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Bose® - Wave® SoundTouch® Music System IV - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 979 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Better Off with Something Else--BOSE!

    Posted
    coralrocks2

    You might think at $600 for a clock radio/CD player with good speakers you wouldn't want for anything. Sadly, this system from Bose is very Underwhelming! First, the unit is not even attached which is awkward and it separates. I can see no purpose for that--it is just plain dumb! Also, only 6 presets for stations? Really? Even a $25 alarm clock offers that. And only one CD capacity, why not 3 at this price. I know a lot of people don't have CD's anymore, but if you're going to have it and charge these prices, let's go the extra mile for the customer instead of under-changing people. Then there is the alarm clock: you have two alarm presets and you cannot even choose days of the week--it's one size fits all. My Sony clock radio that was $20 had that...why cannot Bose offer that on this $600 clock radio? And then the icing on the cake, Bose does not have a way to turn the alarm off on the unit. Everything must be done on the tiny remote which can easily get lost. This has to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard of. Yes, you want to go in the direction of less buttons but not at the expense of practicality! You have to order another $15 remote from Bose as a backup. As far as the reception goes, it's really poor with the built-in antenna which is actually the unit's plug. Bose actually charges you $10 for an external FM antenna. I couldn't believe that the above items were the case for this "state-of-the-art" unit, the creme of the crop of clock radios so I called up Bose. And wouldn't you know, I had to wait 15 minutes to simply speak with someone, and when he answered he did not say this is Brendan with Bose, he simply said hello, it seemed like I called a neighbor down the street. Really, this is how sad your customer service is Bose. At least Apple charges a lot but has excellent customer service. A friend of mine told me recently, at one time Bose was a great brand, when Mr. Bose was alive, but since that time, Bose has become a marketing company which happens to sell speakers. Ever notice any other speaker companies advertising or opening stores in every mall, no that's because those companies put their money into their speakers, ie. B&W, Klipsch, Sonos, etc. Bose over-hypes all of its products and charges top-dollar for them. Basically, Bose wants to charge you the most it can to give you the least possible in every way! For this price, I could've gotten Ihome's top-of-the-line clock radio/stereo and hooked it up to two Sonos speakers which would blow this thing away. I think it's one and done for you Bose!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Sound from a WiFi streaming system

    Posted
    Charlie
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I just bought my Bose Wave Soundtouch Music System IV a few days ago but I'm already loving everything about it. I'm a big Bose fan and have another Bose Soundtouch 30 system in the house but this one beats it on the quality of the sound. Bose's Wave Guide technology is superb and the sound you get from this small unit is outstanding. Setup was surprisingly very easy. I hesitated for a few days setting it up after buying it so I could watch the youtube videos on how to do so and also wanted to read the owner's manual. I had no problem setting up my first Bose Soundtouch 30 system but this was my second system and the youtube videos didn't help at all since they only talked about setting up the first one and not an add on. The instruction manual was also very confusing to me for setting up a second system and I consider myself fairly tech savy. Anyway, I went ahead and tried it and it was a very very easy setup. I was up and running in a matter of a few minutes. I have the new system set up in my bedroom and it fills the entire bedroom with fantastic sound. It's very easy to operate and the remote control can run everything. I moved it away from the bed and put it on a dresser so the speakers are facing the entire room. I can control everything with the remote control so it's no problem not having it by the bed on my nightstand. The owner's manual spells everything out very clearly for operating the system. And if you want to impress your friends, just pop in the demo CD that came with the unit and you will blow them away with the clarity of the sound. You have an AM/FM tuner and single CD player along with Bluetooth capabilities and, of course, WiFi so you can stream thousands of internet radio stations, Spotify, Deezer, etc. It also has an AUX connection in the back in case you want to connect something that doesn't have Bluetooth like an old iPod. It also has six presets on the remote control where you can preset AM or FM radio stations or, if using WiFi, your favorite playlists from Spotify, etc, There is also a Soundtouch APP for both IOS and Android phones and tablets that you use to set it up and it also has the same presets. With this app you can search your internet radio stations or Spotify, etc, and set up the presets off your favorite playlists. When I go to bed at night now, all I have to do is grab the remote, hit the preset for the playlist I want off Spotify and hit the button for the sleep timer. The system is expensive, as are most Bose products, but I consider it a good investment to my future music enjoyment. I have friends who have had Bose Wave systems in their home for over 20 years and they still sound and look great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product, amazing technology

