Product Comparison: Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sonos Beam

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General Specifications
Soundbar 700
About the Product
Featuring an unmatched combination of sophisticated design and exceptional sound, the Bose Sound bar 700 brings the full power of all of your entertainment to life. Customised drivers pump out clear, spacious sound and rich bass that breathe new life into everything from alien invasions and car chases to house-rocking playlists.
Put yourself at the centre of movies, shows, music and games with rich, detailed sound that fills the entire room.
Size & Weight
2.25 in.
2.7 in.
38.5 in.
25.63 in.
4.25 in.
3.94 in.
10.5 lbs.
6.2 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Bose Soundbar 700 with Alexa Built In - Black
  • Good quality product slim and unobtrusive nice finish.
  • The Bose 700 soundbar is weighty and expensive-looking, with a black glass top.
  • It is a decent size and weighty all finished off sleekly with rounded corners and a glass finish top
  • Physically the bar looks good; semi-polished case which looks good without being too reflective of the screen above.
  • Classy black glass sits atop a surprisingly slender unit. Looks really good.
Sonos Beam Compact Smart Soundbar with Amazon Alexa Voice Control in Black
  • It was very easy to set up and is a very neat and good looking sound bar.
  • The speaker is very nicely packaged and is quite sturdy and attractive.
  • I have always been very impressed with the sound quality, ease of use and the simplistic look of the product.
  • It’s smaller size than the full size playbar also fits into the kitchen far better
  • The product itself is nice and weighty, feels solidly built, looks great and didn’t take very long to set up on the floor.
Installation Type
Stand-alone, Wall-mount
Number of Channels
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby Digital, DTS
Dolby Digital
QuietPort technology, Elegant lightbar, Amazon Alexa built in, ADAPTiQ audio room calibration
Voice Conrol with Alexa, Speech Enhancement, Apple AirPlay-compatible, Connects Sonos speakers in different rooms over WiFi, Five far-field microphones
What customers say about "Features"
Bose Soundbar 700 with Alexa Built In - Black
  • It seems to smooth out all the sounds and levels out the volumes of different sounds and speeach really stands out.
  • Great sound, personally i found setting it up via the app was more tricky then it should have been but once done im very pleased.
  • I also got something of a cinematic surround sound experience, with different sound effects seemingly emanating from different parts of the room. I’m not sure how this is achieved with a single speaker, but it’s very clever.
  • The subtle, but easily visible lighting strips on the front reflect activity such as talking to the Echo or using the remote.
  • Pairing the remote was easy and so to my delight was setting up Alexa.
Sonos Beam Compact Smart Soundbar with Amazon Alexa Voice Control in Black
  • Speaking of soundstage... The soundstage is huge. I genuinely feel like there are two other speakers to my left and right. It sounds wider than it is, and this is their most compact offering.
  • The Beam has 7 far field microphones so you can use smart assistants. They call these far field mics, because it's supposed to help recognise your voice when music is playing very loudly.
  • It works on Sonos' modular idea being that you can start with one speaker and slowly add more to your home overtime.
  • Really simple setup using the Sonos app. Installed and using it within 15 minutes.
  • I already have two other Sonos speakers with the Alexa app on them and these can be used alongside the Beam very easily.
Equalizer Settings
Speech Enhancement, Night Sound
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
HDMI Output, eARC, CEC, Optical TOSLink, USB input
HDMI, Optical audio input, Ethernet
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Bose Soundbar 700 with Alexa Built In - Black
  • The easiest connection of all, unsurprisingly, was from the TV to soundbar – having a newish Sony Smart TV all I had to do was plug in the (helpfully labelled) HDMI cable, and hey presto, TV sound coming from the Bose 700 instead of the TV speakers.
  • The first thing I very much appreciated was how easy it was to physically get the soundbar connected to my TV.
  • One thing that was straightforward was connecting my iphone via Bluetooth to the soundbar
  • I positioned the soundbar below my wall-mounted TV, plugged in the power then connected the soundbar to my TV's HDMI socket and I was good to go.
  • Set-up is done through an app and WIFI (supports both 2.5ghz and 5ghz). The app worked straight away and it didn't take any time to get the speaker working.
Sonos Beam Compact Smart Soundbar with Amazon Alexa Voice Control in Black
  • It has HDMI ARC support. ARC stands for Audio Return Channel and is what will deliver digital TV audio to the speaker
  • Set-up was beautifully simple. The HDMI ARC is easy to use: you just plug the Beam into the HMDI marked "ARC" and the TV automatically recognises it and starts using it instead of the internal speakers.
  • The set up is very easy if you have an HDMI ARC socket on the TV and you have downloaded the Sonos app to smart phone or tablet.
  • I connected the Beam via HDMI ARC Port so the volume can be controlled using the TV remote which is great since it makes the entire setup simpler.
  • Plugged it in via the HDMI ARC port on my TV. Already had the app downloaded on my iphone ready to go.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
399.00 $

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