Reviews and Problems with Bose SoundDock Digital Music System
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Does cost exceed quality?
Dreamer1, ABT Electronics
7 April 2009
Summary: Ipod docking base feels loose and not very sturdy for frequent use. Only has one connection in back to attach a cd player or other device. For [$]why didn't they put a radio tuner in it. Other systems were over $100 less. I question now that I have it, was it worth it.
Summary: One thing we can all agree upon as overseas Defense contractors is that space is precious. Commonly, we share a 12 by 12 area (at least in Baghdad); and although it's not entirely unbearable, it is tight; consequently, we're constantly looking for ways to enhance our living space. The size and sound of the Bose Sound Dock makes it a sexy little addition to my living area (I bought the black version). The sound quality is beautiful, featuring the classic Bose flat base.
Summary: You should definitely buy the SoundDock if you want a nice looking system that's easy to set up, easy to use, and delivers decent sound from your iPod. But if you think you might want more than the limitations of an iPod-only system, you're much better off with a "desktop stereo" that accepts iPod input. For another $100 (or less), GREAT desktop systems from Yamaha, B&S, and several others are available. It's not really fair to compare the SoundDock to these systems.
Summary: Out of the box, the actual dock - which is attached with four screws to the actual speaker system - looks like it's going to break because it appears so loosely attached. Sure enough, after traveling with the unit (and packing it very safely I might add) the dock broke off the unit. The design is such that it almost seems like Bose anticipates you are going to break it and you can therefore unscrew it and go and spend even more money for a replacement dock port.
Summary: Thanks to the holidays I am now the owner of a Bose SoundDock and both the Altec Lansing inMotion iM7 and inMotion IM3. And while I have to begrudgingly give Bose it's due for (marginally) producing the best sound of the three, the experience of comparing the three systems left me feeling obligated to write a review. It's no mystery why so many audiophiles dislike Bose. Their marketing driven approach smacks of arrogance.
Summary: I own the iPod Nano. I experienced the Bose SoundDock at a Target in my home town. The store demo of the Bose SoundDock was amazing. I ordered the Bose SoundDock from the Bose website and it was delivered today. I was very upset when I discovered that a dock insert for an iPod Nano was not included in the shipment. I revisited the Bose website and reviewed the SoundDock web page. Bose's description of the product states that the SoundDock works with the Nano.
Summary: Bought one from JL and the dock had intermittant problems seeing the remote - sometimes good and sometimes no response. Changed the battery to the remote and no change. Guess I was getting interference from somewhere. I also had to crane my neck to access the Touch on the dock. Sound was fine as expected. I changed out the dock for a B&W mini and have had no problems with remote or craning my neck !
Summary: I bought this 2 days ago from another shop, and will be returning it because whenever an ipod is docked (essential for use!) there's an annoying high frequency electrical hiss (similar to big old CRT televisions). I've since found that it is common to all of these bose sounddocks and I personally find it far too irritating to put up with, especially at night when I am trying to sleep.
Summary: I have owned a Bose Soundock for a couple of years and used it to play my music collection in my living room. The sound is ok(i used to think it was great) and the styling attractive but after mine had an accident i began searching for a replacement. I visited countless stores and online review sites and have found a system that for a similar or slightly cheaper price blows the soundock away!