Bose Soundbar 700 vs KEF HTF7003 review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Soundbar 700
vs
KEF HTF7003

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose Soundbar 700 vs KEF HTF7003 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Bose Soundbar 700 was rated 6.6, while the KEF HTF7003 has a rating 5.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. 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. Bluetooth support integrated in the Soundbar 700. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Soundbar 700. 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 HTF7003 was rated 4/10. 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 HTF7003. 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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Product

Bose Soundbar 700
KEF HTF7003

Model

Soundbar 700
HTF7003

Brand

Bose
KEF

Reviews

182
9

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

microphone
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
has not

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
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
3/0

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
78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
2.1/4.6
Bose Soundbar 700
KEF HTF7003
Bose Soundbar 700
KEF HTF7003

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 5KEF HTF7003

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