An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sonos Beam vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 7 for Soundbar 500. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 3.0. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay 2. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the Soundbar 500 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 2, and Bose Soundbar 500 4 out of 10.
The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price