In this article, we will talk about Bose TV Speaker vs JBL BAR 500 comparison. The Bose TV Speaker was rated 5, while the JBL BAR 500 has a rating 8.6.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that TV Speaker has 3.0 and BAR 500 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the TV Speaker via wired, but BAR 500 has wireless connection type. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose TV Speaker for audio features and specs, but the JBL BAR 500 received 7 out of 10.
The BAR 500 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the BAR 500. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose TV Speaker versus 1/1 HDMIs in the JBL BAR 500. As in the TV Speaker, so in the BAR 500 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the TV Speaker at 7 out of 10, while the BAR 500 was rated 10/10.
The manufacturer of the BAR 500 provides a device control application. The JBL BAR 500 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the BAR 500. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The TV Speaker was rated 4/10, while the BAR 500 received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.