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sudiptoj
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Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

Please advice - which one should I buy for my condo(living room size 23 x 14) ?

Bose Soundbar 700 - 799$

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Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500 - 850$(in costco includes remote)

 

Thank you!

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mmsumulong
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Re: Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

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The 700 is obviously louder. But since you live in a condo, the 500 may be better for you. I have an SB 500, Bass Module 500 and the wireless surround speakers. They can be quite loud. Also, they're cheaper. My two cents. 🙂

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mmsumulong
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Re: Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

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The 700 is obviously louder. But since you live in a condo, the 500 may be better for you. I have an SB 500, Bass Module 500 and the wireless surround speakers. They can be quite loud. Also, they're cheaper. My two cents. 🙂

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Re: Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

Thank you.. How good are the surround speakers? Will it make too much of a difference?

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Re: Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

The wireless surround speakers would make a lot of difference. Aside from being louder, it adds more dimension to your overall sound experience. Though not in Atmos, the sound output honestly rivals my Atmos soundbar. You don't have to immediately purchase the surround speakers as you can add them later which I did. If you can visit a Bose store near you, you can ask for a demo. The demo of the wireless speakers paired with the 500 system made me decide to make the additional purchase.

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Re: Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

Thank you

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Re: Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

Being louder is one aspect, but if one has to compare the quality and clarity of the output to be compared, which one do u think is worth the buy SB700 or the SB500+SM500. As given to understand, SB700 has the bass effect due to the Waveguide tech used by Bose and it has better surround effect. Any thoughts? or is that a selling gimmick by Bose...

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Re: Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

A sub-woofer would always provide a better overall sound. And while the 700 is good in itself, the sb 500 and bm 500 combo is better given a fixed budget. I have compared it in my local best buy. Like what I mentioned earlier, the addition of the wireless speakers (which I did) further makes it better.

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Re: Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

Thanks for the response, does make sense.

However this brings another thought, in case you can comment on the same.

For now to start with I buy SB700, given that it is a better box in itself (I somehow manged the budget for it..😉), later top it with Subwoofer BM500 not BM700 as I don’t think I would not be  able to take that high a punch in terms of both ,the bass and the budget..😝😂.  
Will this be a better  phased investment than the SB500+BM500 combo.
Your comments please.

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Re: Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

The 700 series hands down is a much better system. You can buy the soundbar first then buy the bm 700 later (a better match). And also Bose released the 700 wireless rear speakers. I haven’t tried this but tried the older and smaller wireless speaker paired to the 700 sb and bm in the Bose shop. It’s also a good strategy.

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Re: Bose Soundbar 700 OR Bose Soundbar 500 with Base module 500

Thanks for the inputs