• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection problem solved

    • Written by from Horsens

    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.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, bass-heavy, great sound.

    • Written by from DUVALL

    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.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This might help...

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    I was having similar problems with my Bose Wireless headset when syncing to my iMac. The songs would be very intermittent and sounded like there was a bad connection. I did the following:

    Systems preferences > bluetooth >Sharing Setup… > and then I checked the Bluetooth Sharing box.

    I love the idea of a wireless headset, but I gave only four stars because this was a pain to figure out… and now the headset speakers seem to be cracking on the bass tones when the volume is only half way up.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    4 stars for the sound alone

    • Written by from DICKSON

    Sound is amazing (for a small one bedroom unit). I use them for playing music wirelessly from my computer and they are physically plugged into my tv and playstion. Cabled music is awesome. Wireless is a bit dodgy - they don't support 802.11n, neither does my 3DS so no big deal. The wireless also drops out maybe once or twice a night however it does seem to rectify itself quickly and unless you are having a party it's not really a big deal. The wireless functionality is worth it simply because it's more convenient than trying to stream music to my playstation. BTW apparently the word bucks but with an s instead of the b is too rude... ! Makes sense.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wifi/Connection isn't as bad as expected.

    • Written by from CARLSBAD

    Considering some other reviews and my own experiences with my Airport Express units, I was expecting the worse in terms of sound drop outs or connection issues.

    But my experience has been very positive. I've only received a couple of random drop out distortions. And these have occured after the unit was playing all day and sitting in my back yard. (my router is on the 2nd floor).

    In my opinion, connection issues are most likely due to Airplay in general. Not the Soundlink itself.

    I chose the Soundlink Air speaker because I wanted a mobile airplay speaker with good sound. I also have the Bose Sound Dock Portable speaker which I keep in my garage connected to an airport express. And I've been pleased with the sound of that.
    I also had an extra battery for my Sound Dock. Which made the purchase of the Soundlink Air not so bad for me.

    I would rate this 5 stars if the battery were included.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good sound... Also frustrating.

    • Written by from Canada

    I've never had to turn this thing past about 3/4 of the volume, and the sound quality is reflected in the price; it is superb.

    I want to write this speaker the best review possible, but something is holding me back. The setup, although very simple (takes a few mins) has some faults. After setting it up, it pays music perfectly. But after turning it off, the speaker cannot seem to find the wifi when I want to use it again. I have to go through the whole setup process again. Hopefully, Bose can give an update to fix this problem, considering that it came onto the market fairly recently.

    The speaker is great, but always having to re-establish the wifi connection is very frustrating.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Jury is still out, but overall, pretty good.

    • Written by from Brampton

    I replaced a portable sound dock with this one after the docking pins on the portable were damaged. This wifi version works pretty good. The sound is very good (good highs, good lows, clean, crisp sound). I've had no trouble streaming the music in sync with this unit, another wireless connection and the iMac at the same time, over the wifi in my house. My only frustration has been that sometimes, less than 10% of the time, the wifi connection breaks up - sounding like a radio station that's not quite tuned. I'm not sure why because it happens for no apparent reason and that's a little disappointing. But, it hasn't been bad enough to complain or take it back and I love that it works wirelessly and can be controlled from my ipod, iMac and iPhone.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelente

    • Written by from Medellín

    El sonido es muy bueno y de alta calidad. Muy costoso. En Colombia aún no tenemos distribución directa de Apple o de Bosé. Algunas veces falla la conexión.

    The sound is very good and of high quality. Very expensive. In Colombia we do not have direct distribution for Bosé or Apple. Sometimes the connection fails.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Device. The same size as the SoundDock II.

    • Written by from BOSTON

    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.

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