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Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® wireless music system IV

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The Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV opens up a world of music.

The Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV opens up a world of music.

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About the Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® wireless music system IV

A world of music awaits

The Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV opens up a world of music. Explore the vast libraries of streaming services such as Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™ and Deezer. Enjoy the rich diversity of over 100,000 free Internet radio stations from around the world. Play CDs from your personal collection — or just listen to your favorite AM or FM stations. You can even stream music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth®. The Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV makes it simple.

A world of music awaits

The Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV opens up a world of music. Explore the vast libraries of streaming services such as Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™ and Deezer. Enjoy the rich diversity of over 100,000 free Internet radio stations from around the world. Play CDs from your personal collection — or just listen to your favorite AM or FM stations. You can even stream music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth®. The Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV makes it simple.

Bose Wave SoundTouch music system IV

The Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV comes with a host of music services built in.

The powerful SoundTouch® app

The free SoundTouch® app makes it easy to select music and operate the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV using your smartphone, tablet, or even a computer. Use the app to save radio stations, music service playlists, and Internet radio stations as presets. Your favorite music is never more than a single screen tap away.

Connects to your home wireless network

The Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV links to your home Wi-Fi® network, and comes with Internet radio and popular music services built in. You'll have a world of music conveniently available at your fingertips. And because it's Bose®, setup and operation is easy and intuitive.

Quick wireless setup

Getting the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV system up and running is simple. The free SoundTouch® app can walk you through the wireless setup process, so you can start listening in just minutes. Or use the included USB cable to connect the system to your computer, and follow step-by-step instructions for setting it up on your network.

Clear, lifelike sound

Thanks to proprietary Bose® waveguide speaker technology and advanced digital electronics, this system delivers accurate, realistic sound. You'll enjoy the subtle inflections of the human voice and the sound of low-range instruments like bass guitars and drums with impressive realism. Experience rich, room-filling sound from the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV system, no matter what the music source.

Expand your system into multiple rooms

Add more SoundTouch® systems to create a wireless multi-room audio system that's simple to use. You can play the same music simultaneously throughout your home, or have each SoundTouch® system play different music from a different source.

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Product highlights:

  • built-in CD player handles regular CDs and MP3 files on CD-R and CD-RW discs
  • built-in AM/FM tuner
    • 6 FM and 6 AM presets
    • RDS (radio data service) displays call letters and song information from compatible stations
  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
  • connects to your Wi-Fi network for wireless music listening
  • support for online music services, including Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and iHeartRadio for thousands of free internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
  • free SoundTouch® app lets you control the player and play music with your Apple or Android™ device as well as Mac® and Windows® PCs
  • expand your multi-room system with additional Bose® SoundTouch® speakers
  • play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
  • advanced Bose® waveguide speaker technology for lifelike, room-filling sound
  • touch-sensitive pad on the top panel for convenient control
  • dual alarms
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • stereo minijack output for headphones
  • Ethernet port for connection to a wired home network
  • remote
  • requires AC power (8-foot power cord included)
  • 14-5/8" W x 5-7/16" H x 8-5/8"D
  • weight: 12.96 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 738031-1310
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What's in the box:

  • Tabletop music system
  • SoundTouch pedestal
  • 8' AC power cord
  • Remote control (pre-installed CR 2032 3V battery)
  • 3' USB cable
  • Demonstration CD
  • Owner's Guide
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • "All Systems' Updates" note

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Very satisified

Crutchfield customer from Hale, MI on 5/19/2019

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Great sound from a small package. Very happy with Bose and Crutchfields.

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Cons: System doesn't come with the fm antenna. I contacted Bose customer service and they sent one to me over nite and free of charge. The fm reception is much better now in our rural location.

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Nice Bose Radio

Crutchfield customer from Rochester, MN on 4/15/2019

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Good unit. FM radio reception is just OK in my area, was expecting a bit better from this unit. The WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity makes up for tu though. Sound is good, typical Bose sound. Overall, so far I am happy with this purchase. Service and support from Crutchfield is THE BEST !

Pros: CD player plus in home connectivity

Cons: Only get the "Bose Sound", no tone controls.

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Big sound. Small package.

Maurice from Sarasota, FL on 4/14/2019

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Outstanding sound in a small footprint. We bought this to replace a larger Bose Wave that was about ten years old. This unit matches and perhaps surpasses its larger kin.

Pros: Sound quality. Easy to use.

Cons: No option for a CD changer.

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Crutchfield customer from Huntington, NY on 4/8/2019

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Sound is unbelievable love love love it

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Crutchfield customer from Lowry City, MO on 4/7/2019

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Excellent unit with great sound! Shipped to my home quickly, and enjoy listening to clear crisp music from my component that does not take up a lot of space!!!

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Perfect for office or small bedroom

Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 4/7/2019

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Good sound for small space. Like the Tune In Bose offers through the Sound Touch app, many channels so far did not need to buy Sirius/XM.

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Little Guy with a Big Beautiful Voice

Crutchfield customer from Newcastle, ME on 3/23/2019

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We are delighted with the size and sound and ease of operation of our new music system. We were struggling with tired old components, dead speakers, fuzz, spaghetti tangles of wires etc. The radio reception of the Bose is excellent and this little guy has a great big beautiful voice!

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Crutchfield customer from Johnson City, TN on 3/17/2019

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Was a nice experience when I was ordering my bose. The person helping me was Gordo. He was very polite and helpful. I love my Bose wave radio, cd player. Was I had bought it sooner. Thank you Crutchfield !

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Crutchfield customer from Gillette, WY on 2/7/2019

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Amazing sound from such small unit.

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Gary from Jackson, TN on 2/6/2019

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The App set up was quick and easy. Bose sound is incredible. Great purchase.

Pros: Easy set up Sleek design Great sound

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Sandy Spring, MD on 12/30/2018

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Overall I am pleased. The bass is a bit "boomy" for my "ancient" ears but I am getting used to that. Love how the radio stations are set and tell me what type of music and who is playing. Haven't had time to learn the Bluetooth and wi fi stuff yet. No doubt will be calling you for assistance!

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Crutchfield customer from Silsbee, TX on 12/26/2018

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Love this radio. Easy to use and sound is very good.

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This unit may look small......but, the sound is pretty amazing!

Bryan from N Chesterfld, VA on 12/24/2018

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We've only had our Bose Wave SoundTouch music system IV for a few weeks now.......but, so far, we LOVE it. We're in our early 60's and we still like to play CD's and regular AM/FM radio. That's not to say that I won't use the Bluetooth and network connected capabilities of this unit. I'm sure I will with time. But, we just really wanted the best quality sound possible from a small footprint unit and this Bose system is definitely satisfying that requirement. I know I'm just echoing what other customers have said........but, the sound that comes out of this small unit is pretty damn amazing! It looks great, it picks up radio really well (even in my house with solid 10" thick brick and block walls) and it's got lots of great features. I'm really glad we decided to spend the money. Merry Christmas to us!

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Crutchfield customer from Melrose, NY on 12/24/2018

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I am so pleased with the response to calls made to Crutchfield for information regarding my new BOSE Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV but also with the assistance when ordering and the fast delivery!

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JEFFREY from Kernersville, NC on 12/23/2018

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Sound quality is excellent and setup was quite easy.

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Crutchfield customer from Eden, NY on 12/15/2018

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Great sound

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

John from Tacoma on 12/10/2018

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Easy to use and the sound is great

Pros: Blue tooth leaks up quickly and has a strong sound

Cons: I see there is nothing to disappoint anyone who owns one or looking to get a system like this

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Crutchfield customer from East Hampton, CT on 11/29/2018

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Easy for a non-electronically minded person to set up. Clock easy to set. All very logical. Sound is phenomenal. So pleased with the product. The remote is easy to use and intuitive. It may seem expensive at first glance but very well worth the money and provides a real treat for the ears.

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Crutchfield customer from Frederiksted, VI on 11/6/2018

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Awesome

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A concert at home!

Crutchfield customer from Yonkers, NY on 9/19/2018

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I absolutely love the clarity and ease of use with this system. For a small unit, the sound is huge. It's lightweight and attractive in any room. I purchased an additional wireless speaker so the sound is awesome filling every room in the house. I highly recommend Bose. It's the bomb!

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Crutchfield customer from Mission Viejo, CA on 9/18/2018

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great sound and operation.

