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Bose SoundLink III / 3

Bose SoundLink III / 3
alaScore 93

4034 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4034 reviews of Bose SoundLink III / 3. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bose SoundLink III / 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose SoundLink III / 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 user reviews of Bose SoundLink III / 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Bose ® SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker IIIBose ® SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose SoundLink III / 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1473 user reviews of Bose SoundLink III / 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size also get good views.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker IIIBose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

 

The Bose SoundLink III is a solid replacement of the Editors' Choice SoundLink II, with powerful, clear sound in a functional, portable body.

Warm, full sound across a variety of music genres. Long battery life

Somewhat pedestrian design. Highs are slightly less crisp than before

Whatever you may think of Bose, the company makes some excellent Bluetooth speakers. Its previous two models, the SoundLink Mini and SoundLink II, both earned our Editors' Choice in their categories for putting out a surprising amount of warm, clear...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III

 

The III is similar in size to the previous two generations of the speaker but changes its design, and improves its battery life, and according to Bose it also plays louder and sounds better.

The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III sounds great for a compact Bluetooth speaker, playing louder than its predecessor and offering much better battery life. It also has a sleek and sturdy design, an auxiliary input, and the option to swap out...

The speaker is pricey and has no speakerphone capabilities; requires dedicated AC adapter for charging (doesn't charge via Micro-USB).

Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Kristofer Wouk (androidauthority.com)

Bose SoundLink 3 review

 

The Bose SoundLink 3 surpasses its predecessor in nearly every way, but the price tag might put it out of reach for some music lovers.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Bose SoundLink III review

 

Solid build and sound, but that bass and lack of clarity has us looking at alternatives

Ample, deep bass Strong vocal performance Weighty sound Goes loud comfortably Excellent build Usability

Needs more subtlety and clarity Booming bass overpowers everything else

Bose really needs to rein in that booming bass to give the other sonic elements a chance. Some rival speakers have a much better handle on their frequencies, delivering punchy highs and lows in equal measure. In comparison, the Bose sounds muddled. The...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

 

The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a high-quality product that's an easy speaker to recommend... if you can afford it.

Great sound for a compact Bluetooth speaker ; Long battery life ; Sleek and sturdy design

Pricey ; No speakerphone capabilities ; Doesn't charge via Micro-USB

Via CNET.com

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan (digit.in)

Bose Soundlink III

 

Power at a price

Warm, rich sound ; Real loud ; Solidly built ; Powerful battery

Expensive ; Bass bias ; Drab looks

The Bose Soundlink III expects a sizeable amount of money for a portable Bluetooth speaker. There are options that offer much more value for money but if money is not a concern, then the Bose Soundlink III won’t let you down.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III

 

£290. Also in other colours

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (itreviews.co.uk)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

 

The Bose SoundLink III is a solid replacement of the Editors' Choice SoundLink II, with powerful, clear sound in a functional, portable body.

The Bose SoundLink III is a worthy follow-up to the Editors’ Choice SoundLink II, offering slightly bigger, slightly warmer sound that presents plenty of detail and texture across the spectrum. If you want to spend a little bit less on a Bluetooth...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Bose releases new SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III

 

Bose has launched the latest device in its popular SoundLink range –the SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III to wirelessly stream your music in high quality.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Jamie T. (newegg.com)

Mini But Powerful

 

Great sound , absolutely love this blue tooth speaker , have it also connected to my PC and use it as my speakers which is awesome because no cables or wires to get tangled up .

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer: No

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Audio Line-In Interface: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Docking System:BLUETOOTH PAIRING
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Wireless Pairing
USB: No

Energy Information

Battery Powered: Yes

General Features

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