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Bose® - SoundLink® Color Bluetooth Speaker - Blue

Model: SOUNDLINK COLOR BT SPEAKER BLUSKU: 7902901

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A nice portable system

    Posted
    ThisIsNot
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    I may have a bit of an obsession with Bluetooth speakers. I like having larger units (Bose SoundLink III, Beats Pill XL) and smaller units for different on-the-go situations (Bose SoundLink Color, UE Boom). I recently purchased the SoundLink Color as more of a permanent fixture in my bathroom, a speaker that I can just leave on the shelf and use whenever I'm taking a shower or bath. I previously had a UE Boom in there but I was constantly moving it to my patio or taking it to the pool. So how does the SoundLink Color fair? It's not bad. Actually, I was pleasantly surprised by both the audio quality and volume that this speaker produces for its price. I'm really only going to compare this to the UE Boom speaker (now available for $180) as that is the only small speaker baseline I have. I actually prefer the sound quality of the SoundLink Color. The highs aren't as present but the bass really does kick in more. It's to the point where it makes the UE Boom sound as if it doesn't have any bass drivers at all (it actually has two). Metal, techno/dubstep, rap/hip-hop, and rock really standout with the SoundLink Color. The added bass makes the bass drum thump more and brings techno/dubstep songs more to life. The plastic design of the SoundLink Color does leave a bit to be desired, especially compared with the UE Boom. The plastic casing does flex a bit and the control buttons on top feel somewhat mushy. The plastic body does seem less fragile than the aluminum SoundLink Mini but, at the same time, I would be worried about it cracking or scratching if I dropped it whereas I have dropped my UE Boom before and it was fine. Bose has thankfully adopted micro USB for charging unlike with the SoundLink Mini. The battery life does leave a bit to be desired. Bose rates it at 8 hours and I typically get about 10 hours. I normally play music once a day for about an hour and it will last for 10 days before needing to be recharged. While that isn't bad, my UE Boom typically pushes the 16 hour mark. It's still better than the Beats Pill 2 but Ultimate Ears (which is owned by Logitech) really seems to have set the standard. The SoundLink Color also isn't water resistant unlike the UE Boom. I've splashed my UE Boom with water, accidentally dropped it in the pool (it was recovered within 10 seconds), it's been covered in dirt (I just ran it under the sink to clean it), and it's set in wet grass before all without issues. It still looks brand new and doesn't show any signs of wear or tear. The SoundLink Color just can't do any of that. In fact I hesitate even using it in the bathroom since condensation does build up on surfaces in there. I really wish Bose would have made it more durable. All-in-all, this is a solid speaker and the sound quality really can't be matched at $130. I knocked it down from 5/5 stars as I would have liked to see Bose make it more durable, at least water resistant. It also would have been nice to have this last for 15 hours instead of 10 (though some people are getting 8-9 hours). Lastly, more features would have been nice such as having the ability to pair two SoundLink Color speakers to use them in stereo mode like what you can do with the UE Boom and Beats Pill speakers. I recommend the SoundLink Color if you don't want to spend $180-$200 on the UE Boom, are looking for better sound quality, and don't require the ruggedness of the UE Boom. Otherwise I recommend saving up your money to get the more expensive UE Boom as it is still the standard when it comes to Bluetooth speakers (good sound quality, great durability, excellent battery life, tons of features including double up and a custom EQ, firmware updates).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The price is INSANELY low for a speaker this good!

