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Bose SoundTouch 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 480 reviews of Bose SoundTouch 30. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size also gets good opinions, but comments are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts 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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose SoundTouch 30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 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 is also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability and price.

usability, size, design

price, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Bose ® SoundTouch ® 20 Wi-Fi Music System (discontinued by manufacturer)Bose ® SoundTouch ® 20 Wi-Fi Music System (discontinued by manufacturer)

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (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 4.0/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive views 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

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Bose SoundTouch 30 ( White)

 

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: 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: 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: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Bose SoundTouch 30 review

 

Third-gen SoundTouch 30 is well worth a flutter...

Attractive, intuitive app Vast feature count Multi-room functionality Weighty, room-filling sound

Size won’t be for everyone Needs more expression and space No hi-res support

Third time lucky? Bose has taken its flagship SoundTouch to new heights with Spotify app integration, improved file support and more comprehensive connectivity. The SoundTouch 30 is a solid all-rounder, but hi-res support and more space and insight in...

Jan, 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

Expert review by: (gadgets.ndtv.com)

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 by: kc46 (bestbuy.com)

Great sound

 

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

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: XADP (bestbuy.com)

excellent product

 

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

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Zezzer (bestbuy.com)

Not what I was expecting = Wow Factor

 

My Wife wanted an easy to use system, well she got it easy to use. The sound is perfect, this system way over filled the whole house with music. GET IT......... This sound touch 30 system = BOSE#1

Nov, 2014

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 Client / Speaker
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
High-Resolution Audio Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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