Bose® - SoundTouch® 10 Wireless Music System - Black

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The SoundTouch® 10 wireless music system is the easiest way to play music throughout your home. Plus, it's so small, you can place it just about anywhere to stream millions of songs from music services, Internet radio stations and your stored music library - all with full, rich sound. You can even play your favorite music instantly, without a phone or tablet. Simply press one of six presets on the speaker or remote, and the music starts.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Owner's manual
  • Remote
  • SoundTouch 10 Wireless Music System
  • USB cable, power cord

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1646 out of 1751)

Features


Rich, full sound anywhere in your home

This small speaker fits easily on a shelf or countertop, so you can listen to your favorite music while you study, clean or make dinner.

Built-in Wi-Fi

Connect to your home network for access to your entire digital music library.

Bluetooth technology

Lets you wirelessly pair with your compatible smartphone or tablet.

Bose® SoundTouch® app offers simple wireless control

Stream music through music services like Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Deezer from your smartphone (app download required).

Works with Amazon Alexa

Voice control your music by telling Amazon Alexa what to play

Auxiliary and USB inputs

Connect your smartphone or tablet for simple wireless streaming.

6 preset buttons

Access your favorite music instantly.


Customer rating

4.6
95%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.5

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose's response to the SONOS PLAY: 1

    Posted
    AaronG
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First let me just say that this is one of the first Bose products that I've actually owned. Having not really used their brand I was curious upon hearing about their new line of SoundTouch devices. I came from a family that was mainly with SONOS from the beginning and while I can say that for the most part SONOS is probably one of the best sounding speaker brands you could ask for, I did have minor annoyances with it from time to time. I recently moved away from my home and into an apartment and although I did like how SONOS hooked up to my Wi-Fi I still would have a dedicated speaker for just bluetooth devices. So since the SONOS speakers stayed with my family I had to ask myself the question of whether or not I would purchase a SONOS for my apartment or if I would give a different speaker a shot. The biggest factors for me, was that like SONOS there was a dedicated Bose app that can be accessed from my phone and tablet (which I really like) and based on other reviews I had read I knew that the sound would be very similar as well. The price point was the exact same to the PLAY: 1 which was nice, but the biggest reason that intrigued me was that the SoundTouch devices also supported simple bluetooth pairing which was a feature that I really wished SONOS would have included from the beginning. WHAT IS IT?: The Bose SoundTouch 10, part of Bose's new line of speakers that in certain aspects could almost be comparable to the SONOS PLAY: 1. With the same price range, similar sizes, and fantastic balance of highs and lows. It would almost appear that Bose is trying to win over people and take over a portion of the SONOS market. WHY DOES IT MATTER?: The biggest thing that the SoundTouch series has going for it when comparing it to SONOS is that this also supports normal bluetooth pairing! WHAT'S IN THE BOX?: The SoundTouch 10 system, power cable, USB cable, and remote. DESIGN: While I do feel as though there are better designs out there, this is not bad by any means. It's a very simple, clean look, that overall doesn't really draw too much attention to itself. This can be a good thing if you were looking for a nice speaker that would blend in with everything else in the room and not really stand out. PERFORMANCE: I basically have been using this constantly for the past couple weeks and I am really impressed with the sound! I like that it can be programmed with six different presets (Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, iHeartRADIO, etc.) and because it has Wi-Fi it can seemlessly play your internet stations just by pressing the correct preset button that you set it to. FINAL SCORE: 5 / 5 I really can't complain. The SoundTouch 10 provides just the right amount of sound for my studio apartment. And when I move to a bigger place eventually, I plan to either get another 10 or maybe a 20 or 30 to expand throughout different rooms. The fact that this speaker line is also expandable too makes it even better since you can start with just one and add more of them as you go. If you're on the fence about it, just bite the bullet and dive in. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with what you hear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I wish I hadn't bought it

