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Bose SoundTouch 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 570 reviews of Bose SoundTouch 30. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Bose SoundTouch 30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose SoundTouch 30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Bose SoundTouch 30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design. The size also gets good comments. There are some mixed views about the reliability. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, size, design

price

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose ® SoundTouch ® 30 Wi-Fi Music SystemBose ® SoundTouch ® 30 Wi-Fi Music System

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose SoundTouch 30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 user reviews of Bose SoundTouch 30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com. People really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the reliability and price.

usability, design, size

price, reliability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi Music SystemBose SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi Music System

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Bose SoundTouch 30 review

 

For many years Sonos had the DIY wireless multiroom audio market largely to itself, but it's now facing serious competition from...well, pretty much every company you can think of. But perhaps the biggest challenge is Bose, which is also targeting...

The Bose SoundTouch 30 is a large, likable tabletop Wi-Fi speaker which offers convenience features like Bluetooth and shortcut buttons. The app is pleasant to use and most functions are straightforward. The sound is immediately impressive with deep...

Bass is overemphasized by default and can distort at higher volumes. The revealing nature of the speaker means some genres of music can sound quickly tiresome. There's no mute button. The competing Sonos offers more services over Wi-Fi, more...

The Bose SoundTouch 30 keeps a good pace for both price and feature count with mostly excellent sound quality, particularly at moderate volumes.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Bose SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi system

 

Great sound hampered by selective connectivity

Wonderfully loud sound ; Modular setup ; Simple interface

No Bluetooth ; Not enough support for online services

The SoundTouch 30 will deliver punchy audio to any sized room, whether it plays a role in a larger speaker network or it is used as a primary sound system. The ability to pair multiple systems together makes the SoundTouch a worthy adversary to Sonos’...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Bose SoundTouch 30 series III review

 

The 3rd generation SoundTouch 30 was a solid performer in 2016 - how does fare it two years later?

Powerful, spacious presentation ; Good sense of timing and dynamics ; Decent low-end authority

Doesn’t build on detail of smaller Bose speakers ; Coarse treble and hardness at volume more noticeable against newer rivals ; Control app is a slight disappointment

Two years is a long time in this market, and our re-testing of the SoundTouch 30 series III shows it’s now time for a fourth iteration

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Bose SoundTouch 30

 

SoundTouch 30 is a wireless music system that streams songs via DLNA, Spotify, Deezer, internet radio and Bluetooth, as well as forming part of a multiroom network with other SoundTouch speakers. It's one of three new wireless systems from Bose,...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Bose SoundTouch 30 review

 

For many years Sonos had the DIY wireless multiroom audio market largely to itself, but it's now facing serious competition from...well, pretty much every company you can think of. But perhaps the biggest challenge is Bose, which is also targeting...

The Bose SoundTouch 30 is a large, likable tabletop Wi-Fi speaker which offers convenience features like Bluetooth and shortcut buttons. The app is pleasant to use and most functions are straightforward. The sound is immediately impressive with deep...

Bass is overemphasized by default and can distort at higher volumes. The revealing nature of the speaker means some genres of music can sound quickly tiresome. There's no mute button. The competing Sonos offers more services over Wi-Fi, more...

The Bose SoundTouch 30 keeps a good pace for both price and feature count with mostly excellent sound quality, particularly at moderate volumes.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Bose SoundTouch 30 vs. Sonos Play:5: Which Wi-Fi speaker comes out on top?

 

It's also worth noting that each of these speakers are part of the the companies' respective "ecosystems" for wireless audio. You can buy more speakers in each family, and expand each system into more rooms in your home. And in each case, prices start...

The Bose SoundTouch 30 is a large, likable tabletop Wi-Fi speaker which offers convenience features like Bluetooth and shortcut buttons. The app is pleasant to use and most functions are straightforward. The sound is immediately impressive with deep...

Bass is overemphasized by default and can distort at higher volumes. The revealing nature of the speaker means some genres of music can sound quickly tiresome. There's no mute button. The competing Sonos offers more services over Wi-Fi, more...

The Bose SoundTouch 30 keeps a good pace for both price and feature count with mostly excellent sound quality, particularly at moderate volumes.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Bose SoundTouch 30 and SoundTouch Portable review

 

The new Bose SoundTouch speakers make it easy to set up a multi-room audio system by linking through your wireless network at home.

Apr, 2014

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Bose SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi music system review

 

Bose delivers wireless audio that works perfectly and sounds amazing, but getting it set up is exceedingly cumbersome.

Given the high cost, it's hard to recommend the Bose SoundTouch 30, particularly as it won't be any audiophile's choice as the primary speaker. This is an interesting device which could be used in multiple scenarios, and there's no denying that it...

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great sound

 

This unit was easy to set up. It has a great sound.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

excellent product

 

great bass great treble and great design aldo great that now has internet and services

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in display:Y
Color of product:Black / White
Display Type:OLED

Energy Management

Power source type:AC

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:1.0
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual:Y

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility:Not supported
AUX in: Yes
Bluetooth:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wireless technologies:Wired/Wireless
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Wi-fi

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (typical):150
Power source type:AC

Technical Details

Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,MP3,RA-Lossless,WMA
Built-in storage media:N
Certification:CE, WEEE
Control Type:Buttons
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
Display:OLED
Internet radio services supported:Deezer, Pandora, SIRIUS Internet Radio, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, iTunes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Mobile, iOS
Multi-Room Streaming (MRS) support:Y
Network streaming services supported:Pandora
Remotely operated:Y
Smartphone remote support:Y
Volume Control:Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.09
Height:9.69
Weight:25.8
Width:17.1