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SOUNDLINK BT SPKR III - BEARS
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3019077
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Your price for this item is $249.99

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2463 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound in a tiny package

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    For such a slim portable speaker in an elegant wrapping, this puts out amazing, room filling sound. I found initially, that the quality of sound produced by the speaker through my Bluetooth connection (phone) was decent however, when I upgraded my Droids audio player with the Jet Audio app and use the AM3D enhancer in the EQ settings, this speaker really comes to life. So, it's not only about the quality of the speaker, it's also about the quality and tuning of the signal it receives. Room placement is key. We have ours near the corner of the room, sitting on Propane stove, only when it's not in use this summer. The bass is more than adequate and using my audio player, I can add depth to the music which fills the room. We love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Legendary room-filling Bose sound

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    I have been a fan of Bose for 15 years, although I have never personally had any of their products. This was my first purchase from Bose and it was a gift for my girlfriend who will use it during massages. We both love it. We use it at home too for background noise, although it is hardly background as it fills the room even at low volume levels. It is so precise and crisp in the sound that we can hear what is being sung at very low volumes. This is the perfect music source during quiet massages as it is so precise at such low volume levels. We couldn't be more happy with this purchase even if I did have to save for a few months to be able to afford it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

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    So many Bluetooth devices fail to connect or are over complicated to set up. Bose has this problem licked. Solid connectivity from great distances are possible. And of course great Bose sound. Great sound for the size of the device compared to others. Spend a little more and buy this. You won't regret it IMO.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for the $$

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    This little box has great sound. However , it needs more base. Oh well, what can you expect for such a small device. It still rocks our pool daily. The battery is a big plus. I haven't had it run out yet. My guess is it will pump for a full day without needing to be charged.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth It. Recommended.

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    I am not an audiophile. More and more I find myself using my Ipad2 and Blackberry Curve for music in the house, in the barn, on the porch and even in the car. The speakers on these dvices are poor to say the least and I'm tired of having to plug the things into the 3.5mm jack of whatever stereo I have handy, although that process works great and lets me get even more money's worth out of my 25, 15 and 5 year old home/car stereos. Remember 20 years ago when you first heard that expensive white or black Bose FM radio/CD player on the counter of your well-off Aunt/Uncle/Friend? Remember wondering how all that rich sound and deep bass could come our of such a small radio? I do. The Bose Soundlink III sounds just like that. And being able to stream 12+ hours worth or rechargeable, totally portable music from any Bluetooh device with that quality sound and decent volume is worth $350 to me. Big bucks, but less than my new ski boots I only use ten-fifteen times a year. THANKS BOSE !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Device

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    I had experience with the Bose Sound Wave, smaller device, but I wanted to have a bit more umf. This Bose box rocks music to a new level. Great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great portable speaker

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    Connects easily, has great surround sound for a small space. Charge last long and holds bluetooth connection well. I wish it had a remote to turn on and as needed. Otherwise I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    5 Star Rating

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    This item i bought in Best buy, was a perfect deal. Highly recommended to all my friends and family

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my Bose speaker it has awesome sound

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    My Bose speaker is the bomb I can take it anywhere I can par it with my phone or my tablet it has amazing sound!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound on a small box

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    Easy to connect devices. Great sound specially in a small room.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Music on the go

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    After three blown low budget wireless speakers, my wife and I decided it was time to spend a little more money on a speaker that we could use everyday, take anywhere, sound great, and most importantly one that could withstand a little loud music :) . We like our music loud so we were looking for the biggest speaker with a rechargeable battery, and Bose came through big time. This speaker is sounds like a home stereo without the massive booming bass, it's perfect for every occasion. The sound more than justifies the price tag, consider this an investment that will pay itself in the long run. Bottom line: your forget about the price as soon a

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great product from Bose

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    As an avid fan of Bose, I decided on the SoundLink III after comparing it to the smaller Bose SoundLink Mini. I chose the SoundLink III for the longer battery life and my assumption that it would be louder & be able to fill a bigger area with music. I am completely satisfied with my purchase, however I do wish it had the ability to be a bit louder. While it is loud enough to be a disturbance in a hotel room, outdoor use in a semi-noisy area isn't ideal. However, for portable speakers I shouldn't expect more. I love the large buttons on top of the speaker and how easy it is to connect via bluetooth. While I do think you could get a speaker that accomplishes the same task for a lesser price, trusting in Bose and knowing the quality/durability of previous products I've purchased has gained my loyalty. If you're deciding between this and the SoundLink Mini... go for this. It is just as easy to transport in my opinion, and I am a firm believer in "go big or go home." The extra cost is worth it when you're making a purchase that will last you for years.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker for a small room.