    Posted
    JasonOnBass

    Hoping this review is helpful! I spent a LOT of time checking out Bluetooth Speakers - I needed something relatively small and easy to transport - but these needs ran secondary to wanting something that had REALLY good sound for the size. I went into Best Buy, knowing that their service and return policies were really great, and based upon the reviews on BestBuy.com and a few other CE - oriented sites, I purchased 3 Bluetooth speakers - Bose Soundlink Mini, JBL Charge 2, and the Bose Soundlink Color. I had already made the assumption that I'd probably be keeping the Bose Soundlink Mini - but I needed to hear all three for myself. I'm a musician - a bassist - so clarity and solid low-end were essential to my decision. The Charge 2, while a really nice speaker - had weak mids and while the bass was certainly loud, it had a "thuddy", unclear response with marked distortion at volumes of 75% and above. After about an hour, it went right back into the box. The Bose Soundlink Mini is a GREAT speaker - and I really liked it! Super clean sound, nice sound dispersion - and GREAT bass. However, I found the low-end to sound to be forced and artificial. This was disappointing, as I had figured that it was the speaker I'd keep, but after several hours of listening, I found that the speaker was so low-end focused that it sacrificed the mids and highs too much, creating a sound that I just didn't care for. The Bose Soundlink Color was a very pleasant surprise - While I didn't care much for the design #its convexed shape reminded me of my Braun Electric Razor#, I found the sound to be REMARKABLE. Super crisp highs, solid midrange and GREAT bass response - very present without being a headache-inducing distraction. Bose has done a GREAT job with the Soundlink Color - build quality is solid, easy to move from room-to-room, simple pairing with all of my devices, and REALLY great sound. This speaker won't replace my home system - given its form factor, it's just not designed to - but it's PERFECT for medium-sized rooms, kitchen, client presentations and on my desk at work. I've even used it outdoors, expecting it to sound quiet and weak - boy, was I wrong. It sounds great outdoors, too! Friends, co-workers and family are amazed that such loud and rich sound comes from such a small device - which is the Bose hallmark. I listen to a wide variety of music - Jazz, Chill, Lounge, Classic Rock, Metal - it's great with them all. I liked it so much, I returned the Charge 2 and the Soundlink Mini and purchased another Soundlink Color for my girlfriend - she loves it too! I highly recommend this speaker to anyone looking for great sound in a small, tight and affordable package. At $129.00, the price is criminally low - this speaker is a complete no-brainer. Just get it, and see for yourself. Thanks, Best Buy - and thanks, Bose!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing little speaker

    Posted
    Nekia84
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    I was in the market for a portable Bluetooth speaker for a party at my apartment complex's club room. I looked at Beats by Dr. Dre as my first choice. I read about JVC and finally decided to go to my local Best Buy. I tested out the Beats and top of the line Bose speakers. The sales person I worked with was very knowledgeable and after explaining my needs he turned my attention to this more affordable Bose speaker. The sound quality of this speaker superseded Beats by a large margin and was on par eight the more expensive Bose speakers but this speaker was on sale for a little over $100 which is a steal!! The speaker gave amazing sound at my party and I love that I can be in another room in my 1800 square feet apartment and wirelessly hook up my iPhone or iPad and enjoy music, sermons, etc. I'm currently using it to play rain and thunder sounds on YouTube as background noise while I sleep but I'm sure it'll come in handy for much more especially during the summer. The speaker is very functional and easy to use. Downside is it is not very attractive and just basic looking- although it comes in a few more colors thank black, it does not charge your iPhone or other electronic devices like some other speakers in its class will and after about 4 hours or so of uninterrupted use it turns itself off. All in all, I'm very pleased with this purchase and I don't regret my choice at all!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker - Happy Camper

    Posted
    RickM46

    I bought the Bose Soundlink Color Red external Bluetooth speaker from Best Buy on November 26. Out of the box, the unit was pristine with no blemishes - engineered in US and made in Mexico. I use my HP laptop with Beats Audio to run the speaker. First noticed the speaker while walking by BB's display of it. There was a demo model of it with pre-programmed music in an aisleway. Pressed the demo play button and was blown away by the sound. Never thought I would spend that much on an external speaker but I would do it again in a minute. It connected to my laptop Bluetooth easily. If you do the following, it connects quickly: turn on the speaker and press the bluetooth button, on your laptop settings, turn bluetooth on and the laptop will search for a signal from the speaker and then will connect to the speaker; then start up Pandora or whatever music device you have on your laptop and the speaker will pick it up. The Bluetooth wireless range on my HP Laptop to the speaker has a max of about 18 feet. I've played Pandora radio and iTunes thru it; great sound, however, it is heavy on the base which I prefer........sounds like an old Wurlitzer juke box from the '50s; great room speaker - you can push a lot of volume thru it with no distortion. I have played Pandora Christmas Music thru it for a total of 10 hours on AC power so far with no issues. I have run the unit on its battery for an hour with no issues. Beats and the laptop do allow you to adjust the sound volume but not the bass-treble-etc to the speaker. You have to turn the Bose speaker off to disconnect with Bluetooth or go to settings on the laptop to turn Bluetooth off. You get an AC adapter with its own special mini plug to the speaker. The unit has an internal rechargeable battery allowing you to run the unit without AC power; don't know how long the battery lasts till it needs recharged. The unit displays a battery charge indicator on its top panel. There is an Aux button on the unit with an Aux input mini jack for other sources of input but no connecting wire included with the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why Does Everyone Not Own One of These?

