88points

Bose Home Speaker 500

51points

Bose S1 Pro

Comparison winner
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77 facts in comparison

Bose Home Speaker 500 vs Bose S1 Pro

Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro

Why is Bose Home Speaker 500 better than Bose S1 Pro?

  • Supports pairing for stereo sound
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  • Works with Alexa
    ?
  • Has a mute function
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  • Can recognize individual voices
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  • Has a passive radiator
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  • Has AirPlay
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  • Compatible with Google Assistant
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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Why is Bose S1 Pro better than Bose Home Speaker 500?

  • 88.9mm bigger driver unit
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    152.4mmvs63.5mm
  • 2 more drivers
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    4vs2
  • Supports a remote smartphone
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Has a microphone input
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Price comparison

Bose Home Speaker 500

ProductStorePrice
Bose Home Speaker 500 AmazonBose Home Speaker 500: Smart Bluetooth S...Bose Home Speaker 500: Smart Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa Voice Control Built-In, Black
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$350
Bose Home Speaker 500 pricegrabberBose Home Speaker 500 (triple black)
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$349

Bose S1 Pro

ProductStorePrice
Bose S1 Pro AmazonBose S1 Pro Portable Bluetooth Speaker S...Bose S1 Pro Portable Bluetooth Speaker System with Battery, Black
Amazon logo
$649
Bose S1 Pro AmazonBose S1 Pro Bluetooth Speaker System Bun...Bose S1 Pro Bluetooth Speaker System Bundle with Battery, Shure PGA48 Microphone, 15ft XLR Audio Cable (6 items)
Amazon logo
$689

Features

1.supports pairing for stereo sound
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
2.works with Alexa
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
It is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
3.has a mute function
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
4.has AirPlay
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
5.can recognize individual voices
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
It can recognize different people's voices. This allows it to respond with information tailored to that person.
6.works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
It is compatible with Apple's Siri voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Apple HomeKit-compatible devices.
7.compatible with Google Assistant
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
It is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.
8.has Chromecast built-in
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
Chromecast built-in is a technology that allows users to stream entertainment and apps from their phone, tablet, or laptop, straight to the Chromecast-enabled device.
9.has Spotify Connect
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
Spotify Connect allows you to control the music playing on the speaker from the Spotify app on another device (when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network).

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.number of microphones

8

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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.Has a passive radiator
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.
4.has a subwoofer
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
5.has Dolby Atmos
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. By doing so, Dolby Atmos allows for immersive, 360-degree sound.
6.built-in subwoofer size

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bose S1 Pro)

Bigger subwoofers are capable of producing deeper bass sounds.
7.driver unit size

63.5mm

152.4mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
9.highest frequency

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17000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

General info

1.has an AUX input
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.
2.has a detachable cable
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
4.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.Has Bluetooth aptX
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
8.is DLNA-certified
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
9.supports Ethernet
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
Ethernet is a local area network technology.

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
2.megapixels (main camera)

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bose S1 Pro)

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
3.resolution

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Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
4.screen size

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The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.volume

3776.64cm³

22469.76cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.has a touch screen
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
7.thickness

109.2mm

282mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
8.weight

2.15kg

7.1kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
9.width

203.2mm

240mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Miscellaneous

1.supports a remote smartphone
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
2.has voice commands
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
3.Has voice prompts
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
4.has an external memory slot
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
5.Can be used wirelessly
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
6.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
7.has a noise-canceling microphone
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
8.Price (global median value)

395.32 €

723.94 €

Updated on Fri Jan 21 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.
9.can be used with standard batteries
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose S1 Pro
You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.

Price comparison

Bose Home Speaker 500

ProductStorePrice
Bose Home Speaker 500 AmazonBose Home Speaker 500: Smart Bluetooth S...Bose Home Speaker 500: Smart Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa Voice Control Built-In, Black
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$350
Bose Home Speaker 500 pricegrabberBose Home Speaker 500 (triple black)
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$349

Bose S1 Pro

ProductStorePrice
Bose S1 Pro AmazonBose S1 Pro Portable Bluetooth Speaker S...Bose S1 Pro Portable Bluetooth Speaker System with Battery, Black
Amazon logo
$649
Bose S1 Pro AmazonBose S1 Pro Bluetooth Speaker System Bun...Bose S1 Pro Bluetooth Speaker System Bundle with Battery, Shure PGA48 Microphone, 15ft XLR Audio Cable (6 items)
Amazon logo
$689

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