Denon HEOS BAR vs Bose Solo 5 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon HEOS BAR
vs
Bose Solo 5

The Denon HEOS BAR vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Denon HEOS BAR was rated 7, while the Bose Solo 5 has a rating 4.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HEOS BAR has 3.0 and Solo 5 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Denon HEOS BAR for audio features and specs, but the Bose Solo 5 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HEOS BAR can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HEOS BAR. We rated the connectivity of the HEOS BAR at 7 out of 10, while the Solo 5 was rated 3/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Denon HEOS BAR equipped with a microphone. The Denon HEOS BAR may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HEOS BAR or Solo 5. 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.

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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
Bose Solo 5

Model

HEOS BAR
Solo 5

Brand

Denon
Bose

Reviews

18
2244

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
1.7/3.7
Denon HEOS BAR
Bose Solo 5
Denon HEOS BAR
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 4Bose Solo 5

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price