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emery from Gulfport, MS on 8/13/2018

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ive had a wave radio for years and loved the sound. by adding the wireless and ethernet capabilities the radio is so much more versatile with the same great sound

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Germantown, MD on 7/5/2018

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It made my wife happy. Favorite station on other radios not connected to outside antenna was noisy. The Bose using the "Tune In" internet option was noise free. The alarm function gradually brings up radio volume over a few seconds. She thought that was neat. Bought a different brand last year that I had to return. That system locked up when it tried to update over WiFi. The Bose went through a seamless update.

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Crutchfield customer from Cortez, CO on 6/17/2018

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What cn I say...great sound just live it!

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Ben from Parker, CO on 5/20/2018

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versatile system with many convenient features; the sound quality is not quite as good as my 15 - year -old Bose radio but still decent.

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Crutchfield customer from Galax, VA on 5/15/2018

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Very Happy, Incredible sound, looks great, easy to use. Handy remote, and wonderful Radio sound. We tell our friends they should look at getting one as well.

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Audio opulence

V from New York , NY on 5/9/2018

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Bose bass does not disappoint and the overall richness and range of sound that you hear in your music that you have not heard before is wonderful.

Pros: Hear your music like never before deep richness of Sounds.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Lancaster, KY on 5/2/2018

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Easy setup. Beautiful sound. Remote control makes listening easy.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Brentwood, TN on 5/1/2018

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Awesome speaker, easy to use with either my iPad or iPhone.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Robert from Lenoir City, TN on 4/18/2018

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This Bose radio is simply amazing. I do miss the controls on top, however, it is easy to set up and pair with my Iphone. The sound is simply magnificent. Highly recommend.

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Crutchfield customer from Medford, WI on 4/3/2018

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Great sound and easy to use. Great tech support, too.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Northfield, VT on 1/17/2018

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The Bose is great, in our area we need an FM antenna. We got a sale flier with our shipment from Crutchfield and the Bose was $60.00 dollars less expensive then what we paid for it. Thanks for passing on the savings !!!!!

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Better Than Expected!

Scot from Salida, CO on 1/17/2018

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Always wanted a Bose system, and when my 13 year S--- table radio stopped reading CDs, I pony'd up and got this Bose. The sound quality is amazing! Well worth the purchase price.

Pros: Sound quality, fast setup, ease of use.

Cons: Can not blackout, turn off the display.

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Excellent product

Steve from Madison, WI on 1/11/2018

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Great product, everything I would expect from Bose. The new Wave SoundTouch provides rich sound and excellent base for such a compact device. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity is essential and we use our Wave for streaming music almost daily. Looking forward to adding more Bose sound products to our home network. We are very happy with our purchase.

Pros: Excellent sound quality, easy setup, app controls on my phone, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, remote.

Cons: Pricey but worth it.

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Regular Ordinary sound

Pangtjuhok from Pacific Plsds, CA on 1/11/2018

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I was expected the sound is good but just the same as an ordinary plastic body radio, some owners said that the sound is even better than a bigger hifi stereo, but to me the sound is just the same. The only thing I like is that I could listen to internet radio worldwide even though the internet station is not the popular radio station worldwide. Easy to understand the manual.

Pros: Internet Radio

Cons: Definitely the sound and price

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Crutchfield customer from Burlington, NC on 1/11/2018

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This product is exactly what I wanted & a great performer.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Marcia from Mount Pleasant, SC on 1/9/2018

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We were familiar with this product before purchase as a relative has it. Our experience has been wonderful. The sound, tone, ease of use are all wonderful. Set up was very easy. We were additionally impressed with the interconnection with our iPhones. We just need to download a bit more music to fully utilize the options available. It is a truly wonderful product.

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Crutchfield customer from Corvallis, OR on 1/9/2018

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So far so good, great sound seems to fill the room with a rich base sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Chaska, MN on 1/9/2018

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I love my new Bose stereo! It sounds amazing and has all the latest features that I wanted (Wifi internet streaming, especially), as well as the low tech features that we still love (FM radio, physical remote with presets).

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Joe from Pfafftown, NC on 1/5/2018

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Great sound and connectivity

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Youngsville, NC on 1/3/2018

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Absolutely amazed at the great sound of this wonderful Bose. I no longer turn the TV on when I get home, we just listen to great music and our evening so much better . I already plan on buying three more for my kids.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Timothy J. from Maple Heights, OH on 1/3/2018

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Awesome sound! We especially liked the classical music CD that came with the system, the instruments came alive in the room.

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Bose Wave

Charlie from Albany, NY on 12/31/2017

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Easy set up, great sound. Typical Bose product!

Pros: Great sound. Easy set up

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Danbury, TX on 12/31/2017

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Ecelent sound and quality.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Joe from Cranford, NJ on 12/31/2017

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love it so far

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Amherst, NH on 12/29/2017

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Standard Bose sound. Easy enough my 80 year old mother can use.

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Kevin from Saint Marys, OH on 12/27/2017

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Quality product, performance is outstanding. Saving presets stations for online streaming is easy and works great. My wife uses this primarily in her massage room.

Pros: Performance, ease of use, appearance.

Cons: As of yet, none.

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Crutchfield customer from Meeker, OK on 12/26/2017

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Very Pleased with this new Bose. Still using our old one, but this has all the features that have evolved with time. Enjoying the quality and ease of functions and features.

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Crutchfield customer from Flushing, MI on 12/26/2017

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From such a small box the sound is fantastic

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Ricky from Ponce, PR on 12/25/2017

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Ok

Pros: Ecellent sound

Cons: Poor instrucions

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Finnaly bought one !

TL from Agency, MO on 12/24/2017

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Have wanted one for a long time. This was first time that I have seen one on sale plus it has internet connection thru its SoundTouch app. which could be improved.

Pros: Great sound, Multiply music sources.

Cons: SoundTouch app could use some improvements in navigation around the app.

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Wonderful Sound

Kishore from New York, NY on 12/24/2017

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Wonderful Sound. Perfect fit for me in terms of size, sound and price.

Pros: Sound quality, size and easy setup + operation.

Cons: A bit to much bass but can be reduced via the menu / settings option.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Louis, MO on 12/24/2017

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Great sound! Poor interface to Alexa. Have spent a lot of time on it and it still does not work very well.

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Crutchfield customer from Yarmouth Port, MA on 12/22/2017

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This system will not hold pre-sets. Overnight when it is off, some presets get switched to a different station that I have never listened to. It will not tune in to a local radio station. I tried to contact BOSE directly and they wanted my credit card number and an initial deposit, then $$ per hour. This is unacceptable. Crutchfield is exchanging it since I purchased this through them.

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Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 12/19/2017

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It's just what we wanted. The sound quality is fantastic.

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Big Sound

Crutchfield customer from Lexington, TN on 12/17/2017

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The Bose soundtouch system is super easy to setup and use. Beautiful, full sound!

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Calvin from West Newton, PA on 12/4/2017

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Great sound very enjoyable and Tim was very helpful with me deciding my purchase great customer service

Pros: First class company very helpful

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The best choice for table top music entertainment

Wil from Flintridge, CA on 12/3/2017

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Yes, expensive, but where are better choices? Certainly the Bose has superior sound and build quality. Other manufactures have stopped making a comparable table top clock-radio/CD player and this Bose adds Bluetooth features. These Bose products outlast other manufacturer's products by many, many years, so there is great value in endurance.

Pros: Great sound, excellent features, long life.

Cons: Cost.

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Wife loves the sound but App needs work

Crutchfield customer from Waterbury Ctr, VT on 11/30/2017

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A gift for my wife who loves the sound. The reason I give it 4, rather than 5 stars is the SoundTouch App is not as user friendly as it might be. My wife is hesitant to use the App, as it is, and the App's use of presets on a smart phone overwrites the presets on the remote control (i.e. you get 6 presets for channels, setting them on a smart phone, or the remote control, overwrites the preset on the other device). Also, I've noticed I have to re-pair my smart phone with my car radio (Bluetooth) after using the smart phone with the SoundTouch system, rather than my phone just seeing each radio/system as another Bluetooth devise. This happens even when I'm well out of range of the SoundTouch system, sitting in the car.

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 11/30/2017

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I am very excited about this product.