    Posted
    akitaman1958
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    I purchased this for my roommate/landlord in lieu of rent, so my opinions are not based on my personal expectations. If you are a person with your music library on your smartphone/computer/in-the-cloud and have space issues like living in a dorm, studio apartment, RV, or for a bedroom or office; I cannot imagine a better product for listening to music. She downloaded the app onto her Android tablet effortlessly and within 3 minutes was scouring the WORLD of internet radio. The load time between stations is 1-2 seconds. The menu is nicely formatted but having only 6 pre-sets seems stingy. She activated bluetooth on her chromebook in seconds giving her 2 options to use. The remote is very small. Not having any way of changing the bass/treble does not get in the way of having deeply rich sound coming from a device the size of a shoe box. The bass and mid-range are very strong, I would say it is missing some clarity at the higher end of the register. The main weakness of the sound is lack of separation: the speakers are about 12" apart and there is simply no way to get true stereo separation from them. Pairing the Soundwave4 with a bluetooth speaker would be a major improvement. The headphone jack is on the back and you have to push all the way in and then pull back slightly but the sound you get is great. Her Koss 'phones and my Bose's sounded so much better than when plugged into our computers, if you listen to most of your music thru 'phones you will love this. Some of the other reviews I have read, here at BB and elsewhere, complained that $600 was pricey. I agree to this extent: for someone who is looking for an all-in-one device because of space considerations I cannot imagine a better purchase, especially if you use your smartphone/computer as your source for music primarily. If you have enough space (the equivalent of a coffee table) and are not using your tablet/smartphone/computer as your source you can get better sound for the same $600 with what I have: a Grace Digital internet radio tuner, a Blu ray player for CD's and a Sony center-channel 4K HDMI pass-thru 2.1 speaker (or a nice pair of Bose bookshelf speakers would do nicely too, paired with a small receiver). The speaker separation just makes the sound markedly better, in my opinion. Bottom line: she is very happy with her purchase and I think anyone how buys this little marvel of technology will be as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Suits its purpose

    Posted
    Andy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this radio to replace an old pair of powered monitors I used with my laptop at home. I was originally looking for a pair of wireless speakers and wasn't blown away by many of the options out there. I wasn't looking for a system to go throughout the home and I wasn't looking for something that was going to rock the neighborhood. I was simply looking for a small pair of speakers with a warm sound to use in a single room. Although this Bose system was well outside my price range I found it to be a perfect fit for my purposes. I decided to bite the bullet and here we are. I am happy with the purchase and it does have that warm, full sound which Bose has always been known for. I do think it is a bit overpriced for what you are receiving. As I said the sound is great, although I've never had any cause to turn it up more than halfway. The wifi and bluetooth connectivity could be a little better and the internet radio is pretty finicky to say the least. It's slow to load and often doesn't load at all. I think Bose may have some work to do on their wireless side of things. Perhaps a future update will remedy some of these issues. Also, it's a small thing, but I wish the remote was backlit or had some type of glow in the dark labels on the buttons. It's a nice, small, user friendly remote, but you can't see the buttons in the dark. I imagine I'll get used to it, but it's something I noticed right off the bat. Overall I think it's a good little radio. I think it's perfect if you're just looking for something small, but with good sound. I imagine it would be great for a dorm, a guest room or for a single person living in a small apartment or renting a room. Although I only gave it four stars I would recommend this product. I just feel it is a bit overpriced and there is some room for improvement. I have no regrets about my purchase though. If you're looking for a small, good sounding clock radio then I would say go for it. After all it is a Bose. :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Set-up Issues - Did not work right out of the box