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    initially purchased the Mini based on the excellent customer reviews. The Mini sounded great. After learning about the Soundlink III I purchased that, planning to return one of them. The III gets much louder and sounds great. The battery lasts a long time and it seems to be very well built. I returned the mini favoring the louder III. Pairing has been very easy and Bose offers the BEST tech support. Most of my calls to them are due to operator error and they are so helpful. The excellent tech support is one of the main reasons I continue to purchase Bose. The III was my 6th Bose purchase and I will continue coming back. Small in size.. Big in sound!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but you get what you pay for

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    I bought the Bose Soundlink after being dissatisfied with lower priced Bluetooth speakers. Tried the Altec "The Jacket", JBL Clip, etc. They just didn't make for a good quality sound and the battery life was dismal on both. I've owned a Bose Wave Radio II for years, and for a small box it puts out a ton of quality sound. So I compared every single Bluetooth speaker on display at the store and none of them could match the Bose for sound quality and volume. The SoundLink III is built like a tank. It's weight is an indication this is a quality piece of equipment. But the sound coming out of it is what makes it shine. Even when played loud, it doesn't distort. The DSP also works well at low volumes producing full rich response. The big winner is the battery life. I got about 12 hours of playing music, YouTube videos and NetFlix before the battery icon went red. Also, the speaker can be played while charging. Would have been nice for Bose to use a standard micro-USB cable, but the design of the circuit requires much higher voltage and current to charge the battery and operate the on board amplifier. There is no microphone for phone calls. But then, if you're buying this, it isn't for making phone calls- it is meant for music. This is the one to get if you want to get a ton of decent sound out of a small box. It's a keeper.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge sound, huge price, small unit

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    I was looking for a bluetooth speaker for my wife for Christmas and read up on all the ones available in this price range. Some reviews claimed the Bose lacked in bass but I'm not hearing it. It has plenty of bass, any more and it would be too bassy. I'm guessing those people prefer bass heavy music. The Bose is balanced, clear, and plenty loud to fill a room or provide backyard bbq music. We listen to plenty of metal, rock, and heavy music. This unit has no problem with it sounding fuzzy or distorted. The battery life is awesome, that's what eventually sold me. You run out of beer before you run out of battery. If you don't mind the price or your ears don't hear the difference then go with a lower priced unit, if you want quality go with this Bose. Wife's happy, I'm happy....now I need one for myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nothing Beats a Bose!

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    One must truly listen to this speaker to understand how incredible it is. Comparing to the Soundlink II, which I also own, the sound does have a bit more bass and sound just a bit fuller. It can play extremely loud, and very few people would have a need to go as loud as it can get. For the price, you should make sure to get the Soundlink III over the II, as it is only a few dollars more. The one thing that it doesn't have is Airplay, which I feel for the money should be included. You have to go to another more expensive speaker to get that. But, it does offer an aux input which can be useful for those of us who have other items to connect besides bluetooth phones/tablets. Unlike the Soundlink II, the Soundlink III does not have a built in cover that doubles as a stand. While you can buy cases for the III, this is one feature I particularly liked about the II. Overall, it is an amazing speaker and I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! Great improvement in sound and clarity

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    I own the original Soundlink and have been happy with it. But I saw this III was released a few days ago and the new design caught my eye at a local Bose store in the mall. (I did purchase from Best Buy to get my rewards points!). At home I compared the III to the original....iPhone linked to III and iPad to the original, with both set at same volume with same songs. There was no doubt the III has had a major upgrade in clarity. My original Soundlink sounded muffled and muddy compared to the III. I tested them both at mid volume and then max. The III sounded great even when full volume. At mid volumes they both sounded kind of similar, but the III edged the original in bass and clarity. Bass on the III is tight and clean, not overpowering. I tried several genres and was pleased with my new purchase! The weight is about the same as the original. The III is about a 1/2" longer and taller, depth is the same. I did like the integrated cover on the original and II (III does not have), but I will get over it. I will search for a carrying case for the III. Overall very happy with my purchase. This speaker is awesome! I plan to enjoy it for awhile (at least until the IV comes out someday...haha)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

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    After buying another leading Bluetooth speaker which, at least initially, has shown to be good also and a tad less expensive due to being on sale. I was forced to rethink my initial purchase due to having Bluetooth connection issues at times as well as the product just stopped charging. This is after investing just over $300.00 into this initial product 6 months previous. After much use this Bose product has clearly shown to be better. I love the sound and clarity. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for and I appreciate the quality sound with my listening experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose® - SoundLink® Portable Bluetooth Speaker III

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    This is my third Bose Bluetooth. I really love the mini. I got this one for my house. The sound is a little more fuller then the mini. Very clear. All-in-all, if you want portability and a great sound, I would say go with the mini. Considering this is much larger I was expecting twice the sound at full volume. But as you can see from the wonderful video posted, there's not that much difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

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    I initially purchased a Beats Pill, which was ok but I wanted a more powerful and rich sound. So I purchsed the Bose Soundlink III. I am able to get a louder and more powerful sound. Using it with my iPhone I can elect to turn off the iPhone equalizer to allow the Bose to control the sound, or select the many iPhone sound options available depending on the type of music I am listening to. I love the fact that you can take it anywhere and that there is a cover you can purchase to keep it protected. Once fully charged, you can use it for hours without charging again. It has an automatic shut off when it is on and not used for a while as well. This is a great feature that keeps you from having to charge it often. I would recommend this product , particularly for small or confined spaces, such as an office. However, I've used mine in open spaces and it still sounds good.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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