Summary: I received the Bose Soundlink Air as a birthday gift as this was something a really wanted. What a disappointment!! First of it worked well for an entire 4 monthS, then out of nowhere when playing my music from my phone or ipad the sound would chip in and out for a long period of time. I figured this was happening maybe because the device was far away from the Bose speaker. So I would place my iphone on top of the speakers to ensure it's in good range. That didn't work!!
Cons: Music chips in and out for a long period of time.
Summary: The Bose SoundLink sounds fantastic in the store, however when I finally purchased my one for myself I was extremely disappointed. I paired it with my iPad 3 and my Galaxy Nexus. Both devices sounded tinny and artificial when played through this speaker. To add insult to injury, the devices would not stay paired. Maybe this was a defective unit, but for $300.00 I am not willing to take another chance.
Summary: It worked wonder the first two weeks, but then the sound started to crack up and the frequency increased as time went by. This afternoon, it suddenly stopped working, the bluetooth. We couldn't pair it with any of our laptops or devices at all. We were about to pack it into the box and ship it back when I thought I would just read the Amazon reviews again to see how others deal with this issue and if they experience problems with the returns.
Summary: I bought the Bose SoundLink. I noticed a few days later that while it was running through the Bluetooth from my iPhone 4s, my 802.11g stopped working on all my devices. I had to reset my cable modem and my wireless router 4 times one day. Seems to me they shouldn't interfere, but they indeed do. It also seems to me that Bose should have discovered this while testing. It sounds much better than the Jambox, but I wish there was a bass control on this SoundLink.
Summary: This would have been a wonderful 50th birthday present for my partner - if it had worked. But, having just opened it and tried to set it up, we are profoundly disappointed; and it has put a real dent on the birthday celebrations. The speaker simply will not connect to our wifi system (we're on Virgin Media and use apple computers - I can't imagine that either should have created problems for Bose).
Summary: I bought my Bose SoundLink Mini in November 2013 having demo'd one at an Apple reseller. Great sound for size etc. and a solid build feel. HOWEVER ....... I have probably used mine no more than 10x in total using Bluetooth from iPhone & MacBook Pro [it is now mid-Jan 2014]. The Bluetooth will no longer connect so I have to use the AUX input which rather defeats the object of investing in a 'portable' Bluetooth speaker.
Summary: I am probably one of the country's biggest and most loyal Bose fans. I have almost every Bose product imaginable and always choose Bose first before all others whenever I have a choice. This product, however, simply is useless. It is not 'fit for purpose' and has let me down so many times that it is going straight onto eBay after four months of trying to get it to do what it is supposed to do but with no success.
Summary: i compared a lot of other products ( i mean i actually bought them home) before i realized that this product was able to knock them right out of the roots. Sound quality is zoo soothing and clean.. you can actually listen to it for hours! It is disappointing to see so many other products in the similar range .. yet can't deliver what this small gem can do! This is actually the best Bose I've ever come across..
Summary: Having been a big fan of Bose equipment I was slightly taken aback by this unit. Purchased mainly for use on holiday I took it for granted it would be top notch. Especially at £250. The build quality is good. Its hefty but that would be expected if quality sound is to achieved. The sound was average, which for Bose is well short of their norm. The main let down is the Bluetooth connection. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.
Summary: I had problems connecting this to my WiFi network and after a long telephone conversation with Bose customer support I was finally told that the speaker does not work with 802.11n networks (which is what Virgin Media fibre optic provides). This is staggering information as the 802.11n standard is now well over two years old, while Apple's AirPlay system is less than two years old.