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Bose SoundLink III / 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4277 reviews of Bose SoundLink III / 3. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size are also appreciated.

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 92/100 = 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 also get good views, but there are some mixed views about 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

Dec, 2017

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. Opinions about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and size are also appreciated.

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

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

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.

Conclusion 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...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III review

 

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speakers are among the most popular -- if not, the most popular -- portable wireless speakers in terms of sales. Last year, the company launched the impressive $200 SoundLink Mini , a micro model, and now in early 2014, it's...

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.co.uk)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III review

 

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speakers are among the most popular -- if not, the most popular -- portable wireless speakers in terms of sales. Last year, the company launched the impressive $200 SoundLink Mini , a micro model, and now in early 2014, it's...

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: 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

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Blue / Green / Grey / Orange / Pink / Silver
Design:Soundbar
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Battery life (max):14
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Power source type:AC, Battery

Loudspeakers

Number of Speakers:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Number of products included:1

Performance

On/Off switch: Yes
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
AUX in: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth range:354.3 / 393.7
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Interface:Bluetooth/3.5 mm / Bluetooth/3.5mm/USB
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Battery life (max):14
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Power source type:AC, Battery

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.189 / 1.89
Height:0.516 / 5.2
Weight:3.02
Width:1.01 / 10.1