Today teamed up with Bows to show you both of their new sound Borrus The Sound Bar. 500.
And the Sound Bar. 700. So what I want to do is I want to break down the feature sets of both, and I want to compare them a little bit to show you the differences between them. So if you’re in the market for one of these awesome soundbars, that this should help you make that right decision when you pick one up.
So make sure you hit that link down below to check current pricing because you never know when these things will go on sale. First, let’s talk about sizing the bow.
Sambar 700 is a larger one, the other two at 38.5 inches across, and the bow soundbar 500 is 31.5 inches across. So if you’re looking to put this on top of the console next to the TV where both suggested should be, then you should be fine with either of these.
But if you’re looking to fit a medium console, you want to go with the 500, because this is the one that I was able to fit insides the VDI elements console where the 700 was a little too big to fit.
Both of these have Amazon Alexa built-in with an eight microphone array.
So it picks up even if you’re further away in the room. My 500 inside of my slot Amidi cabinet and the voice picks up perfectly from there good.
Now there is a mute button on top so you can meet the microphones if you don’t want to use Alexa. But I like that you can control your smart home with this. Now they did say that airplay too is coming to both of these soundbars, including other voices. So we’ll see that in a future software update.
The Sound Bar.700 has a glossy glass on the top where the500 has a matte.
They both look amazing, but the map is much better at resisting fingerprints. The bill faulty on both are fantastic nice aluminum grills with a simple modern design.
I really like how clean it looks. If your TV is wall-mounted, don’t worry.
There is an optional wall-mounted kit that you can buy to complete that look. The poor selection is the same on both, but they arranged. The power input is on both of them, but on the 500 you’ll get an external supply. A smaller was on the 700. You don’t get that.
They both have HDMI ports with an audio return channel, which makes things easy. I appreciate.
And there’s support for an audio return channel for the future, which is great.
Then you get a USV service. You get an optical test link. You get either Ethan Airport and then you have a few different ports here to expand the system if you want to, which we’ll talk about a little bit later.
There are a few minor differences in the box. So if you plan to pick up a soundbar, 500, it does not come with an optical cable where the700 it does. So if you plan to use input method 500 makes you just pick up an optical cable beforehand.
The remotes are different. On the 500, you get a remote to control the soundbar and on the 700 you get a remote.
And I love the look remote. It lights up when you pick it up. It feels and heavy. So I love the bill quality of both. And I love it because it only lights up the buttons for what you need.
So like if you’re controlling a TV, it only lights up buttons for the TV controls, which makes things simple. If you want this for the soundbar 500, you can pick it up separately. Setup is really easy.
It’s all done through the Bose Music app.
You download it and know basically walking through step by step on how you can set it up and connect it to Wi-Fi. And both of these soundbars come with this headband that is used for their adaptive technology.
You run this on the app and it basically sends out signals to your room and has you move around to different places to calculate the best soundstage for that part of the home.
So let’s get to the most important part. How do these sound?
So I’ve been using both of them for about a week now and they both fill up rooms and they both sound fantastic. So if you have some not so good speakers on your TV right now, it’s going to be night and day difference. You’re gonna get crispier vocals. You’re gonna get better mids. You’re gonna get a lot more bass.
Now, the sound between the two. They are both great. But I have to say to 700 does fill out the room a little bit more.
You’re going to get a little bit more bass. You’re gonna get just a little bit better vocals.
I think the mid-range in the soundscape is a little bit broader. On the700. And it’s natural because it should. It has some more drivers in here is about 250 dollars more. So if you’re looking to fill up a larger room, I would look at the 700.
But 500 is no slouch. It should fill up most modern rooms.
And it sounds great, too. What’s great is on both of these, if you need just a little bit more sound, you can add to the system later with those ports that I showed you earlier, with both surround speakers and a bass module, or if you have compatible Bose speak do already like this, both Speaker 500.
You can multi-link these speakers to complete your home theater to wrap things up.
Let’s talk about the compatible audio formats. They both support Dolby Digital, which is great, but the Sound Bar 700 can decode. So keep that in mind.
I was hoping for Dolby Atmos’ support on both Lee Soundbars, but they aren’t here on this generation, so hoping for that and D TSX on the next ones. So to recap, the 700 is a bigger soundbar with more drive.
First, it comes with a remote cable that has a gloss design compared to the mat and has the ability to decode D2. Yes. To determine if those features are worth the extra 2050$.
There’s really not much more to say. They’re both great-looking sandbars and they both sound fantastic and they’re really easy.
And if you look at the pricing, especially with competition like Sonas, they are definitely priced to compete.
I was really surprised by the pricing. So if you’re looking for a sambar right now, I would definitely look at these two before you make that purchase decision.
I’ll leave a link down below so you can check current pricing and look at more information on them if you need it. But definitely look at these two before you hit that buy button. So let me know which one that you like better or which one that you rather pick up in the comments section below.