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Crutchfield customer from Rochester, NH on 11/29/2017

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Wonderful piece of equipment. Superior sound and range. I would purchase this item again.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Tom from Tierra Verde, FL on 11/19/2017

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Does everything as advertised. From such a small box the sound is fantastic. Would like to have seen a fiber optic or hdmi input so that I could play the tv through it.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Patrick from Tucson, AZ on 10/31/2017

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The quality of sound is unreal. I am replacing a different brand of table radio and this is an upgrade and a half.

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BOSE SOUND

Steven from West Rutland, VT on 10/26/2017

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LOVE THIS PRODUCT AND SUPER SIMPLE TO USE.

Pros: Good sounding machine and simple operation.

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JUNK

Robert from Virginia Beach, VA on 9/15/2017

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Got it today, 2 hours to try and set up, won't even connect to my netgear router. The sound is absolutely HORRIBLE. The bass is extremely muddy, the highs not there. I don't know how anyone who isn't practically deaf could rate this overpriced piece of junk more than one star.

Pros: none

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Bose is the best!

Erv. from Las Vegas, NV. on 8/28/2017

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Bose is always top of line product, including this new Bose wave 1V . I'm a 82 age person with hearing aides. Don't need to wear them When listening to Bose Wave sound system. Also the remode wireless Pad has many controls! Therefore this unit is the Best of the best! ???????????? ??

Pros: Your company & Bose products are the very best. Both are Over 10 star rating!

Cons: None

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Diane from Duffield, VA on 8/19/2017

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I love my Bose wave sound touch. I'm perfectly satisfied with the product. The sound is great. Definitely worth the price.

Pros: Sounds great

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Lemont, IL on 8/7/2017

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Received the Bose earlier than expected in perfect condition. Couldn't be happier with the product and Crutchfield's Service and interactions with Staff. I'm a return customer. Way to go Crutchfield!

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Middletown, NY on 7/28/2017

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I am enjoying my Bose system I owned other Bose but none does what this does it was a wise choice thank you

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Great sound.

Bill from Ft Worth, TX on 7/17/2017

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The sound is fantastic! It's a little confusing to set up and all programming is through the remote control, but I love this system.

Pros: Great sound. Great looks. Impressive for such a small device.

Cons: Setup is confusing.

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Great Product! Bose with the capital B for Big sound!

Annkins from Elk Grove, CA on 6/27/2017

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Another awesome Bose sound system for music lovers needing to upgrade

Pros: Easy connectivity and set up

Cons: I was probably expecting more on the bass.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Omaha, Ne on 6/26/2017

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Very nice sound. Love the ability to stream music. Takes time to learn how to program, but works well. The sound is close to a full stereo system and considering the size and portability, a good alternative.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Ray from Fairfield, OH on 6/18/2017

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Great product. Fast service.

Pros: Bose sound - this is my 3rd Bose product.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 6/14/2017

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Great sound in a compact size

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Great sound

Joe from White Hall, Arkansas on 6/14/2017

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I love my new toy. After years of listening to other radios and CD players, I decided to buy the Bose radio and CD player. The difference in sound is so much better, I wish I had bought one a long time ago.

Pros: The Bose Sound System fills the room with a clearly understood sound whether it is music or a talk show. The ease of operation with cd, radio or bluetooth is another great feature. I view tv a lot less since this purchase.

Cons: Expensive, but worth it.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Fisseha from Milwaukee, WI on 6/2/2017

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I just bought it and I am learning how to use it! Great sound and clarity! I am able to play music from my iPhone which is awesome

Pros: Great sound, able to play your music from any device

Cons: Expensive

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Bose radio

Mike from Honolulu, HI on 6/1/2017

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Great product but too pricey.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Price

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Great sound

Thomas from Hooversville, pa. on 5/31/2017

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Very good sounding and working system.

Pros: All is great and is expected.

Cons: None

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Love Love the sound

Ann from Columbia, SC on 5/29/2017

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I've waited a few years to get my Bose sound system. I'm reducing material things in my life and don't need all the equipment for good sounding music I did in my early years. I especially like the Bluetooth Wifi capability...THAT is a must anymore

Pros: Wifi and Bluetooth technology

Cons: Price? But I did get a "sale" price, which seldom happens with Bose

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Anita from Fairfield, AL on 5/29/2017

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Purchased it as a gift for my son, he love it very much

Pros: Good value for the money

Cons: Cannot bluetooth to another speaker

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Windsor Mill. MD on 5/22/2017

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Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Moses Lake, WA on 4/17/2017

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We really enjoy our new Bose Wave Sound Touch music system we are older and behind the times so we haven't used all the app features. But the sound and cd player are great.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from New Hartford Ny on 4/9/2017

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Very satisfied with this purchase ! I've always been a fan of Bose and am not surprised by their number of years of success there quality and well designed yet another fine looking product !!! Thank you

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 3/27/2017

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As expected, this Bose unit is outstanding. My only disappointment derives from (a) the fact that the two parts of the Music System IV are not securely connected, and (b) there is no available adjustment of treble and bass.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Castro Valley, CA on 3/27/2017

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My wife loves the Bose. There are so many ways to enjoy listening to your music libraries.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Nokomis, FL on 3/1/2017

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Absolutely provides a wonderful sound. Love the app

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Bose Wave Sound Touch

Patrick from Bethpage, NY on 2/19/2017

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Great sound, all the features you would need. FM/AM, CD, Internet. But does not support windows phone. Very disappointing.

Pros: Great Sound, plenty of features

Cons: Does not support Window Phone

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Great sound

Angelo from Philadelphia, PA on 2/19/2017

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Another great product from Bose Easy set up great sound highly recommend

Pros: Big sound in a small package Never get disappointment from Bose

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Bose Wave SoundTouch music system

Jose from Diamond Bar, CA on 2/16/2017

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Good sound but lacks key features . When using the CD player and would like to replay certain specific part or area of the cd you are not able to see the meter or time reading. If you misplace the remote , good luck but as there is no way you can play the unit. For the price it should be a standard.

Pros: Great sound Good size Easy to use

Cons: No controls on unit all is done with the remote control

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Ardmore, PA on 2/12/2017

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Excellent product. Thoroughly enjoying the music system.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from San Francisco, CA on 2/5/2017

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The sound on this system is awesome. It's amazing that such a small unit can produce such a big and clear sound!

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Good choice

George from Monrovia, CA on 1/29/2017

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Nice sound, small footprint, easy access to internet, easy to operate and program, even for the technologically challenged. We will probably spring for speakers to use in bedrooms.

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Bose Wave

Crutchfield customer from Ventura, CA on 1/22/2017

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The Bose Wave is great. I am enjoying sound of the music, clarity of the news cast, and being connected to Pandora. I love it and plan to add speakers for the other rooms in my house. I also like the size which means I can trade in my old entertainment unit.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Mike from Burlington, CO on 1/18/2017

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Looks great sounds great and takes little space. Just what I wanted.

Pros: Like

Cons: None

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Bose Wave Radio. Outstanding sound and easy setup

Jo from Williamsburg, MI on 1/12/2017

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It has excellent sound, as you would expect from a Bose, and the Sound Touch system is very easy to set up and use. I used Bose's iPhone app to preset Internet radio stations for listening. Easy to pick up local stations is a plus.

Pros: Rich bass, beautiful to look at, easy setup. Connecting to any media is a plus. I have several Bose systems and this is one of their best

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Happy Birthday to me!

Lucy from Hastings on Hudson, NY on 1/11/2017

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I had a Bose which was at least 16years old, and it started to have trouble with CDs. Some it wouldn't play, others it started with little clicks and skips, and then played OK. So my 67th birthday is coming up, and what I would really like is a new CD player that can also stream internet radio and my music from my iMac. I searched all over the internet and was considering the Marantz, but it seemed expensive and also some of the reviews were iffy. I finally found the Bose on another site and it sounded good! The price was right, and plus the salesman with whom I chatted was nice and assured me if I had any problems the Crutchfield techies would help. So I took the plunge, set up the Bose and it works like a charm. And I get to listen to radio from L.A., even though I live in NY!

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Great sound in any room

Chris m from Norwalk, CT on 1/9/2017

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This has it all I stream music from my ipod touch plays cd's and internet radio it has room filling sound this a great price for all the functions this system has Bose really knocked it out of the park even the heavier music i listen to sounds great

Pros: Has a lot of choices to listen to typed of music

Cons: none

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Outstand System !!

