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Bose Soundbar 500

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Overview

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THIN DESIGN WITH POWERFUL SOUND

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icon

WI-FI® AND BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY

Control with remote or app icon

CONTROL WITH REMOTE OR APP

ADAPTiQ icon

ADAPTIQ AUDIO CALIBRATION

Connectivity icon

HDMI™ ARC CONNECTIVITY

App icon

PERSONALISED BOSE MUSIC APP

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MORE FEATURES COMING, LIKE VOICE CONTROL

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OPTIONAL BASS MODULE AND SURROUND SPEAKERS

Bose Soundbar 500

ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE WITH AN ULTRA-THIN DESIGN

This stylish soundbar is meant to be heard, not seen. That’s why we engineered custom-designed drivers to keep the Bose Soundbar 500 almost impossibly thin, without taking away from the acoustic excellence Bose is known for. Measuring only 5 centimetres high, its profile fits discreetly under your TV screen, so you won’t even know it’s there—until you hear it.

Like the Bose Soundbar 500, it’s the little things that make a big difference. It may be our thinnest soundbar yet, but its powerful acoustics fill the entire room with sound you just have to hear to believe. Come visit us and experience it for yourself.

EXPLORE THE FEATURES

Sounds good, anywhere

ADAPTiQ audio room calibration will optimise its acoustic performance for the unique characteristics of your room—giving you the best possible listening experience.

Future updates

The Bose Soundbar 500 is always getting better. Future software updates will unlock new features—like integrated voice control when it becomes available in your region.

Proprietary drivers

Custom-designed, low-profile transducers provide superior clarity while maintaining an incredibly slim design.

QuietPort technology

The soundbar’s recessed ports use a piece of resistant screen to reduce turbulent noise while getting more sound through a smaller opening. The result? Virtually distortion-free bass from a slim profile.

MUSIC. ANY WAY YOU WANT IT.

When it comes to what you want to hear, you have so many options. Play your favourite music services, like Spotify or Amazon Music, over a home Wi-Fi network at the touch of a button. Or use a Bluetooth® connection to play anything from a phone or tablet. And it keeps on getting better. Future updates will unlock new features—like Apple AirPlay 2, when available.

Deezer, TuneIn
Smartphone displaying the Bose Music app

Take control of your listening experience

With the Bose Music app, you can easily browse through all your music in one place and seamlessly jump between stations, playlists and services. Plus, it’s another simple way to control the Bose Soundbar 500. Setting up presets with the app is easy, so the music you love is just one touch away. And multiple users can personalise their own experience and content. Plus, the app makes set up simple by walking you through each step.

Want to kick it up a notch? Add more.

Make the most of your listening experience. You won’t believe what the Bose Soundbar 500 can do on its own, but we have more whenever you’re ready. Add the Bose Bass Module 500 for more room-rocking sound. It’s thunderous bass in a compact, 25-cm cube. Combine it with the Bose Surround Speakers for the ultimate home entertainment experience and feel like you’re in the centre of all the action.

Bose Bass Module 500 shown with Bose Soundbar 500

MORE BASS
Add the Bose Bass Module 500

  • Small sub with unmatched bass for its size to provide rich sound
  • Connect wirelessly for easier placement
  • Easy to set up
Bose Surround Speakers shown with Bose Soundbar 500

MORE SPACIOUSNESS
Add the Bose Surround Speakers

  • Compelling cinema-like, immersive sound
  • Connect wirelessly for easier placement
  • Blend nicely into your room, standing less than 11 cm tall
Bose Bass Module 500 and Bose Surround Speakers shown with Bose Soundbar 500

MORE EVERYTHING
Add both the bass module and rear surround speakers

  • Ultimate home entertainment experience
  • Wireless connectivity to soundbar
  • Beautiful yet compact system for easy placement

Meet the new Bose family

The Bose Soundbar 500 is part of a new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars. And control comes easily with the Bose Music app, which lets you manage everything right from your phone. Bring all your entertainment to life—music, movies and TV—in any room you want.

