Summary: When I spend this much money on a product, I expect it to work for a long time - especially if I am careful with it and treat it well. While I did get a few good years out of the dock, it is now out of warranty and malfunctioning.
Summary: This SoundDock system is the worse Apple iPod speaker accessory I've ever seen, and I've seen quite a few of them. Even the lady at the Bose store was wincing when I turned the volume just over the halfway mark, that's how bad they sounded. HOWEVER like all Bose products, these are very pretty.
Excerpt: Bose has a good reputation so I bought this product and initially was pleased with it. The sound quality was good and has remained so. However after just over a year, the connection at the back started playing up and the system would cut out.
Summary: There is a design fault with the bose sound dock as the speaker tilts back and is too heavy for the base where i pod is inserted. ours came away in the warranty period and was repaired. the same fault occurred outside warranty yet ours isn't moved around the house.
Pros: The sound is good, better than the logitech with inbuilt battery. However, we are on our second logitech portable and the first one only gave out because the power connection stopped working - it was 6 years old.
Cons: Poor design - as your writer said the connection between the heavy speaker and the base is flimsy from the word go. The sound is minimally better than other more robust products yet double the price
Summary: Initially I gave this a five star review and I stand by this on sound quality and looks. However, and it is a big however, about 6 months in after moving it from my kitchen to my study, it began to stop playing. It would still charge so it was connected but it just would not play.
Summary: Quality is amazing! Sound is absoloutely fantastic! However...After about 8 - 9 months they just stopped playing...this was pretty pathetic considering I hadnt actually moved them from the very spot they were in since I bought them!!
Summary: sound quality is very poor. definitely not what you expect from a brand name like Bose. unless its my Ipod that has a problem. but i've read negative reviews about bose in the past, thot they would have improved it by now