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Bose SOUNDBAR700BLvsHarman Kardon Citation Bar

Bose SOUNDBAR700BL

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and fully featured 7.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar is really quiet, good-looking and very easy to setup.
4.8kg
WEIGHT
93
Reviews
21 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
60
Value for Money
Good
78
Age
2 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Harman Kardon Citation Bar

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

Harman Kardon Citation Bar

£528.49
£528.49
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-rated 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar is really quiet and easy to setup, and well-built.
150W
4.1kg
WEIGHT
90
Reviews
15 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Bose SOUNDBAR700BL

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and fully featured 7.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar is really quiet, good-looking and very easy to setup.
4.8kg
WEIGHT
93
Reviews
21 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
60
Value for Money
Good
78
Age
2 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Harman Kardon Citation Bar

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

Harman Kardon Citation Bar

£528.49
£528.49
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-rated 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar is really quiet and easy to setup, and well-built.
150W
4.1kg
WEIGHT
90
Reviews
15 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
5 Reasons For
Bigger Audio Output Channels
The Bose SOUNDBAR700BL is 7.1 channels channels, however the Harman Kardon Citation Bar is only 5.1 channels.

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Bose SOUNDBAR700BL has received a Kagoo Score of 82, however the Harman Kardon Citation Bar scored 81.
More Shops Are Selling It
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this soundbar.
Better Overall Reviews
The Bose SOUNDBAR700BL has an average overall review score of 90% based on 21 reviews, however the Harman Kardon Citation Bar has an average rating of 83% (based on 15 reviews).
Better Brand
Bose soundbars have an average rating of 78.3%, whereas Harman Kardon only has an average rating of 67.1%.
4 Reasons For
Cheaper by £141
The Harman Kardon Citation Bar costs £528.49, whereas the Bose SOUNDBAR700BL is £669.00.
Newer by One Month
The Harman Kardon Citation Bar was released three years ago, but the Bose SOUNDBAR700BL was released three years ago
Better User Reviews
Based on 5 reviews, the Harman Kardon Citation Bar has an average user review score of 96%, but the Bose SOUNDBAR700BL has an average rating of 90% (based on 21 reviews).
Has a Better OK Noise Level
Our analysis of the Harman Kardon Citation Bar reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Harman Kardon Citation Bar has a better OK noise level. Several people thought that it was very quiet and was noisy.

Average Expert Rating

Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
9 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Harman Kardon Citation Bar has better user reviews than the Bose SOUNDBAR700BL. The average user reviews score for the Harman Kardon Citation Bar is 96% based on 5 reviews, where as the average score for the Bose SOUNDBAR700BL is 90% based on 21 reviews.
Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
5 stars
15 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
1 review
Best
5 stars
4 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Bose has a better average brand rating than Harman Kardon. The average brand rating for Bose is 78.3% based on over 1,100 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Harman Kardon is 67.1% based on 20 reviews.
Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
Bose

78

78

Based on over 1,100 reviews
Harman Kardon

67

67

Based on 20 reviews

Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
32 months old 31 months old Best

Audio Channels

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

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Design

Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
Good-Looking
3 people agree No people disagree
  • Very great product, excellent sound and good looking. Looking into adding additional speakers...
    Steve - (Bestbuy.com) January 2021
  • ... speaker is really nice. It isn't bulky, has really good sound, and a nice sleek look. The subwoofer that is optional to get with it is pricey, but definitely ...
    Asantana - (Bestbuy.com) September 2020
  • Great sound, great look, difficult to set up on the aop when purchasing as a package with Sub and rear speakers. Figured it out, I think. Would have been ...
    Anonymous - (Bestbuy.com) March 2020
  • Very Well Designed
    4 people agree No people disagree
  • ... superior sound quality... The Harman Kardon Citation Bar is an excellent soundbar that not only benefits from an attractively modern design but boasts ...
    avforums.com August 2019
  • ... This range is designed to combine a sophisticated and attractive design with cutting edge features and superior sound quality... The Harman Kardon Citation ...
    avforums.com August 2019
  • ... voice control but a fully functioning smart s...Fantastic sound quality. Gorgeous design. Excellent fit and finish. Google Assistant built-in. Three HDMI ...
    avforums.com August 2019
  • ... the lack of a separate subwoofer means the bass...Great sound quality. Stylish design. Excellent build quality. Multiroom capabilities. No object-based ...
    Trusted Reviews July 2019
  • Ease of Use

    Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Very Easy to Setup
    3 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • Geek squad did a awesome job setting up awesome product...
    Inspector1 - (Bestbuy.com) August 2020
  • Great service from Best Buy, and good smart soundbar which was very easy to set up...
    Torio - (Bestbuy.com) January 2021
  • The sound bar has a great sound. Easy to set up with the Bose 700 Bass module. Got it cheaper as an open box model...
    Bbbuyer - (Bestbuy.com) May 2020
  • Very Easy to Setup
    6 people agree No people disagree
  • This speaker was fairly easy to set up - there are extra cables and the wall mount which I didn't use. The instructions were easily to follow to set up ...
    MrsMcF - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • ... very responsive - asking for it to play ... More This speaker was fairly easy to set up - there are extra cables and the wall mount which I didn't use. ...
    MrsMcF - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • ... you need to set it up - including relevant cables etc which is handy. Easy to setup too, with Google ... More Product has fantastic sound that is an incredible ...
    Ed1992 - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • ... great to have Google assistant integrated. Easy to set up (for whatever reason I couldn't set up with my phone, but worked fine when I switched to my tablet). ...
    AmK32 - (Johnlewis.com) November 2019
  • Has Good Controls
    2 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... the business thanks to a lifestyle-friendly finish, and has built-in Google Assistant voice control, too, mean... The Harman Kardon Citation Bar is a well-designed ...
    Pocket Lint September 2019
  • ... of very nice materials, has an excellent build quality and the remote control feels nice to use. I have been using the sound bar for a couple of weeks ...
    NickDr - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • Noise Level

    Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Really Quiet
    13 people agree No people disagree
  • Excellent sound, the price somewhat high, but the good costs...
    Vic612 - (Bestbuy.com) September 2020
  • Very great product, excellent sound and good looking. Looking into adding additional speakers...
    Steve - (Bestbuy.com) January 2021
  • Exceptional sound! Been using Bose products for years. Highly recommend!
    Patriot - (Bestbuy.com) July 2020
  • The best quality and the best sound in the world I like it...
    Naituntun - (Bestbuy.com) April 2020
  • Really Quiet
    11 people agree No people disagree
  • Product has fantastic sound that is an incredible improvement on both the TV built in speaker and my previous soundbar. Comes with everything you need ...
    Ed1992 - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • ... setup too, with Google ... More Product has fantastic sound that is an incredible improvement on both the TV built in speaker and my previous soundbar. ...
    Ed1992 - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • ... features eg bass control. Only downside is that it's very long but this helps to give better sound, very impressive piece of kit. Hide...
    Bagelshop - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • Fantastic sound, I've primarily used as a speaker and great to have Google assistant integrated. Easy to set up (for whatever reason I couldn't set up ...
    AmK32 - (Johnlewis.com) November 2019
  • Noisy
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • ... easy and Bluetooth feature works very efficiently. Sound quality is amazing in particular for music. You can hear every definition in a song. Almost every ...
    Bagelshop - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • ... up via an app. Ideal if adding into a google home. The sound quality for watching TV programmes is great. Really clear voices even at low sound levels. ...
    NickDr - (Johnlewis.com) October 2019
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Key Features Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Audio Channels
    7.1
     7.1
    BEST
    5.1
     5.1
    Power Unknown - Click to provide data 150W
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth
     Bluetooth
    Bluetooth
     Bluetooth
     
     
     
    Other Features Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Soundbar Dimensions (WxDxH) 44mm 62mm
    AirPlay
    AirPlay
     AirPlay
    AirPlay
     AirPlay
    Docking Connector
    Not Supported
     Not Supported
    Not Supported
     Not Supported
    Frequency Range 2.4Hz 55Hz
    Apple Docking Compatibility
    Not Supported
     Not Supported
    Not Supported
     Not Supported
    Internet Radio
    Internet radio
     Internet radio
    Internet radio
     Internet radio
     
     
     
    Audio Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
     Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
     Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Audio Decoder
    Dts Dolby Digital
    Dts Digital Surround
     Dts
     Dolby Digital
     Dts Digital Surround
    Dts Dolby Digital
    Dts Digital Surround
     Dts
     Dolby Digital
     Dts Digital Surround
     
     
     
    Soundbar Speaker Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Tweeter Diameter Unknown - Click to provide data 20mm
    Woofer Driver Unknown - Click to provide data 6
    Tweeter Driver 1 3
    BEST
    Mid-Range Driver 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) Unknown - Click to provide data 80dB
    Impedance Unknown - Click to provide data
    RMS Power Unknown - Click to provide data 150W
     