    Posted
    Chuck99
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    I was very excited to purchase this new updated Bose Radio. We've had an older Bose Radio/CD for many years and it has been an excellent product -- which we will still use. However, this is a more complicated set-up but similar to other products like webcams or smart plugs. You download the SoundTouch app, connect to your wifi, download the software, install it, and off you go. In reading the reviews before I purchased, people did not report any set-up issues -- however after following all the directions multiple times the Radio would always got stuck on a message -- Update Required. After about an hour trying to get it work, I called technical support: 20 minute wait to get a technician, 1 hour phone call with him remoting into my MAC, reinstalling everything, etc. No joy. He couldn't get the download to work and the Radio just sat there like a brick. The only way to turn it on or off was to unplug it. Their solution was to send the unit in for repair. Bose could not guarantee a fix, what the problem was, when the fix would be done, and if the fix would be permanent. At this point, it just was easier to take the whole unit back to Best Buy, return it, and order another identical unit. The return people at Best Buy were extremely helpful. They did offer a repair offer, but hey, this should work right out of the box -- and I want to know when I will get my Radio back -- and that there's nothing wrong with the unit. Hopefully when I get the new unit, the install will work correctly. It might have been just a real simple issue, but it was a showstopper. BTW, the Bose technician was very good. They are located in the Philippines but their service (and English) was quite good. I was extremely disappointed when this unit did not work right out of the box, but I'm confident in the quality of Bose products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, but has odd usability issues...

    Posted
    jstampii
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    It is really hard to go wrong with any Bose systems. They always produce great sound quality and volume, they are stylish and compact, and they seemly are built like tanks. For most the price point simply does not make sense, but I feel that you do get what you pay for. I should say that it may not be the best overall value or bang-for-your-buck. These products are definitely expensive. The biggest issue has become that the only way to operate the system is via remote control. A remote isn't an awful item in it's purpose. The problem is that it has 26 buttons. That's right, 26... If there is the need for 26 buttons to control all of the functions of the unit, why would there be no buttons on the unit itself. No volume, no clock display, no seek, etc. The only "press" function the unit has is on/off switching through touch in a specific area on top of the unit. "Old fashioned mute" essentially. I really, really wish Bose would have put this "control panel worth of" buttons on the unit itself and left the remote to have simple or basic controls. Again, the system is the absolute top quality of Bose in every way. The functionality though is ridiculously crammed into an incredibly overly complicated remote control. Purchase carefully, or on sale, and enjoy the music... just make sure to always keep the remote on top of the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing System

    Posted
    Tabellarius
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    Had to find a replacement for our Panasonic micro system when we replaced the bookcases in our living room. The new system had to be low profile, capture a few FM stations and play CDs, so I picked up a newer and smaller version of our old Panasonic. Just for fun (and at my oldest son’s prompting), I purchased the Bose unit, as well. After setting up both systems, my son did some A/B comparisons using Bluetooth on his iPhone. I had always considered Bose speakers to be overpriced and overhyped, but listening to the sound coming from this unit had me re-evaluating those thoughts. By purchasing the Bose system, I had opened Pandora’s box, and knew that it would be difficult to go back to a conventional system. My final hurdle was the price. I NEVER would have considered spending over $200 for a bookshelf system (let alone 3 times that amount), but I was already addicted, and couldn’t imagine not having the Wave system. I now have a renewed interest in listening to my music collection, and consider it a worthwhile investment for that reason alone. If you have a smartphone, install the SoundTouch app for additional options, including internet radio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent "Small" Solution

