The festive season is approaching and every manufacturer is refreshing their product lineup in the country. After Panasonic unveiling a wide range of speakers in India, now its time for the US-based audio equipment maker Bose to join the list. Bose on Thursday added a new product to its wireless smart speaker category and it also launched two new soundbars. The newly launched Bose Home Speaker 500 retails at Rs 39,000 in the sub-continent, while the Bose Soundbar 500 and Soundbar 700 are priced at Rs 59,000 and Rs 79,000, respectively. The Home Speaker 500 also comes with Amazon Alexa integrated which has become a trend in recent times as smart speaker market in India is growing with every passing quarter.
“It takes just one ‘Home Speaker 500’ to deliver true stereo separation. Our ‘Soundbar 700 and 500’ are thin and discreet with jaw-dropping surround sound. Combined with Alexa, they combine Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for unbeatable ease of use, can be mixed and matched to play in sync or separately,” said Doug Cunningham, Category Manager, Consumer Electronics Division, Bose.
Bose Home Speaker 500 Features
With buttons for basic functionality, the wireless smart speaker also comes with two custom drivers pointed in opposite directions to reflect sound off surrounding walls- separate instruments to the far left and right and place vocals where the artist did to deliver audio without artificial effects or distortion, the company said in a statement.
Bose Soundbar 500 and Soundbar 700 Features
Focusing on the home theatre set-up, both the soundbars could be wall-mounted or expanded with a wireless bass module and rear speakers. The 78cm-long Soundbar 500 is small and thin and would allow users to easily switch from audio for video to music. The 96cm-long Soundbar 700 comes packed with technologies capable of sending multiple channels of a soundtrack or song throughout a space, placing discrete sound in places where there are no speakers, QuietPort technology to deliver exceptional detail and depth.
To manage the TV or other connected equipment, “Soundbar 700” also comes with a universal remote. The audio systems would be available for purchase from October 11, 2018, at Bose stores, select re-sellers and online platforms. Bose launched the Home Speaker 500 in the US back in August this year at a price of $399, so clearly, the speaker is priced a tad higher in India.
With Inputs from IANS