     
     
    Subwoofer Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Subwoofer
    Separate
     Separate
    Separate
     Separate
    Subwoofer Type
    Wireless
     Wireless
    Wireless
     Wireless
    Subwoofer Included
    Subwoofer included
     Subwoofer included
    Subwoofer included
     Subwoofer included
     
     
     
    Technical Details Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    3D Sound
    3D sound
     3D sound
    3D sound
     3D sound
    Remote Control
    Remote control
     Remote control
    Remote control
     Remote control
    Connector(s) No HDMI X 3 - Optical X 1 - Aux-in X 1
    Wireless Connection
    Wireless connection
     Wireless connection
    Wireless connection
     Wireless connection
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Ethernet LAN Unknown - Click to provide data
    Ethernet LAN
     Ethernet LAN
    Digital Audio Optical In 1 1
    Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi
     Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi
     Wi-Fi
    Connection
    Wired & Wireless
     Wired & Wireless
    Wired & Wireless
     Wired & Wireless
    Bluetooth Version
    4.2
     4.2
    4.2
     4.2
    USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    HDMI Port 1 3
    BEST
    USB Port
    USB port
     USB port
    USB port
     USB port
    USB Connectivity
    USB connectivity
     USB connectivity
    USB connectivity
     USB connectivity
     
     
     
    Power Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Power Consumption (Standby) 0.5W
    BEST
    1.8W
    Power Consumption (Typical) 0.5W
    BEST
    2W
    AC Input Frequency 50Hz 50Hz
    AC Input Voltage
    100
     100
    100
     100
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Width 980mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Height 57mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Depth 109mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Weight 4.8kg 4.1kg
    Height Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm
    Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 115mm
    Width Unknown - Click to provide data 1,150mm
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Handheld Remote Control
    Handheld remote control
     Handheld remote control
    Handheld remote control
     Handheld remote control
    Warranty Card Unknown - Click to provide data
    Warranty card
     Warranty card
    Batteries Included
    Batteries included
     Batteries included
    Unknown - Click to provide data
    Quick Start Guide Unknown - Click to provide data
    Quick start guide
     Quick start guide
    Mounting Brackets Included
    Mounting brackets included
     Mounting brackets included
    Unknown - Click to provide data
    Cables Included
    Ac Hdmi
    Optical
     Ac
     Hdmi
     Optical
    Ac Hdmi
    Optical
     Ac
     Hdmi
     Optical
    Packaging Content Bose 700 Sound Bar - Remote - AA Batteries X 4 - HDMI Cable - External Power Supply - Quick Setup Guide - Cleaning Cloth Harman Kardon Citation 3.0 Sound Bar With Google Assistant - Remote Control - Power Lead - HDMI Cable - Wall Mounts - Owners Manual
     
     
     
    Features Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    FM Radio
    FM radio
     FM radio
    BEST
    FM radio
     FM radio
    Audio Format
    MP3 Aac
    Flac Lpcm
    Opus Pcm
    Vorbis Wav
     MP3
     Aac
     Flac
     Lpcm
     Opus
     Pcm
     Vorbis
     Wav
    MP3 Aac
    Flac Lpcm
    Opus Pcm
    Vorbis Wav
     MP3
     Aac
     Flac
     Lpcm
     Opus
     Pcm
     Vorbis
     Wav
    TV Stands
    TV stands
     TV stands
    Unknown - Click to provide data
    Wall Mountable
    Wall mountable
     Wall mountable
    Wall mountable
     Wall mountable
    Recommended Usage Universal Unknown - Click to provide data
    Colour
    White Grey
     White
     Grey
    White Grey
     White
     Grey
    Built-in Display
    Built-in display
     Built-in display
    Built-in display
     Built-in display
    LED Indicators
    LED indicators
     LED indicators
    LED indicators
     LED indicators
    Surround Sound
    Surround Sound
     Surround Sound
    Surround Sound
     Surround Sound
     
     
     
    Special Features Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    Multiroom
    Multiroom
     Multiroom
    Multiroom
     Multiroom
     
     
     
    Features Bose SOUNDBAR700BL Harman Kardon Citation Bar
    4k Passthrough Unknown - Click to provide data
    4k passthrough
     4k passthrough
    Smart Soundbar
    Smart soundbar
     Smart soundbar
    Unknown - Click to provide data

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