    Posted
    starkastle
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    If you are looking for a very compact stereo solution with excellent quality sound then I'd recommend this one. If you want loud and booming or a cheap option, this is definitely NOT the one for you. Sure, you'll spend twice the price on Bose but it is built to last, looks elegant, and you can actually expand this system over time. Basics include playing broadcast and internet radio, one CD, an auxiliary input from virtually any system setup, internet connectivity, plus easy bluetooth connectivity to virtually any smart source (smart phone, tablets, computers, etc). This SoundTouch is designed to connect to multiple units around the house with intelligence to direct music traffic to wherever you want it, and can be controlled via smart device app. I've been very pleased with the sound in a normal room (not for big parties) and the bluetooth+internet smart features makes this especially adaptable. I can now run my entire digitally archived music collection right from my laptop or phone. I was originally looking for a solution at half the price but decided to pop for this one given its great reputation and its advanced smart features. I later plan to get a second unit for the house. No complaints as of yet after one month's use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Replaced my Bose Wave from 2000

    Posted
    GuitarPlayerBP
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    I got this system to replace my Bose Wave Radio that I got in 2000. The old system still works great except that the CD is no longer reliable. My wife and I wake up to a specific CD each morning and so it makes it difficult. We love the sound of the Bose and so even though it is expensive, we knew that it would have great sound quality and the functionality that we want. We want to get our phones, iPads, computers etc out of the bedroom at night so that we have no distractions and this means that we need a reliable system to wake us for work. This system works great. There are two alarms, When the CD kicks in to wake us up the volume slowly increases so that we are woken up gently, The screen automatically dims when it’s dark and if we lose power, the alarm will still go off as a buzzer. The bluetooth works well allowing me to stream from my phone/tablet/computer to the Bose. I would have liked to be able to load MP3’s onto the Bose (32M memory or so) so that I don’t have to use the CD. The phone app provides limited functionality, basically volume up and down and is not real impressive. I’m happy with the purchase and the system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Latest update loses much Internet Radio capability

    Posted
    Springbok
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I received my Bose Wave SoundTouch Music System IV yesterday and am seriously considering returning it. FM radio reception is excellent, as is the sound, hence the two stars, but I learned during setup that the latest update, #20, drops vTuner in favor of TuneIn, rendering my favorite station 97Five inaccessible. From memory, update #20 release notes say something like "Say hello to TuneIn, goodbye to Internet Radio". Unfortunately, I had no alternative but to apply the latest update when I had issues with Windows 10 not recognizing the SoundTouch USB connection, which is required for setup using a desktop. The update cured the USB issue, but took away vTuner. From the many complaints in the Bose Community site from around the world, I am not alone. I have doubts that the improvement promised by Bose for January, 2019 will completely restore previous functionality and believe that I may have bought an expensive bedside radio.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose

      Hello, Springbok. We thank you for taking the time to provide a review of the Wave SoundTouch IV music system. We're sorry to hear that your experience has not been so great. We are actively collecting station requests and working with TuneIn to resolve them. We recommend that you please read about our progress and what we are working hard on, so you can enjoy your favorite stations. You may read about that here: https://bose.life/2PS0ZQW. We certainly appreciate your feedback as we're always looking for ways to improve our customer's listening experiences. Kind regards. Ashley - Bose Support bose

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Rethink your thinking on Bose wave radio

    Posted
    Trollcrusher

    Purchased March 30th 2018 . Settting up the Bose was actually pretty easy . Connected to the WiFi simple . My first thing is did was play a cd . The sound quality? Eh ok . I then used the Bose app ,internet radio you have to turn the volume up because it’s so compressed and the sound quality again is eh ok . The best sound is from playing cds . The fm stinks . The internet radio quality stinks . I tried to like this $600 dollar overpriced marketing genius wave radio . Packed it up and returned it April 3rd . I consider myself a audiophile snob of sorts but this is based on sound NOT looks . I gave Bose a shot and Bose lost . Stay away from this CLOCK radio at best . Unless you got money to burn and you like crap sound then hey then this Bose wave radio is for you . One more thing I would like to add . The insignia table radio at bestbuy sounds worlds better for hundreds less . DO NOT BUY the wave radio . Trust this review or find out for yourself . Why are there good reviews . I have NO clue !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best of Both Worlds

