It makes sense comparing Bose Solo 5 vs Sony HT-G700 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 6.2 for HT-G700.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Solo 5 has 2.0 versus 3.1 for the Sony HT-G700. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Sony HT-G700 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HT-G700 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Solo 5 received a rating of 3/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
App control is available for the Solo 5. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HT-G700 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-G700. For multichannel surround Bose Solo 5 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-G700 10 out of 10.