Bose Soundbar 500 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Bose Soundbar 500
vs
VIZIO SB46514-F6

The Bose Soundbar 500 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Soundbar 500 has 3.0 versus 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Bose Soundbar 500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB46514-F6 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

The Bose Soundbar 500 has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to 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 1/1 of the VIZIO SB46514-F6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

Soundbar 500
SB46514-F6

Brand

Bose
VIZIO

Reviews

170
141

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

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
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
3.2/7.2
Bose Soundbar 500
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Bose Soundbar 500
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.6
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6

The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB46514-F6 price