What's a Refurbished Product
A Certified Refurbished product is one that’s been returned to Bose, for any reason. It’s then thoroughly inspected, tested, and serviced to meet strict Bose sound quality standards — the same as a new product. Appearance is closely examined; products occasionally have minor, nearly imperceptible blemishes. All Refurbished products have the same warranty as new products, and are available only from Bose. Quantities are limited.
Discover the Bose Soundbar 500, with ultra-high performance featuring an ultra-thin design for a better sound experience that won’t get in the way. Plus, voice control for music.
Thin design with powerful sound
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
Apple AirPlay 2
ADAPTiQ audio calibration
Personalized Bose Music app
Voice assistants built in
Superior voice pickup
Control with voice, remote, or app
HDMI™ ARC connectivity
Optional bass module and speakers
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Bose Soundbar 500 - Refurbished

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$469.00 $549.00
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What's a Refurbished Product
A Certified Refurbished product is one that’s been returned to Bose, for any reason. It’s then thoroughly inspected, tested, and serviced to meet strict Bose sound quality standards — the same as a new product. Appearance is closely examined; products occasionally have minor, nearly imperceptible blemishes. All Refurbished products have the same warranty as new products, and are available only from Bose. Quantities are limited.
Discover the Bose Soundbar 500, with ultra-high performance featuring an ultra-thin design for a better sound experience that won’t get in the way. Plus, voice control for music.
Thin design with powerful sound
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
Apple AirPlay 2
ADAPTiQ audio calibration
Personalized Bose Music app
Voice assistants built in
Superior voice pickup
Control with voice, remote, or app
HDMI™ ARC connectivity
Optional bass module and speakers
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Bose Soundbar 500 - Refurbished
$469.00 $549.00

Product details

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What’s in the Box
  • Bose Soundbar 500
  • Basic remote
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • ADAPTiQ headset
  • Optical cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Power cord
  • Quick start guide
Microphones Built-in Microphone
Sound Options Multiroom, Rear Speakers (Optional Accessory), Surround Sound Configuration (Optional Accessory)
Audio cable included No
Entire Product System 1.75" H x 31.5" W x 4" D (7 lb)
Product Material Metal, Plastic
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth, Network (WiFi Enabled), Apple AirPlay 2
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Range Up to 30 ft (9 m)
Bose App Bose Music App

The simplest way to connect the Bose Soundbar 500 is via the supplied HDMI cable to your TV. If your TV has an HDMI-ARC or HDMI-eARC connection, you should use that connection. If your TV does not have an HDMI connection, then you should connect the Bose Soundbar 500 to the TV using an optical cable.

Yes. The optional, new Bose Soundbar Wall Bracket lets you mount the soundbar to the wall.

ADAPTiQ is part of the overall setup process and driven through the Bose Music app. You will be prompted to run ADAPTiQ after you download the Bose Music app and start the setup process. If you skip running ADAPTiQ during the initial setup process — or change your room significantly after initially running ADAPTiQ — you can go back into the app and do it again. Initiate ADAPTiQ and follow the prompts in the app.

Press and hold the Bluetooth source button on the remote for several seconds. Ensure your mobile device is in pairing mode and select the Bose Soundbar 500 from the list. You also can pair your mobile device to the soundbar using the Bose Music app.

No.

The Bose Soundbar 500 comes with a basic IR remote control. Line-of-sight is required between the remote and the soundbar.

There are two ways to control other devices: HDMI-CEC and IR. The soundbars may be able to control connected devices (TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player, game console) over HDMI-CEC. This allows you to turn on other devices and operate them with the soundbar remote without any programming. It also enables one-touch access to entertainment, enabling you to turn on multiple devices and select an input with one button press. However, not all devices respond to these commands. In particular, cable and satellite boxes may not respond to HDMI commands. The customer still can control devices that do not respond to HDMI commands by programming the Bose Soundbar Universal Remote which is an optional accessory for the Bose Soundbar 500.

Yes.

The Bose Soundbar 500 uses the reflective surfaces of the room to deliver a spacious home theater experience. To ensure optimal audio performance, the soundbar should be placed equidistant from each side wall and directly in the front-center of the TV. No objects should be placed in front of the soundbar, nor should it be placed recessed inside a cabinet, as this would result in a limited sound stage. Also, nothing should be placed directly on either side of the Bose Soundbar 500 since there are side-firing transducers located on either side.

No. All sources must be connected to the TV and then a single connection (via the HDMI or optical cable) must be made from the TV to the soundbar.

Yes. Using Alexa only, you can directly call Bose smart products, Amazon Echo products, and anyone in your contacts list. Simply say, “Alexa, call Mom,” to initiate a call. Or say “Alexa, answer,” to accept an incoming call. You do not need your phone to make or take a call, and it’s free of charge. However, when calling products, both parties are required to have this feature set up in order to use and be on Wi-Fi.

Currently, Amazon Alexa works with QC35 headphones II, Headphones 700, Home Speaker 300, Smart Speaker 500, Portable Smart Speaker, Smart Soundbar 300, Soundbar 500, Smart Soundbar 600, Smart Soundbar 700, and Smart Soundbar 900.

Yes. The Bose Soundbar 500 uses presets via the Bose Music app and the remote control.

The Bose Soundbar 500 can play music directly over Wi-Fi from Spotify, Pandora®, TuneIn, iHeartRadio™, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, and Deezer. Alexa access on the Bose Soundbar 500 allows voice control of Spotify, Pandora®, TuneIn, iHeartRadio™, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, Deezer, and Audible. Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility allows access to Apple Music, and other services may be accessed by playing from a device using a Bluetooth connection. Music and voice services may vary.

It is not possible to provide a comprehensive list of supported features, because Google Assistant and Alexa are constantly evolving — but the integration of voice control with the new Bose family of smart products will support the vast majority of functionality, including music playback, control of smart home devices, setting timers and alarms, and general information requests. Here are some example commands to try:

Alexa, play the Beatles on Spotify.

Alexa, play my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify.

Alexa, play some indie music.

Alexa, play my dinner party playlist.

Alexa, turn it up.

Alexa, next track.

Alexa, do I need an umbrella today?

Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes.

Alexa, wake me up at 7 AM.

Alexa, what’s the capital of Brazil?

Alexa, tell me a joke.

Alexa, what’s the news?

Yes. The Bose Soundbar 500, Bose Smart Soundbar 700, the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 and the Bose Bass Module 500 and Bose Bass Module 700 all use the same wireless protocols and can be mixed and matched (e.g., a Bose Smart Soundbar 700 wirelessly paired with a Bose Bass Module 500 or a Bose Soundbar 500 with a Bose Bass Module 700). However, the design language and materials of the Bose Soundbar 500 and the Bose Smart Soundbar 700 product lines were designed to complement the product in the same class (e.g., Bose Soundbar 500 products together and Bose Smart Soundbar 700 products together). So, the glass on the Bose Smart Soundbar 700 products looks more complementary together than if you mixed one Bose Soundbar 500 product with a Bose Smart Soundbar 700 product.

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Product highlights

Soundbar 500 refurbished
  • Built-in voice control
    Experience superior voice pickup from a custom-designed eight-microphone array that will still hear you no matter how loud your music is.
  • Ultra-high performance, ultra thin design.
    Custom designed drivers keep the Soundbar 500 almost impossibly thin, without taking away from the acoustic excellence.
  • Elegant lightbar
    An ingenious light bar helps indicate when your voice assistant is listening, thinking, or speaking.

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