Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar vs Bose soundbar 700
When comparing the Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar and the Bose soundbar 700, the Sennheiser Ambeo turns out better than the Sennheiser. This is because the Sennheiser provides great sound quality. It sounds better with or without its Ambeo mode and offers an HDMI port for easy connectivity to your TV that you won’t get with Bose soundbar 700. With the Ambeo mode on, the Sennheiser also provides good sound quality and it is impressive at creating an immersive surround sound than the Bose soundbar 700.
Comparison: Sennheiser Ambeo vs Bose Soundbar 700, Which Is Better?
Sennheiser Ambeo sounds better and way more versatile than Bose Soundbar 700. Not only Sennheiser Ambeo handles the sound of TV streaming and contemporary music well, but the Sennheiser Ambeo also handles the sound of blues, hard rock, metal, and gaming sound better than Bose Soundbar 700. The Sennheiser Ambeo’s sound signature is more balanced yet remaining free of muddiness you get from Bose soundbar 700.
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To enhance the sound, you can add a subwoofer as well as satellites to the Sennheiser. On the other hand, the profile of the Bose is neutral, it also provides a greater and wider soundstage.
The Bose Ambeo is a great option if you are looking for a soundbar that provides voice control features which the Sennheiser does not provide. Another downside of the Bose 700 is the lack of HDMI inputs as well as the lack of support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, all of which are provided by the Sennheiser. The two soundbars have a lot of differences in terms of design, size as well as the features that they provide. The Bose soundbar has 3.0 channels whereas the Sennheiser soundbar makes use of 5.1 channels. The Bose 700 does not have a night mode as compared to the Sennheiser that has a night mode. When it comes to the size, the Sennheiser is larger in size as compared to the Bose soundbar 700.
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Bose Soundbar 700
The Bose soundbar 700 is a very smart looking speaker, the sound that it provides is smart. This soundbar has voice control features and it can work with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa as well as google voice assistant. However, the soundbar lacks some HDMI inputs and it does not support Dolby Atmos or DTS:X.
The Bose soundbar has a good design. The cabinet is stylish as well as sleek. The build quality is also excellent. The soundbar has a grass top and an aluminum grille. You can also choose between glossy black or glossy arctic white. However, the top of the soundbar is reflective and can easily be smudged when slightly touched. It also reflects the content on your screen, this can make it really distracting.
The size pf the soundbar does not really pose a problem because the height is only 57mm, therefore it does not block you when watching content on the screen. It has a width of about 45 to 55 inches which makes it good enough for the TV. It also has two touch sensitive controls, there is one control that is used to power on the soundbar and another control that is used to mute the voice assistants. The soundbar lacks a lot of HDMI inputs but has an HDMI output.
The soundbar has a lot of features. The Bose soundbar 700 is generally a smart speaker. The speaker has Amazon Alexa and Google assistant built in. This allows you to use your voice assistant to access news, weather, choose a channel and even play music.
The soundbar also makes use of QuietPort technology and PhaseGuide. The phase guide ensures that a wider sound stage is provided and the quiet port technology works on ensuring that the bass produced us deep and does not distort. However, the soundbar lacks DTS:X or Atmos.
The soundbar has one HDMI port, there is also a micro USB port, Ethernet port as well as an optical input. The optical cables and HDMI cables are included in the box. There is also a socket that allows you to connect the power cable. You can also connect your subwoofer to the soundbar using the 3.5mm jacks that are present. It also lets you to use the IR extender and ADAPTiQ headsets.
The soundbar also supports the use of an enhanced audio return channel (eARC). This allows sending of audio from your TV to the soundbar, this works if the TV supports eARC. It also supports use of wireless connections in the 2.4G band and the 5GHz band. Other wireless connections offered by the soundbar include Bluetooth and Airplay2. The soundbar also comes with a remote control that has a backlight that is controlled through motion. The remote controls can be used with the TV, game consoles, blue-ray player or video streamer by simply pairing it.
The Bose music app can also be used with the soundbar. The app has an interface that is well designed and easy to use. with the application, you can easily change the bass, the channel, the trebly as well as access a lot of services like Deezer, TuneIn, Airplay, Spotify, Amazon music and Bluetooth.
The Bose soundbar makes use of four mid-range drivers. These drivers are located on the left as well as the right of the central tweeter, two on each side. the Phase Guide technology is on the far right and the far left of the soundbar to ensure that the soundstage is very wide. The soundbar also makes use of the QuietPort technology, this ensures that the sound and the bass that produces are great as well as well balanced, it also makes sure that they do not distort even when the volume is high. However, the bass may not be punchy because of the lack of a subwoofer. When it comes to installation, the soundbar is very easy to install.
- It has a big front sound stage
- The remote application works very well
- It has Amazon Alexa and Google assistant built-in
- Supports audio calibration, uses ADAPTiQ
- The bass is not that good
- Lacks Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support
- Lacks HDMI inputs
Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar
The Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar is one of the most expensive soundbars, however, the soundbar delivers an immersive sound with the Dolby Atmos support. It has excellent sound quality which makes it worthwhile.
The Sennheiser soundbar has a great design. The Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar is heavy and weighs about 40 pounds. It has the dimensions 126.5 x 13.5 x 17 cm (W x H x D). Because of its heavyweight and large size, it will require you to place it on a cabinet or something that is sturdy so that it can easily support it.
The soundbar has 13 drivers housed inside it and uses a 5.1 speaker system. It also has three tweeters that are located on the front and six subwoofers. These ensures that the sound is well distributed by providing the left, right as well as center channels. On the end of each speaker, there is one tweeter that faces to the right on the right speaker, on the left speaker it faces to the left. It also has up-firing drivers and this ensures that the Dolby Atmos sound effect is well provided with a good height projection.
On the back of the soundbar are the input as well as the output ports. The soundbar has three 2.0 HDMI inputs, these allow you to connect a lot of devices like game consoles and media players. It also has an HDMI eARC output that lets you connect to your TV. You will also see an optical input, an RCA connector and RCA analogue inputs. There is also an ethernet port that allows you to connect to a network.
The soundbar also supports Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth connections, this allows you to stream content very easily. Setting up the soundbar is very simple and straightforward. The soundbar supports WIFI streaming and makes use of Chromecast, this will need you to have a google home apt installed. There is also a Sennheiser app for controlling the device. You can also use the app for a setup process. You can also plug a microphone into the soundbar to enable it to apply the acoustics of your room. The soundbar comes with a handheld remote that can be used to adjust the volume, choose the mode and the input source.
Sound quality and performance
The Sennheiser Ambeo delivers deep and rich textured sounds. The bass delivered is very good, the bass is neither too deep nor too high and it does not distort even when you raise the volume at a very high level. it provides a Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound that completely fills up your living room making the sounds so real,
The Ambeo works very well on all modes such as movie, sport, music etc. When it comes to the sound quality, the only drawback is that there is a shift in sound when you are streaming music because it is not as good as when you are listening from your TV.
- Excellent sound quality
- Dolby Atmos is very effective
- Has many drivers
- The soundbar is expensive
- It is large and heavy
- Does not support Airplay and AptX
- To stream using Wi-Fi you need to use google home
The Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar is better than the Bose soundbar 700. The Sennheiser provides sounds that are very good and its performance is exceptional. It supports many features including Chromecast, DTS:X, and Dolby Atmos. The Bose soundbar 700 also provides great sounds but not as good as the Sennheiser soundbar, it lacks many features like HDMI inputs, Dolby Atmos as well as DTS:X.