Get smart about home audio with the Bose Soundbar 500 & 700
Get smart about home audio with the new Bose Soundbar 500 & 700
Sound forms an integral part of any experience, but there is often a trade-off between size and power in a speaker. Not anymore. The Bose Soundbar 500 and 700 answers that age-old predicament by combining Bose’s audio and design expertise with a new generation of technology.
“Big things come in small packages” as they say, and these sleek soundbars should not be taken at face value. For something that beautifully matches modern TVs and a variety of home decor, they are certainly capable of powerful, crystal-clear audio.
For the smart home generation
As the latest additions to the Bose family, the Soundbar 500 and 700 are all about “smart” sound, bringing even better efficiency than the SoundTouch platform. They feature Amazon Alexa(1) voice functionality, programmable remote presets, and finer control and customization via the Bose Music App. Set-up is completely stress-free, using Bose’s patented ADAPTiQ for hassle-free audio calibration tailored to your abode.
The new Soundbars also offer excellent connectivity, seamlessly working with phones, tablets, and computers via Bluetooth. With a wealth of content online, Wi-Fi lets you stream music directly from popular platforms such as Spotify and Amazon Music, or pump those beats directly from your iTunes library through Apple AirPlay 2(2).
To better suit busy lifestyles, Bose designed a new intelligent remote for the Soundbar 700. It automatically identifies which source is playing to only show the relevant, backlit buttons, and can also be used as a universal remote to control other connected devices(3). Spend less time managing your hardware so you can kick back and enjoy what they have to offer.
A whirlwind trapped in an elegant form
No space? No problem. The sleek and minimalist designs of the Soundbar 500 and 700 make them ideal for maintaining that chic yet cosy feel of your home, unlike traditional home theater speakers that seem to visually intrude. Measuring a mere five centimetres tall, the small footprint is a perfect complement to today’s slim TVs. Premium materials such as glass on the Soundbar 700 give an extra touch of classy elegance too.
However, within those 5-cm are some phenomenal Bose drivers. For an uncompromised audio experience, the Soundbar 700 brings a total of seven finely tuned drivers, with some possessing Bose’s PhaseGuide audio technology. It uses tiny transducers to redirect sound waves and create spaciousness, offering a tangible world of difference. The result: immaculate, encapsulating audio that adds new dimensions to music and movies.
The Soundbar 500 skips PhaseGuide in pursuit of sheer value. It’s five drivers still offer impactful performance for its size, making the unit ideal for more intimate spaces.
Ready for tomorrow
At the heart of the Soundbar 500 and 700 are the new Bose smart speaker architecture, one that is far more scalable for the future. Nobody likes to invest in a short-lived product, which is why owners can expect to receive more feature updates over time. These Soundbars are also expandable in the here and now, with the optional Bose Bass Module (subwoofer) and wireless Bose Surround Speakers ready to heighten your listening experience.
With all that said, these soundbars won’t burn a hole in your pocket. The Bose Soundbar 500 retails for $799 while the flagship Soundbar 700 will set you back $1,199. Those figures might seem imposing but take a moment to think about what you’re paying for: immense sound, unparalleled compatibility, flawless calibration, and easy scalability, all in a sleek shape that’ll keep the house in harmony.
Find out more at www.bose.sg/soundbar.
(1)(2) Features coming in 2019.
(3) The Soundbar 700 uses HDMI-CEC and IR to communicate with other devices.