Comparing Bose Home Speaker 500 and Sonos Move

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Lowest price found: $329 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Bose Home Speaker 500 ranks #125 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Sonos Move ranks #25 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Bose Home Speaker 500: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts prefer Sonos Move over Bose Home Speaker 500

On 1 Dec 2022 (4 days ago) we went through 109 Bluetooth Speaker expert endorsements .

Currently, Sonos Move received 7 endorsements from TechHive (16 Nov 2022), Rtings.com (18 Nov 2022) Digital Trends (10 Nov 2022) and 4 others. Meanwhile, Bose Home Speaker 500 did not receive any endorsements this month.

Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
TechHive
Popular Mechanics
Rtings.com
Digital Trends
TechRadar
SoundGuys
WIRED
PCMag
Tom's Guide
What Hi-Fi
1
- $329
Sonos Move
5
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1
3
8
2
4
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9
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N/A N/A $379
Bose Home Speaker 500
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Endorsement summary:

  • On 16 Nov 2022 TechHive ranked Sonos Move as #5
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    #5 out of 11 Sonos Move
    Best outdoor Bluetooth smart speaker
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  • On 18 Nov 2022 Rtings.com ranked Sonos Move as #1
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
    #1 out of 8 Sonos Move
    Best Bluetooth Speaker
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  • On 10 Nov 2022 Digital Trends ranked Sonos Move as #3
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    #3 out of 11 Sonos Move
    A multi-use Sonos speaker
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  • On 11 Nov 2022 TechRadar ranked Sonos Move as #8
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    #8 out of 14 Sonos Move
    The Bluetooth speaker for premium sound
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  • On 8 Nov 2022 SoundGuys ranked Sonos Move as #2
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    #2 out of 5 Sonos Move
    Best Smart Speaker
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  • On 24 Jun 2022 WIRED ranked Sonos Move as #4
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    #4 out of 16 Sonos Move
    Best for Home
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  • On 29 Nov 2022 Tom's Guide ranked Sonos Move as #9
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    #9 out of 11 Sonos Move
    The best Bluetooth speaker for outdoors
    ... ... ...
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Customers like Sonos Move noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Bose Home Speaker 500
Sonos Move
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Sonos Move, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Bose Home Speaker 500.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling bluetooth speaker receives a consumer score of 8.7 (great). Both Bose Home Speaker 500 and Sonos Move receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Bose Home Speaker 500
In comparison:
Bose Home Speaker 500 ranks #125 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Sonos Move
In comparison:
Sonos Move ranks #25 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Median best-selling Bluetooth Speaker
In comparison:
Kunodi F4 ranks #137 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great





Sonos Move is more popular than Bose Home Speaker 500

It's fairly safe to say that Sonos Move is a more popular bluetooth speaker than Bose Home Speaker 500, based on its 5,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Bose Home Speaker 500 and Sonos Move often consider Sonos Move, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Bose Home Speaker 500 and Sonos Move
Sonos Move $329
In comparison:
Sonos Move ranks #25 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
7 expert recommendations
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) $262
In comparison:
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) ranks #130 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
4 expert recommendations Cheaper
Ultimate Ears Hyperboom $427
In comparison:
Ultimate Ears Hyperboom ranks #54 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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9.5
Amazing
4 expert recommendations
Beats Pill Plus $343
In comparison:
Beats Pill Plus ranks #14 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations More Popular Better Reviews
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Sonos Move is mentioned by key experts in Dec 2022, while Bose Home Speaker 500 is not.
Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
TechHive
Popular Mechanics
Rtings.com
Digital Trends
TechRadar
SoundGuys
WIRED
PCMag
Tom's Guide
What Hi-Fi
1
- $329
Sonos Move
5
-
1
3
8
2
4
-
9
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2
- $195
Sonos Roam
6
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2
1
-
2
-
3
11
3
- $140
JBL Charge 5
7
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6
1
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6
7
2
4
- $80
UE Wonderboom 2
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5
-
10
9
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5
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5
3
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.
No expert reviews linked yet for Bose Home Speaker 500.

Expert reviews [22]

85
Total expert reviews: 22
  • with a score: 15
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by The Guardian
100
Average score based on 22 reviews
85
Lowest score by SoundGuys
78

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Bose Home Speaker 500: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • Sound performance: Fill any room with impressive wall-to-wall stereo sound from a single speaker
  • Built-in Alexa: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are built into this smart speaker for hands-free voice control. And a noise-rejecting mic system listens in every direction for your voice
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From Seller:
  • The durable, battery-powered smart speaker for outdoor and indoor listening
  • Easy to use - Setup takes minutes, and control is simple with the Sonos app, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and your voice
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth - Stream over Wi-Fi and connect Move to the rest of your Sonos system at home. Switch to Bluetooth when you're away and offline
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
No video reviews linked yet for Bose Home Speaker 500.
Sonos Move 1 Year On: What We Know Now!
Popular! 78K views!
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0017817783385
UPC Numbers: 017817783385
Model Numbers: 795345-1100
EAN Numbers: 0840136800620, 0878269008880, 8717755776761
UPC Numbers: 840136800620, 878269008880
Model Numbers: MOVE1UK1BLK, MOVE1US1
Bose Home Speaker 500: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Bose Home Speaker 500 is a popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Sony SRS-RA5000 or Audio Pro Addon C10 MkII .

Bose Home Speaker 500 is $299.01 more expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($79.99).

Sonos Move is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Beats Pill Plus or JBL Boombox .

Sonos Move is $249.01 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($79.99).

Bose Home Speaker 500: Buy | Customer Reviews

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