When you stream music to the Bose® SoundLink® Air digital music system, you'll experience much more than the freedom of AirPlay. The SoundLink® Air system delivers clear, room-filling sound made possible by Bose waveguide technology and neodymium transducers. So you can enjoy the music from your Apple devices, wirelessly, with performance similar to Bose SoundDock® systems. The SoundLink® Air system uses AirPlay technology and your home wireless network to stream content from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or a computer running iTunes. All while giving you full use of your Apple device as you listen. You can even use it to control the system remotely. Now you can enjoy all the content on your Apple devices, wirelessly, with Bose quality sound.
- Exclusive Bose waveguide speaker technology delivers clear, room-filling sound
- Wirelessly stream audio almost anywhere in your house via AirPlay
- Play music from iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and computers running iTunes
- Use your Apple device as a remote for the system while you stream
- Auxiliary input lets you play a phone, MP3 player, or other audio device
- Stream music to multiple rooms with additional SoundLink Air systems
Did you notice?Use your iOS device to control the SoundLink Air while you stream.
Apple Recommends ForWirelessly stream room-filling music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
What's in the Box?
- Bose SoundLink Air digital music system
- A/C power adapter
- Remote control
- Other Features: AirPlay
- Connections: AirPlay
- Speaker Configurations: Stereo
- Power Source: AC
- Height: 171.5 mm/6.75 in.
- Width: 306.4 mm/12.06 in.
- Weight: 2.1 kg
- Length: 103.2 mm/4.06 in.
- Mfr. Part Number: 350160-1100
- UPC or EAN No.: 017817581738
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit http://www.bose.com/customer_service/owners/warranty/index). Apple is an authorized Bose dealer.
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Ratings & Reviews
Nice Device. The same size as the SoundDock II.
Sound Quality- Excellent. (5 Stars). The system definitely fills the room with great sound. The bass levels were crisp and Pros
Sound Quality- Excellent. (5 Stars). The system definitely fills the room with great sound. The bass levels were crisp and mid/lows are very succinct
Setup- (4 Stars). - There are two setup options. Download the programs on your mac and run to setup your system. The Air system must run through your home wireless network. If the unit is far from your router you may have intermittent connection issues.
Connection (4 stars)- Once in a while, like Bluetooth the system drops the device. I had to reconnect, but this has been a rare occurrence. I have listened for hours without any problems.
Cost (3.5 Stars)- Wish it was rechargeable for the price.
Controls (4 Stars)- Since volume and changing songs on the remote have to go through your network there is a one second +/- delay. The same with changing the volume level.
I've had it for a week and love the system. Previously I had a SoundDock II. …
- Written by BRIAN U from BOSTON
204 of 215 people found this useful
Could Not Connect
I was excited when I saw this new product which would give me wireless sound in the room I wanted. When I tried to download the s I was excited when I saw this new product which would give me wireless sound in the room I wanted. When I tried to download the software onto my mac, it would not accept my network password so downloading was not possible. It would download only when I removed my password, but that would leave my network vulnerable. Maybe i just got a bad unit, either way it's going back for a refund today. …
- Written by George P from Burlington
128 of 183 people found this useful
Sounds great, but can't play on multiple speakers
Bose sound is definitely one of the strongest for small speakers. This product touts it's ability to play in multiple rooms at on Bose sound is definitely one of the strongest for small speakers. This product touts it's ability to play in multiple rooms at once, but neither iTunes nor the iPhone (iOS 6) are capable of streaming music to multiple WiFi speakers at once without a third party device. …
- Written by Edmund A from Washington
133 of 197 people found this useful
STOP and don't buy it!!!!
I gave it one star 'cause I couldn't give less.
I love Apple and Bose products, and I don't exactly who's to blame for the extrem I gave it one star 'cause I couldn't give less.
I love Apple and Bose products, and I don't exactly who's to blame for the extremely poor performance of this product.
I have and AirPort Extreme and five AirPort Express and I've configured, reconfigured. Researched, guessed and the Bose speaker keeps dropping off from the wifi, so I have give up hope and the next step will be to connected via aux cable to and airport express.
