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Bose SoundLink Air

Bose SoundLink Air
alaScore 92

254 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Bose SoundLink Air is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 254 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose SoundLink Air

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 50 user reviews of Bose SoundLink Air from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose ® SoundLink ® Air Digital Music System - Manufacturer RefurbishedBose ® SoundLink ® Air Digital Music System Bose ® SoundLink ® Air Digital Music System

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose SoundLink Air

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Bose SoundLink Air from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SoundLink® Air Digital Music System

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Bose SoundLink Air

 

Given the success of the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker , a portable Bluetooth speaker system released last year, the Bose SoundLink Air , a wireless audio system based on Apple's AirPlay, is a minor disappointment. Its simple design has the...

Streams wireless audio via Apple's AirPlay from iOS devices and iTunes. Quality audio performance at moderate listening levels. Simple set-up process. Becomes portable with purchase of battery accessory

Distorts on deep bass tracks at high volumes. Massive power adapter is a space hog. Battery accessory is $90

For most music genres, the wireless AirPlay-enabled Bose SoundLink Air offers strong overall audio performance. But it distorts on deep bass tracks at high volumes, and at $350, that shouldn't happen.

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Bose SoundLink Air AirPlay Digital Music System

 

Though Bose made a name for itself in the Apple speaker market with the original SoundDock in 2004, its penchant for recycling old designs has left its "new" products feeling stale while competitors have aggressively moved forward. It's therefore no...

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Bose SoundLink Air Review

 

There is no doubt that the SoundLink Air is a solid product, for just around the Rs. 20,000 price mark. What you get is an AirPlay speaker for your Apple devices, with very good sound quality. But, like with all audio products, size does dictate the...

Very good listening experience, AirPlay is a bonus feature, Remote layout is simple, Built very well, Easy to use, post initial setup

Limited feature set, beyond AirPlay, LFEs may be too sculpted for some users, Basic wireless router isn�t the best gateway device, Battery becomes an optional accessory

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Bose SoundLink Air Review

 

I’ve always been pretty impressed by Bose’s speaker docks so far, from the Bose SoundDock 10 to the Bose Soundlink Wireless, so when the company...

The Bose Soundlink Air is a pretty neat little sounddock that basically really catered to Airplay fans with iOS devices, though it does have the option for a line-in. It does a pretty good job for most music genres, with strong overall audio...

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BOSE SoundLink Air Wireless Speaker review

 

I say a "somewhat" portable iPhone and iPod speaker dock, because though the Bose SoundLink Air can be powered by a battery, the SoundLink Air doesn't include one - Bose's rechargeable lithium-ion battery is an additional pay-for option. My review unit...

The SoundLink Air is easy to configure and sounds good in general use. I'm disappointed that the rechargeable battery isn't included, and I find the lack of an on-board power button bizarre. But if you like your music a little bass-heavy and won't need...

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Bose SoundLink Air

 

Tidy little AirPlay package

High build quality ; Well balanced sound ; Decent clarity ; Articulate midrange

Fiddly to set up ; Not the last word in power or dynamics

Bose SoundLink Air: Sound quality Tonally it’s nicely balanced. Play some bass-heavy dance or rock tracks and the Bose does an admirable job of serving up some grunt, but there’s no danger of the bass sounding over-cooked.

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Bose SoundLink Air

 

Bose's $479 SoundLink Air Digital Music System, an AirPlay version of the company's venerable SoundDock speaker docks, is a somewhat portable speaker system. I say “somewhat” because though it can be powered by a battery, the SoundLink Air doesn't...

Easy setup; good audio quality

Rechargeable battery not included; bass distortion at top volume

The SoundLink Air is easy to configure and sounds good in general use. I’m disappointed that the rechargeable battery isn’t included, and I find the lack of an on-board power button bizarre. But if you like your music a little bass-heavy and won’t need...

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Perfect speaker for small apartment

 

Got this to help play music in my 1 BR condo. I have an Apple TV attached to my plasma TV that I\'ve been using to also stream music (either through the Apple TV or directly through an iPod into some audio inputs for the TV. However, I could never hear...

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

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Great Sound and Ease to Set Up

 

Great music from iTunes, iPhone and Pandora\/Jango.

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: Yes
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: Yes
Subwoofer: No

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking:WIRELESS IOS
Audio Line-In Interface: No
Bluetooth: No
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Wireless Pairing
USB:No / USB 2.0/ 3.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active
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