Bose TV Speaker vs Denon DHT-S517 review

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Bose TV Speaker vs Denon DHT-S517 review

Bose TV Speaker
Denon DHT-S517

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose TV Speaker vs Denon DHT-S517 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, TV Speaker has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 5.4 for DHT-S517.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose TV Speaker has 3.0 versus 3.1.2 for the Denon DHT-S517. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The TV Speaker has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the DHT-S517 - wireless. Both models received our 5 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.


Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose TV Speaker has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Denon DHT-S517. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.


App control is available for the DHT-S517. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the DHT-S517 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Bose TV Speaker got a rating of 4, and Denon DHT-S517 7 out of 10.

Advantages Denon DHT-S517 over Bose TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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