Bose Bass Module 500 vs. 700: Worth the Extra Money?

Summary

Both Bose Bass Module 500 and Bass Module 700 are designed to be paired with Bose soundbars and Bose surround speakers to enhance bass and lows. 

Bose Bass Module 500 has excellent bass and a cool design that’s actually made for small spaces but if you have a bigger space and budget is not a constraint Bose Bass module 700 would be a better choice. 

Module 700 has a more elegant design with a glass top and improved functions and high quality of bass that makes it a more powerful subwoofer than the 500. 


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Bose Bass Module 500 Overview

Bose Bass Module 500 can be paired with Bose soundbar 300, 500, 700, and 900 to enhance your ordinary home theater experience. We have previously discussed how much we love both the Bose Soundbar 700 & Bose Soundbar 900 here.

It is a compact, easy to use, 10 inch cube that weighs about 11 pounds so it doesn’t take up much space and it makes a great decor for small living rooms. 

The module has a fine black matte top that is easy to clean because it doesn’t catch dust or fingerprints.

The subwoofer uses integrated power supply and a nominal voltage of 120 volts. It can be wirelessly connected and it only supports Dolby Digital.

Bose Bass Module 700 Overview

Bose Bass Module 700 is a power-packed subwoofer that can also be paired with Bose soundbar 300, 500, 700, and 900. It is much bigger in size compared to Bose Bass Module 500 and quite heavy too since it weighs around 30 pounds. 

The 700 has a sophisticated design with a high-quality tempered glass top.

It also uses an integrated power supply and a nominal voltage of 120 volts. The driver is nearly twice the size of Bass Module 500 which gives a thunderous bass experience. 

The module can be connected wirelessly and it supports both Dolby Digital and DTS content.

Comparisons of Bose bass module 500 vs 700

Similarities

Let’s start with the similarities.

Both Bose Bass Module 500 and 700 are compatible and can be paired with Bose soundbars and Bose surround speakers. 

Both modules can be connected with a cable or you can use the Bose App on your phone or tablet. The wireless range is around 30 feet which is pretty amazing, and should be plenty for most uses.

Both modules have an integrated power supply and they come with a minijack input, a built-in amplifier and ADAPTiQ Audio Room Calibration.

Differences

Design 

Bose Bass Module 500 stands at roughly 10” X 10” X 10” which gives the subwoofer a rather boxy design. The top is made from a solid black plastic with a fine black matte finish that doesn’t catch dust or fingerprints easily. 

It has a special base with a very cool style that gives the subwoofer real elegance. It is lighter than module 700 at only 11 pounds so it doesn’t take up much space and it is very easy to move around.

There’s a power switch and a standard 3.5mm jack located on the back that you can use to connect the subwoofer to your soundbar or surround speakers.

Bose Bass Module 700 stands at 11.6” X 11.6” X “12.9 which gives it that same boxy design. It is a little bigger than the 500 but it doesn’t take up a great deal of space. 

Module 700 has a much smaller base which makes the subwoofer seem like it’s floating in the air. The real difference between the two is the top. Bose Bass Module 700 has a cool and sleek tempered glass top that gives it a nice, thick, and very high-quality finish.

This subwoofer weighs 30 pounds which is almost thrice the weight of module 500 but most of the weight is actually from the glass top. It has the same 3.5mm jack and a service port on the back.

Sound

Bose Bass Module 500 has a powerful 5 and a quarter inch driver that gives you a crisp and yet powerful bass that truly fills the room.

It enhances the profound audio effects in movies and you are guaranteed a truly cinematic experience with rumble and roars when watching an action packed movie. And if you’re rocking your favorite music you’ll enjoy the thunderous bass.

The biggest downside is it does get boomy at some frequencies and doesn’t produce a refined low end like module 700.

Bose Bass Module 700 runs on a phenomenal 10-inch driver which is nearly twice the size of module 500. It has 4 mid-range drivers that support surround speakers while offering dynamic and rich low ends for listening to music. 

These powerful drivers generate deep and rich bass that makes you feel the thunder when you are watching a movie that involves a lot of action. 

Another really cool feature with Bose Bass Module 700, that is missing in module 500, is the QuietPort technology which lowers sound distortion and increases bass performance. 

If you are using a low quality subwoofer you’d experience distortion if you turn the volume all the way up. But with module 700 you willnot experience any kind of distortion at all even if you crank the volume all the way up.

Extra Features:

Bose Bass Module 500 has two-buttons. One for the setup which when pushed can easily to connect the device to the soundbar. And the microphone off button to disable the voice assistant function.

The subwoofer also features service LED lights located above the input slots which light up when it is connected to show status. 

Bose Bass Module 700 also has two buttons. The action button used for activating the voice assistant and a button that mutes the mic. 

One more difference here is Bose Bass Module 700 comes in black and arctic white which is designed to go with the white Bose Soundbar 700. But module 500 only comes in black.

What’s in the Box

Boss Bass Modules 500 comes with an instruction manual, HDMI cable, power cable, satellite cable, bar power brick, Bose ADAPTIQ headset, and a small screwdriver.

Bose Bass Module 700 comes with an instruction manual, HDMI cable, digital optical cable, universal remote, Bose ADAPTIQ headset, 4x power cables, one screwdriver and a cleaning cloth for the glass top.

How To Connect 

Bose Bass Module 500 and 700 can be connected wirelessly to Bose soundbars with Bose Music App. Just plug the subwoofer into an AC outlet and use the Bose Music App to add it to the soundbar.

You can also connect the subwoofer to your soundbar using an optimal 1/8-inch cable. You can also connect the module to your phone via Bluetooth.

Final Thoughts

Both Bose Bass Module 500 and 700 give the best bass when paired with Bose soundbars and different devices. But module 700 drivers are nearly twice the size of module 500, it has more advanced features, more setup options, and different variants. 

If you are on a budget, go with Bose Bass module 500. Otherwise, Bass Module 700 is a better choice.

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