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
213 of 224 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
134 of 197 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
140 of 211 people found this useful
Connection problem solved
I - like many others - had huge connection problems. My main problem was that after stopping the music, the next time I tried to l I - like many others - had huge connection problems. My main problem was that after stopping the music, the next time I tried to listen to it, no sound would come out, and my music player would stop after 6 seconds. The only way to resume playback was to setup again using cable.
After having done the above around 20 times, I did a factory reset holding the reset button down for 15 seconds, then ran the setup again and did not update, and now it works perfectly. …
- Written by Christian M from Horsens
1 of 1 people found this useful
Expensive, bass-heavy, great sound.
We just bought two Soundlink Air for xmas.
In our house, we can stream to both simultaneously from our older MacBook Pro, run We just bought two Soundlink Air for xmas.
In our house, we can stream to both simultaneously from our older MacBook Pro, running Maverick OS. The sound seems in sync, which surprised me. If we stream to both Soundlink Airs and our bluetooth Soundlink Mini, the Mini is not in sync with the Airs, but that's to be expected.
I bought the optional batteries for the Air's, and they give quite long play time.
I like that the remotes work so well, both for changing the volume but also to skip to the next/prev tune, or pause playback.
There are two wifi setup methods; the easier is to use the included USB cable and run the BOSE setup app on the MacBook or PC; however, there is a wireless method that is a bit geeky but also works, in case you can't find the USB cable or are traveling.
A nit: the wifi setup requires a network that accepts a password. We took one of these on vacation and the hotel's wifi setup is a more-typical (these days) setup where the wifi network does not use a password, but you have to agree to TOU on a web interface, and the Soundlink can't do that, so we were unable to use it wirelessly at the hotels we stayed; we used the AUX input and a phono cable instead, but then the remote only controls the volume, and of course using it from a mobile device is not as handy.
We stream from our two iPhone 4 phones, as well as a iPad 4th gen, and it never gives us any trouble, except if we plug the old iOS 5.1 phones into a USB charge cable on the MacBook, when syncing iTunes on the phone tends to always stop playback. I can select the play icon and it will continue where it left off, but it's still a nit.
A reviewer here mentioned that the Soundlink's firmware can be updated wirelessly, but I haven't yet found a way to do that; I had to update the firmware on both of ours out of the box, but not since. …
- Written by MARC L from DUVALL
1 of 1 people found this useful
Superb sound does not compensate for awful Airplay experience
I have had a similar experience to many other reviewers. The product is very easy to set up and the sound is superb - when working I have had a similar experience to many other reviewers. The product is very easy to set up and the sound is superb - when working. However, the audio constantly dropped in and out. I tried moving the speakers and the router but still could not completely eradicate the issue. I have other wi-fi products - such as Apple TV and do not experience an issue with video streaming - so would not expect a problem with audio streaming. I have now returned the product and would definitely not recommend it. …
- Written by MARTIN S from CARDIFF
5 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I play music on my Mac air lap top with out using wifi
- Asked by Clinton R from Edmonton
- Mar 12, 2014
Can I connect multiple Soundlink Air speakers
- Asked by Xavier P from Durham
- Dec 25, 2013
You can if you are streaming from iTunes from your Mac/PC.
You can only stream to one Airplay dev You can if you are streaming from iTunes from your Mac/PC.
You can only stream to one Airplay device from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch …
- Answered by Michael G from Cary
- Jan 22, 2014
how do you play itunes through the speakers?
- Asked by Kevin K from Elmont
- Dec 25, 2012
I just upgraded to iOS 7 and for some reason I no longer have that box by the volume control Nick,
I just upgraded to iOS 7 and for some reason I no longer have that box by the volume control to select the bose speaker. Have you upgraded yet? …
- Answered by Lisa C from Richmond
- Sep 23, 2013
Can I stream audio from other sites (Youtube, Netflix, Spotify...) from my Macbook Pro?
- Asked by Juan Fernando P from Coral Gables
- Dec 21, 2013
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