Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sony HT-S350 review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Soundbar 700
vs
Sony HT-S350

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sony HT-S350 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Bose Soundbar 700 was rated 6.6, while the Sony HT-S350 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone for the Soundbar 700 and power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV for the HT-S350.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Soundbar 700 has 3.0 and HT-S350 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Soundbar 700 via wired and wireless, but HT-S350 has wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Bose Soundbar 700 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-S350 received 7 out of 10. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The Soundbar 700 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Soundbar 700. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Soundbar 700 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Sony HT-S350. As in the Soundbar 700, so in the HT-S350 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 700 at 6 out of 10, while the HT-S350 was rated 5/10. The manufacturer of the Soundbar 700 provides a device control application. The Bose Soundbar 700 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Soundbar 700 or HT-S350. 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. The Soundbar 700 was rated 2/10, while the HT-S350 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-S350

Model

Soundbar 700
HT-S350

Brand

Bose
Sony

Reviews

182
310

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, Bluetooth, TV

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

85

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
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

97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2
90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
2.4/5.4
Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-S350
Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-S350

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 5Sony HT-S350

The Bose Soundbar 700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 700 price