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: I purchased those speakers in January. After a couple of months the unit started powering off intermittently. Send the for repair (15 days turn around time) Bose sent them back as unable to reproduce the issue...funny thing was that the device was not powering on at all. I had to call back the call center and they wanted to send a replacement adapter...another week for the shipping and the issue was still not resolved.
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: 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 didn't buy this from Amazon, but from the local Bose shop. Tried one out in the store and was very impressed with the ease of set up and the quality of the sound. Set it up at home and was similarly impressed until I left the room, whereupon the sound started to break up. I tried moving the unit to another room but found the sound deteriorated whenever I took the iPhone or iPad to another room.
Summary: I purchased one of these unit via the BOSE UK site. The unit was delivered within 4 days. Unfortunately, the unit would not switch on. When I contacted Bose customer support I was told that I would not receive a replacement until my faulty unit had been returned to Belgium. Apparently this is BOSE policy. There are a few other reviews that warn customers of faulty units. BOSE markets itself as a quality company. I have to disagree.