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They advertise WiFi AND Bluetooth connectable.....but you can't have them at the same time......like you can on any mobile phone......so you have to go through a complicated disconnect from one to get to the other one. Typical Bose software that never works well ALL the time.
Firstly the sound on the Bose home Portable is fantastic. It can easily be played in large rooms and fill the area with rich sound. I've played various types of Music and it gets the sound across in big bass whilst maintaining a clear treble. After comparing this to other speakers on display at a retailer I was convinced that the Bose was the winner in my mind. Now leads to a small gripe,the software or app by Bose is rather underwhelming. Not being able to receive or make phone calls is also a little bit annoying considering it does have a great inbuilt Mic.I can only hope that Bose improve on these small in inadequacies later down the track. Overall it is a rather hefty price to pay but I'm glad I have this beast of a speaker. Just be mindful that it has some bells but not all the whistles it really could potentially have.
Just go to the nearest store and listen to Bose Portable Speaker yourself, then compare its sound with Sonos, JBL and other brands. If you like how Bose plays music, then buy it. You'll love using it every day and features it has to offer! Don't make judgement by watching youtube video reviews or by listening to someone saying that Sonos etc sound better. Decide for yourself after checking it out live.
This is a good speaker and what you expect from Bose. I purchsed this product with the expectation I would be able to utilise the Apple AirPlay to simplify connecting to the various apple products in my eco-system (TV's Phone, Laptops), mainly my apple TV's. I was super excited until I got home connected everything and it doent work. I assumed it can be fixed pretty easily if I just get online and find the "fix".
1) AirPlay does not work. The Bose Support forums indicate this is a know issue and Bose does not have a date when they estimate this to be resolved. 2) Alexa is limited. I have three amazon alexa devices and they support playing apple music via alexa. I was thinking this might be a stop-gap until bose fixes the airplay issues, but no, alexa on this device does not support the apple music skill. 3) The sounds is great and I'm very pleased with its clarity and bass output.
I rated this as a single star because of AirPlay not working and it being a known issue with with no resolution timeframe. In my opinion they should not be able to advertise this as supporting AirPlay when they don't appear to be providing support for customers who purchased this product.
I hope to prevent disappointment for any of you potential buyers expecting to be able to AirPlay to this device. I would advise you to dig a little deeper on the bose support forums to see if its been fixed prior to buying.
I use the speaker to connect to digital radio from my mobile phone. Easy connection. Brilliant sound from such a small device. Excellent clarity, no distortion and great bass. I love it. Not cheap but worth every penny.