• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple enough for an 84 year old

    • Written by from White Plains

    I bought this for my 84 year old mother. After I set it up, she is able to play 6 different streams (NPR, WQXR, WKCR, WFMU, et cetera). There's nothing else on the market like it. The person that works at the Apple Store didn't understand what it did; I had to go online to Bose's website to learn its functionality. It can act as an AirPlay speaker from iTunes, it can act as a stand alone Internet radio, it can play playlists off of your mac without your interacting with the mac if you have the SoundTouch app running. It sounds fantastic. The remote is very easy to operate. I highly recommend it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by from Dover

    Was really on the fence about Bluetooth vs Airplay (i.e this speaker or a different one). Airplay offers the advantage of being able to use it for both audio and video, while Bluetooth is strictly audio-only. However, after reading some reviews on Airplay, it appeared as though Airplay didn't always work so good for some people.

    After stewing for a while finally decided to give Airplay a try with this speaker. Well, it turns out all my fears were unfounded -- Airplay works perfect and this speaker does too! Setup was a breeze (though there was a firmware update for this speaker that took a few minutes to complete). The sound is awesome. Perhaps the only nit-pick is that there's about a second delay between starting/stopping a song and when the music stops on the speaker. I assume this is probably due to buffering the speaker does or something. Anyhow, it's minor.

    When watching a movie and Airplay'ing it to the speaker, the video and audio seemed to be synchronized very well (this was something some of the Airplay reviews I read said was problematic).

    No complaints!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound, easy to set up, LOVE IT

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I was looking for a speaker for my home office, that I spend about 6-10 hours a day in, that wouldn't tax my CPU, but, that I can control from my desk.

    The Soundtouch 20 is fantastic in this application. Set up took about 10 minutes, and now I have the six presets set with two Pandora channels, two local radio stations that transmit over the net, and two international radio stations that do the same - one being News from "home" , the other being a french Jazz station. And the quality is amazing. I'm listening to the "Andy McKee" Pandora channel as I write this - smiling hard.

    The remote is radio, not line of site IR - which is great - since I have the unit behind my monitor across the room, and I don't have to point the remote at it. Also, I can turn it one and off from my iPhone - kind of cool.

    Bottom line - if extraordinary sound quality in a tight, easy to set up package is what you are looking for - you found it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most versatile WiFi and AirPlay speaker on the market!

    • Written by from PORTLAND

    An incredibly versatile WiFi speaker with the size and performance fit for just about any room in your home. AirPlay streaming works just like any other AirPlay speaker, but with the SoundTouch app you have access to much more, like Pandora and thousands of streaming internet stations. The programmable preset buttons work just like the presets in your car, so you can tune in to a favorite internet radio station, pandora channel, or even stream from your iTunes library, at the touch of a button, without having to take your iPhone out of your pocket if you don't want! AND, with multiple systems, the Play Everywhere feature as well as independent controls are incredible for a house full of great sound!

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