92points
69points

Bose Home Speaker 500

62points
9points

Sonos Play:5

Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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59 facts in comparison

Bose Home Speaker 500 vs Sonos Play:5

Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5

Why is Bose Home Speaker 500 better than Sonos Play:5?

  • Supports pairing for stereo sound
    ?
  • Works with Alexa
    ?
  • Can recognize individual voices
    ?
  • Has a passive radiator
    ?
  • Compatible with Google Assistant
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    ?
  • 61.23% less body volume
    ?

    3776.64cm³vs9742.215cm³

Why is Sonos Play:5 better than Bose Home Speaker 500?

  • Has a subwoofer
    ?
  • 4 more drivers
    ?

    6vs2
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • Supports a remote smartphone
    ?
  • Supports Ethernet
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 38.09% cheaper
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    229.97 €vs371.45 €

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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$349
Bose Home Speaker 500 pricegrabberBose Home Speaker 500 (triple black)
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$349

Sonos Play:5

Buy used:

$86

ProductStorePrice
Sonos Play:5 AmazonSonos Play: 5 - Ultimate Wireless Smart ...Sonos Play: 5 - Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker - Black
Amazon logo
$720
Sonos Play:5 AmazonSonos Play:5 - Ultimate Wireless Smart S...Sonos Play:5 - Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker - White
Amazon logo
$750
Sonos Play:5 banggood_wwBakeey XY-5 TWSワイヤレスBluetooth 5.0イヤホンマカロ...Bakeey XY-5 TWSワイヤレスBluetooth 5.0イヤホンマカロンColorfulミニタッチコントロールハンズフリーヘッドフォン充電ボックス付き
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¥3,123
Sonos Play:5 banggood_wwBakeey SKY-5 TWS bluetooth 5.2イヤホンLEDパワー...Bakeey SKY-5 TWS bluetooth 5.2イヤホンLEDパワーディスプレイ、2000mAhパワーバンクゲーミングTWSヘッドセットインイヤーノイズキャンセリングHiFi3Dステレオミュージックヘッドフォン
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¥2,082
Sonos Play:5 banggood_wwデュアルデジタルディスプレイ真のワイヤレスヘッドセットボタンタッチBluetoo...デュアルデジタルディスプレイ真のワイヤレスヘッドセットボタンタッチBluetooth 5.0イヤホンポータブル充電ボックス付き
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¥3,123
Sonos Play:5 dealextremeFEELWORLD F6 Plus 5.5 Inch IPS Full HD D...FEELWORLD F6 Plus 5.5 Inch IPS Full HD DSLR Camera Field Touch Screen Monitor
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$179
Sonos Play:5 dealextremeXiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Bracelet Bluetoot...Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Bracelet Bluetooth 5.0 Waterproof 1.1inch AMOLED Colorful Screen
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$75
Sonos Play:5 dealextremeXiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Bracelet Magnetic...Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Bracelet Magnetic Charging OLED Screen Smart System Waterproof Bluetooth 5.0 NFC Version
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$47
Sonos Play:5 aliexpressfor Sonos Play 5 2nd Wireless Speaker Wa...for Sonos Play 5 2nd Wireless Speaker Wall Mount Bracket Fixed Panel Stand Holder Frame
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$59
Sonos Play:5 aliexpressAluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder S...Aluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder Shelf Stand Tablet Mount Bracket Audio Case for SONOS PLAY:5 Speaker
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$26
Sonos Play:5 aliexpressWall Mount Bracket Metal Wall Mount Stan...Wall Mount Bracket Metal Wall Mount Stand Holder for SONOS PLAY:5 Speaker Sturdy Metal Made Mount Stand Holder
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$48
Sonos Play:5 aliexpressAluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder S...Aluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder Shelf Stand Tablet Mount Bracket Audio Case for SONOS PLAY:5 Speaker
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$27
Sonos Play:5 aliexpressAluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder S...Aluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder Shelf Stand Tablet Mount Bracket Audio Case for SONOS PLAY:5 Speaker
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$25

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Features

1.supports pairing for stereo sound
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
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
Sonos Play:5
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.compatible with Google Assistant
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
It is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.
4.works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
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.has AirPlay
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
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.
6.has a mute function
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
7.can recognize individual voices
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
It can recognize different people's voices. This allows it to respond with information tailored to that person.
8.has Chromecast built-in
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
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
Sonos Play:5
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
Sonos Play:5
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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Play:5)

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
Sonos Play:5
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
Sonos Play:5
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
5.has Dolby Atmos
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bose Home Speaker 500)

3.5mm

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

63.5mm

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Play:5)

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bose Home Speaker 500)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Play:5)

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
Sonos Play:5
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
Sonos Play:5
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.warranty period

1

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Play:5)

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
4.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
5.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
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.
6.Bluetooth version

4.2

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Play:5)

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
Sonos Play:5
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
Sonos Play:5
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 Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
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.

