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Bose SoundDock Series III

Bose SoundDock Series III
alaScore 90

910 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 910 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bose SoundDock Series III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 910 reviews)

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Perfect Speaker system!!


This is my second Sound Dock purchase and both systems are excellent. I can set it up anywhere and listen to my music from the IPHONE or IPOD, etc... Must have for offices, kitchen areas, etc.... Love BOSE products!!!

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

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Bose is the Best!


Great for bringing music to the office and charging the phone at the same time! Finally one that has a lightning connector and is a differnt floor too!

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


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Great Sound - outdoor use


We bought a series II several years ago and wanted another unit so we purchased the newer Bluetooth - brought it back - no comparison to this unit! We dock our iPod and use aux cord for Ipad - Love it! We use it primarily outside on our patio - friends...

deep, rich sound, compact size, portable, long playing time, remote, durable


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Remote did not work with my Ipod classic


I have a 6th generation Ipod Classic that is supposed to work with this dock, I even called Bose and they said yes. Yet the remote only worked for the volume and power. I could not change songs with the remote, even setting them up on a playlist (which...

Sounds good

remote does not work with ipod, cheaply made

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Problems playing with case on device (Revised)


I recently wrote a review for the IPod Touch 5th gen about being unable to play on the Sound Dock without having to remove the case. I spoke with the techs at the Apple store and explained the frustration as another reviewer previously wrote about. The...

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Great sound, big oversight in design


I waited patiently for a Sound Dock that was directly compatible with the iPhone 5 (Lightning connector) and the Sound Dock III seemed to be the answer. It's fairly expensive as sound docks go, but the sound quality always seems to make it worthwhile...

Typical high quality Bose sound

High cost and poor design

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Great Bose sound and compact size


Looked at available iPhone/iPod speaker systems and chose the Bose unit due to it having a Lightning connector. I've always found Bose products to produce great sound. This unit puts out plenty of volume and has solid bass and rich sound. Not much to...

Sounds great


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Bose SoundDock Series III


When Bose introduced its first SoundDock for iPod in 2004, it spawned a legion of imitators that has led to the massive market that exists today.

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Bose SoundDock Series III


When Bose introduced its first SoundDock for iPod in 2004, it spawned a legion of imitators that has led to the massive market that exists today.

Lightning connector; great sound; still looks good

Wouldn’t accommodate our iPhone cases; no wireless

While the Bose SoundDock Series III delivers excellent audio, as always, its lack of wireless connectivity make it a bit one-dimensional against much of the competition.

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Bose SoundDock Series III with Lightning dock connector review


Bose has released its first SoundDock all-in-one music system with a Lightning dock connector designed to connect with the iPhone 5 and the latest iPods.