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Bose SoundTouch Portable

Bose SoundTouch Portable
alaScore 84

364 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of Bose SoundTouch Portable. 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 really like the reliability and price. The design and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, design, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Bose SoundTouch Portable is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose SoundTouch Portable

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Bose SoundTouch Portable from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The reliability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose SoundTouch Portable

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of Bose SoundTouch Portable from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com.

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Bose SoundTouch Portable

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Bose SoundTouch Portable from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.ca.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose SoundTouch Portable Wi-Fi Music System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Bose SoundTouch Portable Wi-Fi Music System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Josh (newegg.com)

Bose® SoundTouch Portable

 

I'm replacing a mid-sized Panasonic stereo with this and iTunes. This lets me get rid of all my CDs and a big bulky stereo box, but the sound is inferior and having the speakers right next to each other is painful to listen to. Still, there's the...

Extreme convenience. Plug it in, or pick it up and walk into another room without stopping the music. Setup was easy on my Mac

Basically sounds like two computer speakers taped together. Bass distorts at high volume with things like "Mad Season - Above" and the loudest setting is just loud enough. You won't be blasting any concerts with this, but I guess it sounds pretty good...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Joshua K. (newegg.com)

Easy to set up, sounds okay

 

I'm replacing a mid-sized Panasonic stereo with this and iTunes. This lets me get rid of all my CDs and a big bulky stereo box, but the sound is inferior and having the speakers right next to each other is painful to listen to. Still, there's the...

Extreme convenience. Plug it in, or pick it up and walk into another room without stopping the music. Setup was easy on my Mac.

Basically sounds like two computer speakers taped together. Bass distorts at high volume with things like "Mad Season - Above" and the loudest setting is just loud enough. You won't be blasting any concerts with this, but I guess it sounds pretty good...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Josh (newegg.com)

Easy to set up, sounds okay

 

I'm replacing a mid-sized Panasonic stereo with this and iTunes. This lets me get rid of all my CDs and a big bulky stereo box, but the sound is inferior and having the speakers right next to each other is painful to listen to. Still, there's the...

Extreme convenience. Plug it in, or pick it up and walk into another room without stopping the music. Setup was easy on my Mac

Basically sounds like two computer speakers taped together. Bass distorts at high volume with things like "Mad Season - Above" and the loudest setting is just loud enough. You won't be blasting any concerts with this, but I guess it sounds pretty good...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Momo888 (bestbuy.com)

perfect as internet radio

 

I always used a SoundDock with an old iPhone to listen to internetradio. Now with the new Soundtouch I have everything in one device. The only setback is that you Need a Computer to set it up. When it is once configured (WLAN etc.) it can be controlled...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Bosefan33 (bestbuy.com)

Great sound and extremely portable

 

Like all Bose products, this one does not disappoint. Easy to setup and easy to use. Looking at expanding my sound touch line even further in the future.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Nana (bestbuy.com)

Couldn't get it to work consistantly.

 

I bought this for a anniversary present for my husband. He struggled with it for several weeks before we finally took it back. We bought a BOSE bluetooth and are having much better success.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Torc (bestbuy.com)

Great portable music player.

 

Easy to use. Great sound for a compact, lightweight system. 6 presets to store your favorite internet stations, music library and playlists. Requires WiFi.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Fluffhead802 (bestbuy.com)

Amazing Sound

 

Bose always creates products with great sound. I like this entry level speaker so I can expand, besides updates to apps and firmware.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: acurakid (bestbuy.com)

great sounding portable music player

 

Great portable music product. Perfect for listening to music in the kitchen, bathroom, patio, and anywhere u prefer. Only gripe is poor battery life.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: FranChristmasGift (bestbuy.com)

Awesome sound!

 

It's awesome with great sound quality and even better because you can listen to streaming songs.

Jan, 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: No
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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