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
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)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bose Home Speaker 500)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Play:5)

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bose Home Speaker 500)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Play:5)

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bose Home Speaker 500)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Play:5)

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

3776.64cm³

9742.22cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.height

170.2mm

217mm

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

203.2mm

365mm

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

109.2mm

123mm

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.
9.weight

2.15kg

4.15kg

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.

Miscellaneous

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports a remote smartphone
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
4.Price (global median value)

371.45 €

229.97 €

Updated on Wed Jan 26 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.
5.supports Wi-Fi
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
6.Has a remote control
Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Play:5
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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
Bose Home Speaker 500 pricegrabberBose Home Speaker 500 (triple black)
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$349

Sonos Play:5

Buy used:

$86

ProductStorePrice
Sonos Play:5 AmazonSonos Play: 5 - Ultimate Wireless Smart ...Sonos Play: 5 - Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker - Black
Amazon logo
$720
Sonos Play:5 AmazonSonos Play:5 - Ultimate Wireless Smart S...Sonos Play:5 - Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker - White
Amazon logo
$750
Sonos Play:5 banggood_wwBakeey XY-5 TWSワイヤレスBluetooth 5.0イヤホンマカロ...Bakeey XY-5 TWSワイヤレスBluetooth 5.0イヤホンマカロンColorfulミニタッチコントロールハンズフリーヘッドフォン充電ボックス付き
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¥3,123
Sonos Play:5 banggood_wwBakeey SKY-5 TWS bluetooth 5.2イヤホンLEDパワー...Bakeey SKY-5 TWS bluetooth 5.2イヤホンLEDパワーディスプレイ、2000mAhパワーバンクゲーミングTWSヘッドセットインイヤーノイズキャンセリングHiFi3Dステレオミュージックヘッドフォン
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¥2,082
Sonos Play:5 banggood_wwデュアルデジタルディスプレイ真のワイヤレスヘッドセットボタンタッチBluetoo...デュアルデジタルディスプレイ真のワイヤレスヘッドセットボタンタッチBluetooth 5.0イヤホンポータブル充電ボックス付き
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¥3,123
Sonos Play:5 dealextremeFEELWORLD F6 Plus 5.5 Inch IPS Full HD D...FEELWORLD F6 Plus 5.5 Inch IPS Full HD DSLR Camera Field Touch Screen Monitor
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$179
Sonos Play:5 dealextremeXiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Bracelet Bluetoot...Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Bracelet Bluetooth 5.0 Waterproof 1.1inch AMOLED Colorful Screen
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$75
Sonos Play:5 dealextremeXiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Bracelet Magnetic...Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Bracelet Magnetic Charging OLED Screen Smart System Waterproof Bluetooth 5.0 NFC Version
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$47
Sonos Play:5 aliexpressfor Sonos Play 5 2nd Wireless Speaker Wa...for Sonos Play 5 2nd Wireless Speaker Wall Mount Bracket Fixed Panel Stand Holder Frame
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$59
Sonos Play:5 aliexpressAluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder S...Aluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder Shelf Stand Tablet Mount Bracket Audio Case for SONOS PLAY:5 Speaker
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$26
Sonos Play:5 aliexpressWall Mount Bracket Metal Wall Mount Stan...Wall Mount Bracket Metal Wall Mount Stand Holder for SONOS PLAY:5 Speaker Sturdy Metal Made Mount Stand Holder
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$48
Sonos Play:5 aliexpressAluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder S...Aluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder Shelf Stand Tablet Mount Bracket Audio Case for SONOS PLAY:5 Speaker
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$27
Sonos Play:5 aliexpressAluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder S...Aluminum Alloy Metal Wall Mount Holder Shelf Stand Tablet Mount Bracket Audio Case for SONOS PLAY:5 Speaker
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$25

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