Bose Soundbar 500 vs Denon HEOS BAR review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Soundbar 500
vs
Denon HEOS BAR

The Bose Soundbar 500 vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 7. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.

Audio features

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. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 500 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Denon HEOS BAR. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Soundbar 500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

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. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

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. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over Bose Soundbar 500

  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7
Denon HEOS BAR
7
8
10
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Denon HEOS BAR

Model

Soundbar 500
HEOS BAR

Brand

Bose
Denon

Reviews

287
20

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
volume down, volume up, sound off

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
4/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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
109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
4.8/10.5
Bose Soundbar 500
Denon HEOS BAR
Bose Soundbar 500
Denon HEOS BAR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR

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