Bose Soundbar 500 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Soundbar 500
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose Soundbar 500 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.

Audio features

The Bose Soundbar 500 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 3.0. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Soundbar 500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the Soundbar 500 has Bluetooth support. Only the Soundbar 500 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Soundbar 500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively. App control is available for the Soundbar 500. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
9
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

Soundbar 500
BS36

Brand

Bose
Dayton Audio

Reviews

287
53

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

microphone
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
5.9/13.4
Bose Soundbar 500
Dayton Audio BS36
Bose Soundbar 500
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.5
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price