I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose Soundbar 500 vs KEF HTF7003 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Bose Soundbar 500 was rated 7, while the KEF HTF7003 has a rating 5.
Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The Soundbar 500 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Soundbar 500. Bluetooth support integrated in the Soundbar 500. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Soundbar 500. We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 500 at 8 out of 10, while the HTF7003 was rated 4/10. The manufacturer of the Soundbar 500 provides a device control application. The Bose Soundbar 500 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Soundbar 500. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.
The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price