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Bose Acoustic Wave II (17817391207)

Bose Acoustic Wave II (17817391207)
alaScore 74

161 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 161 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com.

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II - Graphite GrayBose Acoustic Wave Music System II - Platinum White

Expert review by:

Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II

 

I promised to bring you at least one portable speaker review a week, and after having covered all the compact pocket-sized devices and some mid-level performers, I now have for you an old heavy-duty entrant — Bose Acoustic Wave System II.

However, listening to an acoustic live performance CD of Shakti was a nice experience. I felt the mids were a bit roomier and the fine clunk in the highs were very well reproduced.

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Bose Acoustic Wave music system II (platinum white)

 

Design The Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II may be particularly attractive to those who dislike electronics in the living room, simply because it doesn't look like a piece of audio equipment at all. While the front panel of most tabletop radios is...

Doesn't look like a radio; convenient handles for transporting the system from room to room; easy to use; decent sound quality on light classical and acoustic music; lots of add-on options; achieves high volume without sound breaking up.

LCD display on top (you can't see it from across the room); no XM support; no HD radio support; very expensive; performance doesn't live up to the price; only 6 AM and 6 FM presets; no alarm or clock; no bass or treble controls.

Although some people will love its design and simplicity, the Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II doesn't offer the sound quality or features of its competitors--and it's way more expensive.

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Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II

 

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"If you play loud & want superb sound, then don't buy."

 

My theory is that people who like quality loudness are the ones who provided the negative reviews. For low to med volume levels this table top is excellent. That is, pleasant highs with a warm bass.

Sounds great at medium and low volume.

High frequencies emphasized at high volume.

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"Sound is great, poor on design & functionnality"

 

I haven't bought the system. The sound is great but as someone pointed out, it looks like an air purifier. I was disppointed to see at the boutique that the system lacked the design and refinement that I would expect for such a high price. The bose...

Great sound!

Pricy for a system that is very minimalist in terms of design and functionnality.

Consumer review by:

Best System ever Created.

 

Hopefully, they won't start making them in China..

The best Sound of it's Kind, not even the best Boomboxes of the Past can come close to it... Believe me, I had plenty of them

a bit heavy to carry, But those are the Balls the Radio comes with

Consumer review by:

"Best System ever Created."

 

Hopefully, they won't start making them in China..

The best Sound of it's Kind, not even the best Boomboxes of the Past can come close to it... Believe me, I had plenty of them.

a bit heavy to carry, But those are the Balls the Radio comes with.

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Goodbye Geneva, hello Bose.

 

I bought the Bose acoustic wave II and the Geneva Sound L at the same time so I could compare them at home. The Geneva was absolutely beautifuly constructed and would play at very high volumes but it simply didn't sound as good as the Bose acoustic...

Excellent sound for the size

Somewhat dated design

Consumer review by:

"Goodbye Geneva, hello Bose."

 

I bought the Bose acoustic wave II and the Geneva Sound L at the same time so I could compare them at home. The Geneva was absolutely beautifuly constructed and would play at very high volumes but it simply didn't sound as good as the Bose acoustic...

Excellent sound for the size

Somewhat dated design

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Frightening hidden potential

 

I was quite disappointed when I hooked this thing on my Ipod. It sounded average and the bass is always on the adequate level. I thought to myself if this thing can play louder bass it would be perfect.

No wires ; No hiss no buzz ; 1 piece masterpiece ; Portability ; Multiple function ; Lifelike sound ; Flawless FM no FM's hiss buzzz wuzz ; Amazing Hidden potential ; Play Loud and no distortion ; Clean sound

Below average bass on some music ; Sounds average on Ipod even with Ipod EQ tweaking. Don't bother with the Ipod dock. Sounds bad if you allow this wave system's Eq to play music

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: No
RDS/EON: Yes
UPnP:NO UPNP
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
HDMI: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
MP3 Playback: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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