1 Stars By Franky on 2017-04-28
Speaker has Glitches (one solution hold button 3 dots "multifunction" for 10+ seconds to pull Lazarus)
D0 Not buy. I used this model Bose at a friends house. It was marvelous take it anywhere! Gets a little wet no problem!!! I decided I wanted one. So I did like most people put it on my cart wish list and one day I decided to go ahead and purchase it. First day sound ok, but every so often a crackling sound with the unit (huhhh) I don't remember this when I used it at my friends house. Leave it connect to the AC power all happy watch a movie with it all is well. Day three unit doesn't respond. Completely dead. Hold power button no use. Connect to AC Power nothing. Read Manual. Absolutely nothing... All lights are dead on a brand new UNIT!!! Arrrr... I explained the problem to BTA-MALL and they were wonderful and shipped me another one. (Sent the faulty one back). Still had hope for Bose! The new Bose Soundlink arrives and again like a kid on Christmas.
Again the bloody unit goes completely dead. Press and hold power button ---> NOPE. Plug into AC outlet --> NOPE, AC USB plug ---- > NOPE.. Since I'm an engineer, I start going from the AC plug and work my way backwards testing every component. Everything works well. Just the unit decided to die (completely non-responsive to power button) NO LIGHTS when connected to power. So I figured maybe hardware is fine and it was the silly software people who messed it up.
I looked on Bose website all their solutions (For link go to Bose website, BTA-MALL blocks all links) Completely not useful. Then you follow the white rabbit down into the hole where it says if it doesn't work when connected to power do this .... (hold multifunction for 10 + seconds) WTH! where is that on the manual?
After pressing the Lazarus (3 dots) button then it came back to live. Why would Bose make a multifunction button that "cuts" power to the whole unit? The power button should control power. There is something clearly missing from the user interface people. Great product bad user interface cost money. I thought that I had a lemon so I returned it which costs at least $3.99 (assumed) to amazon to return and then another $3.99 (assumed) to ship a new one plus sending the old one to the "magic land of returns." Assuming the price is about $20 total to return on a unit that costs $129 and probably ~$30 to fabricate that seems painful. It hurts: PROFIT. Then I read the plethora of other people complaining online about dead batteries and unresponsive units. Huhhhh.. Also thank you BTA-MALL from protecting us one link at a time.
Hopefully the Lazarus button fixes most of the issues with this unit. Bose should consider making the power button into Lazarus button given that it is a software thing that can be fixed with a program.
5 Stars By Kaea on 2017-06-20
🔊🔈🔊🔈 Poolside Party Time! 🌴🤙🏽
Besides the color everything is perfect. Wish I would of got black but it's all good. All I care about really is the amazing sound this pumps out. I also watched Netflix and got crips perfect sound and zero lag. You won't be mad getting this, but get black just to be safe. 😂📻🔊🔈🔊🔈 Red looks like a hot orange pink, but I'm still good with it to take to Hawaii. 🌴🌴📻🔊🔈
4 Stars By btosto on 2017-03-03
This is a terrific unit. I use it to play music in ...
This is a terrific unit. I use it to play music in a large classroom with good acoustics. I was hesitant to purchase because I thought such a little speaker would not be loud enough. It certainly proved me wrong. Bose is a great company with reliable products, and well worth the extra money compared to other, cheaper units. It's compact enough to pack in my music bag, charges quickly, and connects to bluetooth promptly without issues.
2 Stars By Elizabeth on 2017-03-02
Defective and Poor Quality
I bought this product for myself to use around the house and while I'm at work. My boyfriend owns the Color Soundlink I that we used quite a bit and so we are familiar with Bose products. The first speaker I bought worked wonderfully for about a few hours until the speaker died. When I plugged it in, it would not turn on to charge or light up in any way. Luckily, I was within the parameters of time to return the product to BTA-MALL and request a new one be shipped. I received my second speaker a couple weeks later and used it for a little less than a month with no issues. I was able to use it until it died and charge it again. Less than a month after receiving my new one I ran into the same issue. It was not able to turn on even when plugged in and was not telling me if the speaker was charging. This was shocking since this was my second speaker from them and the same defect happened once again. Luckily, through Bose support I was able to reset my speaker and turn it on again but not after going through the trouble of waiting through being on hold for several minutes. I am honestly disappointed in the manufacturer quality of this product if this is an issue that needs to be fixed and have not publicly posted. There's no saying when I will have to reset my speaker again and go through the tedious process. I am upset because I am usually a large supporter of Bose products, but this is not their best.
5 Stars By Whitney AGT. on 2016-12-02
One of Best in its Class!
Never disappointed with BOSE. Amazing sound. A bit of distortion when volume is high depending on what kind of music you're playing. Love the feel and look to the speaker. Easy Bluetooth pairing. Be careful Coral red color is more orange, peachy to me. Will be exchanging for a different color. Love this speaker, top contender in its class when compared to other portable wireless speakers. Great buy! Get it today!!
5 Stars By Nicole L Mueller on 2018-01-25
What an amazing little speaker! I listen to everything from classical, rock, pop and rap music and this speaker allows me to enjoy it all! Battery life is incredible. Easy to pair. Same quality you've come to love and expect from Bose.
5 Stars By clarinetgirl0922 on 2018-03-05
Best Speaker Ever: From a Professional Musician!
This is by far the best speaker I have ever owned! Music is my career, and I don't plan on buying another speaker ever again! This speaker is small, but projects beautifully! I actually feel like I am at a live concert, which I had never experienced through a speaker before! My fiancé, who is also a musician, used this once, and I immediately knew what I was buying him for Christmas! I bought him one of these speakers, and he is just as in love with it as I am! Can't wait to use this for many years to come!!!
2 Stars By linda on 2018-07-09
Disappointing sound cutting out
It’s funny that my $60 Bluetooth iPhone I bought 4 years ago never cuts out but this one won’t stop. I’ve only had it a day and I decided it’s not for me. Every time it connects this annoying voice says "connected to device 57877KLPR.. " can’t it just make a pleasant sound to let me know it’s connected? Anyway I decided to order a different speaker and send this back. I need it for a party and I don’t want to risk it cutting out constantly. It says the Bose website to listen to audio but don’t be connect to WiFi to prevent the cutting out. Is that a joke? All my music is accessed through WiFi and yeah I can save some offline but I shouldn’t have to do that! and I plan on using my speaker for streaming tv & movies. Again my $60 Ihome doesn’t have a problem why does this? This is not a promo for ihome the speakers are not great which is why I’m upgrading so I hope I can find the best of both worlds. Good connection and good sound!
1 Stars By Millertime on 2017-06-19
Don't buy! Wish I had heeded warnings of reviews.
I ordered despite reading a few problem reviews thinking it's normal but wish I hadn't. It worked fine for 2 weeks then suddenly gave constant buzz! Totally unresponsive. Found a forum where others had this problem so found out how to stop it but now sound is horrible. Returning for refund.
4 Stars By carrie on 2016-12-03
Color is NOT red
This is a great little speaker. Fits my expectations other than the color. It is NOT red! It is a salmon or coral color as compared to a red object in my picture. I would not have chose that color if I knew. I almost chose blue because I like all shades of blue but not pink. Of course the color doesn't affect the sound thankfully.