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Bose SoundLink Mini

Bose SoundLink Mini
alaScore 100

3502 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3502 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Bose SoundLink Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Soundlink Mini Review


Portable speakers are known for being portable first, and sounding great...well, almost never. Bose is aiming to change that perception with the SoundLink Mini, a diminutive 1.5-pound speaker that connects to any device via Bluetooth. With seven hours...

Sturdy build quality. Rechargeable battery. Extremely portable. Pairs with up to six devices at the same time

No speakerphone support. Doesn’t charge via USB

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Bose SoundLink Mini review


If there's one thing Bose likes to talk about, it's technology. Along with its popular line of noise-canceling headphones, the company is perhaps best known for its scourge of infomercials, promising huge sound from small, elegant devices thanks to...

Detailed and full sound signature ; Warm, powerful midrange ; Good dynamic expression ; High max volume ; Rugged yet elegant design

Bass can get too boomy ; Short on features ; Short battery life

Bose’s SoundLink Mini cuts out the deep features and stylistic extras to provide an attractive, minimalist speaker with a rich and potent sound signature.

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Bose SoundLink Mini


Although it lacks a speakerphone, the Bose SoundLink Mini is by far the best-sounding compact Bluetooth speaker.

Best sound in its class and beyond; Excellent design and build quality; Loud for its size

No playback controls; Lacks speakerphone and USB charging

The SoundLink Mini's lack of speakerphone capabilities may deter some, and others will gripe about the lack of onboard controls or the device's ability to charge via USB. However, nothing approaches the SoundLink Mini's sonic versatility and full, rich...


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Bose SoundLink Mini


The Bose SoundLink Mini continues Bose's line of excellent Bluetooth speakers, this time in a smaller form and with a more affordable price tag.

Room-filling sound. Satisfying midrange and high-end. Solid, sturdy construction. Handy charging cradle

Doesn't charge through micro USB. Bass isn't particularly powerful. No speakerphone function

Bose has impressed us in the past with its SoundLink and SoundLink II Bluetooth speakers. Given the competition out there, it was only a matter of time before the company would take the portable speaker concept further and shrink it down to an even...

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Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker


While Apple has relentlessly replaced its iDevices every year or two, audio accessory developer Bose commonly goes in the opposite direction, keeping "new" speaker designs all but unchanged for years. Rarely does the company trot out a completely new...

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Amazing with one rather annoying flaw


The problem with unclear mids, overpowering bass, and overpowering highs can be mostly fixed by using an equalizer to turn bass down by ~12 dB and the highs down by ~10 dB while leaving the mids alone. This decreases the "impressive factor" but...

Amazing sound quality for a couple 1" speakers (when using an equalizer to cancel out it's annoying internal equalizer) ; Goes pretty loud ; Amazingly strong bass for such a small package ; If you ever need to throw a brick at something, this will...

Overpowering bass and highs ; Somewhat unclear mids ; The eq Bose decided to put in these speakers makes them sound like a desktop speaker set with a small subwoofer set way too loud ; Costs $200 but yet it still requires an external eq to sound...

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Very Nice, We love it!!!!!


My wife uses all day in her office......

Attractive Design","Easy to Mount","Easy To Set Up","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

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Small speaker, BIG sound


Easy portability makes this Bluetooth speaker a great way to take music with you, bathroom, patio, the park, camping...wherever you want great music wirelessly!

Attractive Design","Easy To Set Up","Great Sound Quality

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Nice product


Easy to use. Great sound.

Great Sound Quality

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Great Sound


College student with limited space. It is easy to take outside the room

Attractive Design","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality