can be a real annoyance, an annoyance which can be multiplied if you happen to be setting up are full surround sound system. We’ll talk about the difference that expensive cables can make below.
The second major downside is that you will need to do a little bit of calculation when making your purchase, to ensure that the speakers are correctly matched to the power level of your amplifier. You don’t need to stress too much about this – you have to work quite hard to blow your speakers – but it is something that you need to do.
To sum up: you should buy wired speakers if you want precise control over your sound, if you want to be able to swap out components in the future, and if you’re okay with having a few wires lying around.
Wireless Speakers: Pros and Cons
The main advantage of wireless speakers is it allows you to have a speaker system that does not use any wires to function. All you need to do is plug in your speaker, connecting it to a wall outlet (or not, if it’s battery driven), then hook it up to your sound source via WiFi or Bluetooth, and you’re away. For us, this is absolutely the best reason to own a wireless speaker. It is so unbelievably easy.
Wireless speakers enable you to pair up a large number of speakers all around the house for better sound.
The main disadvantage is that you do not have any control over the amplifier or the conversion.
You also need to take into consideration that if there is a power switch or a power cut out, you cannot use them. It can also abruptly disconnect from the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth then you have to start the reconnection process again.
Since wireless speakers depend on wireless data transfer, it requires compression to be done which could lead to poor sound quality.
They are often more expensive than wired speakers, and some require a level of cabling because the main speaker has to be connected to a power supply and then you wirelessly connect it to the other speakers.
You also have to be careful about the range and anything that may interfere with the signal transfer. Some things like walls or corners can interfere with the transfer of data, and you’ll be unable to enjoy the sound without interference.
So where does that leave you? When would you buy a wireless speaker? Well, you go for one (or several) if you want an easy, efficient sound system that will fit seamlessly into your existing gadget ecosystem, without any hassle or additional equipment.