    Posted
    Ariana
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    So, I was browsing my local Best Buy with my mom and we stumbled these little guys all lined up in a row of skittles colored glory. I obviously messed with a few of them, seeing what the sound quality was (which was amazing) and laughing that this one matches my Bose over ear headphones perfectly. I mentioned off-hand how awesome it would be to have one of these in the house to play music on while I was cooking or doing dishes or homework or just wanted to listen to music without headphones. Next thing I know, my lovely mom is dragging me to the check out with one of these in hand and buying it even when I told her not to as an early birthday present. Spontaneous purchases make me nervous- I like to research things like this before I buy so I know their shortcomings and I know what to expect when I have had it for a few months, so buying this speaker was fun for the 5 minutes until we were going home and I was freaking out that it may not be worth it. I am happy to say my nerves were proven extremely wrong. I find myself wanting to find time to use this thing because it's such good quality sound. It is so easy to grab and take with me to another room of the house and I have been using it almost daily for 3 months and I have only had to recharge it once and it wasn't even dead, it was at half charge. It is very simple to understand and set up, you can pair 2 devices at once on it which is great when I have my friends over and we can swap who's music is playing super simply. I have spilled flour all over this while baking and I just wiped it off with a wet wipe and went about my day. It is very much worth it's price and I can fill the whole living room/dining room/kitchen area of my house with just 1 speaker and that's hard to do! I play jazz on it often when I cook and I swear it feels like I am sitting right there watching a band play, that is how crystal the sound is. If you are looking for a bluetooth speaker, give this one a shot - you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Defective Speaker

    Posted
    Palani
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    Okay, I read the reviews and I actually used one of these Speakers for about a week while I was in California. It worked great and the reviews were great to. Having said that, I had the unlucky misfortune of buying a Speaker that would not stay charged. I charged the speaker and went on a trip. While on the trip I didn't have the occasion to use the speaker. When I got home I got the speaker out and attempted to use it. It didn't have a charged! So, I recharged it and used it until the charged was depleted. I recharged it and put the speaker up. The next day I got the speaker out and to my surprise it wouldn't power up. Okay, here is where the problem occurred! I contacted Best Buy and Best Buy has a 14 day return policy. I contacted Bose Support because the speaker has a year waranty. Remember I'd only owned the Speaker for about 45 days! Take Note of this when considering your future purchase. Bose has a $ 15 to $ 18 dollar charge for their processing. The guy I talked to told me that Bose would wave that charged and I was to return the speaker via UPS. I'm okay with that. When I went online to retrieve my label to return to speaker to Bose, the only information I found was the address for the return. NO RETURN LABEL. I hurriedly packed the speaker and took it to UPS and paid $ 15 to ship it. The service Rep didn't advise me one way or the other about there being a return label! I later discovered that Bose sent me a return label after I mailed the Speaker. I called Bose again and got a knowledgeable Rep. The Rep needed information from my email from Bose. I then discovered Bose had received my return and had already send me a new replacement. I still am not giving up on Bose however they need to rethink these additional charges while the product is under warranty. Bose should also instruct the Representatives they need to fully explain Bose return and replacement procedures because there are people like me who are sometimes a little dense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Choosing The Soundlink Color Over Jambox.