Save your money and patience and go for a Bluetooth option instead; bad Bose, bad! …
- Written by Gerardo G from Garibaldi Highlands
Like another reviewer, I am on my second Bose Soundlink Air, having taken the first one back because I thought it was faulty. I n Like another reviewer, I am on my second Bose Soundlink Air, having taken the first one back because I thought it was faulty. I now realise the fault is built in: this system simply can't cope with wi-fi, despite its claim to be designed for that purpose. It used to be that it started to break up when I used the internet in the same room. Now it breaks up even when I'm not using the internet - it only seems to work without spluttering if I shut down all three computers. For the price, this really isn't good enough. This one will be going back to store too. …
- Written by Theresa A from Plymouth
Awesome sound and so easy to set up!
Just wanted a decent speaker for my new iPhone. This Bose speaker is awesome in sound alone.
Requires mains plug in, although re Just wanted a decent speaker for my new iPhone. This Bose speaker is awesome in sound alone.
Requires mains plug in, although rechargeable battery can be purchased as considerable extra cost. However, this speaker has a long mains lead, any longer it would possibly be out of range for the wireless router!!!
Set up only took a couple of minuets via my MacBook. Now I am wirelessly streaming music via my iPhone or MacBook. Both are running latest Apple software, no issues at all and it's been constantly playing for last Two hours or more!
Unit is stylish and unimposing, sleek and well designed/built. Small remote is a bonus, for when I am too lazy to get my IPhone out of my pocket. …
- Written by David C from Andover
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I have a home stereo system connected to my macbook pro through headset input. Can I do a midi multilayer and add the bose airplay?
- Asked by Armando M from Channahon
- Aug 24, 2013
No answers yet
Can I connect multiple Soundlink speakers to my iPad or iPod using bluetooth? It seems that I can only connect to one at a time.
- Asked by Mitch K from Winnipeg
- Sep 6, 2013
No, you can only connect to one speaker at a time.
- Answered by Naveed S from Winnipeg
- Sep 24, 2013
Can i bring the system to a beach or places wirelessly?
- Asked by Ryan M
- Jul 14, 2013
Yes! For some reason, this feature isnt really advertised. All you have to do is hold the reset but Yes! For some reason, this feature isnt really advertised. All you have to do is hold the reset button down until the wifi light on the speaker turns orange. Then you use your ios device to connect to the wifi network called "bose soundlink air". I think this only works for music thats actually on your device and not for streaming but I could be wrong. Another option is to use an av cable and connect wired to the device, which works for all non-ios devices as well.
Hope this helps!
- Answered by Jonathan M from Boston
- Jul 24, 2013
Using home wifi, can the Bose SoundLink Air pick up other audio sites (e.g. Spotify) from an iMac, not just the iTunes library?
- Asked by Robin H O from Bangalow
- May 15, 2013
Once you have Bose sound-link linked to your home wireless network. if you are using a desktop or la Once you have Bose sound-link linked to your home wireless network. if you are using a desktop or laptop you just press option and click the volume control on the top right corner on the finder and select your sound link from the list.
If you are using spotify app on your iphone or ipad, first you play a song, then tab the album cover, then tab the volume control icon, the airplay icon will be on the right of the volume control bar. …
- Answered by Fede A from Morrow
- Sep 27, 2013
how do you play itunes through the speakers?
- Asked by Kevin K from Elmont
- Dec 25, 2012
When the speaker is connected to your wireless network there will be a small rectangular box appeari When the speaker is connected to your wireless network there will be a small rectangular box appearing next to your volume control in iTunes. Click this and it will ask which output you would like to use for sound. Select the Bose Soundlink Air and hey presto - it will stream the sound from your Mac to the speakers!
(I know because that is what I do with mine) …
- Answered by Nick E
- Jan 4, 2013
Sure does. You can Airplay directly to it once the Sounbdlink is setup on your Wifih network. A go Sure does. You can Airplay directly to it once the Sounbdlink is setup on your Wifih network. A good option is to have iTunes running (Home Sharing enabled) on your iMac or MacBook Pro and control from your iPad via the Remote App. I have several speakers setup and can control volume on each one independently using the Remote App. …
- Answered by Tim J from Cobble Hill
- Jul 1, 2013