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Bose Soundtouch 20 WIFI

Bose Soundtouch 20 WIFI
alaScore 99

334 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 reviews of Bose Soundtouch 20 WIFI. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 Soundtouch 20 WIFI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 334 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose Soundtouch 20 WIFI

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Bose Soundtouch 20 WIFI from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose Soundtouch 20 WIFI

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Bose Soundtouch 20 WIFI 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.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Bose SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi Music System

Expert review by:

Bose SoundTouch 20

 

Over the years, Sonos, once a fledgling startup, has grown up to dominate the DIY multiroom wireless audio space. Now it has plenty of competition.

The Bose SoundTouch 20 offers the convenience of both Wi-Fi and Airplay compatibility; includes Pandora, with more services on the way; high-quality sound from a quality unit.

Missing key services like Spotify; no on-the-fly playlists; no FLAC, WAV, or OGG; no high-res support; no mute or pause button on unit; setup is fiddly.

The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a likeable streaming speaker with capable performance and great sound, but it needs to support more music services.

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Bose SoundTouch 20

 

Excellent sound for its size. SoundTouch app and presets are incredibly easy to use and set up. AirPlay support solves a lot of the potential problems of the app.

Extremely limited selection of music services available through SoundTouch app. Requires a USB connection to set up.

As an AirPlay speaker, the Bose SoundTouch 20 is fantastic, but Bose's own SoundTouch app for multi-room audio is more limited. iOS users can rejoice, but Android users should be wary.

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Bose SoundTouch 20 review

 

We think it would be appropriate to call this moment in audio's history ‘the wireless era.' New speakers touting Bluetooth, Airplay, DLNA, WISA, and the new DTS protocol, Play-fi, seem to spring up overnight. We've seen several worthy offerings amongst...

Full, clear sound ; Great stereo separation ; Intuitive, well-designed controls ; Excellent streaming functionality

Occasional balance issues ; Setup can be challenging ; Limited to lossy file playback

Bose’s new Soundtouch 20 provides an excellent form factor, solid sound quality, and an intuitive wireless ecosystem that worked remarkably well for a first take.

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Expert Review

 

This wireless speaker has brilliant sound quality.

You won't be able to stream music from YouTube or Spotify from an Android device.

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Bose SoundTouch 20

 

A nicely designed system but sound and features are limited

Neat ‘preset’ system ; Good looks ; Clear sound

Overstated bass, lacks drive ; Limited in file support and connections

The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a mixed bag. We like the idea of preset buttons, and being able to play our networked library with relative ease.

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: Yes
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: Yes
UPnP: No
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Connectivity

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

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Network Music System:Music Server / Speaker
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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