Bose SoundDock® Series III Digital Music System (with Lightning Connector)

Bose SoundDock® Series III Digital Music System (with Lightning Connector)

$249.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 10 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Bose® SoundDock® Series III digital music system produces rich, room-filling music from any iPod or iPhone model with a Lightning connector. Its unique combination of small size and proven performance is the result of Bose's commitment to research and exclusive Bose technologies.

    The SoundDock Series III system includes a remote that controls the system and basic functions of the iPod or iPhone. It even allows you to switch back and forth between playlists. The system also includes an auxiliary input that lets you easily connect other audio devices, such as another iPod. Simple to use, it offers dock-and-play capability and also charges your iPod or iPhone while it's docked.

  • Highlights

    • Proprietary acoustic design delivers a unique combination of small size and proven performance
    • Convenient remote controls the system and basic iPod or iPhone functions, including playlist navigation
    • Works with and charges iPhone and iPod models with Lightning connector
    • Auxiliary input allows use with other audio devices
  • Did you notice?

    The remote controls the system and basic functions of the iPod or iPhone; it even lets you switch among playlists.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Experience rich, room-filling music from any iPod or iPhone model with a Lightning connector.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Bose SoundDock® Series III digital music system
    • Remote control
    • Power supply
  • Tech Specs

    • Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack, Lightning Connector
    • Other Features: Lightning Connector
    • Connections: Lightning
    • Speaker Configurations: Stereo
    • Power Source: AC
    • Height: 6.625 in./16.83 cm
    • Width: 12 in./30.48 cm
    • Weight: 2700 g
    • Length: 6.5 in./16.51 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 310583-1130
    • UPC or EAN No.: 017817598132

    Warranty

    • 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

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Absolutely wonderful sound!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is easily the best-sounding dock for my iPhone and iPod that I have heard, and I have heard several by other manufacturers th This is easily the best-sounding dock for my iPhone and iPod that I have heard, and I have heard several by other manufacturers that are owned by friends/family. The music is full, rich and deep, no loss of highs or lows, and no "tinny" or mechanical aspect to the sound. Also,the ease of use along with the remote capabilities are exemplary, especially since my iPhone and iPod are both equipped with lightning connections; the remotes on other makers' products may not work well (if at all), even if using a pin-to-lightning adapter. Leave it to Bose to have the first lightning-equipped docks on the market. I am so happy with this Bose product that I have ordered another to keep in another area of the house. If you love music, why not use a product that makes your music sound wonderful?! Absolutely no complaints!!

    • Written by from Clinton Township

    73 of 78 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Absolutely wonderful sound!!
  • Surprisingly good

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have never been a big Bose fan, but I wanted a dock for my office so I could listen to Pandora, Songza, and iTunes. I've tried I have never been a big Bose fan, but I wanted a dock for my office so I could listen to Pandora, Songza, and iTunes. I've tried Bluetooth speakers (such as Jawbone) and have been underwhelmed by the sound quality. Ditto with some all-in-one systems from Polk and Creative.

    So I reluctantly purchased this system and it actually sounds very good for what it is. This is not designed to drive a large room but it does offer very good sound for the money. Easy to use with the iPhone 5 and the included remote is a nice bonus.

    • Written by from SHAKOPEE

    56 of 57 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Surprisingly good
  • Not Bad

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound quality is consistent with other Bose docks. I listen to mostly heavy metal and if I had to nitpick I'd say that the bass is Sound quality is consistent with other Bose docks. I listen to mostly heavy metal and if I had to nitpick I'd say that the bass is ever so slightly muffled and cymbals sound somewhat too tinny. Anything in the mid-range sounds great though. I'm still working on tweaking the EQ on my iPhone to see if I can get the sound exactly the way I want it.

    The sound does fill a room quite nicely, and I can turn the volume up a bit and hear this thing almost anywhere in my house. My previous Klipsch dock sounded great up close, but volume seemed to diminish greatly once you started getting further away. Not so here.

    • Written by from Springfield

    54 of 61 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not Bad
  • Lack of compatibility

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    This sound dock is AWESOME and has AWESOME sound.

    However there are a few major flaws:

    1) Removing your iPhone 5 case- you h This sound dock is AWESOME and has AWESOME sound.

    However there are a few major flaws:

    1) Removing your iPhone 5 case- you have to remove your case every time you want to use it

    2) If you have an older iPod, forget about using it!! I cannot find a cord or adapter that connects to the male lightning to a female iPod nano (older model)

    Come on APPLE... if you're going to change your charging systems you need to also create cords or adapters that function with your products!

    • Written by from Lockport

    10 of 15 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Lack of compatibility
  • Frustrating if you have a case on your phone!

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I was quite excited to buy this product.
    The pros are:
    1. Great sound
    2. It is a great speaker for my computer with the aud I was quite excited to buy this product.
    The pros are:
    1. Great sound
    2. It is a great speaker for my computer with the audio cable hooked up.
    The cons are:
    1. You need to remove your case (unless you buy a super cheap thin one (I eventually did - but it's ugly) in order to charge and play on the dock. At first, I tried a Speck flip case. However, it seemed to put pressure on the lightning dock so I didn't feel comfortable using it. And my normal Speck case was just too thick to allow the phone to play or charge. Workers of Bose, please remember that people have cases! And workers at Apple, please make an lightning extension that will allow charging and playing at the same time for this device
    2. I bought an audio cable to hook in the back. This is good to play older iPhones without the lightning cable. I tried the audio jack with my iPhone 5 (hoping to not have to buy a new case) but it does not charge with the audio cable.
    3. No controls on the machine. If you misplace your remote, it will be a sad day.

    • Written by from Victoria

    11 of 14 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Frustrating if you have a case on your phone!
  • Got a case for your phone? Then think again.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the second speaker I've tried to buy for my iphone 5 in the last week. Got it home and it won't dock because there is a c This is the second speaker I've tried to buy for my iphone 5 in the last week. Got it home and it won't dock because there is a case on the phone. And I actually REPLACED my Otter one with a smaller thinner one! Come on Apple, get it together already! Who the heck is going to pull off their case every time they want to listen to music?!
    Gotta love the mall! Back I go again with another receipt in hand to return another one........

    • Written by from Burlington

    20 of 38 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Got a case for your phone? Then think again.

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