John from Walton, KY on 1/3/2017

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I purchased the Bose Wave System IV for my wife's 2016 Christmas present. She is extremely happy with the radio. The Bose Wave System IV is the most interesting stereo radio from a performance standpoint. I have operated many radios as a listener and as a General Class Amateur Radio Technician. The radio has a superior sound with an easy way of operation that is much better than the costly general coverage shortwave receivers costing up to $ 10,000. In my opinion the price for this radio is a bargain. The ordering and shipment from Crutchfield was excellent.

Pros: Excellent sound from a small system for radio, CD"s, stations around the world, Pandora and Sirius XM. The Bose sound touch controller app works great on the IPhone Plus 7 and the Bose radio.

Cons: Pandora and Sirius XM took a little time to download; however, they are now working fine.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Lake In The Hills, IL on 1/1/2017

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love it. easy to connect to blue tooth

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Amazing Sound

Barry from Greensboro, NC on 1/1/2017

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I purchased the Bose Wave System IV for my wife's Christmas present. She was thrilled. We installed it in the kitchen area where it provides great sound during cocktail hour and dinner. We wanted the bluetooth feature, as we're big Pandora fans. After a bit of puzzling, we were able to link both our smart phones (hers is iPhone; mine is Android). It should be noted that the required Bose SoundTouch app is free when downloaded directly from the Bose download site. If downloaded from Apple or Google Play, there is a charge. The silver appearance goew well with our stainless appliances, and the size is not out of proportion for our small eating area. The sound is amazing, and we find ourselves going to this unit instead of turning on the house system, which has wall speakers in the same area. We are completely satisfied. And, as always, it's a pleasure to business with Crutchfield.

Pros: Unbelievable sound from a relatively small box. Attractive appearance. Good size for a shelf unit.

Cons: A bit tricky to set up bluetooth and link to smart phones. The Bose directions could be better.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from West Hyannisport, MA on 12/28/2016

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We listen to music or NPR all day. Love the sound on our new system.

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Judy from Seymour, TN on 12/27/2016

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excellent sound

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Good sound, bad user interface.

David from Seattle, WA on 12/27/2016

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Nice sound, think it will work out OK, but the setup and the user interface a of Bose's usual poor quality. Has this company never heard of usability testing? I own a high-end Bose stereo system as well, and it has similar usability issues. That said, the Bose I am reviewing is going to be a welcome addition to the kitchen, as we learn how to operate it.

Pros: Sound

Cons: Usability.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Stanley from Savannah, GA on 12/25/2016

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Outstanding clarity!!!

Pros: Sounds like a symphonic music!!

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Love our Bose Wave Soundtouch IV

Will from Katonah, NY on 12/24/2016

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Easy to order, on-time delivery, quick to set up and stream favorite music. And it sounds great. AM/FM reception could be better. Bose should include it's dipole antenna with the radio.

Pros: Easy to use, stream favorite tunes and sounds great.

Cons: AM/FM reception could be better.

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Great music machine

Michael D. from Merritt Island, FL on 12/18/2016

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Excellent music system. Was surprised by the bass response. Handy remote a big plus.

Pros: Excellent sound. Good bass response. Handy remote control.

Cons: None

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Ernie from Azusa, California on 12/13/2016

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I haven't gone trough to all the features yet and like it already so far so good.

Pros: Looks & sounds

Cons: Non so far yet

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Greenville, KY on 12/12/2016

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very good sound

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Ed from Andover, CT on 12/6/2016

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Product was what I expected. Needed to call and verify some information. My call was handled promptly and very professionally. Very satisfied. Will use Crutchfield again in the very near future.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch music system

Crutchfield customer from Abington, MA on 12/1/2016

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This happens to be a Christmas gift for my son and daughter in-law. But I do have one of my own and love it. The sound is like no other!

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Fantastic sound!

Steven from Pulaski, TN on 12/1/2016

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Great sound from a small package. Easy to set up and get going even though the SoundTouch app is not as user friendly as it could be. Expensive, but well worth it when you hear how good it sounds!

Pros: Great sound Small package Easy setup

Cons: App can be a little frustrating to operate

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

FRANK from Marysville, WA on 11/30/2016

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IT TRULY IS A GREAT PRODUCT-TRULY GREAT SOUND FROM A SMALL PACKAGE--THE BEST PART IS MOM IS VERY HAPPY & CONTENT WITH THE BOSE WAVE--YES I DO TELL EVERYONE THAT THEY CAN NOT GO WRONG WITH BUYING ONE.--& ADD THE WIRELESS SPEAKERS TO THE BOSE MAKES IT EVEN BETTER--NOW I`M IN THE PROCESS OF REMOVING MY OLD STEREO SET MAKING ROOM FOR WHATEVER--GREAT PRICE ALSO.& I WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO THANK THE CRUTCHFIELD PEOPLE FOR THEIR HELP.

Pros: GREAT SOUND--DOES NOT TAKE UP MUCH SPACE--LOOKS GREAT--EASY TO USE

Cons: WOULD LIKE TO PUT IT IN WORKSHOP--NOT GOING TO HAPPEN ( AS PER MOM ) SO WILL SAVE UP &GET ONE FOR MYSELF

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Burlingame, CA on 11/27/2016

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Excellent sound, easy to use. Very nice looking product. Purchased in silver. Liked it so well, I purchased one for my brother.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Chambers, NE on 11/7/2016

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Replaced 20 year old Bose Wave radio. So far we are very pleased with this radio.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Ronda from Grand Island, NE on 11/6/2016

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The sound quality is excellent. I've always liked the design. Your home can be filled with the music, but the sound system case itself is unobtrusive I love how sophisticated the technology is, yet it is easy to operate.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Minnesota on 11/6/2016

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Pleased with the shopping experience through Crutchfield--easy and fast. The reviews were true that stated it took mere minutes to plug in this Bose audio and have it up and working with little effort. Bluetooth connectivity is iffy on my Apple Air laptop unfortunately, so had to purchase an AUX cord. I love the sound so much though with my laptop and cds that I'm going to purchase just the regular Bose music system IV (not the soundtouch). Want a Bose on two levels of the house so I don't have to keep hauling it up/downstairs everyday.

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Crutchfield customer from Athens, GA on 10/17/2016

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Great stereo!!

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Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV

Todd from Minneapolis, MN on 8/20/2016

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The sound fills the room. You wouldn't expect such a broad range from something as small. I wish I had bought it years ago.

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Great product-highly recommended!

Happycamper from North Carolina on 8/7/2016

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From the ordering process, through delivery, to help with setting the system up, Crutchfield is number 1 in my book. What can you say about Bose, except you get what you pay for. The sound quality is outstanding. A few years ago one would have needed to buy separate components to match what this small radio/CD player is capable of doing. The ability to pick up radio stations from around the globe is simply amazing. I'm not computer savvy but Bose has fine customer support and with a little "hand-holding" I was able to get things squared away. No issues!!

Pros: Great sound quality from a small unit with both CD's and the radio. Incredible range of stations available from around the world. If I can download the app and set things up, anyone can!!

Cons: Pricey, but "sticker shock" is quickly overcome when you turn the system on and start enjoying it!!

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Amazing system!

Jean from Morehead City, NC on 7/27/2016

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I just replaced my 22-year-old stereo system (which was a Kenwood, and still sounded great!) with this Bose Soundtouch system. After the initial learning curve, which only took a couple of days, I am in love! It sounds phenomenal, and is so easy to use. We absolutely love it!

Pros: Sound, ease of use with wifi and bluetooth.

Cons: A little tricky to get your music library to sync. Also, the directions for using the presets was a bit less than needed.

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Love At First Sound!

Waukomis Wonder from Kansas City, MO on 7/27/2016

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Easy to set up and easy to use. Powerful and clear beautiful sound! Love it!

Pros: This unit does everything I want... great sound from radio, stream music from my phone & Wi-Fi, plays CD's. It's a classy look/sound for everything in one small package. I really like the touch on and off feature too.

Cons: Pricey... but then you get what you pay for.

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Another quality Bose investment

Robert from Long Island, NY on 7/15/2016

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I purchased this to replace my dated Wave system. It perfectly compliments my other SoundTouch devices. The sound is typical Bose great quality. The radio tuner picks up better reception than the older Bose Wave that I had. I can connect my iPhone via bluetooth, tethered with an iPhone cord, or through wifi via SoundTouch. It is money well spent as a stand alone or part of your existing SoundTouch.