    Posted
    girliedrummer

    I bought the Bose SoundTouch 10 speaker for myself at Christmas time in 2017 and it has been a big disappointment. It's the only Bose product I've ever been disappointed with. My house is 2 levels and I have a cheaper 808 Hex TL Bluetooth speaker upstairs that I use. I bought the SoundTouch 10 to leave downstairs and play outside, thinking it was an upgrade from the $70 speaker I currently use. My chief complaints are: 1 The speaker doesn't remain on even though it's plugged in and not running on a battery. So to use it, I have to first turn it on and then it goes through 5 or 6 minutes of the lights flashing across the front. I guess it's warming up? Haven't figured out what it's doing there. Sometimes I have to press the power button 2 or 3 times to get it on. When the lights eventually stop, I have to press the Bluetooth button, wait for the light to turn blue, then go to the settings on my iPod, find the Bluetooth devices and manually connect. The whole process takes at least 7 minutes, which is wasted time. It can often take a couple of minutes to actually connect. Conversely, my cheap Bluetooth speaker upstairs also turns off because it runs on rechargeable batteries. If I have it plugged in, it stays on but if it's on battery, it turns off after 10 minutes of inactivity. But once I turn it on, it immediately connects with my iPod and starts playing. The whole process is 5 seconds compared to several minutes to actually play music through the Bose speaker. 2. Every couple of weeks, it won't connect at all with the iPod. I'll spend 20 minutes or more trying to connect only to get a message that the speaker isn't on or isn't in range, though the iPod is right beside it. I have to forget the device from my iPod, turn off Bluetooth and then go through the pairing process again. My iPod is connected to 5 other Bluetooth devices but the SoundTouch is the only one that requires constant re-pairing to work. 3. I downloaded the SoundTouch app to my HP Pavilion app so I can play music or podcasts directly from iTunes on my laptop but the app doesn't work. When I launch it, I first get a message that the display driver has stopped working but recovered itself. Then the app screen just stays white, with a "not responding" message. I've even left it for a few hours, thinking maybe it just takes a very long time to launch but it never responds. I've tried to repair it using the repair function in the app executable file. I've uninstalled and re-installed. I've even trashed the download altogether and re-downloaded it. It has never worked. When I run the Windows troubleshooter, it says the app is not compatible with Windows 8, though the Bose site says it's compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10. So I paid $214 for a speaker than can only play music by Bluetooth from an iPod. I literally only get about an hour or 2 of play from it a month because I don't often want to invest the 7-10 minutes it takes to get it started. Instead, I get the speaker from upstairs and have music playing in seconds or I use the home theater system that's connected to my TV downstairs. It takes about the same amount of time to power it up and the TV, and then move through the settings to play audio I really regret buying this speaker because it doesn't do what I was looking to do. The only GOOD thing about my purchase is that I intended to buy all the SoundTouch speakers and put them all over the house, since they could be paired together. Then I could play music and hear it regardless of which room I was in. I'm SOOOO happy that I didn't invest several hundred dollars buying the SoundTouch 20 and 30 speakers before I thoroughly tested out this one. I could have bought 3 more of the Hex speakers for what I paid for this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose

      Thanks for letting us know about these issues. This is not the experience we would expect you to have. We would like to be able to do some troubleshooting with you to resolve this. Please contact our technical support for further assistance https://www.bose.com/en_us/support.html.
      Best Regards.
      -Emmet
      Bose Support Bose

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Wi-FI Speaker/performance, but.....

    Posted
    MTang1106

    Bose/Sonos are the two biggest players in the Wi-Fi sound arena right now with competition emerging from all other companies (LG, Samsung, etc.). Bose has the luxury of long being a major player in the speaker/sound arena, and Sonos has been the leader in wireless Hi-Fi. I have tried both systems, and I feel it's best summarized as Bose being a jack of all trades, and Sonos being a master of one. Sonos has the superior app (I have not had the opportunity to try the new Soundtouch app to date), as well as superior sound to the Soundtouch 10. That's not to say that the Soundtouch 10 is not good, but it just is not as good as the Sonos Play 1. The Soundtouch 10 is a good speaker. It has great highs and mids, but it lacks bass definition if you're in a more open space. When I put the speaker with it's back in a corner, the bass improved, but the Sonos was good everywhere. Sonos was SIGNIFICANTLY louder as well at lower volume levels while maintaining excellent sound clarity. I found myself missing the bass lines on some of my music. And by bass, I don't mean club thumping bass, I mean bass guitar lines in rock music. To most listeners, the Bose will prob. sound really good, but side by side to a Sonos, there is no comparison in sound quality. Where this unit wins is functionality. The presets are nice and convenient, and there is Bluetooth and aux. input connectivity, which allows you more flexibility in the content you can play on the speaker. Sonos is only for music, whereas the Bose Soundtouch can be used for streaming your Netflix on your iPad, or quick connectivity for a guest. Another thing is the ecosystem. Bose also has the Soundtouch 300 sound bar which in my opinion is significantly better than the Sonos playbar both in sound and aesthetics. Once you commit to Soundtouch or Sonos you're committed unless you want to use multiple apps which would defeat the purpose of Wi-Fi speakers in the first place. I would suggest weighing whether you want superior sound purely for music of if you would like more flexibility in functionality I would give this a 3/5 stars for sound and a 4.5/5 for functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My wife loves me more after this

