Summary: I bought my first Bose music system back in 2005. The sound quality was excellent, so much so that when I moved I got rid of my decades-old cd player, receiver, and speakers. Being partially deaf, I especially appreciated the option of playing the TV through the machine. Shortly after the move, that feature stopped working, so I bought a new system with a 4-cd changer and put the older one in my bedroom.
Summary: The Bose Wave radio/cd is a total P.O.S. I won't translate that for you. The CD player has a high failure rate. I get disc error messages all the time and it often fails to advance from one track to the next. The same thing happened on another unit that I bought for a family member. Hers is under warranty. Mine is 2 years old and Bose wants $100+ to repair it. This is after paying $499. Then, there's the radio reception or lack thereof.
Summary: Bose products are HORRIBLE!!!!!!! This is an absolute WASTE of money and they DO NOT REFUND!!! My mom is on her third try at sending it back and still cannot watch a movie!! The sound has been cutting out every few SECONDS!!! I am madder than a viper and have called Bose a few times already!! SAVE MONEY and don't buy this company!! You will be better off with your child's tape recorder! THIS COMPANY SENDS OUT PIECES OF JUNK AND STEALS YOUR MONEY!!
Summary: I bought two of these two and a half years ago, and this summer within a few days of each other they both stopped accepting CD's. My over fifteen year old TEAC still functions at a fraction of the price. As for rating, I'd give them a minus rating if it was available. I also know of two other people with the same problem.
Summary: What a disappointment. In the mornings, I like to listen to talk radio on AM. With this product, forget about it!!! The AM reception is a joke (seriously). The Bose techs give you a couple of ideas...1)rotate the entire unit until the reception improves or 2)purchase a Terk "Advantage" cordless antenna and rotate that until reception improves. Both were ineffective. Unacceptable. The second problem I have is their return policy.
Summary: I have to start by saying that I was completely open minded about this product, if not leaning toward the positive before purchasing because BOSE Stereo speakers actually sound very good. I can say without reservation that I was shocked by the EXTREMELY poor quality sound of this system. I literally could not believe my ears....I thought perhaps I had not adjusted the sound properly, but no, THERE IS NO WAY TO ADJUST THE SOUND!!
Summary: If you do some research, you will see reviewers that have reviewed radios such as the Bose Wave Radio and Boston Acoustics Recepter and Tivoli Model One, and as soon as they turn on the Bose Wave Radio, they just unplug it and forget about any side by side comparisons, because it is so obviously bad when compared to the other two! So... why do so many give it such high reviews?
Summary: Mis à part la miniaturisation, cet appareil, (j'en suis à mon deuxième, le premier, j'ai dû l'échanger encore sous garantie, suite au lecteur CD qui était défectueux) a un gros défaut. Il raye souvent les CD avec son système " mange disque". En effet, je connais une autre personne qui possède cet appareil, et qui a exactement le même problème. C'est à dire, lors de l'insertion du CD, ce dernier patine souvent avant l’absorption totale dans l'appareil.
Pros: la miniaturisation
Cons: système slot - in; manque de basses; aucune possibilité de règlage sur l'appareil et le prix