    Posted
    HowToTheMax
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    Bose has mastered big sound in a small package many years ago. What is so impressive about this system is how it connects to the internet, not just to your bluetooth device. We had other bluetooth speakers that sounded great, but we became frustrated by the limitation of bluetooth connectivity. For example: getting a text or phone call, limited range, time spent connecting and reconnecting, etc. With the Bose, it is always connected to the internet and you simply use your phone or tablet to control the radio. You can even connect the wave radio to all of the music saved on your home computer. This format means that everyone in my family has the ability to use their own device to play spotify, pandora, our music library, or other music service from anywhere in the house (and control volume without changing the volume on your phone). You CAN use the wave radio as a traditional wireless speaker in bluetooth mode, as well, which comes in handy if for youtube videos and the like. The fact that the wave radio IS and actual AM/FM radio is fantastic, as well

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality from a little box

    Posted
    noof

    So I will start with that I only use this radio for music so I cant comment on the alarm features. I originally was not happy with the difficulty with setup with my wifi and getting my mobile devices connected. It still has some issues connecting automatically but whatevs. I would like to knock one star off for Tidal not being a native application supported but its not that serious but still come on Bose! Ok..... so for sound and lets be real, this should be its only rating. Yes, $600 is a lot of money for a clock radio but lets be honest, this is no ordinary clock/shelf radio. I love the sound and when Im playing lossless audio from Tidal, you honestly cant get better sound from a 600 dollar music box. This little guy fills my living room, people are amazed where the sound is coming from. If your expectations are inline and you are not expecting sound like you would from a 5k sound system then you will be very pleased. Its perfect for our needs, just stream quality music or use CD's and you will be happy with the sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Connectivity

    Posted
    MaxCorley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this system back in March (2017). The system would not stay connected to my wifi for more then 3-4 songs when I would use it to play my iTunes music from my PC. Because of this, I connected my system via Ethernet. Even with an Ethernet connection the system has a problem connecting. It would take several attempts of starting the Bose app in order to get the system to connect. Now the system does not work at all with the wifi or Ethernet connection and does not recognize the system. It appears that the pedestal does not work at all which means no connection to your wifi or PC. Therefore, the system is reduced to being an overpriced radio/cd player. I've had and used various Bose speaker and headphone products over the years. I would not recommend this product period! Very disappointed in this BOSE product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose

      Hello MaxCorley,

      Thanks for sharing your review of the Wave SoundTouch Music system. We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with the inconsistent connection. We appreciate that you have been using our Bose products for a long time, and we certainly like that to continue!
      The issues you are having are concerning to us, and we would love the opportunity to address them directly with you. Please give us a call at 1800-379-2073. We're open Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 8 PM EST.

      We look forward to hearing from you!

      Take care. Bose

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rich Deep Sound in a small box

    Posted
    AJincs
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    Bought the Bose Sound Touch after reading some reviews. After the buy, I am convinced about the rich room filling sound coming out of those small speakers. I had other bluetooth speakers which were far more cheaper, but the sound quality too was compromised as compared to Bose Sound Touch. Add to it the radio and the crystal clear sound coming out of it - thanks to the wave technology, was quite ipressive as well. On the flip side, everything is controlled with a small remote, with no buttons on the player. The wireless module doesn't really add a lot of value, other than setting the smartphone app remote. And lastly, price is a significant factor. A point worth pondering the spend. However after deciding to buy, I am quite happy with the decision and enjoying some streaming music and the radio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    High quality, but would like deeper basss

    Posted
    GeekyTech
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    As with all Bose products , it is high quality with great features, but I wish the bass was deeper. There are only 2 adjustments for the bass, which is normal bass & less bass. The bass is okay, but I wish there was an adjustment for a deeper bass. The highs are nice and crisp, but for my personal taste, I like a lot of bass. That is my only small complaint. I like to sleep to music playing and like the sleep timer which be set in increments up to 90 minutes. There are 2 alarm settings which is nice. There is a CD player to play CDs, and which you can even set a particular song from a CD to be your alarm. I like listening to Spotify, Pandora, IHeart Radio, & Internet stations from all over the world on it from my wi-fi connection. I can connect to my Napster account through the Bluetooth connection. It is high quality & would easily give it 5 stars if I could get a little more bass. Bose has great products! As with most Bose products, this one is also high priced. I guess you get what you pay for! If there was a 4 1/2 stars that is the rating I'd give it. It is a great product, and I am glad I bought it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but wireless can be frustrating.

