100points

Bose Home Speaker 500

84points

Harman Kardon Citation 200

Comparison winner
Bose Home Speaker 500
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58 facts in comparison

Bose Home Speaker 500 vs Harman Kardon Citation 200

Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200

Why is Bose Home Speaker 500 better than Harman Kardon Citation 200?

  • 7 more microphone(s)
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    8vs1
  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • Supports pairing for stereo sound
    ?
  • Works with Alexa
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Can recognize individual voices
    ?
  • Has a passive radiator
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  • 43.67% less body volume
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    3776.64cm³vs6704.904cm³

Why is Harman Kardon Citation 200 better than Bose Home Speaker 500?

  • Has a subwoofer
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  • 56.5mm bigger driver unit
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    120mmvs63.5mm
  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has voice commands
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Supports a remote smartphone
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  • 25.2mm narrower
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    178mmvs203.2mm
  • Has USB Type-C
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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
Amazon logo
$349.00

Harman Kardon Citation 200

Buy used:

$207.79

ProductStorePrice
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonHarman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 Wireless Blu...Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black (New Model, 100
Amazon logo
$216.75
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonHarman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 Bluetooth Wi...Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker - 8 hours Music play time - Black
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$187.89
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonJabra Speak 710 UC Wireless Bluetooth Sp...Jabra Speak 710 UC Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for Softphone and Mobile Phone – Easy Setup, Portable Speaker with for Holding Meetings Anywhere with Immersive Sound
Amazon logo
$296.08
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonBose TV Speaker - Soundbar for TV with B...Bose TV Speaker - Soundbar for TV with Bluetooth and HDMI-ARC Connectivity, Black, Includes Remote Control
Amazon logo
$279.00
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonSony SRS-RA3000 360 Reality Audio Wi-Fi ...Sony SRS-RA3000 360 Reality Audio Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, Works with Alexa and Google Assistant, Light Gray
Amazon logo
$178.00
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonHarman Kardon Go+Play Mini 2 - Portable ...Harman Kardon Go+Play Mini 2 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
Amazon logo
$189.99
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonHarman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 Wireless Blu...Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - IPX7 Waterproof Extra Bass Sound System with Rechargeable Battery and Built-in Microphone - Black
Amazon logo
$269.95
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonVIZIO Elevate Sound Bar for TV, Home The...VIZIO Elevate Sound Bar for TV, Home Theater Surround Sound System for TV with Subwoofer and Bluetooth, P514a-H6 5.1.4
Amazon logo
$798.00
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonPremium High Performance Harman Kardon N...Premium High Performance Harman Kardon Newest 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker Package, Satellite Speaker, Subwoofer, Bass-Boost Control, Upgradable to 7.1 Channel
Amazon logo
$649.99

Features

1.has AirPlay
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.
2.has a mute function
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
3.supports pairing for stereo sound
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
4.works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.
5.works with Alexa
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
It is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
6.can recognize individual voices
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
It can recognize different people's voices. This allows it to respond with information tailored to that person.
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The smart speaker can be set to monitor your home for sounds such as glass breaking or a smoke alarm. If these sounds are detected, it will send a notification to your mobile device. Note: This feature may not be available in all markets.
8.has Chromecast built-in
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.compatible with Google Assistant
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
It is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.

Sound quality

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2.has a subwoofer
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.has Dolby Atmos
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
6.has stereo speakers
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
7.Has a passive radiator
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.
8.has a magnetic shielding
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

General info

1.has an AUX input
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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
Harman Kardon Citation 200
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
7.is DLNA-certified
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.
8.supports Ethernet
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
Ethernet is a local area network technology.
9.Has Bluetooth aptX
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.volume

3776.64cm³

6704.9cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
3.has a touch screen
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.weight

2.15kg

2.85kg

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.
5.width

203.2mm

178mm

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

109.2mm

172mm

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.
7.height

170.2mm

219mm

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

Miscellaneous

1.has an external memory slot
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.Has voice prompts
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
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 voice commands
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
5.Can be used wirelessly
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
6.has a noise-canceling microphone
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
7.supports a remote smartphone
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
8.Has USB Type-C
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
9.supports Wi-Fi
Bose Home Speaker 500
Harman Kardon Citation 200
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

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
Amazon logo
$349.00

Harman Kardon Citation 200

Buy used:

$207.79

ProductStorePrice
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonHarman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 Wireless Blu...Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black (New Model, 100
Amazon logo
$216.75
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonHarman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 Bluetooth Wi...Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker - 8 hours Music play time - Black
Amazon logo
$187.89
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonJabra Speak 710 UC Wireless Bluetooth Sp...Jabra Speak 710 UC Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for Softphone and Mobile Phone – Easy Setup, Portable Speaker with for Holding Meetings Anywhere with Immersive Sound
Amazon logo
$296.08
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonBose TV Speaker - Soundbar for TV with B...Bose TV Speaker - Soundbar for TV with Bluetooth and HDMI-ARC Connectivity, Black, Includes Remote Control
Amazon logo
$279.00
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonSony SRS-RA3000 360 Reality Audio Wi-Fi ...Sony SRS-RA3000 360 Reality Audio Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, Works with Alexa and Google Assistant, Light Gray
Amazon logo
$178.00
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonHarman Kardon Go+Play Mini 2 - Portable ...Harman Kardon Go+Play Mini 2 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
Amazon logo
$189.99
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonHarman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 Wireless Blu...Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - IPX7 Waterproof Extra Bass Sound System with Rechargeable Battery and Built-in Microphone - Black
Amazon logo
$269.95
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonVIZIO Elevate Sound Bar for TV, Home The...VIZIO Elevate Sound Bar for TV, Home Theater Surround Sound System for TV with Subwoofer and Bluetooth, P514a-H6 5.1.4
Amazon logo
$798.00
Harman Kardon Citation 200 AmazonPremium High Performance Harman Kardon N...Premium High Performance Harman Kardon Newest 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker Package, Satellite Speaker, Subwoofer, Bass-Boost Control, Upgradable to 7.1 Channel
Amazon logo
$649.99

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