Bose Soundbar 500, Bose Home Speaker 500 and Bose Soundbar 700

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Specs

Dimensions/weight

  • Speaker:4.44 cm H x 80 cm W x 10.16 cm D (3.18 kg)

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

Additional details

  • Supported audio format: Dolby Digital
  • Video source compatibility: HDMI

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • Bose Soundbar 500
  • Basic remote
  • Two AAA batteries
  • ADAPTiQ headset
  • HDMI cable
  • Power cable
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Favorite Thing Ever I got this Bose Soundbar 500 and the Bose Module 500 in the mail approximately 2 months ago and couldn't be more excited about it. My husband and I highly value great quality audio products, such as speakers, subwoofers, headphones and bluetooth earpieces. Sound quality is what matters the most for us when it comes to make a decision what brand to buy. We have owned many different brands of speakers and surround sound systems, from really inexpensive ones to some that cost 10K for a speaker system from Martin Logan. Most of the economic ones I ended up returning because we didn't like the sound quality. I have a good ear for music and most regular speakers just can't deliver the richness of a sound or note musical instruments produce. Although, we were very happy with our Martin Logan speakers but only till we had to move to another state. Extremely bulky, too many pieces and lots of wires. Some pieces also got damaged during the move and the whole process was very costly. Later we had to move again and decided that we don't want to keep moving or shipping it and sold it for a fraction of the price we paid. Then my husband said that it would have been so much better and easier if we had a single speaker with a subwoofer instead of the surround sound system we had and that someone recommended him to get Bose. We are big fans of Bose products. We have owned a bluetooth earpiece and over the ear headphones that are now about 8 years old and still functioning perfectly. We compared those Bose headphones to Beats headphones before purchasing and the sound quality just was so much better. Also the bluetooth earpiece was the only one where people on the other line of a phone call could hear you clearly in a noisy environment, such as a mall or a busy street. We were so excited about this new sound system when it came out and we are happy we got it. Everything was nice about it, even the packaging. When I got the boxes, my husband wasn't home and I just could not wait to open it and try the speaker and the subwoofer together. I'm not a techie person in general and I don't really know how to set up speakers. So, I took my time to read the instructions in the manual before doing anything and did as it said there. It's important to study the manual well before testing any electronics to avoid any unintentional damage, especially if that piece of electronic is expensive. The whole set up took me about half an hour without any rush. Anyone can do it, just read the instructions and follow the steps. I was very pleased with the design of the product: it's very elegant, sleek and blends in well in any environment. I was also pretty impressed how compact it was. The speaker is not very big itself: about 2 inches high and a little less than 32 inches long and weights 7 pounds. If we have to move again, we can easily fit it in a suitcase together with the subwoofer. Very convenient. When I finally tested the sound quality, it blew my mind! I connected it to my phone via bluetooth and put some songs to play that I found on YouTube. That was impressive. The speaker is in the living room and it's very spacious with high ceilings, open kitchen, a hall and still it sounds so powerful and as if there is a whole surround sound system. Probably because in this speaker sound comes out not only on the front but on the sides too. Very sophisticated design. The sound quality is impeccable and the bass is pretty powerful, especially together with the subwoofer. I don't even put all the volume up much because I live on the 3rd floor and don't want to get any complaints from the neighbors below. We mostly use this sound system for playing music during the day and for watching movies, series or shows at night on our projector. It' a lot better than a TV, more impressive. This is a smart speaker too, it can be voice-controlled with Alexa and it can also automatically customize the sound depending on the specifications of the room it's in. The future is here. I just need some time to catch up myself. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves good quality speakers. It can make a really nice gift for Christmas too. As for me, it's definitely a keeper. I'm planning to make a YouTube video about testing this product too.
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beyond a soundbar I bought it a mouth ago. I use it a lot. The 6 presets can directly link to my music providers, very easy to be on, off and switch. When turn the TV on, it can also turn on the soundbar also. The sound quality is great.
Date published: 2018-12-05
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FAQs

How does the Bose Soundbar 500 connect to my TV?