Pros: Ease of use. Sound quality. Built in features.

Cons: I haven't found any cons.

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Fred2 from Memphis Tennessee on 6/9/2016

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5

Pros: Excellent sound

Cons: Very pricey

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Sounds Great and so Easy!

DPM from Ripley, TN on 5/26/2016

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Easy to use. The iPad remote is really handy. There are more net music sources than just streaming.

Pros: Sound, Looks

Cons: Remote size.

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Great purchase

Segundo from Isabela, PR on 5/4/2016

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Great purchase,arrived at time and it was more than what I expected.

Pros: Great for parties

Cons: Doesen't work very well with Android devices

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Bose Wave SoundTouch IV experience

kibbum from Wilmington, DE on 4/18/2016

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Setup was a breeze, as instructions were quite easy to follow. Have yet to link with wireless speakers. Operation is easy, Bluetooth, CD player works fine & reception from radio stations is very good.

Pros: Ease of setup & operation. Rich, mellow sound quality.

Cons: No way to adjust treble or base makes listening to some of my favorite music a less than satisfying experience. For 600 bucks price tag this is a bit irritating. Still thinking over whether to keep the system because of this issue.

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Great product

Mark from Sidney, OH on 4/10/2016

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This was very easy to set up, the sound quality at any volume is phenomenal

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customer review of Bose Wave Radio.

Chuck W from Sidney Ohio. on 4/7/2016

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Absolutly the best radio I have ever owned.Would not recommend to my worst enemy..But I would recommend to all my friends.Some may think its a bit expensive.But the old saying is,,,You get what you pay for,is very true in this case.

Pros: Style,weight,clear understandable functions on remote.Sound for the size is outstanding.Would buy another if something would happen to this one.

Cons: Needs a antenna supplied with the radio.I live in the country and need all the help I can get for receiption.Although it gets pretty good reception right out of the box.

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Bose SoundTouch

Sharon from Tuftonboro, NH on 3/28/2016

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Have a basic model Bose radio. Have wanted another and when I saw this with wifi, thought I'd try it. I am not a techie and had no idea what I was getting in to with setting this up. The directions were not so good, but I kept the faith and finally figured it out on my own and it is AWESOME. Love turning on the Wifi option and picking up my internet radio without having to put on the laptop. Just wish there were more than 6 pre-sets. As always, great sounding machine!

Pros: Instant internet radio. Looks and sounds great.

Cons: Directions were not very clear. I ended up figuring it out by pulling up certain programs that were not even suggested on the instructions.

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Great Sound System

Great Sound from alamo, CA on 3/20/2016

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Excellent sound from a compact system. Easy to set up, easy to use, with Bose' awesome clear sounding music!

Pros: Compact, simple wi-fi set up, great crisp sound!

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Bose IV wave system

Richard from Scottsdale, AZ on 3/13/2016

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Powerful, clear, attractive and just plain wonderful!

Pros: Powerful Clear Beautiful sound

Cons: Somewhat difficult to pair with wireless speaker

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Perfection

N from Pittsburgh, PA on 3/9/2016

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Exquisite sound. Nice connectivity.

Pros: The Soundtouch brings the unparalleled sound of the Wave Radio to today's world. Worth the extra money for the Soundtouch pedestal.

Cons: None.

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We Love It!

Jacob from gillette, WY on 2/14/2016

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Great sound, easy to set up and have added an additional speaker. Plan to add more speakers throughout the house. Great job Bose. Have been a fan for many years but this one knocks it out of the park!!

Pros: Easy to use and sounds great.

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Music to my ears

jujubeans from santa clara, CA on 2/8/2016

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The sound is amazing and was what I was hoping for when I made the purchase. I can hear the sounds so much better and can even understand the lyrics on songs that I never could before because of the clarity. I know this system will bring my husband and I much listening pleasure for years to come.

Pros: Love being able to stream music from my phone and Wi-Fi and play CDs too. But the sound quality is the main thing. I'm not that technical to describe it. I just know it gives me joy.

Cons: My only drawback was that I really wanted a multi-cd changer included. But I know I can purchase that item separately as an add-on later.

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Bose Wave sound touch music system lV

Shelly from Iowa on 1/16/2016

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Love my Bose Wave music system lV. Sound is beautiful, nice look, CD / Radio all in one small package. My favorite radio station is 115 miles away and there was no other radio that could bring it in, except my car. Now I can listen to my favorite station in the comfort of my own home.

Pros: Great sound, Nice look. Like the touch on and off feature

Cons: Price. Price. Wish they could figure on how to bring the price down so more people could own them.

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So Far, So Good, Greatly Over-Priced

spiker_man from Illinois on 1/7/2016

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My wife wanted the Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV as a joint Christmas present. She was tired of our component audio system and wanted something a bit easier to use with a smaller footprint. She likes Bose System and has no complaints. I'm a bit more discerning. While it is a nice system, the sound quality is not quite as good as our component stereo system . . . hence, only 4 stars. But hey, what do you expect? This is basically a very expensive clock radio. After 33 years of marriage I've learned that as long as my wife is happy, then I'll be happy. She's happy with her Bose System . . . therefore, I'm happy as well.

Pros: Decent Sound Quality Compact Size Stylish Design Easy to Set-up and Use

Cons: Extremely Expensive . . . Extremely Expensive . . . Extremely Expensive . . . Did I mention it's Extremely Expensive?

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Bose Soundwave

1BigDog from Florida on 1/4/2016

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My wife has always wanted a Bose for the kitchen and I decided to buy this as a Christmas present for her. It has a nice sound and looks great on the counter top. Seems pretty solid compared to some of the other counter top radios we have had in the past with much better sound quality.

Pros: Good looking, sturdy unit. Has pretty good sound for a counter top radio. I like the "touch" on and off feature.

Cons: Like some others have said, it's a bit pricey which is why only 4 stars.

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Great sound from Bose

JerryS from Oregon on 1/3/2016

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Sounds great, easy to use, and wife loves it!

Pros: Wife loves it.

Cons: Cost is high.

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Awesome

Indio2121 from Virginia on 1/1/2016

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Like the product. Great sound.

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Awesome sound

SB - Iowa from Iowa on 12/30/2015

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Completely satisfied!

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Bose for Christmas

Son John from Florida on 12/29/2015

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The Wave Radio came as advertised. Setting it up was a little time consuming, however once the app was loaded everything fell into place. The sound is great given it's small size. I would buy this again, however, I believe that the price is a little steep. My wife really likes the ability to connect through the Wi-Fi.

Pros: Controls are simple once app is downloaded. The display is concise and easy to read. The CD is simple an efficient. Controls from iPad or iPhone is a breeze anywhere in the house.The provided hand set is easy to operate.

Cons: The instructions could be a little simpler. Also, reminding people that you have to have an account with internet radio would be helpful.

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Nice, but not great

LesleyS from Washington on 12/18/2015

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I was very excited about this purchase. This is my first Bose product, and based upon the price and company's reputation, I expected much better sound.

Pros: I like the features the system offers: the ability to stream, play via bluetooth & convenience of playing CDs was a huge plus. I also appreciate the size of the system (its compact so it doesn't use too much space on a countertop). It was easy to set up.

Cons: Cost. While the sound is very good, it's by no means exceptional (as would be expected for a system at this price).

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Excellent System.

Architect from Tennessee on 12/17/2015

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Great sound. Aux input, USB outlet and earphone jack should be on front of unit. Remote should be a wireless touch display like a cell phone so you don't have to download an app. The black stripe on the front of the base should be a draw to store the remote. USB outlet should be usable so you can play music thru a thumb. drive. The radio needs to attach to base in a secure manner. We also need more than 6 presets, 12 would be perfect. Bose, you should have listened to the person in the meeting who suggested all of this. Having written all of the above, I would still buy the radio again. It's awsome. Buy the silver one, it does not show dust.

Pros: Great sound. Plays everything.

Cons: See review, not really cons, but refinement of design suggestions.

