Bose Soundbar 500 Soundbar Review

7.06 Mixed Usages
7.1 SOUND QUALITY
7.2 BASS ACCURACY :
8.4 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
4.6 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
8 BUILD QUALITY :
Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 3.0 Channel
Placement Type Table-top , Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type Both (Wired & Wireless)
Subwoofer Feature Without Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker Yes
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output N/A
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) N/A
Loudness Moderate ( ± 80db)
Warranty 12 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Output None
Full HDMI Input None
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) None
RCA Ports No
USB Port None
Ethernet Jack Yes

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is more than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) soundstage has good focus overall but but some sound tracks seem to be bit more diffused and lack separation.
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) It has dedicated center channel speaker and Total Harmonic Distortion of center channel @80dB is less than standard value(>0.7). So soundbar produce more clear and accurate audio of the dialogue in movies.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated or alternative channel for surround content. So it downmixes surround content to stereo.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Standard Volume (80 dB) is more than standard deviation (<2 dB).
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (50 ms) and Optical (46 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (N/A).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: Yes
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: N/A
Equilizer Options: None
Bass Adjustment ( Thump & Punch of sound) Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) Yes
Surround Level Adjustment: N/A
Virtual Surround Effect: N/A

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard Yes
Dolby Atmos N/A
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital Plus N/A
DTS N/A
DTS: X N/A
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) N/A
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) N/A
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) N/A

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : N/A
DTS:X : N/A
Dolby Digital : N/A
Dolby Digital Plus: N/A
DTS : N/A
Dolby TrueHD : N/A
DTS-HD MA : N/A
5.1 PCM N/A

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : N/A

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : none
Midrange Size & Types: none
Woofer Size & Type : none
Subwoofer Driver none

Build Material

Enclosure No Subwoofer
Finish The bar is mostly made of good quality plastic. The metal grill at the front and the sides, its feels like robust.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 31.5" (80.0 cm)
Soundbar Height 1.7" (4.3 cm)
Soundbar Depth 4.0" (10.2 cm)
Subwoofer Width None
Subwoofer Depth None

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 7.1
BASS ACCURACY : 7.2
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 4.6
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 8.4
BUILD QUALITY : 8
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