Reviews and Problems with Bose SoundDock Digital Music System
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21 January 2010
Summary: We got the BOSE sounddock 10 for Christmas and it is wonderful. I cannot believe how good it sounds, I feel like we have a huge stereo system in our house. It was a little pricey, but in the end I think it will be worth it, especially since most of our music is in digital form. I will say that I cannot give it a 5 stars due to the limitations of the remote.
Summary: First I would like to say that I am not an expert on speakers. I am just someone who loves listening to all kinds of music. The SoundDock from Bose actually delivers pretty good sound for its size. I like listening to music at high (but not extremelly high) volumes, and it performs quite well. Once in a while I do hear some distortion. But anyway, it handles bedrooms and small rooms easily. For larger spaces it lacks the punch delivered by larger speakers and subwoofers.
Great Sound at a price, with one important design flaw.
8 September 2007
Summary: Pros: Great sounding speakers with plenty of power to fill a room. Excellent Bass & Treble response. The best I've heard for its compact size and small footprint. Cons: 1.) The SoundDock uses an external transformer. You have 13 feet of power cables to tuck away. Five feet of cable from the wall outlet to the converter (which is 4.5"x2.5"x1.5") and another 8 feet of cable to the SoundDock.
Summary: Most of the speakers in this size range are really quite poor - in this respect, the SoundDock stands well above the rest. The systems that sound better are larger, as far as I have found. If you are into bass-heavy music, I am not certain you will like it, but classical it does reasonably well, and some of the New Age and jazz I tried were also adequately handled. It doesn't "pound" bass; that's a plus as far as I am concerned.
Summary: Pros: Sounds great, looks good, easy to use. Remember, sound quality will depend on your encoding rate, and even the quality of the software used to do the encoding...if you encode at 128 kbps you're likley to notice that your MP3's don't sound so good on high-quality speakers. Cons: You can't independently control the treble and bass settings, though you can choose from the preset EQ's on the iPod.
Summary: If you are thinking about turning your iPod into a sleek home stereo, this is the gadget to choose. Well designed and sounding terrifc we have come to expect no less of the Bose engineers. The design is absolutely simplistic, an aspect that puts it above the comeptitors on the market already - the system itself has only volume control buttons, everything else is done through the iPod unit you plug in, or through a remote, which should look familiar if you own a Bose...
Summary: For someone looking for a semi-portable unit for their iPod with a decent range of full sound, this is a solid choice. This is not the choice for someone who wants to entertain on a mass scale, but for an otherwise quiet patio or small room, it is perfect choice. The remote is handy, but easily misplaced - so keep track of it. Hopefully, they will make a remote that also displays the music selection in the future...
Summary: Many of the Ipod based system do not deliver on the sounds. The sound on this system is very good and much better then the other systems. That being said the other ipod systems are geared to be mobil. This system requires that you plug it in and does not have a battery option. I knew this before purchasing the unit so I have no complaints on the unit. This system is super easy to to install and get going.
Summary: The Bose Sounddock is quite good if not amazing. I ordered it at Apple.com after the holidays and it came in 3 days with regular shipping. It is ridiculously easy to set up, and fits nicely anywhere, because it has a nice small size that can seem at times underwhelming. I say this because the sound is great, yet it is amazing it is coming from a little speaker. The remote is small like all bose remotes are...
Summary: Great sound, especially bass. Easy to set up (just the power cord and appropriate adapter for your "size" iPod). Small size and nice appearance, so you can put it anywhere. Don't know why the power cord and power adapter "brick" have to be so large, but you can hide them behind the unit. I wish Bose marketed a little less: its annoying to know that so much of what you pay for it goes into those Bose stores, direct mail campaigns, etc.