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
- Connections : AirPlay
- Speaker Configurations : Stereo
- 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 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
183 of 191 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 ce, 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
114 of 165 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 oftware 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
109 of 156 people found this useful
Sound quality excellent
I'm a classically trained musician, 20 years violin, 10 years acoustic guitar, I consider myself to have a very good ear.
I or iginally had my heart set on the beautifully designed B&W a5, which turned out to be an incredible disappointment when I compared it to the Bose in the store. While the A5 looks stunning, that's all you're going to get out of that box. I only had to listen to this in the store and compare song for song with the Bose Soundlink Air ($150 less) to declare the winner hands down. For all the B&W hoopla on their tweeter technology, the upper range of the A5 was just plain muffled, no articulation of treble tones; base tones had absolutely no warmth or depth.
I brought home the Bose unit and could not be happier for the investment - great range and clarity for $350. Plenty of warmth and depth in the base range esp for a bedroom or kitchen. So far the airplay connection works as advertised. Setup is a little cumbersome, but that's the only ding (you need to initially plug the unit into your computer's USB port). If you have an obsession with black fabric and aluminum, buy the B&W. If you like to hear good music, turn to Bose - at least in this price range. …
- Written by AARON D from San Francisco
Very disapointing...Intermitent conection
Absolutely disapointing, as the conection via air play which was the most important issue in my decision of buying the product, si mply doesn't wor properly.
I have a network whith an airport extreme amplified by an aiport express.
When trying to use the bose soundlink airplay whith mac os, iphone or ipad, the conection drops intermitently for few seconds, enervating anyone that would like to hear some music.
The result is that it's only used whtih an Ipod through a cable conection.
I strongly do not recomend the equipment. …
- Written by rodrigo P from new york
Easy to pair Smith all my AirPlay devices. Great sound, even as a "sound bar" for my TV.
- Written by Loreto O from New York
2 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
No answers yet
- Asked by Kent A from Edmonton
- Dec 24, 2012
- Asked by Steven S from Trenton
- Jan 8, 2013
- Asked by Joanne F from Sherwood Park
- Nov 14, 2012
- 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 ng 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
- Asked by Michelle F from Yorktown Heights
- Dec 10, 2012
No. Just plug the Bose unit into a power source, connect it to any computer on your home wifi to se t it up, download the software from Bose, and start playing music. We set it up in about 10 minutes and were able to play music from three different Macs, two iphones and an ipad, without any further syncing or learning by the unit. …
- Answered by Ron W from Cranbrook
- Dec 27, 2012