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Bose SoundLink Mini

Bose SoundLink Mini
alaScore 100

4965 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4965 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and usability are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the value for money.

usability, 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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose SoundLink Mini

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 432 user reviews of Bose SoundLink Mini from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, size, reliability, design

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Bose ® SoundLink ® Mini Bluetooth Speaker

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose SoundLink Mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2563 user reviews of Bose SoundLink Mini from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, size, reliability, design

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth SpeakerBose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker Soft Cover (Pink)Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker travel bag - Gray

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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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Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker

 

The Bose SoundLink Mini is one of the best sounding portable Bluetooth speakers on the market

Excellent, compact design ; Good sound quality ; Included charging dock

Doesn't charge via micro-USB ; Aluminium finish prone to light scratches ; Accessories are expensive

The Bose SoundLink Mini may not be the loudest portable Bluetooth speaker on the market, but it's one of the best sounding and really packs a punch considering its compact size.

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Bose SoundLink Mini review

 

Bose sets its sights on the portable Bluetooth speaker market

Excellent sound quality ; Beautiful design ; Compact ; 7 hours of battery life

Relatively expensive ; Proprietary charger (not-MicroUSB) ; Doesn't double as a speakerphone

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Bose SoundLink Mini

 

A small wireless speaker with plenty of punch

Powerful sound for size ; Great charge dock ; Solid build

Expensive ; No speakerphone feature

best portable speakers.

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Bose SoundLink Mini review

 

Stylish, with plenty of bass, but more expensive than more capable alternatives

However, the speaker's performance in our battery life test was among the worst we've seen. Bose only quotes a seven-hour battery life, but at the same volume levels we use to test other portable Bluetooth speakers, the SoundLink Mini lasted for just...

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Bose SoundLink Mini review

 

Bose has a reputation for impressive design, and the SoundLink Mini is no exception. It's constructed from an anodized aluminium case that matches almost perfectly with the same material Apple uses on its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks. The case...

The Bose SoundLink Mini may not be the loudest portable Bluetooth speaker on the market, but it's one of the best sounding and really packs a punch considering its compact size.

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