    Posted
    JPK912
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    I've previously owned a 1st generation Jawbone Jambox. However, the jambox wasn't loud enough for my liking. I had my mind set on two options: the Bose Soundlink Color or the Beacon Audio Blazar. I've heard sound from the Beacon Audio Blazar various times because of a family member owning one in the home. Although the Beacon did sound better than the Jambox, I had decided to purchase the Soundlink Color and have had it for about two months. I usually listen to Soul/R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop cultured music. I was really impressed at how clear the sound was in comparison to the jambox. The sound is so clear, you wouldn't think it were coming from a bluetooth speaker. The mid's of the music are heavily emphasized just like other bose products. Live music and music with a lot of drums and acoustics will always sound great with bose products. The bluetooth pairing is pretty much instant once you've enabled bluetooth on both of your devices. I think it may have the fastest instant connection I've seen in any bluetooth audio product I've owned. I would have to say that the battery life is probably about 6-8 hours of use. By looking at the product, you can tell that the design is trying to reach a rugged/outdoor use, which is a good thing. It is made out of a very strong plastic and has rubber buttons. Although the device isn't as portable as the jambox, it is slightly bigger and has better sound overall. I would have to say that the sound link color may be 2-3 times louder than the1st gen jambox. In conclusion, it is a great product from Bose. It is worth every dollar. 5/5 Stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent investment

    Posted
    Army33W
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    I would like to start off by saying that the sound quality of this speaker is outstanding. I decided to test the quality after I use it for a few hours so I put it in my living room and pushed the volume well above where I would ever normally use it and went to the back of my house and the sound was still excellent. The battery life is pretty good, no complaints so far and the battery indicator light lets you know when you need to plug it in very clearly. The creepy lady's voice that announces who is paired to it in Bluetooth mode is... well... creepy but hey turn it on in the morning and then use it as a wake up call for a quick practical joke. I have used this device for everything from a sound boost for my alarm from my cell phone in the morning to listening to music in my garage while working on projects. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a less expensive Bluetooth option. I initially looked into the JBL speakers but price and the demo models I tried couldn't come close to this one. Bose lives up to their high standards with this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound From A Small Speaker

    Posted
    Vince
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    I bought this as a replacement for an iHome speaker (that actually sounded great but had connectivity issues). That unit only really had Airplay connectivity, and I wanted more mobility, thus the move to the Bose. I have purchased Bose products in the past and have always been thoroughly satisfied with their sound and quality. This unit is no exception. The sound is great, and it produces a decent amount of bass for the size... plenty enough to fill a room. And I've noticed that the location of where you place it will affect the bass response and as a result have discovered the sweet spots in my house. Connecting up to the unit is easy as the unit talks you through the process and have already connected it to three different devices. Of real convenience is that the unit has a standard micro USB port for charging. It holds a charge pretty well although I've never really run it empty since I’ll recharge it when I remember, so no problems there. IMO, the unit is definitely worth the price paid and as with all Bose products, you are also purchasing peace of mind that the unit will perform and last for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker value

    Posted
    pictonator
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    If you want a nice sounding portable speaker for a good price, this Bose Soundlink Color speaker is a good option. It is a great value and the speaker is small enough to easily carry around anywhere you want music. The sound is clean, with a reasonable amount of bass and clear mid-range and treble. As with many Bluetooth speakers, the bass sounds much better if you place your speaker up against a wall. The pairing process is simple and the voice prompts make it very quick and easy to use. When the battery is low, the voice prompt notifies you to plug it in. The larger, more expensive speakers may have better bass, but they are not as portable or inexpensive as this little speaker. You really don't sacrifice much in sound quality to get this speaker at a great price. I do own the larger Bose Soundlink as well , but it is so large and expensive that I don't like to take it out of the house too often. As a side note, this speaker works flawless with my iPhone, but my Surface tablet is very inconsistent with any Bluetooth speakers. That is not a speaker issue - it is just the buggy Windows OS. When I go into the Windows Bluetooth settings and toggle Bluetooth off and on, it usually fixes the issue of no sound with my Surface 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Sounding Bluetooth Speaker

    Posted
    Baugie56
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    Bose quality sound and design exceeds expectations with this speaker unit. If you are looking for quality sound not just loud volume this is the speaker to compliment your music. Easy to use and will fill a room with will fill a typical room. The unit synched easily with my iPad after I gave it a full charge. It is loud enough to play Rock/Jazz/Pop/Blues/R&B/lite Hip-Hop. If you are looking for heavy, loud bass this is not the best choice. It has excellent over-all sound with a decent bass presence even thumps a little when pushed (depending on the recording). The Best Buy sales person was absolutely correct comparing this unit to the "louder" JBL or the large Pill saying that the sound quality was best with the Bose speaker even at higher volumes. The simplicity of design and Colours choices make this speaker useful on your desk, at a party or just playing in any room of your house or at a picnic. Works as a speaker extension for your cell phone as well. Definitely a 9.9 stars out of 10 and a very competitive price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    My first BOSE

