Bose launches new $400 Alexa-powered home smart speaker

Bose launches new $400 Alexa-powered home smart speaker
We could say that Bose is in the heavyweight league when it comes to audio equipment, so it makes perfect sense for the company to want to compete on all tiers and aspects of the audio industry. And here comes the Bose Home Speaker 500, a brand new smart speaker that will be available for purchase in October for $400.

The smart speaker features Alexa support and includes a small display where you can see the album art of whatever you're playing. It's coated in aluminum and has two custom drivers that are pointed in opposite directions so that the sound would reflect off surrounding walls.

The Home Speaker 500 includes several numbered buttons that allow you to quickly start playing any of your favorite playlists, internet radio stations, and other songs and albums that you like listening.

According to Bose, its new $400 smart speaker will eventually feature support for AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant, but it's not going to be available at launch. Also, the Home Speaker 500 features the same mic technology included in Bose headsets and headphones, which are supposed to allow it to hear commands better when loud music is played.

If you decide to order one, keep in mind that it won't be available until October, as mentioned earlier.

source: Bose



1. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I do not want my speaker powered by something connect to the internet and collecting info for advertising on me. I may be getting old but am I alone here?

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

It's not like you have other 99999 other alternatives on the market.

7. JohnT24

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 07, 2018

Yes. I'm not a big fan of the whole 'data collection' pretence which is why I got myself a smart display (Lenovo) that actually has a camera privacy shutter and mute switch for the microphone. I mean if that's the best they can do I WILL TAKE IT! It's speaker is actually quite loud.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1983; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Knowing Bose, this will sound awesome. The price is also not too high, their portable speakers are around this price.

3. izim1

Posts: 1607; Member since: Feb 04, 2013


6. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

"Bose" and "awesome" in one sentence? More like OK ... ish.

4. izim1

Posts: 1607; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

"No highs, no lows, must be bose" They make the best NC headphones out there, but sound quality is as overrated as beats. Youre waaaaaaay better off just buying a pair of Sonos for $400

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