An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Bose Solo 5 vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7.4 for Soundbar 500.
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 3.0 for the Bose Soundbar 500. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Bose Soundbar 500 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.
Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Soundbar 500 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 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. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.