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.
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.
Summary: Have owned these speakers for awhile. Was always impressed by the quality of the sound, in particular the rich bass. They sound absolutely great when playing jazz, indie, hard rock. Never had any complaints. Unfortunately, in the last two weeks the speakers started dropping off the WiFi network very regularly. They have always had a slight tendency to drop of the network but never as bad as this. Then they just stopped working completely.
Summary: The sound quality of this device is excellent, no question. Getting the device to connect however, can be a real problem. All too often i'm turning bluetooth on and off or re-starting my computer / phone in order for the SoundLink Mini to pair. Be warned.
Summary: I am amazed by its high quality sound by such a small speaker. I use it with my iPhone or iPad, and listen to it in the house, garden, and parks with such joy. Its very good is much appreciated.
Summary: I'm forever switching the thing off and on again. It works for a while but then seems to go into some sort of sleep mode and it does not want to be woken up! The liget on the front goes from turquoise to blue and that's it - nothing. The remote doesn't seem to have any impact at this point either. There's a software update but it won't download. People at Bose tell me to turn off my firewall - ARE THEY NUTS - Every other softward update gets through.
Summary: My husband has always wanted to upgrade to Bose so I bought him this for Christmas. It is very temperamental in connecting to the internet - no other device at home is I might add. When it does connect the sounds is awesome but it is so unreliable it's infuriating. Ultimately it's a very expensive speaker and doesn't even go near satisfying our requirements for a digital music system I'm afraid.