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Bose-wave.32941255
6.1 out of 10

Bose Wave

Great Deal: $499.00

Reviews and Problems with Bose Wave

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Overall 6
6.0

Bose Radio multichanger does not live up to Bose reputation for quality

rortlund, Ebay
11 March 2013
  • Summary: I bought this to be able to load and play multiple CDs through the Bose Radio. It is very mechanical (lots of moving parts) and plays loaded CDs continuosly until you turn off function. You cannot program it to play a certain loaded CD (you can load a total of 4 CDs) and stop when it is done. I like to listen to a CD when I go to bed, and it shuts off when finished. Other CD players are less expensive and more programmable, and simpler devices.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice but not $500.00 nice...

Michael Whitener, Amazon
13 February 2009
  • Summary: My wife and I have other Bose products and wanted this radio for our bedroom. Amazon had the best deal with free shipping and a free Bose lighted deluxe remote but it still came with the hefty price of $499.00. My radio arrived quickly and I was excited to fire it up. I expected $500.00 sound but instead heard $350.00 sound. I tried AM, FM and CD with CD sound as the obvious winner but it still fell short of my expectations.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, but not as good as their older model

Krykie, Amazon
22 October 2008
  • Summary: This is the third BOSE Wave radio I've had over the years, giving away the other two to family members during moves. I moved again, and used the move as an excuse to get the newer radio with different color. I expected improvments, but found none other than color. The sound quality is good, but there is only one auxillary input jack - headhphone jack - in the unit.
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Overall 6
6.0

After years of wanting....

Lv2Read, Amazon
8 September 2007
  • Summary: ...a Bose Wave Radio, I finally invested in it only to be very disappointed. Unless you are a fan of heavy bass, this is not worth the money. The higher range is muffled and flat. Certainly not what I expected for $500. Aside from that, the CD player has no memory, no auto repeat, and the radio has no search or scan function. It bothers me that the only way to play the thing is with the itty bitty remote control which will probably be lost by the end of the week.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great sound when it plays...

Amazon Customer "maneve", Amazon
27 November 2006
  • Summary: I gave this system a try and the sound quality is great, however, the system stops playing CDs at ramdom times. I tried many differenct CD's, new, old, mp3, regular cds, no luck, I am on my third unit now and I will return it. All my other players play the CDs no problem. I am loosing faith on Bose equipment. 500 dollars for a system of this quality leaves a lot to be desired.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too costly and ineffective for a glorified boom box

mjh, Amazon
18 October 2005
  • Summary: Okay so the sound quality is better than a boom box, but it isn't the perfect system that many claim it to be. The features and function of the wave system are certainly not commensurate with its 500 dollar price tag. A system in this price range should have adjustable sound levels via a graphic equalizer--this system doesn't even include simple bass and treble adjustments!
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Overall 6
6.0

Cambridge and Bose A/B Comparison

M. Catuara, Amazon
29 September 2005
  • Summary: Wanting to replace the boombox in my kitchen with something premium, I decided to compare my boiled-down list of tabletop radios- the Cambridge Soundworks 740 and the Bose Wave CD. If you could only have seen the looks my wife gave me as I sat and AB'd them. :) I was initially impressed by the Wave's good looks... until I took out the 740. It made the Wave look more like a plain-old clock radio.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bose !? mehr erwartet für den Preis

misuho, eBay.de
9 March 2010
  • Summary: Die Bose Wave erfüllt längst nicht die Erwartungen, die aufgrund der Werbung geweckt werden. Der Klang lässt sich nicht einstellen und ist insgesamt sehr bassbetont. Der Stereo-Sound entsteht nur, wenn man seine Ohren direkt zwischen die Lautsprecher hält, wie anders sollte es auch physikalisch möglich sein. Der Klang ist allerdings klar und besser als bei anderen Geräten dieser Größe.
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