Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sonos Playbar

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sonos Playbar: choose the best solution

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sonos Playbar

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Features

The Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sonos Playbar channels comparison shows that both models are the 3.0 channel systems (they support the 5.1 channel mode). Unfortunately, these two models are provided without built-in subwoofers, but an extra solution can be connected using a cable. The Bose model also supports the wireless subwoofer connection protocol. The Sonos Playbar vs Bose Soundbar 700 streaming services comparison shows that the Bose model supports a bit more services – the Sonos model doesn’t support Amazon music service. Nevertheless, both models support Apple AirPlay, Spotify, TuneIn, etc.

The Playbar doesn’t support the voice control feature, but both solutions can be controlled using a special application. If we compare the wireless connection features, we will notice that the Soundbar 700 is more versatile – both models support the Wi-Fi protocol, but only the Bose model features a Bluetooth module. It also has an HDMI ARC and a subwoofer output. However, the Sonos solution features two Ethernet RJ45 ports. The Bose Soundbar 700 is provided with a remote controller which can be used to control numerous devices.

Unfortunately, these two solutions don’t support such multichannel technologies as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

Design

These two solutions are built well and they look modern. The model from Bose has a nice glossy upper panel, while the Playbar model has dark and light panels. The Soundbar 700 features the active and the microphone buttons, while the Sonos has “standard” buttons: play/pause, volume up and down. They can be placed on a table, right under your TV. The Bose can be wall-mounted. These solutions are easy to use – the buttons and the ports can be accessed easily. The Soundbar 700 dimensions are 5.6x97.8x10.6 in versus the Playbar dimensions, which are 8.5x90x14 in.

Bose Soundbar 700

Pros:

  • The special app helps you achieve the desired sound quality – make it deeper and more natural.
  • The firmware updating process is fast (depends on your connection speed).

Cons:

  • You may experience compatibility issues with certain models of wireless speakers.
  • Certain setup aspects are tricky – you may be required to use the Ethernet port to pair the device with your device.

Sonos Playbar 700

Pros:

  • The special Sonos application has all the useful features.
  • The output sound is properly balanced and clear – it fills the entire room (but you still should not expect the quality of a $2000 product).

Cons:

  • You may experience the volume imbalance issue – dialogues are too quiet and action scenes are extremely loud.

Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700 review

May 13, 2019

The loudness of Bose Soundbar 700 is very good and the speaker can handle the full range of different music: from hip-hop to classic as well. The set up is easy-going thanks iOS app from the Bose it ...

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Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar review

May 06, 2019

Sonos has іmproved іts home multі-room dіgіtal musіc system. Today, many companіes produce sіmіlar systems, but the Sonos solutіon іs so convenіent to use, wіth excellent qualіty featur...

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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Sonos Playbar

Model

Soundbar 700
Playbar

Brand

Bose
Sonos

Rating

3.9 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

64
1188

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

action button, microphone button
play/pause, volume up, volume down

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

3.0
3.0

Supported channel quantity

5.1
5.1

Separate speaker (in package)

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Tuneln, Deezer
SoundCloud, Pandora, Tuneln

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2

HDMI input/output

1/0

HDMI ARC

1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

2.2 x 38.5 x 4.2/5.6 x 97.8 x 10.6
3.3 x 35.4 x 5.5/8.5 x 90 x 14

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
5.4/11.9

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  • 9.6Bose Soundbar 700
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The Sonos Playbar is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Playbar price