Bose has announced its new wireless smart speaker called Home Speaker 500. Along with it, company has also unveiled two new smart soundbars called Soundbar 500 and Soundbar 700.
They use proprietary microphone technology found in Bose headsets and headphones. They feature a custom-designed eight-microphone array which is precisely positioned for accurate near-field and far-field voice pickup.
Moreover, they come with built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Alexa, thus bringing access to millions of songs or skills for Amazon Alexa voice assistant. These devices also working as standalone or together in a multi-room system.
The Bose Home Speaker 500 has the widest soundstage. It is wrapped in anodized aluminum is 20.3 x 16.9 x 10.9 cm (Height x Width x Depth) in size. It uses two custom drivers which points to opposite direction. The smart speaker also comes with physical buttons for users preferring touch controls.
The Bose Soundbar 500 has measurements of 4.4 x 10.2 x 81 cm (height x depth x length). It is smaller, thinner and Soundbar 7000 and easily lets you switch from audio for video to music. Aesthetically, it has matte finish and easily fits neatly under a TV.
The Bose Soundbar 700 has dimensions of 5.7 x 10.8 x 98 cm (Height x depth x length) and has stunning design. It has tempered glass top, raparound metal grille and curved clean lines. It has Bose PhaseGuides which sends multiple channels of a soundtrack to get audio even where there are no speakers. For additional detail and depth, it has QuietPort technology. There is an intelligent universal remote bundled as well.
Both Soundbar 500 and Sondbar 700 makes use of ADAPTiQ technology pioneered by Bose. THey have HDMI Audio Return CHannel (ARC) which ensures compatibility with future technology.
The Bose Home Speaker 500 costs £399.95 / $399.95 (Rs. 28,230 approx.) while the Bose Soundbar 500 and 700 price is set at £499.95 / $549.95 (Rs. 38.810 approx.) and £799.95 / $799.95 (Rs. 56,455 approx.) respectively. All are sold at Bose retail stores, Bose.co.uk, Bose.com and from authorized Bose dealer.
Doug Cunningham, category manager in the Bose Consumer Electronics Division. commented –
“Voice-controlled speakers aren’t new, and there are plenty of great options to choose from. But we had a different vision for ours, inspired by what we could uniquely do to make the experience better. All of our new smart speakers double up on functionality. It takes just one Home Speaker 500 to deliver true stereo separation — there’s no need to pair two. Our Soundbar 700 and 500 are thin and discreet with jaw-dropping surround sound — whether you’re streaming Spotify, or watching a movie. They combine Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for unbeatable ease of use, can be mixed and matched to play in sync or separately, and with new Alexa functionality and more VPAs on the way, they’ll only get better over time.”