Sony HT-S350 vs Bose Soundbar 500 review

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Rating 5 5

Sony HT-S350 vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-S350
5
Bose Soundbar 500
7.4
4
8

Sony HT-S350 vs Bose Soundbar 500 review

Sony HT-S350
vs
Bose Soundbar 500

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-S350 vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-S350 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7.4 for Soundbar 500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV and microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-S350 has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Bose Soundbar 500. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-S350 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Bose Soundbar 500 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-S350 has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Bose Soundbar 500. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-S350 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, 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. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-S350 over Bose Soundbar 500

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over Sony HT-S350

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

Sony HT-S350
Bose Soundbar 500

Model

HT-S350
Soundbar 500

Brand

Sony
Bose

Reviews

1798
365

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV
microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5
80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.4
3.1/7

Other

Release year

2019
2018
Sony HT-S350
Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-S350
Bose Soundbar 500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7.4
  • 5Sony HT-S350
  • 7.4Bose Soundbar 500

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

Sony HT-S350 competitors

Bose Soundbar 500 competitors