The simplest way to connect the Bose Soundbar 500 is via the supplied HDMI cable to your TV. If your TV has an HDMI-ARC or HDMI-eARC connection, you should use that connection. If your TV does not have an HDMI connection, then you should connect the Bose Soundbar 500 to the TV using an optical cable.

Can the Bose Soundbar 500 be wall mounted?

Yes. The optional new Bose Soundbar Wall Bracket lets you mount the soundbar flush to the wall.

How do I run the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system with the Bose Soundbar 500?

ADAPTiQ is part of the overall setup process and driven through the Bose Music app. You will be prompted to run ADAPTiQ after you download the Bose Music app and start the setup process. If you skip running ADAPTiQ during the initial setup process—or change your room significantly after initially running ADAPTiQ—you can go back into the app and do it again. Initiate ADAPTiQ and follow the prompts in the app.

How do I connect a Bluetooth® device with the Bose Soundbar 500?

Press and hold the Bluetooth® source button on the remote for several seconds. Ensure that your mobile device is in pairing mode and select the Bose Soundbar 500 from the list. You also can pair your mobile device to the soundbar using the Bose Music app.

Does the Bose Soundbar 500 have NFC technology for Bluetooth® pairing?

No.

What type of remote is included with the Bose Soundbar 500?

The Bose Soundbar 500 comes with a basic IR remote control. Line of sight is required between the remote and the soundbar.

How do I control other devices with the Bose Soundbar remote control?

There are two ways to control other devices: HDMI-CEC and IR. The soundbars may be able to control connected devices (TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player, games console) over HDMI-CEC. This allows you to turn on other devices and operate them with the soundbar remote without any programming. It also enables one-touch access to entertainment, enabling you to turn on multiple devices and select an input with a single touch of a button. However, not all devices respond to these commands. In particular, cable and satellite boxes may not respond to HDMI commands. The customer still can control devices that do not respond to HDMI commands by programming the Bose Soundbar Universal Remote, which is an optional accessory for the Bose Soundbar 500.

Does the Bose Soundbar 500 have HDMI-eARC capability?

Yes.

What placement guidelines should be considered to ensure optimal audio performance from the Bose Soundbar 500?

The Bose Soundbar 500 uses the reflective surfaces of the room to deliver a spacious home cinema experience. To ensure optimal audio performance, the soundbar should be placed equidistant from each side wall and directly in the front centre of the TV. No objects should be placed in front of the soundbar, nor should it be placed recessed inside a cabinet, as this will result in a limited sound stage. Also, nothing should be placed directly on either side of the Bose Soundbar 500, because there are side-firing transducers located on either side.

Can source devices, such as a cable box, iPod, gaming system etc., be connected directly to the Bose Soundbar 500?

No. All sources must be connected to the TV and then a single connection (via the HDMI or optical cable) must be made from the TV to the soundbar.

Can I use my streaming music presets from the Bose Music app with the Bose Soundbar 500?

Yes. The Bose Soundbar 500 uses presets via the Bose Music app and the remote control.

Can you mix and match the wireless bass modules and soundbars?

Yes. The Bose Soundbar 500, Bose Soundbar 700, Bose Bass Module 500 and Bose Bass Module 700 all use the same wireless protocols and can be mixed and matched (e.g. a Bose Soundbar 700 can be wirelessly paired with a Bose Bass Module 500 or a Bose Soundbar 500 with a Bose Bass Module 700). However, the design language and materials of the Bose Soundbar 500 and Bose Soundbar 700 product lines were designed to complement products in the same class (e.g. Bose Soundbar 500 products together and Bose Soundbar 700 products together). So the glass on the Bose Soundbar 700 products looks more complementary together than if you mixed one Bose Soundbar 500 product with a Bose Soundbar 700 product.

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Bose Soundbar 500

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Bose Soundbar 500

BIG SOUND. SMALL SOUNDBAR.