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Bose Wave

alaTest has collected and analyzed 642 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and size, but there are some negative comments about the reliability and price.

usability, size, design

price, reliability

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

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose Wave

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 23 user reviews of Bose Wave 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.

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price, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Bose WAVE Music System Home Audio SystemBose Wave music system - CD / MP3 clock radio

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose Wave

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 367 user reviews of Bose Wave from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com.

usability, size, design

price, reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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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 Wave Music System

 

The sound from the second-generation Bose Wave Music System CD-playing clock radio is much improved and plays half an octave lower. But there are no controls on the graphite-gray or platinum-white case; instead, you use a 26-button, credit cardsize...

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Bose Wave Music System III Preview

 

This is an overview of the new Bose Wave Music System III. It discusses the added features and changes compared to previous generation units and hopes to make some predictions too.

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Bose Wave Music System

 

The acclaimed Wave® music system still sets the standard for quality audio and ease of use among one-piece, table top radios and bookshelf stereos. Its award-winning design adds a touch of distinction to almost any room. It's no surprise so many people...

Ease of Setup ; Clean Appearance ; In-line Support for External Devices ; Good Sound for the Size

Expensive ; No Bass or Treble Control ; No Buttons on Unit (Both good and bad.)

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Wave Music System Review

 

Audiophiles, rejoice! Bose, the company that brought us the Bose Wave Radio, produced three new systems featuring the same technology. Mike Mackenzie reviews the Wave Music System. Does it deserve the same "sonic marvel" description as the Wave...

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Bose Wave music system III

 

Bose's long-lived Wave finally gets DAB+ digital radio

Rich sound ; Slim profile ; Now has DAB

Excessive price tag ; iPod dock is an expensive extra

The addition of DAB+ digital radio to the Bose Wave music system is a small breath of life for the aging system. Apart from its lack of iPod connectivity, it’s the perfect all-in-one mini hi-fi... until you look at the price tag.

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Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II

 

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Bose Wave Music System

 

Before we begin, let's just state that we have nothing against Bose. In case you get the wrong idea, we'd just like to point out that Bose products ge...

Quality, quality sound, Sleek styling, Radio doesn't need antenna

It's expensive, Pretty basic set of features

If it was a few hundred dollars cheaper in price (ok, maybe less than half?), the Wave Music System could have ground for a much higher rating. It sounds fantastic, but at this price, it simply isn't justified.

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Bose Wave Music System III

 

A premium CD player & radio that finds the competition tough.

Size-defying audio performance ; Integrated CD player & DAB radio

Warm, bass rich sound neglects higher frequencies ; Eye watering expensive compared to the competition ; iPod dock (£130), Bluetooth (£130), Multi-CD changer (£130) optional extras

technology, with its signature warm sound created by bouncing the lower frequencies off an almost intestinal maze designed to filter the signal.

Product Specifications

A bold new standard in audio performance from a tabletop system as elegant as it is easy to use. The Bose Wave music system may well become the primary music system in your home.

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB):DAB / No
DIGITAL RADIO: DAB/DAB+/DMB / DAB / No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: No
RDS/EON: Yes
UPnP:No / NO UPNP
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Set with External Device
Docking System:BLUETOOTH PAIRING / No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion:No / Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: 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
Wireless Music System: No

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback:No / Yes
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
MP3 Encoding: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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