Sonos Playbar vs Bose Soundbar 700 review

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Sonos Playbar
vs
Bose Soundbar 700

The Sonos Playbar vs Bose Soundbar 700 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Soundbar 700. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 3.0. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Playbar has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Soundbar 700 - wired and wireless. The Sonos Playbar got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Bose Soundbar 700 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay 2. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the Soundbar 700 has Bluetooth support. Only the Soundbar 700 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 700. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Bose Soundbar 700

Model

Playbar
Soundbar 700

Brand

Sonos
Bose

Reviews

1510
344

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

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

0
1

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

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
4.5/10.5
Sonos Playbar
Bose Soundbar 700
Sonos Playbar
Bose Soundbar 700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6.6
  • 4.5Sonos Playbar
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700

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