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.
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. The Soundbar 700 can play audio from Spotify.
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.
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.