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Bose SoundLink Air

Bose SoundLink Air
alaScore 89

401 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 401 reviews of Bose SoundLink Air. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bose SoundLink Air is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose SoundLink Air

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Bose SoundLink Air from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size also gets good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, size, design

price

74% 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 - Manufacturer Refurbished

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose SoundLink Air

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of Bose SoundLink Air from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and size, whereas the reliability and price get negative reviews.

usability, size, design

price, reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

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.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (ilounge.com)

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...

May, 2013

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

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

May, 2013

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

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...

Expert review by: Lex Friedman (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

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.

Expert review by: Vishal Mathur (digit.in)

Bose SoundLink Air

 

Bose SoundLink Air

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

May, 2013

Expert review by: PCQ Bureau (pcquest.com)

Bose SoundLink Air Music System - PCQuest

 

The Bose SoundLink Air Digital Music System is a classy-looking portable set of speakers, best for the heavy music lovers. The speaker set gives a very soothing and impressible sound

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Lex Friedman, Macworld (macworld.com.au)

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...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: joby (productreview.com.au)

Great sound solid Bose quality

 

Actually went to buy the sound link wireless mobile which is indeed very portable easy to connect but when I compared the sound quality just could not resist myself from getting this one.Connectivity is not as simple as bluetooth and there are no...

Quality of sound and solid built typical Bose hardware

Yes its not cheap and have to pay extra for lithium battery also needs wifi for connectivity

Jan, 2013

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
Docking System:Apple Docking
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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