Active Soundbar Speaker
Wireless Multiroom Audio
Active Soundbar Speaker
Bose Premium Sound: The Bose Soundbar 700 utilizes a proprietary DSP-controlled
amplifier and custom-designed low-profile transducers to deliver
exceptional detail and depth with crystal clear dialogue. Proprietary PhaseGuide
technology works with the tiny transducers to direct beams of multi-directional
sound, delivering an unprecedented level of spaciousness. QuietPort technology
is integrated into the soundbar with recessed ports that use a
piece of resistant screen to reduce turbulent noise while getting more sound
through a smaller opening, resulting in virtually distortion-free bass from a
slim profile speaker.
ADAPTiQ Audio Room Calibration: ADAPTiQ audio room calibration will
optimize the Bose Soundbar 700's acoustic performance for the unique
characteristics of your room, giving you the best possible listening experience. Through
the Bose Music App and the included headset, ADAPTiQ audio calibration
customizes the sound of the system to the acoustics of your listening area by
taking five audio measurements. During ADAPTiQ audio calibration, a microphone
on the top of the ADAPTiQ headset measures the sound characteristics of your
room to determine optimal sound quality. To run ADAPTiQ, you will need 10
minutes when your room is quiet.
Note: If you later connect an optional bass module or surround speakers,
move the soundbar or move any furniture, run ADAPTiQ audio calibration again to
ensure optimal sound quality.
Optional Wireless Surround: The Bose Soundbar 700 supports
wireless rear speakers and a wireless bass module from Bose (both sold
- Bass Module: The
Bose Bass Module
700 (sold separately) adds deep, thunderous bass to the
Bose Soundbar 700. It connects wirelessly to the soundbar speaker and has a
wireless range of approximately 30'. Its compact, cube design fits well in
any room. The Base Module 700 can be placed almost anywhere in your room,
but placing it on the same wall as the soundbar will provide the best
performance. The wireless sub will require AC power. There is also a
mono-minijack output on the back of the Bose Soundbar 700, if you prefer to
make a hardwired connection to the Bose Bass Module 700.
- Surround Speakers: For a fully immersive sound experience,
add the Bose
Surround Speakers (sold separately) to the Bose Soundbar 700. With a
wireless range of about 30' and standing less than 4" high, these wireless
surround speakers blend nicely into your room. The speakers should be placed
behind the main listening area, one on the left side and one on the right of the
room, for optimum sound quality. Both speakers will require AC power.
HDMI ARC Jack: The Bose Soundbar 700 is equipped with a
single HDMI ARC jack to connect the soundbar to your TV's HDMI ARC input.
The HDMI ARC jack allows audio from your TV to be sent through the soundbar
speaker. The unit supports Dolby Digital (up to 5.1ch), DTS (up to 5.1ch), and 2ch PCM audio.
Note: Some televisions will only pass 2ch PCM through the
ARC-enabled HDMI input from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, and
will only pass Dolby Digital via the TV's built-in tuner, network apps, or USB.
Optical Digital Input: If your TV is not equipped with an
HDMI ARC jack, the Bose Soundbar 700 also features an optical (toslink) digital
input that supports 2ch PCM and 5.1ch Dolby Digital or DTS. This soundbar does not
offer analog audio inputs.
Note: The digital optical output of many flat-panel TVs
only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround
sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB
device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via
HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
Remote Control: The Bose Soundbar 700 comes with a universal
Bluetooth LE remote control and supports HDMI-CEC. You can also program 3rd
party remotes (sold separately) to control the soundbar system.
- Universal Remote: The included universal Bluetooth
control provides wireless operation of the soundbar speaker system without
direct line of sight. You can
also program the universal remote to control your TV, Blu-ray player, or
cable/satellite box. The remote is designed sleek with a premium aluminum
accent and seamless elastomer keypad that's soft to the touch. The remote's
ingenious contextual backlighting only shows you buttons relevant to the
task at hand. Whether you're listening to music or watching TV, the remote
automatically adjusts itself to light up buttons you need in that very
moment. The Bose Music app on your Apple iOS or Android device will be
used to pair the universal remote with the Bose Soundbar 700.
- HDMI CEC: The soundbar is able to control HDMI-connected devices
(such as your TV, Blu-ray Disc player, game console) over HDMI-CEC. HDMI-CEC
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.