    Posted
    Villagerjjm
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    I received this little gem as a Christmas Gift. I had been thinking about buying a set of speakers from Logitech,,,,the UE BOOM. I like the sound of the BOSE Soundllink color speaker when it is close up. I can easily pair it with any of the systems I choose as a host. It is nicely portable, recharges quickly and can play continuously for hours. The disadvantage is in the fact that it cannot be paired with another BOSE Soundlink speaker to obtain a heightened stereo effect. The stereo separation appears to be limited to the two inches separating the left and right channel speakers. The fidelity is there to hear, but I am sorry to say that there is quite a bit of music that really needs to be heard with more separation between the right and left channel speakers. With little or no distance in channel separation, the BOSE Soundlink keeps music as a pinpoint source of sound... much like a mono radio. I do plan on keeping this speaker because it is useful and does sound good when it is in an small room, but I think I will be purchasing those UE BOOMS sometime soon to fill in the larger areas of the house and outdoor patio areas.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Switched to Beats

    Posted
    Irritated
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Worked great the first time I used it. I read all the reviews on the Best Buy website and thought this was going to be a terrific purchase. The speaker had plenty of power, good range and quality sound. Charged it at the end of the first nights use and two days later...nothing, no power at all. Thought it may have been a fluke so I cracked a window and listened while it was plugged in and let it charge overnight. 2 days later and again...NOTHING. Wouldn't hold a charge, so I really got to use it for what it was intended for only one time. Started reading independent reviews and apparently this problem isn't all that uncommon for the speaker, which I was not pleased to find out. I wasn't going to go through that again, so I switched to Beats Pill + and I love it. Bose may have lost a long time customer for a very long time if this is the kind of product they want to put on shelves.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose support

      We'd be irritated, too. This is definitely not the experience we wanted you to have. We would have liked the opportunity to assist as the issue you described may have been resolved by a simple reset or a software update. As a longtime Bose customer we want you to be able to enjoy our products. If you ever have any questions or need some assistance, please call our technical support team at 1-800-379-2073. Support hours are Monday - Friday 9:00AM to 9:00PM EST. Bose

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker for stationary use, not travel

    Posted
    bella92108
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    When I first saw Bose release these, I was a bit confused as to where they fit in the lineup. There's the Soundlink Mini and then the Soundlink, and this was more of an entry into the Bose brand. With the price you really can't complain, but it still seems odd to see plastic\colors from Bose. If you're looking for something a bit rugged for around the house that's easy to move and take outside, to the kitchen, bathroom, etc, this is your guy. It's cheap, good quality, nice bose sound, and easy to afford. If you're looking for travel portability this definitely isn't your best option. I found even the Bose Soundlink Mini to be a bit hefty for my personal tastes in terms of packing for international travel. This model is FAR too big to pack in the corner of a travel bag.... unless you're taking a trunk for the week or month LOL. If you want portable, you probably will prefer the SoundLink Mini. If you want really portable you may want to look at a Jambox Mini, which you'll sacrifice sound quality with. If you want cheap, but bose sound, but be able to move it around the house, this product is decent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker

    Posted
    Star
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    I have been looking for a small Bluetooth speaker. I looked at a lot of them but I kept coming back to Bose SoundLink. I wanted something portable and affordable. All the reviews stated that the Bose SoundLink was the best for sound, portability, and affordable. The Bose SoundLink is great. It was easy to set up the Bluetooth to connect IPad, phone or computer. I am able to take it any where in the house. I love it. The only thing I have had happen, it will drop the Bluetooth connection to my computer and I have to disconnected and delete the bose from my computer then reconnect it again, but all in all for the price and the sound is the best. "Bose Quality". For a little speaker the sound is fantastic I am planning to buy another one for my son.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for price and compact size