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Bose Sound Excells

WillyGo from Minnesota on 12/16/2015

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In my old residence I was accustomed to full multiunit stereo sound. In my new apartment, multiple components are not reasonable. After searching for an accetable substitute I settled on BOSE Sound Touch Wave Radio and have been pleasantly surprised with the quality of sound. I have been unable, as of yet, to be able to simply connect via BluTooth but will continue to work on this function.

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Great Product

Jon from New York on 12/15/2015

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Great Sound, Easy to use

Pros: As above

Cons: price

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Better Off with Something Else--BOSE!

bigmac0812 from Florida on 12/15/2015

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You might think at this price for a clock radio/CD player with good speakers you wouldn't want for anything. Sadly, this system from Bose is very Underwhelming! First, the unit is not even attached which is awkward and it separates. I can see no purpose for that--it is just plain dumb! Also, only 6 presets for stations? Really? Even a $25 alarm clock offers that. And only one CD capacity, why not 3 at this price. I know a lot of people don't have CD's anymore, but if you're going to have it and charge these prices, let's go the extra mile for the customer instead of under-changing people. Then there is the alarm clock: you have two alarm presets and you cannot even choose days of the week--it's one size fits all. My Sony clock radio that was $20 had that...why cannot Bose offer that on this clock radio? And then the icing on the cake, Bose does not have a way to turn the alarm off on the unit. Everything must be done on the tiny remote which can easily get lost. This has to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard of. Yes, you want to go in the direction of less buttons but not at the expense of practicality! You have to order another $15 remote from Bose as a backup. As far as the reception goes, it's really poor with the built-in antenna which is actually the unit's plug. Bose actually charges you $10 for an external FM antenna. Over-charging and Under-delivering is a recipe for disaster!

Pros: Good sound, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Cons: Way overpriced Clock radio is missing features you would find in a $25 clock radio No off button on the unit to turn off alarm Everything must be done on easily lose-able remote control which is the size of a credit card No separate FM Antenna for a stereo at this price Only 6 presets available for radio and Internet radio Unit falls apart since it wasn't built as one unit, as it should have been Only one CD capacity Customer service has 15 min waits and reps. are not even professional Poor ex

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A Wave of Music Pleasure

JoeR from Connecticut on 12/14/2015

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Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV is an absolute delight. The sound that comes out of that little device is terrific! I feel like I'm in the recording studio when I listen to my tunes.

Pros: Sound quality Ease of use Soundtouch system

Cons: None

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first time iowa city

JimMB from Iowa on 12/13/2015

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The system was easy to hockup and get working within hours of recieving the wave-system. The sound is great.

Pros: Easy assembly

Cons: Even with the power cord as the Fm attenia, neded to get the one provided specifcally for the Bose unit.

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bose wave soundtouch music system iv

d. staab from Everett Washington on 12/10/2015

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The device is all as advertised and expected.

Pros: Easy to learn to operate. Sound quality is excellent.

Cons: Expensive

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Good not great

Dan H from New York on 11/28/2015

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I was searching for a bigger better music deliver device. Over the years my big audio system had been replaced with a wireless speaker. I had listen to he Bose Softtouch 30 and the Sonos play 5. I thought the Bose sounded better and when I went to buy It I noticed the IV and thought having the option to play my 500 dusty cd would be nice. Don't get me wrong, it a solid Bose offering just not the best fit for me. Sometimes I like to turn it up and the sound quality seems to fade out after 85% volume. Plus it was for a 25x25 room and it would be awesome in a bedroom. So, I called Crutchfield, (should have done this first), and the rep was fantastic. He quickly guided me to better options, Onkyo N755 if really need to manually spin CDs or thee updated Sonos Play 5. He said the Play 5 will hold up better on the top end. Plus if I really need it loud, buy two as they can be linked to play in stereo!

Pros: Nice Bose offering great sound very easy to set up.

Cons: Tends to lose sound quality on the top. The design is a little hokey, it's basically a Bose Wace w/ CD and then a second device underneath it to make Wi-Fi.

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Great table top clock radio

JodyT from Wisconsin on 10/10/2015

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Easy to set up, nice style, and the sound is great too.

Pros: High quality well built

Cons: The cost.

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More details on the Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® wireless music system IV

Stacey B.

Product Research

Audio Section
Wireless Music Streaming
CD, Tuner, & Aux
Convenience Features

Audio Section

Tabletop Wireless Music System: The Bose Wave SoundTouch provides rich, room-filling sound from a compact tabletop wireless music system that fits just about anywhere in your home. The Bose Wave SoundTouch features a built-in AM/FM tuner and CD player, a rear-panel Aux input, and includes the SoundTouch pedestal. With the addition of the SoundTouch pedestal to the Wave music system, you can listen to music stored on your Windows PC or Mac computer, plus select online Music services like Pandora, iHeart, and Spotify. You also get built-in Bluetooth music streaming.

Waveguide Speaker Technology: Bose proprietary waveguide speaker technology combines with advanced digital electronics to deliver performance well beyond the speakers' size. Two 26" folded waveguides are precisely tuned to amplify the output from the transducers (speakers) to reproduce lifelike sound from the small enclosure.

Talk Radio Mode: Talk radio broadcasts can be greatly affected by either the microphone selection or the boosting of low frequencies by some radio stations. They do so in an attempt to improve speech when heard through conventional radios. In high-quality audio products, this results in sound that is unnatural or bass heavy. By selecting the "Talk Radio" mode, your SoundTouch automatically adjusts to compensate for artificially boosted low frequencies.

Placement: Place the Bose SoundTouch on a table or other flat surface. To enjoy maximum audio performance, place the SoundTouch across the room from where you will be listening. For best audio performance, place the Wave music system within 2' of a wall, and avoid placing directly in a corner.

Wireless Music Streaming

SoundTouch Pedestal: The included SoundTouch Pedestal lets you stream Internet radio, select online music services, and your computer's music library to the Bose Wave SoundTouch music system using your home's WiFi network. The SoundTouch Pedestal also includes point-to-point Bluetooth music streaming. The Bose SoundTouch Pedestal plugs into Wave music system's rear-panel "Bose-Link" port. The Wave music system rests on top of the pedestal.

Wireless or Wired Network Connection: The SoundTouch Pedestal offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your home network. The system features a rear-panel Ethernet R-J45 port and built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g; 2.4 GHz). The system's network connection can be setup initially from the SoundTouch Controller App on your Apple iOS (5.1.1+) device or Android (4.0.3+) smartphone/tablet. You can also use the included microUSB-to-USB cable, along with the SoundTouch Controller App for system setup from your Windows PC (XP/7/8) or Mac (OS X 10.68+) computer.

SoundTouch Controller App: The Bose SoundTouch Controller app is required for initial setup and control of the Bose SoundTouch wireless music system. The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. Now you'll be able to setup and control the SoundTouch wireless music system from your Apple iOS or Android device, or from your Windows or Mac computer. Once initial setup is complete, you can use this app to explore Internet radio, select online music services, or browse your music library from your home network and computer on the Bose SoundTouch wireless music system through the Bose SoundTouch Controller app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer.

  • For Apple iOS or Android: You can download the free SoundTouch Controller app (from the Apple's App Store or Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 5.1.1+) or Android (4.0.3+) device so you can setup and control the Bose system from your mobile device.
  • For Windows PC or Mac Computer: The SoundTouch Controller app for Windows & Mac lets you setup and control the Bose SoundTouch system from your Windows PC (XP/7/8) or Mac computer (OS X 10.6.8+). Simply install the SoundTouch app onto your Windows PC or Mac computer.

Variety Of Music Sources: The SoundTouch wireless music system supports a variety of music options; including Internet Radio, Pandora Radio, music files stored on your computer, and stored music/music apps on your Apple iOS device.

  • Internet Radio + Online Music: The SoundTouch system lets you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also get access to the Pandora, Spotify Connect, iHeart Radio, and Deezer (coming soon) online music services. More music services will be added in the future.
  • Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch wireless system can play back MP3, WMA, AAC. and ALAC music files that are managed by iTunes or Windows Media Player on your Windows or Mac computer. You computer must be connected to the same wired or wireless home network as the SoundTouch system.
  • Bluetooth Music Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, the Wave SoundTouch system wirelessly plays back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth compatible device. You can pair up to eight devices with one actively connected. You will need to setup the Wave SoundTouch on your WiFi network and perform all system updates before you can pair your Bluetooth device and stream audio.

