The Bose Soundbar 500 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Bose Soundbar 500 was rated 7.4, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone for the Soundbar 500 and microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Soundbar 500 via wireless, but Smart Soundbar 300 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Bose Soundbar 500 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 received 5 out of 10.
AirPlay 2 supported by both soundbars. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify. Audio streaming from Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM is in each of the presented soundbars.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the Soundbar 500, so in the Smart Soundbar 300 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.
Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Soundbar 500. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.
The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Smart Soundbar 300 price