    Posted
    Antwon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Let me start by saying that I'm not a audiophile nor am I a Bose fanatic or any speaker brand fanatic for that matter. My quest for a wireless speaker started at a friends house when he demonstrated to me his wireless Sonos system. It was impressive! He had a multi-room multi-speaker system that sounded great and Sonos came highly recommended by him. I had to have something like that! I pulled up the specs for the Sonos Play:1, it was wifi only. No bluetooth and no auxillary input? Sorry Sonos, I don't want to purchase a device that is designed to be limited in capability. I wanted to be able to use my speaker as more than just a cloud music player and I had two main use cases to meet: playing music (DLNA, Pandora, Amazon music, internet radio, etc) and playing audio from my wife's computer while watching movies or Netflix. I spent quite some time looking up ways to make a Sonos work because when a friend recommends something to me, I don't want to scoff at it without first having a good reason to. I came across a couple of different options for playing computer audio to the Sonos, but they involved running a piece of software on a separate computer and then introducing an audio delay into the video which works in VLC, but was not an option for Netflix. I wanted to like the Sonos system, but I just couldn't see any way for me to make it work. I'm too much of a power user to be satisfied with just being able to play music over my speaker. So that brought me to the 'Sonos alternatives' search in Google. For the same price as the Sonos I get a speaker that supports wireless, bluetooth, and auxiliary. Mind = blown. I was pretty hesitant at first after seeing how new of a product it was and how little it supported vs the Sonos system, but it had the basics that I was looking for, specifically the auxiliary option and Amazon Music support, which is the only paid music subscription that my wife and I have. I did demo the SoundTouch 10 in store before purchasing it after reading the 'no highs no lows, must be a bose' on so many Bose reviews, but honestly it sounded great to me, much better than I expected for such a small speaker. So I walked out with the last white SoundTouch 10 (after paying for it, of course) that my local Bust Buy had a few days before Christmas. Christmas Eve came and my wife queued up Its a Wonderful Life with some family over and we were having a terrible time hearing it from her laptop speakers. After a few minutes, I convinced her to open her present from me early and boy was she excited! It took a few minutes to get the app installed, update the speaker, and then get it connected to her computer (via a handy 3.5mm spare auxiliary cable I had), but it worked wonders. One speaker sitting on the floor behind her laptop on we heard everything plain as day. In fact, I'm sure that with every bell ring during the movie sounded clear enough that several angels received their wings. Last thing: the app is missing a lot of key features that I think would significantly improve my SoundTouch 10 experience including using custom playlists in Amazon Music and being able to build playlists from a DLNA source, but I'm told that the app and speaker are under active development and I've already seen at least one update to the app since we purchased it. I would gladly recommend this to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Tried for Hours to Get a WIFI Connection.

    Posted
    smbkrn

    On paper, the Bose SoundTouch looked like the ideal solution for my 86 year-old mother-in-law. It could be set up to stream internet radio stations by merely pushing a button (#1 for classical, #2 for swing band jazz, #3 for show tunes, etc.) -- ideal for an individual not technically inclined. The preset buttons are unique to Bose. For instance, a Sonos speaker would require using an smart phone app to do the same thing. I am so bummed. I tried for hours to connect it to the WIFI in her retirement community. I had no problem at all connecting an iPhone, iPad and 2 PCs but the Bose would simply not connect. I really wanted this thing to work. The setup instructions are wretched. No documentation unless you go to the Bose site. Then there are all the 'secret handshakes' not documented in one place (press the '1' and '-' button to do this or the '4' and '-' button to do that) Clearly a half-baked product with no regard to user experience. Maybe it can be redeemed with future firmware updates, but don't count on it. I purchased it at BestBuy (same price as AMZ) but ended up returning it. I guess Bose still lives up to its reputation: Badly Overpriced (and Overrated) Stereo Equipment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Fabulous!