- 3rd Party IR Remotes: Because the Bose Soundbar 700 also
supports IR commands, you can also program a third-party IR remote, such as
your cable/satellite box or TV remote, to control the soundbar. Refer to
your third-party remote owner's guide or website for instructions. Not all
third-party remotes are compatible with the soundbar. The 3.5mm IR input on back of the Bose Soundbar
allows you to connect an IR extender (sold separately) in case the soundbar's IR
receiver is obstructed from view.
Placement Options: The Bose Soundbar 700 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 700 since there are
side-firing transducers located on either side.
Optional Wall Bracket: The
Bose Soundbar Wall Bracket
(sold separately) has
been designed specifically for the Bose Soundbar 700 and hangs the soundbar
speaker horizontally above or below your flat-panel TV. A cable cover is
included to help hide the HDMI and/or optical cable that is run from your TV to
the Bose Soundbar 700 speaker. The Bose Soundbar Wall Bracket features
high-quality steel construction and is available in a black or white finish.
AC Power: The Bose Soundbar 700 operates off of standard
household current using the supplied 5' detachable AC power cord.
Wireless Multiroom Audio
Multiroom Audio: The Bose Soundbar 700 is part of a new family of
Smart Home speakers and soundbars from Bose that can be used to create a
wireless multiroom audio system over your home's WiFi network. You can start
with one Bose Soundbar 700 and add more Bose Smart Home speakers and
soundbars to create a wireless multiroom audio system in your home.
- Number of Audio Zones: You can create up to 4 audio zones. Each
zone can be set to play the same audio source or set to play a different audio sources.
You can also group different zones together.
- Compatible Multiroom Audio Sources: Internet radio,
select online music services, and Bluetooth audio can be listened to on a single
speaker or multiple speakers.
- Incompatible Multiroom Audio Sources: HDMI and the optical
digital input do not support multiroom audio.
Note: The family of Bose Smart Home speakers and soundbars is not compatible with
the family Bose
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Bose Soundbar 700
offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your home network.
The Bose Soundbar 700 is equipped with an Ethernet R-J45 jack and built-in,
dual-band (2.4/5GHz) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n). The system's network connection can be
setup initially from the Bose Music app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android
Bose Music App: The Bose Music app (for
Android OS 5.1+) lets you set up and control compatible Bose smart speakers
and soundbars from your Apple iOS or Android device. It works with one or
many of the new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars -
Bose Soundbar 700. Using the app, your mobile device acts as a remote for
the speaker. From the app, you can stream music, set and change presets, add
music services, explore internet radio stations, configure Alexa and manage
- Music Control: The Bose Music app lets you browse and play the
music you love from Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio,
TuneIn, and more from your Apple iOS or Android device. The Bose Music app
also makes it easy to set your favorite playlists or stations as
presets (up to 6 presets), so you can access them effortlessly.
- Multi-Room/Multi-Source: The Bose Music app lets you control one
or multiple Bose Soundbar 700, Bose Soundbar 500, and Bose Soundbar 700
in your home. You can play the same music throughout your home or listen to
different music in different areas.
- Audio Settings: The Bose Music app can be used to control volume
level and adjust the speaker's Bass & Treble level.
- Multiple Users: The Bose Music app lets multiple users
personalize their experience and control their content. One person can
quickly access their Spotify playlist, while another easily listens to the
latest podcast. Now it's simple for the whole household to enjoy their
favorite music and more.
- Simple Setup: The Bose Music app also makes setup easy, walking
you through each step. Simply download the Bose Music app on your device,
plug in the speaker, and open the app to get started. The app will guide you
through setting up your account on the speaker, adding your account
information for your favorite music services, and adding Amazon Alexa to the
Built-In Alexa with 8 Microphone Array: The integration of Alexa with the Bose family of
Smart Speakers will support the vast majority of Alexa functionality; including
music playback, control of smart home devices, setting timers and alarms, and
general information requests. A custom-designed, proprietary 8 microphone array
on the soundbar is precisely
positioned for accurate near-field and far-field voice pickup. You can rest
assured that the Bose Soundbar 700 will hear you even when there is a lot of
noise in the background, your music is playing loud, or you are across the room.
- Music Control: Currently you can ask Alexa to play music from
Amazon Music, Pandora, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Deezer and TuneIn on a
specific speaker, a group of speakers, or all speakers. Once your
music is playing, you can also ask Alexa "what is playing", "turn
volume up or down", "skip to the
next track", "go to the previous track", or "stop music".
