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The whole house

bygoal10 Apr 8, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to Use, Great Design, Quality Construction
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this to control my entire house, I have speakers in 7 rooms of my hose and I use this to put the music to them. It was easy to set up, great sound for the price, second to none. It even has an I pod attachment for it, you can not go wrong with this product. Read full review »


Great sound!

bydmski1 Feb 21, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Design, Easy to Use, Quality Construction
Cons Bulky, Heavy
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this for home use. It works perfectly..reads mp3 formats and all music cds. Also, you can hook up an ipod to this through an AUX input. However, the remote provided can only control the unit's sound and not the ipod. Also, it is pretty bulky and hard to carry around with you if you prefer... Read full review »


Bose Wave Music System - Little System, Big Sound

bymichiman1 Feb 26, 2009
55 Helpfuls 56 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Serious quality sound. Great look - Small footprint. Plays CD's, MP3's
Cons Expensive. Not for true audiophiles as their only home sound system.
Recommended it? Yes

I had been eyeing the Bose Wave Music System for years but at a cost of $499.00 I could never justify the cost.  After several disappointing experiences with stereo systems over the past twenty plus years, we just wanted a nice sounding music system in the main living area of our home.  The lion’s... Read full review »


Great compact music system

bymongomondo Aug 4, 2008
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Looks modern and sounds pretty good
Cons Price is a pretty high for what you get
Recommended it? Yes

A few things to keep in mind about this radio from Bose.

1. It's very compact. It takes up very little space and can fit in almost anywhere including the bathroom or kitchen. It works great as an alarm clock in the bedroom because the sound gets louder slowly instead of just shocking you... Read full review »


Bose: it's good but it's not magic, which fools rush to expect.

bycatu11us Mar 22, 2008
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros A well-designed piece of equipment with sound bigger than its size.
Cons It can't compete with 15 speakers, pre-amp, and 10 other pieces of electronic...
Recommended it? Yes

In fine, the Bose Wave music system is a little wonder.

Reading reviews here and there, it's clear that people who don't like this system expect things it wasn't meant to do. Some complain that it doesn't do what a multi-thousand dollar multi-speaker room-filling bunch of equipment will... Read full review »


A Pricey Bose System But Is It Worth The Incredible Sound...?

byace3502 Mar 1, 2008
163 Helpfuls 164 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Relatively compact, lots of features, incredible crisp sound
Cons Very pricey, cd changer not included, no buttons on actual unit
Recommended it? Yes

Years ago my father had bought the Bose Wave radio before it had a cd component. My dad is a huge fan of Bose products, especially after he bought the Bose Quiet Comfort 2 Headphones. With the initial Wave unit the sound was good but we could never appreciate how good it could be because you could... Read full review »



bygr8rxdotcom Feb 18, 2008
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Cons Remote is cheap looking and rather outdated
Recommended it? Yes

Mine black Bose was a Christmas present in 2006 and I love it. I had wanted one for some time and wasn't going to treat myself, so my sweetie drove to the Bose outlet which he thought was the place to purchase it. It could have more easily been purchased online without the added sales tax. There... Read full review »


It's a $500.00 Clock Radio

bysharpie888 Feb 1, 2008
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Sounds GREAT
Cons Cost $500. Should sell for $199.99
Recommended it? Yes

First Let me say that I own the newer Bose Wave CD with the front loading CD player and an iPod attachment and I DO like it.

I also feel it's VERY VERY VERY over rated and over priced.

The Bose Wave is worth $199.99. Someone in the Bose Marketing department came up with the idea... Read full review »


Expensive, but good.

byblaw Jan 6, 2008
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Looks great and sounds better. Has a huge snob factor.
Cons Expensive! I would like to have had the ability to adjust base and treble.
Recommended it? Yes

What this system is worth to you will depend on your usage. It will not replace a decent quality micro sound system. If you have the space, a micro system would provide better value. However, the Bose is a lot more compact. We use ours in our kitchen. It is perfect for this use.