    Posted
    Maple
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    Other family members had larger Bose Bluetooth speakers, and I loved the sound and portability, but I didn't want to pay $200. When I saw the SoundLink Color on sale just before Christmas, I knew I had to buy it. I needed something to give me sound in the kitchen while cooking throughout the holidays (music on iPhone, movies and shows on MacBook Pro), and it was wonderful. I use it all the time now. The only downside is that connecting back and forth between different devices can be confusing and uncertain at times. And there is no troubleshooting info - you are on your own to figure out whether you are doing something wrong, the device is being slow, etc. Also, I was watching a show, and mid-way the sound became intermittent. I had to figure out on my own after some time and frustration that two devices were connected to the speaker at the same time. But these problems only happened once or twice, and once I learned (without the help of Bose), everything was fine. If Bose offered basic Troubleshooting info with the package, I would have rated this product with 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great produce from Bose!

    Posted
    BoseFan
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    I had $20 in BestBuy vouchers I had to spend before they expired so I went into Best Buy to kick tires - nothing particular in mind. Just something that was around $20 so I did not get snookered into spending $ on something that I did not really need. I am weak!!! When I saw this item and heard the sound quality for the size and cost, I violated my goal of frugality and walked out with this unit. I have not been disappointed in any way. Functionally it is easily paired with bluetooth devices, never has any hiccups in maintaining connections, and when positioned correctly in it's environment provides awesome sound. You can spend more money on similar speakers and inherently buy richer sound, but this unit is extremely well balanced for it's sound quality vs. cost with the scale tipping towards sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sorry but very disappointing

    Posted
    Petete
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    I did like the design and size, after all I was going for mobility and a fun factor, but the sound was not what you would expect from Bose. Pairing and user friendliness was great, but the sound was the same a $40 mono speaker I had purchased for my son. Sorry Bose but the sound was horrible. I had no choice but to exchange for a Sony -X55, what a difference. Perhaps not as mobile because the Sony has a glossy expensive and elegant finish and would hate to scratch it, but amazing sound that beats the competition in the segment. If you want it mainly for indoors Sony is the way to go, if you want it for outdoors you need to look at the JBL or the UE. I try to understand why some people actually say that the sound is good, because it isn't, my friend has one of this and the sound in hers is exactly the same I experience with this one before I returned it, maybe I'm too picky when it comes to quality. I'm trying not to be mean, but rather honest.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose support

      We're sorry to learn of your disappointing experience with the SoundLink Color but appreciate that you gave it a chance and took the time to post a review.

      Yours are not the typical comments that we hear, most people describe the great sound and the simplicity of use. We regret that we did not have an opportunity to assist you. Bose

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    After 40 days of use this is a quality speaker

    Posted
    HeyPops
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    Purchased the Bose Soundlink to use around the house, yard, and when camping. To date, it has been used about 30 out of 40 days indoors only so far with the shortest useage about an hour, longest useage about 9 hrs. Battery life: about as noted, one day it was used 9 hrs continuously at low / mid volume on battery power only. Charging via AC adapter or USB is convenient and it can be used while on the charger. Sound quality: About as I was expecting with fullness throughout the range. Song lyrics were more easily understood than I was expecting. In my opinion about the same quality sound as the Bose Mini at easy listening volumes. It has not been used at high volume levels. Other people commented that it sounded good for the size. Much better sound than a smaller $30 unit that circulates around the house. Overall rating: Very Good only because I am sure there better ones available someplace at a higher cost. It is handy to move around and the black one blends into surroundings quite well. It has not been used outside or in large rooms yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Sound and Range

    Posted
    Nadeha44
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    This little bluetooth speaker is awesome! It has great sound that I can hear quite clearly even from another room. I can leave my device in one room, and the speaker remains connected when I take it two rooms away - and close the door between. The bases are quite , well, basey, and the highs are distinguishable. Sometimes the sound gets a bit mottled, but that is more of a device issue rather than the speaker. I also like that it does not have to be charged every five minutes, meaning, I can listen to music or watch shows on my tablet for hours (or days - it's usually running in the background) before having to plug in and charge up. Seriously thinking about getting a second one for travelling. If Bose ever decides to make improvements on this item, I have one suggestion: Add a button to advance to the next song. I've been burned by bad speakers, even some somewhat pricey ones. I can honestly say, if you've tried the rest, and have been sorely disappointed by poor quality sound, definitely give this speaker a go.

    I would recommend this to a friend