Bose Home Speaker 500 Speaker Review

6.72 Mixed Usages
7.3 Music:
7.1 Movies:
3.5 Outdoors:
6.6 Podcasts
9.1 Voice Assistant:
Release year: 2018 Rating: 4.5

The Bose Home Speaker 500 is a smart speaker that can do a lot of different things and sounds great. It can also connect to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so you can stream from a variety of sources. The speaker's sleek and modern design makes it a great addition to any home, and its great sound quality makes it feel like you're in the music.

Our Verdict

The Bose Home Speaker 500 is a great choice for people who want a smart speaker that can do many things well. The speaker is both convenient and stylish because it can be controlled by voice, connects to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and has a sleek design. It sounds great and has a wide soundstage, which makes it a great choice for both music and movie fans. But the high price may be a turnoff for some, and not everyone may like that the speaker can be controlled by voice.

PROS
  • Impressive sound quality and wide soundstage;
  • Voice-controlled features with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant;
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for seamless streaming;
  • Sleek and modern design;
  • Wide compatibility with various sources and device;
CONS
  • Relatviely costly;
  • Voice-controlled features may not be for everyone;

 

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Specification

GENERAL

Recommended Usage Home Bluetooth Speaker , Home Wi-Fi Speaker
Release Year 2018
Power Source AC Only
Multi-Device Pairing: N/A

BUILD QUALITY

Material Quality Great
Water Resistance: No
Dust Resistance Unspecified
Floats In Water: No

STYLE

RGB Light: N/A
Color Variation Triple Black and Luxe Silver.
Sizes And Variants N/A

PORTABILITY:

Power Source: AC Only
Hand Carry N/A
Weight 4.9 lbs (2.2 kg)
Volume: 226 in³ (3,702 cm³)
Connectivity: Bluetooth & Wi-Fi and Wired

BATTERY:

Battery Powered: N/A
Battery Life N/A
Charging Time: N/A
Power Saving: N/A
Charging Port: No Battery

BLUETOOTH SPECIFICATION:

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 4.2
Bluetooth Range: 195.2 ft (59.5 m)
Bluetooth iOS Latency: 57 ms
Bluetooth Android Latency: 88 ms
Multi-Device Pairing: N/A

WI-FI SPECIFICATION:

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Version: Unspecified
Wi-Fi Frequency Band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Apple AirPlay: Yes
AirPlay Latency: 45 ms
Google Chromecast: Yes
Chromecast Latency: N/A

WIRED CONNECTIVITY:

Aux Input: Yes
USB Audio: N/A
Other Ports: Yes

CONTROLS (PHYSICAL BUTTONS):

Ease Of Use: Great
Music Play/Pause [Button/Touch]: Yes
Call Answer/End [Button/Touch]: N/A
Volume Up/Down [Button/Touch]: Yes
Track Next/Previous [Button/Touch]: Yes
Microphone On/Off: Yes
Additional Controls: Yes

VOICE CONTROL:

Voice Assistant: Yes
Voice Activation: Yes
Speakerphone: N/A
Alexa: Built-in (Wi-Fi Only)
Siri: No
Google Assistant: Yes (Requires Smartphone)
Microphone Mute: Yes
Far-Field Performance: Excellent
Ambient Noise Performance Excellent

APP:

App Name: Bose Music
iOS: Yes
Android: Yes
EQ: Graphic + Presets
Stereo Pair Mode: N/A
Party Mode: Yes
Multi-Room: Yes

AUDIO QUALITY [TESTED RESULT]:

Frequency Response Accuracy: Fair
Soundstage: Very Good
Dynamics: Decent

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Bose Speaker 500, Power cable.
User manual: Yes
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