Six Presets: You can personalize six presets to your favorite streaming music services (Pandora) and Internet radio stations, or playlists, artists, albums, and songs from your computer's music library. The presets can easily be set, changed, and accessed directly with the free SoundTouch app on your computer or iOS/Android device. You cannot set presets for Bluetooth or the Aux input.

Multiroom: The SoundTouch Pedestal also enables Bose Wave music system to work with other Bose SoundTouch wireless speakers (sold separately) throughout the house to create a multiroom listening experience. In "Play Everywhere" mode, these systems work together as one to play the same music, ideal for parties. Or, they can be used to play different music in different rooms. You are able to play the same music source or different music source on each SoundTouch system, using the SoundTouch app on your computer or iOS/Android device.

  • Compatible Sources: The Bose Wave SoundTouch's internet radio & online music services, as well as computer & Bluetooth audio streaming can be part of the SoudTouch multiroom audio distribution system.
  • Non-Compatible Sources: The Bose Wave SoundTouch's CD player, AM/FM tuner, and Aux input do not support multiroom audio distribution.

Note: For most home networks, you can link up to four SoundTouch music systems together for a multi-room/multi-source audio experience. For more than four rooms, Bose recommends using Ethernet wired connections to some of the SoundTouch systems.

USB Ports (Setup Only): The USB type-A and type-B connectors on the back of the system are for setup and updates only. These connectors are not designed to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or other similar devices.

CD, Tuner, & Aux

CD Player: The Wave SoundTouch has a single CD slot for playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The player supports playback of MP3 (64-128kbps; 32-44.1kHz) music files recorded onto CD-R or CD-RW discs. Disc playback is controlled from the included IR remote. Song/artist information of MP3 music files are displayed on the unit's front-panel LCD.

  • Play Modes: While a CD is playing, you can change the way it is played. Choose Normal Play, Shuffle (Disc/Folder/Repeat), or Repeat (Disc/Folder/Track). The play mode will return to Normal Play whenever a new CD is inserted.
  • Search Functions: Search functions include Fast Forward, Rewind, Next Track, and Previous Track.
  • Resume Playback: When you play a stopped CD it will always resume from the place it was stopped.
  • Auto Reload: If you eject a CD but do not remove it from the CD player slot within 10 seconds, the CD player will pull the CD back into the player, reload it, and start playing.
Notes:
  • The CD player does not support multiroom audio distribution.
  • Music files on an MP3 CD are played according to the folder structure on the disc.

Advanced AM/FM Tuner: The Bose SoundTouch comes with a built-in FM/AM tuner. The SoundTouch power cord is used as an antenna for FM radio. If, after adjusting the position of the power cord, you still experience poor reception, you may need to install an external antenna. An external FM dipole antenna with a 3.5mm connector can be ordered through Bose Customer Service.

  • RDS: When you select FM radio, RDS information for the current station is displayed like artist name and song titles (when available).
  • Presets: You can store up to 6 FM and 6 AM radio stations for quick recall.
Note: The AM/FM tuner does not support multiroom audio distribution.

Aux Input: There is a rear-panel 3.5mm Aux input for connecting an external analog audio source, like your smartphone or tablet. The Aux input does not support multiroom audio distribution.

Convenience Features

Headphone Out: The SoundTouch comes with a rear-panel 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening. Plugging in a set of headphones will mute the SoundTouch 's speakers. If an alarm or timer sounds while using headphones, it will sound through the SoundTouch speakers.

Touch Pad & Remote Control: The Wave SoundTouch has a touch-sensitive switch under the top, front, center area of the enclosure. Momentarily placing your hand on the touch pad can turn the SoundTouch on or off. You can operate volume, station selection, disc playback, and WiFi music playback functions with the convenient IR wireless remote control. There are even Thumbs up/Thumbs down buttons on the remote control for customized listening. The remote normally works within 20' of the display.

Front-Panel Display w/ Auto Brightness: The Bose Wave music system features a front-panel display which will indicate the set time, station identification, RDS-text information, ID3-tag information, and WiFi music info (when available). The brightness level of the display automatically adjusts itself for low and high ambient light conditions. This feature brightens the display for better visibility in high ambient light conditions and dims the display making it
less intrusive in low ambient light conditions. High and low brightness settings can be set independently.

Alarm Clock: The Bose SoundTouch offers a 12- or 24-hr alarm clock with Dual Alarms, Snooze, and Sleep Timer.

  • Dual Alarms: Two different wakeup times may be set, customized for each person's preferences (radio station, disc, or beep, volume, etc.). This is handy if two people wake at different times.
  • Snooze: Simply tap the unit's top-panel touch pad to activate the Snooze function. The snooze time can be set to 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60 minutes.
  • Sleep Timer: The Sleep Timer can be set to shut the unit off automatically after a selected period of time (10-90 minutes in 10 minute increments).

AC Power w/ Auto Standby: The Bose SoundTouch operates off standard household current (120V~50/60Hz, 60W) using its integrated power supply and 8' detachable AC power cord. After 24 hours of no button presses the system automatically switches to standby (off). If the 30 minute system standby timer is enabled, the system automatically switches to standby if no audio is played and no buttons are pressed for 30 minutes.

Note: If the Wave SoundTouch loses power due to a power outage or unplugging the unit to move it, all system settings will be permanently retained. However, the clock time will only be temporarily stored in backup memory for up to 48 hours.

