Enjoy your favorite morning shows and radio stations with this Bose® Wave® radio IV, which offers waveguide technology for immersive, crisp audio that fills the room. The slim remote offers simple adjustments from a distance.
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Decent sound, and has it's purpose, but lacking
Posted by: junior from: on
I thought I would share my experience with the Bose WAVE radio IV. The radio has it's purpose and I could not find a decent alternative for what I wanted. It is the first Bose I have owned since the old 321 system I am not totally unhappy with it. It does have decent sound, but I expected better. I compared it to my Yamaha micro system in my home office and they sounded very similar. I wanted two alarms for the bedroom, so I bought the Bose for that room. Except for a smaller footprint, that is about the only benefit I can see for it. I also would have liked to use it for the TV, but could not find the universal remote code and when the alarm goes off, it permanently switches from AUX back to radio. I finally gave up and only use it as an expensive alarm clock. Here are some Pros and cons that I could see:
Decent sound, compact and nice looking, display for the radio station playing, two alarms.
Expensive, no battery backup for alarm. No frills like a built in CD, IPOD doc, USB, wireless. The controls were removed, so you have to use the remote with the exception of a hand touch to snooze the alarm and turn it on and off. The remote is not backlit, so difficult to use in bedroom when dark. Like my old 321, I feel I received little value for the price.
24 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Posted by: cooper from: Richwoods, Mo on
I love this radio. I can turn it on in the back room and hear it all through the house. Best sound ever!
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Scotty from: on
I wanted this clock radio for a long time. Couldn't bring myself to spend the $500.00 for it tho. When I saw it on sale at Best Buy I had to go for it. It exceeded my expectations. Sure the Bose sound is fantastic but I appreciated the ease of set up for my favorite stations. I was a bit worried that reception would be an issue since I'm in a rural area but it is not a factor. So impressed I bought another Bose Wave Radio IV. On sale of course.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Super great clock radio.
Posted by: Lyle from: on
I had purchased an older Bose model several years back. Bought the new one for wife and absolutely love it. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Vjla from: on
Sound reception,really awesome.brillantly made a master piece.a class of its own.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jerry from: on
My new Bose radio brings a richness of sound that I have not had before. I am very happy with it.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
excellent no frills table radio
Posted by: borkb from: on
After eliminating need for wifi capability,decided to stick with basic radio Wave IV. Radio has all positive features highlighted in reviews: easy to setup/use,excellent sound and appearance;use of highly functional, compact Bose remote for presets. All in all, a superior product.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: SingleRider2 from: on
I thought that I had bad hearing and that I could not notice differences in sound quality, I was shocked. I was able to instantly spot a huge difference, 20 years of military service did not damage my hearing, I just never experience the Bose difference. It was like eating a steak in a chow hall then getting one professionally prepared and cooked.
29 out of 49 found this review helpful.
Great radio, worth every penny.
Posted by: buddymac from: Austin,Texas on
Bose has a winner with this radio.
Great sound, Glad I bought it. You will be also.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Can't go wrong with Bose!
Posted by: germond13 from: on
Beautiful radio, great sound and perfect addition to any room, kitchen or entertaining space. This product is a bit pricey but you can not beat the quality!