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Don't believe the reviews you read, try it for yourself, this product is awesome, small in size, very impressed with the sound, the only down side there is no remote, it is controlled by the app on your phone, you wont be disappointed.
It's very good, but the sound is not quite as good as the more recent Sonos 5. Range and dynamics are just slightly less. The Sonos also has true stereo setup when you have more than 1 in the room, 2 x Bose 500s doesn't. You can however, play both Bose and Sonos speakers together in the same rooim/house with the Apple airplay, which is a bonus. But the Bose is cheaper, so you get what you pay for, with any of these kind of speakers.
I had the Samsung surround speakers 3500/5500 for about the same price as these before I upgraded, but these 2 sound both much better (both in terms of increased base and also overall dynamics, once you hear these 2 new speakers you will never go back to cheaper or older), as home speaker sound quality has come a long way in the last 5-10 years. Best to upgrade every 5-10 years to see the difference, but its probably now reaching saturation with the Bose 500 and Sonos 5 for home speakers, seriously expensive (>$5,000) home hifi systems are now only slightly better. What will likely happen from here is they won't get much better, only cheaper.