Summary: I may have exceed by giving it a 2 stars review but this speaker deserves less by far it's way better the jbl flip if you are buying this speaker because of the brand and to show off it may work but if someone you know owns the jbl flip or the mini Jawbone jambox you will be the dumb guy that expended 200 on this crap the sound is full bass and for this size of speakers it doesnt help you need a big box for that I own the jbl flip and this piece of crap that i dont use...
Summary: Length:: 1:27 Mins Pro's - Good sound if it's the only speaker in your home - Set up was easy Con's - Play's out of sync (half second delay) with other speakers in your home when using AirPlay. - The speakers are not 802.11n compatible, so they eat up a lot of your home bandwidth. Using more than two is virtually unplayable while browsing internet. - Sometimes disconnects from AirPlay. Have to turn the speaker off, then on, to reconnect. - Not battery portable.
Pros: Excellent sound quality. Good battery life and extremely portable.
Cons: Bluetooth connectivity is horrendous at least for Mac users. Set up was easy on my macbook pro however within an hour there was connectivity issues. I had to repeatedly remove the device and then add it again for it to connect.
Summary: As a huge Bose fan I did not want anything that wasn't great Bose quality sound. This device delivers on that... until the first time that your wireless network has any traffic at all. WIth any network traffic on what is a fairly robust wireless network this system sputters and stalls on music so bad you would wish you were listening to AM radio. The quality of the sound when working properly was fantastic and I had high hopes.
Summary: There are plenty of good, not great, Bose products (the Wave radio/CD player is an out-of-the-park hit), this is more miss than hit. This wi-fi speaker sounds good--when it works. The problem is the connectivity. It's very touchy with Apple products. It cuts out frequently, so you lose the mood of the music. What's the point? I've spent too much time on customer service calls (Fix It Again, Tony).
Will do in a pinch but price is high for mediocre sound
17 November 2011
Summary: I have read far to many reviews about the great sound quality to conclude that there are obviously quite a few people that have lower expectations of sound quality than myself. The sound from the SoundLink is extremely muddy. The only way I could get acceptable sound was by fiddling with EQ settings from computer or choosing the bass reducer EQ setting on my iPhone. Even then the overall quality is just so so.
Bose Marketing at work...literally. Not so "amazing" or "wow" IMO.
JK in LA "JK", Amazon
13 October 2011
Summary: I bought this and have the jambox. The Bose is simply an overpriced large speaker. It sounds flat, a bit muddy (aka "warm"), and little separation. The only thing that makes this portable is the fact it has a battery, which requires its own power block adapter. I travel a lot and need a truly portable speaker with good sound. I don't care if I can't blast it loud for parties, concerts, etc. I'm writing this review because I keep seeing reviews by different(?
Outdoor speaker that can't get wet? What's the sense of that?
Anthony J. Tozzi, Amazon
6 July 2011
Summary: I just purchased the Soundlink and, based on it's limited outdoor use, some difficulty using it with Pandora, and the cost, I am seriously considering returning it. These are supposed to be outdoor speakers. The owner's guide warns not to get them wet, quoted as follows: "Important Safety Instructions - Do not use this apparatus near water or moisture - Do not use this product near a bathtub, washbowl, laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or anywhere...