Summary: As far as the sound goes I loved it. From a product reliability I am not too pleased. I bought this around November of 2013. Sounded great and eveything. Lately I have an issue when it is on battery power it will shut off every 5-10 minutes. Even when fully charged. No red battery light.
Summary: Per Bose Customer Service: a new battery is $50. The battery will need to be charged after 6 hours of use and it will last 300 charging cycles. So you will be spending at least $50 a year on a $199 speaker.
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.
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.
Summary: "I was excited for this product to come out and hoped it would work with my iPhone "remote" application which it does nicely. I had the wireless key plugged into my macbook pro and everything works flawlessly as long as your wireless computer network is not on.
Very inferior to Soundlink 2, or any other Bose product I have tried
20 January 2014
Summary: I feel bad writing this because generally I am really convinced by the quality of the Bose range. We have two Soundwave systems, a Soundwave Radio, two sets of Companions (one with a sub woofer) and a Soundlink 2, so we do put our money where our mouth is!
Excerpt: Колонка проработала год без проблем. Оставил на месяц без действия и начались проблемы, а именно она стала самопроизвольно выключаться при прослушивании любой музыки. При просмотре фильмов через блютуз работает нормально, при подключении к ауксу работает нормально, а с любой музыкой, будь то радио...