    Posted
    Charlie
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    My wife wanted something with good sound for playing her CD collection. I figured if we were going to invest the $ let's get a good solution. The Bose provides super sound that is hard to beat. The fact that much of the functionality is only controllable via the remote or an app is a bit annoying. My wife uses the remote, I wanted to use the app. Wife is happy. I am frustrated. When I launch the app, more often than not it can't find the speaker even tho my router shows it is connected to the network and I end up going through the setup again. I realize that sometimes the problem is because I have both 2.4 and 5 GHZ wireless networks in the house and if the speaker is on one and my phone on another they don't interact. It is just frustrating especially considering the cost of the unit. You can't beat the sound. My wife is happy. Without the app/network issues I can't use all of the features. In hindsight I would have been happier with the non-wifi model. It's great when it works and the sound is super.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose

      Hello Charlie, thank you very much for your review of the Wave SoundTouch music system IV! We are sorry to hear that you are having some difficulty with the SoundTouch app, and we would like to help you further. Please contact our Support so that we may better assist you. We can be reached at 1-800-608-2673 and are available 9am-8pm M-F, EST. Have a great day! Bose

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh...

    Posted
    JoeG
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    I love the SoundTouch interface. I don’t think Bose does a good enough job marketing the SoundTouch system. These devices have built in WiFi trancievers and firmware to work directly with many online music services on their own, without being connected to anything via Bluetooth, although you can stream to them directly via Bluetooth if you want to. And if you have multiple SoundTouch devices, they can all play the same music throughout your whole house. You can even tell Amazon’s Alexa to do this for you. I own a bunch of the devices including the ST30, ST20, ST10 and ST300. They all sound great. I expected the Wave SoundTouch to sound at least as good as the ST20 and hoped it would sound as good as the ST30. It sounds (to me) no better than the $200 ST10, which is good but not strikingly good (ST20), or remarkably good (ST30). Difficult to justify the price. I probably should have returned it for another ST30.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for smaller spaces

    Posted
    TMSS
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    Bose is our favorite brand when buying quality sound equipment. This SoundTouch did not disappoint. It automatically connects whenever we turn on the desktop, making it very easy to use. We travel with our computer, hook it up to our tv with HDMI and watch all of our Netflix, Hulu and Fire TV movies with GREAT sound! It's also the best Bluetooth speaker for playing music from our iPhones! The radio antenna is built into the power cord, so there's no additional FM antenna to worry about. You just hook the two components together and then plug the outlet into the wall and turn it on! It's great for low background music or a LOUD western. Of course, it does not deliver the sound of our Bose 901 speakers we have at home, but really, what does? You can't rattle the windows and dishes with the Wave like the 901s, but you can enjoy easily portable music with that great Bose sound wherever you go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound for a small form factor

    Posted
    Z06Pilot
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    I read one review that praised this unit as they replaced "a full rack of equipment with large speakers and couldn't be happier". I have to wonder what that system was comprised of. No question, this unit provides the best sound I have ever heard from something with dual 3" speakers. But that's as far as it goes. There is just no way to produce low end frequencies properly with something of this form factor-it's sweet spot is mid-range which shouldn't come as a surprise. I have it in my office at the back of the house, away from our listening rooms, where I am looking for some background music while working. it really is exceptional that you can get this quality of sound out of a small box. I have never tried the radio, but listen to CD's as well as my local music streamed in AAC format from ripped CD's. very nice app on my iPhone to control it all. It's a great product, and i don't think it is too out-of-bounds price-wise.

    I would recommend this to a friend