Bose Soundbar 500 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

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Bose Soundbar 500
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

In this article, we will talk about Bose Soundbar 500 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison. The Bose Soundbar 500 was rated 7, while the Yamaha YSP-2700 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone for the Soundbar 500 and power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect for the YSP-2700.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Soundbar 500 has 3.0 and YSP-2700 has 7.1. 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 6 out of 10 received the Bose Soundbar 500 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YSP-2700 received 9 out of 10.

Streaming services

The Bose Soundbar 500 is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Yamaha YSP-2700 has AirPlay on board. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Soundbar 500 versus 3/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YSP-2700. As in the Soundbar 500, so in the YSP-2700 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 500 at 8 out of 10, while the YSP-2700 was rated 9/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-2700 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Soundbar 500. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over Bose Soundbar 500

  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

Soundbar 500
YSP-2700

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

287
27

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

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

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
3.9/8.7
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YSP-2700
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.6
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700

The Yamaha YSP-2700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-2700 price