- Smart Home Skills: Various Alexa smart home device skills work
through the Bose Soundbar 700, its built-in microphones and the
integration of Alexa. For example, you can ask Alexa - "set my smart
thermostat to 72 degrees" or "turn off the lights".
- News & Information: Use the Bose smart speaker to ask Alexa about
world & local news, traffic, weather, sports, and other topics or events.
- The use of a virtual assistant is optional; you can initiate music
from the Bose Music app and other sources without using Alexa. The option to
enable Alexa can be declined in setup and revisited at any time. You can also
remove Alexa from the speaker at any time via the settings menu of the Bose
Music app. And when Alexa is installed, the microphones may be turned off at any
time with the microphone off button on the speaker.
- The microphones on the Bose Soundbar 700 may be
turned off with a single tap of the microphone off button on the top of the
speaker. This button completely cuts power to the microphones so Alexa will
not hear any commands. For security reasons, it is not possible to use a
voice command or the Bose Music app to turn the microphones on or off; only
a physical button press can control the microphones. When the microphones
are off, this button will always be backlit with a red LED light.
- There are certain Alexa skills that the Bose Soundbar 700 does
not support; such as Alexa Calling & Messaging. Alexa is not
available in all languages and countries.
Online Music Services: The Bose Soundbar 700 can play music
directly from streaming music services over WiFi, controlled either by the Bose
Music app (for Apple iOS and Android), or Amazon Alexa through the built-in
microphones. These music services can be controlled from the Bose Music App (for
Apple iOS and Android) and Alexa through the built-in mics. Basic playback
functions such as Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track can be done from the
included IR remote.
TuneIn includes access to more than 100,000 free internet radio streams
from all corners of the globe. Just select the TuneIn logo from the main
Music menu and browse among the 100,000 stations neatly organized into
popular categories and select a station that appeals to your mood.
- Pandora: Pandora is
personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with
the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and
Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also
rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt
stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark stations and easily switch
- Spotify Connect: Spotify
Spotify Premium users to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to
the speaker from within the Spotify app (Apple
Android). Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand
access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million
tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage,
and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album,
track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized
- SiriusXM: SiriusXM
Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. Subscription fees
- iHeart Radio:
iHeart Radio: is a free, all-in-one digital radio and music streaming
service that lets you listen to thousands of live stations from across the
country and allows you to create personalized custom stations featuring
songs from the artist you select and similar music.
- Amazon Music: Listen to over a million songs, thousands
of playlists, and ad-free personalized stations with
Music. Requires an
Amazon Prime membership (currently $10.99 per month or $99 per year).
You can also upload your personal music collection from iTunes or Google
Play Music to your music library on Amazon and then stream your music to the
Bose Smart Home speaker.
- Deezer: Deezer is an online
music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month.
Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated
collections by genre.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, the Bose
Home Speaker 500 can wirelessly play back stored music, music apps, and other
audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop
computer. You can pair eight Bluetooth source devices to the speaker, but only
one can be actively connected and used for playback at a time. The included IR
remote can be used to control basic playback (such as Play/Pause &
Previous/Next track); Alexa cannot be used to control Bluetooth audio sources.
- Bluetooth audio streaming can be done without utilizing WiFi, the
Bose Music app, or Alexa.
- The Bose Soundbar 700 does not support Bluetooth hands-free
communication for making or answering phone calls.
AirPlay 2 (future firmware update): Through a future
firmware update (no ETA), the Bose Soundbar 700 will support AirPlay 2.
AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for
iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can
play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac
computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the Bose Smart Home speaker system and other
compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You will also be able to ask
Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control
playback of your Apple Music on the Bose Soundbar 700. You can choose to
play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same
audio in every room (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App
and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You can even watch videos and movies
from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer
with perfectly synced audio on the Bose Smart Home speaker system.
Note: AirPlay 2 does not support multiroom audio
distribution via Bose Smart Home. Multiroom audio distribution can only be
done with other AirPlay 2 compatible devices (sold separately).
Network Standby: The Bose Soundbar 700
transitions to Network Standby when audio has stopped and you have not pressed
any buttons for 20 or more minutes. To wake the speaker from network standby,
simply tap any button on the speaker, play/resume audio using your mobile device
and the Bose Music app, or talk to Alexa.
Note: You can still access Alexa in Network Standby as long as it is set
up using the Bose Music app and the microphone is turned on.