    Posted
    Todd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I'm a Pandora One subscriber, so this right up my alley. Pandora is primarily what I use although the Bose Soundtouch works with other internet music sources, such as Spotify, Deezer, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM and your home music library. Soundtouch also connects to what feels like an endless amount of internet radio stations. I also own 2 Soundtouch 20's. All of these Soundtouch systems work in unison and it's fabulous. Every morning as my wife and I get ready for work, I turn on 3 of these Soundtouch units all playing whatever we feel like listening to as we get ready for work. So as we walk through the house, they're all playing the exact same song at the exact same time. The sound quality on the Bose Soundtouch 10 is great. On the 20, even better and the 30, the best. But with each numerical upgrade comes a bigger physical size and a bigger price tag. The 10 is great for bathrooms and smaller areas. The 20, I have one in my bedroom and one in the living room. The 30 is too big for my liking, but sounded great at the best buy store. Buy any of them, you'll be happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great But A Tad Complex

    Posted
    Whatever
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great sound - if you like the Bose sound. Bose has always had a very distinct sound to pretty much all of their speakers. This one does not fail that template. It is however a tad complex to get up an running and linked in with your WiFi. Note that you must run the Bose 'Sound Touch' app on a smartphone or tablet to use the WiFi features. It really is best as a speaker for playing back Spotify and Pandora or music from a hard drive attached to your network via WiFi I haven't used it as a Bluetooth speaker and probably won't. I purchased it specifically because of the WiFi. It's way more reliable, seems to use less battery on your smartphone than Bluetooth and when used in WiFi mode, eliminates all of those audio dropouts and notifications from your phone, while still leaving you full use of your phone... Including taking and making calls. That's pretty NICE! It's loud enough that two of these will cover a whole floor in a lot of homes and stays clear at full volume. However.... This device must be plugged into an AC power outlet. It is NOT really a good fit for on the go or outdoor use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic speaker , miserable setup

    Posted
    NEDad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Getting speaker to connect to tp link router was very difficult , Used app and Moto G4 android 7.0. tried all trouble shooting steps in manual , app and website. Searched Bose forums , and ended installing Bose app on Win 10 PC , connected with usb cable and it synced with router 1st try. (router was found using phone app , but couldnt connect ?) Was close to returning it , glad I didn't . Sound is fantastic inside the house and outside in the yard. Connects easily to router when outside the house well over 50 ft. away. Have not experienced any buffering or loss of signal. Streams flawlessly for over 8 hrs. a time outside or inside. Love the preset buttons on the top , this solved wife's reluctance to use bluetooth speakers we have , no pairing , connecting and opening settings or apps. Walk by speaker hit preset and it starts playing ( or use the very good remote controller ) .We don't tend to play it extremely loud in the house but outside it is capable of very clear high volume levels without distortion, and as long as app is open on your phone , your phones volume controls speaker volume. She easily loaded all her streaming music accounts into Bose app , and easily manages all playlists and stations from the one Bose app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about size, design, usability and price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
  • techgearlab.comRating, 4 out of 5Max Mutter on February 20, 2018
    Bose SoundTouch 10 Review
    Good sound and user friendliness at a relatively low priceFull Review
  • What Hi-Fi? (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5What Hi-Fi? on February 19, 2018
    Bose SoundTouch 10 review
    The smallest, most affordable speaker in the SoundTouch range is also one of the best.Full Review
  • cnet.com.auRating, 4 out of 5David Carnoy on April 1, 2016
    Bose SoundTouch 10 review: Mini wireless speaker packs some surprising punch
    Bose's SoundTouch 10 is the smallest and least expensive Wi-Fi speaker in the company's line of DIY wireless multiroom audio systems, all of which added Bluetooth to their features list in late 2015.Full Review
  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Andrew Williams on January 30, 2016
    Bose SoundTouch 10
    The Bose SoundTouch 10 is the Bose equivalent to the Sonos Play:1, a little speaker that has proved incredibly popular.Full Review
  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 3 out of 5Richard Easton on December 11, 2015
    Bose SoundTouch 10 review
    The SoundTouch 10 crams useful Wi-Fi multiroom and Bluetooth functionality into a compact speaker but sound quality is disappointingFull Review
  • Channel 5 (UK)Rating, 3 out of 5December 11, 2015
    Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless speaker review
    The Bose SoundTouch 10 is the cheapest wireless speaker in Bose's line-up. We wanted to know if the lower price tag results in poorer performance and features, so hooked one up to our Wi-Fi network to find out.Full Review
  • PCMagRating, 3 out of 5Tim Gideon, Will Greenwald on November 30, 2015
    Bose SoundTouch 10
    The Bose SoundTouch 10 wireless speaker streams via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and can easily connect to other speakers throughout your home, but it lacks stereo output and sounds just average for the price.Full Review
  • which.co.ukNovember 11, 2015
    Bose SoundTouch 10 review
    The smallest of this Bose multiroom range, the SoundTouch 10 has some bigger and more powerful siblings to contend with. It offers Bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity and (as we've come to expect from Bose) looks like a sturdy, well-built speakerFull Review




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