"High cost & expect high repair and shipping costs!"
10 September 2011
Pros: Quality sound and appearance are good.
Cons: CD players and power supplies are poor quality with very short life and you may expect unpredictable failure. Tech support will repair for $199 for any problem but you have to pay shipping and this is a costly heavy and bulky ship item.
Cons: Lack of bass and treble controls especially the treble as the sound LACKS in the high frequency range and is FAR too loaded towards the LOW frequencies which is of course amazing for such a small box BUT it is NOT Hi Fidelity Sound !!!
Summary: My wife and I recently had an opportunity to try this table top radio / CD player in a Bose showroom. Very unimpressive sound, certainly nowhere near the $500 price tag. Poor bass, all plastic construction. This unit is worth about $200 retail. Bose has done a slick job of marketing it to the masses but noway is it worth what they want for it. Save your money you can do alot better.
Excerpt: All in all, I do not recommend the BOSE Wave music system unless you’re someone who doesn’t own an iPod and has no interest in buying one in the future. Further, even if that’s your circumstance, be prepared to drop significantly more money ($600+) than one of the best iPod / CD / radio players available on the market which may indeed sound as impressive in terms of sound quality and look far more streamlined, work more comprehensively, weigh less and take up less visual...