We tried... Read full review »


Good sound, small size great styling

bytbcass Dec 31, 2007
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros size, sound, looks
Cons Little expensive
Recommended it? Yes

Don't believe the marketing hype. This unit will not be as good as a component system costing far more. That said I am a musician and audiophile so I know good sound. The price isn't that bad when you consider that the original unit cost the same 15 years ago. Factor in inflation and it's a lot... Read full review »


I love my Bose music system!!

byyoungatheart1 Nov 19, 2007
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The Bose radio/CD player has the best sound I have ever heard.
Cons The remote is the only way to access the radio, which is worrisome.
Recommended it? Yes

I have owned my Bose Music system for about 6 months now. The sound quality is every bit as good as they advertise. I have it sitting on my nightstand near my bed and I still get good stereo separation. The louder I play it, the better it sounds without any noticeable distortion. On older CD's or... Read full review »



byjaps52 Jul 20, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Sleek look, ease of use, sounds OK, but that's not saying much.
Cons Absurd pricing, mediocre radio, no tone controls, tiny remote. Did I say expensive?
Recommended it? No

As a former musician and long time audio buff, recent developments had me exploring the purchase of the BOSE WAVE MUSIC SYSTEM.

Recently, I decided to sell my audio system. We are talking about 15,000 worth of stereo equipment here. I only mention this because as a musician, I know music,... Read full review »


A great investment for serious music listeners

byboserules2007 Jul 7, 2007
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The sound is unreal. The remote will work from quite a distance.
Cons The price. BUT, if it's more money than you can spend, DON'T buy it!
Recommended it? Yes

Okay. The system is expensive. No question about that. But, for serious music buyers, this system is excellent. I bought this product for entertaining. I was tired of cranking up a big stereo system in another room. And, the smaller boom box I have doesn't perform well. The Bose Wave Radio is a... Read full review »


Over priced, I just don't get it...

bylovehifi Jun 6, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good quality. Seems to last over the years.
Cons not impressive sound. Gets distorted at louder levels. No tone controls, no CD...
Recommended it? No

I have re-written this epinion to be less sarcastic and more helpful to the potential buyer. You will see that I have rated this product as 'below average'. I have done so not because of the quality, but rather because of the cost/performance ratio. It is a lot to spend for the sound that I heard,... Read full review »


The Wave music system & the truth about Bose and their products

bynjronbo Apr 11, 2007
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Beautiful clock radio with ultra-thin remote that navigates the controls with little...
Cons $400 for a glorified clock radio?! Not worth it!
Recommended it? No

Here's a little-known truth that has been known
by enthusiasts within the Home Theater and audio
community for years....

Bose is all hype and little sizzle when compared
to other brands that cost much less.

Bose has redefined the art of spending money on
... Read full review »


So-so performance for the money. Failure prone remote.

byjimazee Mar 17, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Alarm clock function. FM sound and reception. Remote control size.
Cons Remote reliability. Bose service. AM reception. Overpriced.
Recommended it? No

I bought it because I was fairly pleased with early Bose speakers and in-car sound system and I was enticed by the ads.

Now I conclude that the Bose Wave Radio is a good alarm clock and very expensive radio. It has overly basey sound with no tone controls. FM reception is OK, AM reception... Read full review »


In a word: A fantastic system...

bygg25 Jan 20, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great sound, ease of use, clear/powerful/rich sound, bass response, compact size
Cons Expensive, remote only operation, would love a case to carry it around.
Recommended it? Yes

We bought a Lifestyle system a while ago while there was a promotion, where you got a free Wave Radio/CD.

I was impressed at the time with the Wave Radio/CD - but it did seem to be a bit expensive. Nevertheless it did provide a natural, powerful sound.

A year later they brought... Read full review »


All Hype, It's An Expensive Radio

bydgreene99 Dec 28, 2006
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Small, good sound for a radio, but many others are available for much much less
Cons Cost is extreme and way not worth it
Recommended it? No

The hype is just that... it's a radio a with decent bass... nothing more nothing less... worth about $150 bucks at most.

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Bose Wave Radio - Not the Quality I Expected

bymikerob97 Nov 20, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Big sound for a small unit
Cons Expensive and does not last
Recommended it? No

Purchased the Bose Wave radio in 1998. Stopped working in 2005. I have other high end equipment that has lasted 20 years. When I contacted Bose - they just said that it is out of warranty - Sorry. Not the answer that keeps customers. Read full review »



bytp-od Nov 3, 2006
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great sound in a small package. MP3 player.
Cons I wish the alarm beeped.
Recommended it? Yes

I love this thing so much, I cannot wait to buy another one. I purchased this to listen to in the kitchen, and it sounds so good that is has now become our main sound source. Our multi-component stereo system is usually off. I was really impressed by the sound from this little thing. I think adding... Read full review »

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