ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE WITH AN ULTRA-THIN DESIGN
This stylish soundbar is meant to be heard, not seen. That’s why we’ve engineered custom-designed drivers to keep the Bose Soundbar 500 almost impossibly thin, without taking away from the acoustic excellence Bose is known for. Measuring only five centimetres high, its profile fits discreetly under your TV screen, so you won’t even know it’s there—until you hear it.
Like the Bose Soundbar 500, it’s the little things that make a big difference. It may be our thinnest soundbar yet, but its powerful acoustics fill the entire room with sound you just have to hear to believe.
EXPLORE THE FEATURES
Sounds good, anywhere
ADAPTiQ audio room calibration will optimise its acoustic performance for the unique characteristics of your room—giving you the best possible listening experience.
The Bose Soundbar 500 is always getting better. Future software updates will unlock new features—like integrated voice control when it becomes available in your region.
Custom-designed, low-profile transducers provide superior clarity while maintaining an incredibly slim design.
The soundbar’s recessed ports use a piece of resistant screen to reduce turbulent noise while getting more sound through a smaller opening. The result? Virtually distortion-free bass from a slim profile.
QUIET FOR THEM.
LOUD AND CLEAR FOR YOU.
Want to watch TV but not disturb anyone else? Now, with Bose SimpleSync™ technology, you can group your Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 with a Bose Soundbar 500 or 700 for a personal TV listening experience. With independent volume controls, you can lower or mute your soundbar while keeping your headphones as loud as you like.
MUSIC. ANY WAY YOU WANT IT.
When it comes to what you want to hear, you have so many options. With Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want. Browse your favourite music services, like Spotify®, Amazon Music or Apple Music, or play anything from your phone or tablet. If you can get it on your device, you can hear it through the Bose Soundbar 500. Music services may vary.
Take control of your listening experience
With the Bose Music app, you can easily browse through all your music in one place and seamlessly jump between stations, playlists and services. Plus, it’s another simple way to control the Bose Soundbar 500. Setting up presets with the app is easy, so the music you love is just one touch away. And multiple users can personalise their own experience and content. Plus, the app makes setup simple by walking you through each step.
Want to kick it up a notch? Add more.
Make the most of your listening experience. You won’t believe what the Bose Soundbar 500 can do on its own, but we have more whenever you’re ready. Add the Bose Bass Module 500 for more room-rocking sound. It’s thunderous bass in a compact, 25-cm cube. Combine it with the Bose Surround Speakers for the ultimate home entertainment experience and feel like you’re in the centre of all the action.
How does the Bose Soundbar 500 connect to my TV?
The simplest way to connect the Bose Soundbar 500 is via the supplied HDMI cable to your TV. If your TV has an HDMI-ARC or HDMI-eARC connection, you should use that connection. If your TV does not have an HDMI connection, then you should connect the Bose Soundbar 500 to the TV using an optical cable.
Can the Bose Soundbar 500 be mounted on the wall?
Yes. The optional, new Bose Soundbar Wall Bracket lets you mount the soundbar to the wall.
How do I run the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system with the Bose Soundbar 500?
ADAPTiQ is part of the overall setup process and is driven through the Bose Music app. You will be prompted to run ADAPTiQ after you download the Bose Music app and start the setup process. If you skip running ADAPTiQ during the initial setup process—or change your room significantly after initially running ADAPTiQ—you can go back into the app and do it again. Initiate ADAPTiQ and follow the prompts in the app.
How do I connect a Bluetooth® device with the Bose Soundbar 500?
Press and hold the Bluetooth source button on the remote for several seconds. Ensure that your mobile device is in pairing mode and select the Bose Soundbar 500 from the list. You can also pair your mobile device to the soundbar using the Bose Music app.
What type of remote is included with the Bose Soundbar 500?
The Bose Soundbar 500 comes with a basic IR remote control. Line of sight is required between the remote and the soundbar.
How do I control other devices with the Bose Soundbar remote control?
There are two ways to control other devices: HDMI-CEC and IR. The soundbars may be able to control connected devices (TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player, games console) over HDMI-CEC. This allows you to turn on other devices and operate them with the soundbar remote without any programming. It also enables one-touch access to entertainment, enabling you to turn on multiple devices and select an input with a single touch of a button. However, not all devices respond to these commands. In particular, cable and satellite boxes may not respond to HDMI commands. The customer can still control devices that do not respond to HDMI commands by programming the Bose Soundbar Universal Remote, which is an optional accessory for the Bose Soundbar 500.
What placement guidelines should be considered to ensure optimal audio performance from the Bose Soundbar 500?
The Bose Soundbar 500 uses the reflective surfaces of the room to deliver a spacious home cinema experience. To ensure optimal audio performance, the soundbar should be placed equidistant from each side wall and directly in the front-centre of the TV. No objects should be placed in front of the soundbar, nor should it be placed recessed inside a cabinet, as this would result in a limited soundstage. Also, nothing should be placed directly on either side of the Bose Soundbar 500, because there are side-firing transducers located on either side.
Can source devices, such as a cable box, iPod, gaming system etc., be connected directly to the Bose Soundbar 500?
No. All sources must be connected to the TV and then a single connection (via the HDMI or optical cable) must be made from the TV to the soundbar.
Can I use my streaming music presets from the Bose Music app with the Bose Soundbar 500?
Yes. The Bose Soundbar 500 uses presets via the Bose Music app and the remote control.
What music services can I access from the Bose Soundbar 500?
The Bose Soundbar 500 can play music directly over Wi-Fi from Spotify, Pandora®, TuneIn, iHeartRadio™, Amazon Music, SiriusXM and Deezer. Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility allows access to Apple Music. Other services may be accessed by playing from a device using a Bluetooth connection. Music and voice services may vary.
Can you mix and match the wireless bass modules and soundbars?
Yes. The Bose Soundbar 500, Bose Soundbar 700, Bose Bass Module 500 and Bose Bass Module 700 all use the same wireless protocols and can be mixed and matched (e.g. a Bose Soundbar 700 can be wirelessly paired with a Bose Bass Module 500, or a Bose Soundbar 500 with a Bose Bass Module 700). However, the design language and materials of the Bose Soundbar 500 and Bose Soundbar 700 product lines were designed to complement products in the same class (e.g. Bose Soundbar 500 products together and Bose Soundbar 700 products together). So the glass on the Bose Soundbar 700 products looks more complementary together than if you mixed one Bose Soundbar 500 product with a Bose Soundbar 700 product.