Bose TV Speaker vs Sony HT-S40R review

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Bose TV Speaker vs Sony HT-S40R comparison chart

Bose TV Speaker vs Sony HT-S40R review

Bose TV Speaker
vs
Sony HT-S40R

In this article, we will talk about Bose TV Speaker vs Sony HT-S40R comparison. The Bose TV Speaker was rated 5, while the Sony HT-S40R has a rating 5.2.

Audio features

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 HT-S40R has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose TV Speaker for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-S40R received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose TV Speaker versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Sony HT-S40R. As in the TV Speaker, so in the HT-S40R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not 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 TV Speaker or HT-S40R. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The TV Speaker was rated 4/10, while the HT-S40R received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-S40R over Bose TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Bose TV Speaker
Sony HT-S40R

Model

TV Speaker
HT-S40R

Brand

Bose
Sony

Reviews

795
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4
90.1x5.3x7.6/35.5x2.1x3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.7
1.8/4.1

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Bose TV Speaker
Sony HT-S40R
Bose TV Speaker
Sony HT-S40R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5.2
  • 5Bose TV Speaker
  • 5.2Sony HT-S40R

Bose TV Speaker competitors

Sony HT-S40R competitors