An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sonos Playbar vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7 for Soundbar 500. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down 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. The Sonos Playbar got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Bose Soundbar 500 6 for its audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay 2. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to 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 Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. 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.
The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price