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Bose quality, wireless music and many other options. [ Frank  Mar 30, 2019 ]
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Bose always provides excellent products that perform beyond expectations. [ Scott  Mar 20, 2019 ]
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price and customer service help [ Frank  Mar 12, 2019 ]
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I bought one for myself a few months ago and I was so impressed with the sound that I'm purchasing this one for a friend. Hopefully she'll enjoy the same quality sound I'm experiencing. [ Malcolm  Dec 27, 2018 ]
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Purchased through Crutchfield because of excellent customer service. [ ALAN  Dec 26, 2018 ]
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Gift for my wife to replace an older wave that is not working anymore. [ Thomas  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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For the radio [ Swanette  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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bucket list [ michael  Dec 11, 2018 ]
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quality and sound performance [ William  Dec 09, 2018 ]
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We already own a Bose Wave radio, and wanted another with wireless features that the older one didn't have when it was purchased. [ M  Sep 12, 2018 ]
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I purchased this as a wedding gift. I have a Bose and am considering purchasing another one for my husband. [ Laura  Sep 07, 2018 ]
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My wife wanted the CD player! I thought/think the extra $200 for the CD player is silly money, but a happy wife is a happy life! [ Todd  Aug 20, 2018 ]
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Sleep timer controls wifi operation. Manual AM tuning in 10KHz increments (as opposed to scan only). Built-in ferrite rod AM antenna. [ DAVID  Jul 27, 2018 ]
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History of good service. [ Samuel  Jul 19, 2018 ]
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Trust Bose products. [ Ralph James  Jul 10, 2018 ]
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Should be great in the bedroom!!?? [ Randall  Jun 07, 2018 ]
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I have the basic sound wave radio system for more that 15 years and it still sounds as the day I bought it. I bought the newest model with wireless feature to meet our present needs. [ William p.  May 16, 2018 ]
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I chose the Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV system for the Unrivaled sound quality and the wireless connection to other devices. [ VAUGHN  Apr 26, 2018 ]
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Advice from Zac, working through the options that met my requirements. [ B  Feb 24, 2018 ]
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yes, I shopped all over the internet and this was the best, and the people were helpful and straight forward. it looks like I'll get good service if I need it. Happy New Year It's a birthday present to myself! [ Constance  Jan 02, 2018 ]
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Recommend [ Sergio Lebron  Dec 30, 2017 ]
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I have this unit for several years and I am very pleased with it Conrad helped me and was very courteous [ Kevin  Dec 28, 2017 ]
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conviniece [ richard  Dec 21, 2017 ]
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I KNOW BOSE MAKES GOOD SOUND AND PRODUCT. BUT WHAT SOLD ME IS KNOWING, BILL AND SUPER CREW WILL MAKE SURE IM HAPPY WITH THIS PRODUCT ! [ patrick  Dec 17, 2017 ]
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Wanted the best AM/FM counter top radio with Bluetooth/CD options. [ Robert  Dec 16, 2017 ]
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Appreciation to my wife on our fifty third wedding anniversary for putting up with me this long. [ JACK LEE  Dec 14, 2017 ]
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This might be the only all-in-one unit that is capable of playing modern streaming services, CDs and yet still has an old-fashioned radio built-in. [ Dirk  Dec 14, 2017 ]
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I have hundreds of CDs I wish to play. [ Jill S.  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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because my son enjoys his, so i thought i would try this for my wife [ Art  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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Gift for a friend [ B  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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We have had one for over 20 years great product. Time to upgrade. [ Pat  Nov 29, 2017 ]
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brand quality [ edward  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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I have been a Bose guy for 25 years and own many Bose products, my wife wanted a CD player for the kitchen and here it is, also will make a great Christmas present. [ Papa  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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Great sound! [ Kristine  Oct 26, 2017 ]
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For the GREAT sound of Bose!! :) [ Kent  Oct 26, 2017 ]
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I like [ ngotl  Sep 20, 2017 ]
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Was looking for a comprehensive music system that had a cd player, wireless, bluetooth and built in music apps [ Christine  Sep 18, 2017 ]
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My whole home is filled with Bose products. [ Jeff  Sep 17, 2017 ]
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Quality [ Richard  Sep 04, 2017 ]
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Needed a portable sound system for my office [ Jerry  Aug 21, 2017 ]
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For my mother [ Vicki stagmaier  Jul 21, 2017 ]
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Previous experience with Bose products. Wanted a compact player for another room (and with Bluetooth capabilities) [ Dale  Jun 24, 2017 ]
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The functionality of a table radio with a CD player and internet streaming plus quality Bose sound is very attractive. [ Harris  Jun 17, 2017 ]
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Quality of sound. [ Peter  Jun 12, 2017 ]
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BOSE WAVE REPUTATION [ Clara  Jun 08, 2017 ]
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Can't wait to hear the sound. [ Willie  Jun 06, 2017 ]
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I just wanted it [ Geraldine  May 30, 2017 ]
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So I could have options, radio, CD, ipod [ Kathleen  May 26, 2017 ]
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Bose quality and features I wanted, such as Bluetooth capability. [ Anthony  May 14, 2017 ]
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I love the sounds of the Bose Stereo Systems. It's like being in a theatre. I have numerous CD's and am looking forward to using it. [ Linda  May 13, 2017 ]
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Been looking for awhile for my husband. I liked the reviews about the BOSE system and Crutchfield. [ Gwyn  Apr 28, 2017 ]
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Per reviews and comments from other users, this product puts out good quality sound. [ Joe  Apr 25, 2017 ]
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It might have the best sound I have ever heard great product [ Wendy  Apr 03, 2017 ]
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Excellent reviews [ Ramona  Mar 06, 2017 ]
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already own on and love it [ Joan  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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Replacing my Bose wave multi CD system, wifi streaming of music library + cd playback + Bose sound = ð??? [ Noah  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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Bose reputation and past experiences with Bose products [ rosalind  Feb 15, 2017 ]
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Bose reputation and prior experience [ Joan  Feb 12, 2017 ]
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Bose has a good reputation, I'm buying this never seeing or hearing it. But it is Bose. [ Doyle  Feb 12, 2017 ]
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Heard great things got it for the office. [ Dan  Feb 08, 2017 ]
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Love all products from bose [ angelo  Feb 06, 2017 ]
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All-in-one am/fm internet radio with fabulous sound [ Patrick  Feb 04, 2017 ]
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I had a bose system for 20 years and I'd enjoyed everything minute of clear, realistic, great awesome music. After 20 years my system started to go little by little...I do not regret anything It was just it's time to say goodbye for the new and improve bose..THANK YOU [ Margarita  Jan 25, 2017 ]
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Excellent reviews and reputation. [ Joel  Jan 25, 2017 ]
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Quality, Sound, Trust. [ Robert F.  Jan 07, 2017 ]
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I've had a Bose for at least 15 years and it's finally starting to go. I wanted a CD player with great sound, an am/fm radio and the capacity to stream music and internet radio from my Mac. This seems to have it all, and people like it better than the marantz which was a contender. [ Lucy  Dec 29, 2016 ]
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I have a Bose already it's 20 years old time for a new on. [ Geraldine  Dec 29, 2016 ]
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We have a Bose and the CD player crapped out. Not real happy about that, but the sound quality and space savings are good with Bose. [ Robert  Dec 21, 2016 ]
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previous experience with BOSE [ robert  Dec 20, 2016 ]
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It's for my daughter. She listens to streaming music and internet radio quite a bit. I have a lot of other Bose products and for the most part they are very good. Even though Bose does not support airplay with the SoundTouch line any more and there is no way to add remote bluetooth speakers (except for other sound touch units) I think this will be a gift she will enjoy. [ Bill  Dec 18, 2016 ]
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Excellent ratings very good bang for the buck! [ Frank  Dec 14, 2016 ]
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It sounds awesome and is small and east to use [ wilson  Dec 12, 2016 ]
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Reputation of Bose and Crutchfield [ Mike  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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on my someones Christmas wish list! [ Mark Edward  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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perfect sound [ Christine  Nov 25, 2016 ]
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This is my 2nd purchase that we want for another room in the house. Love this machine!!! Top quality!!! [ Renée  Nov 13, 2016 ]
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We have had a Bose Wave Radio since 1984. When it finally gave out we knew we wanted another Bose in the house! We chose this because of its built in CD player and its looks. [ Larry  Oct 24, 2016 ]
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Was recommended by friends. [ Jane  Aug 23, 2016 ]
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I've enjoyed Bose sound for many years. The old BOSE finally died. I liked the idea of internet radio so I am going to try this wireless system. [ Deirdre  Aug 11, 2016 ]
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Brand name and features [ Charles  Jul 25, 2016 ]
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You website was easy. I order what I want and expect to get what I ordered. [ Dorothy  Jun 02, 2016 ]
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A friend has one and raves about it. She's a musician & expects great sound as do I. She sold me on it. [ F  May 22, 2016 ]
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Bose I know to as a quality product,plus they stand behind what they sell. Always great sound. [ Arthur  May 12, 2016 ]
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SATISFIED WITH BOSE [ VICTRINO  Apr 21, 2016 ]
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It's awsome! [ P  Apr 02, 2016 ]
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Bose has top quality products [ TAVARES  Mar 27, 2016 ]
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Bose is a great cmpany with great products [ Mary  Mar 21, 2016 ]
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I wanted a quality music source near me in the living room it's easy to check or change to other channels from one of 5 IOS devices. I am acutely aware that BOSE music systems are AWESOME and I want more for my bedrooms. [ Rob  Jan 02, 2016 ]
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Bose quality. Awesome sound. It's a gift for my parents who still play cd's. [ Paul  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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Excellent sound. [ Ken  Dec 03, 2015 ]
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I've always wanted one but they were too expensive. Finally a nice sale. Thank you Bose!!! [ ROY L  Mar 23, 2019 ]
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I have one and love it. [ Julene  Feb 07, 2019 ]
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Gift [ Patricia  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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My wife has a older model, which she loves. So for Christmas I thought I would give her an upgrade. [ DARRYL L  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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Heard product at friends house. [ FORREST E  Dec 15, 2018 ]
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good sound for small footprint and easy for my parents to use [ EVE  Dec 13, 2018 ]
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Gift recipient requested it specifically. [ Rob  Dec 10, 2018 ]
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I was aware of the Bose reputation for many years. [ Francis  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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The CD player on my 14yo Cambridge Soundworks radio went out, and I need a replacement! Since it's no longer available, I chose the Bose. [ Susan  Nov 03, 2018 ]
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I am a big Bose fan and I am sure this will be a big hit with me. [ WAYNE  Sep 23, 2018 ]
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Excellent prior experience with a Bose Lifestyle 20 music system. So to replace it I stayed with a Bose product. The Wave has everything I need and with high quality. [ B  Aug 06, 2018 ]
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Best sounding table top sound system . Family has 3 already [ Brenda  Jul 20, 2018 ]
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wife wants this for a gift for her birthday, misses cd players [ david  Jun 27, 2018 ]
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I've have several Bose Wave products that have worked for years. I needed wi-fi capability along with Bose quality sound. [ Mark  May 23, 2018 ]
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Past experience with Bose [ Robert T.  Apr 05, 2018 ]
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replace old warn out Bose [ Michael  Mar 11, 2018 ]
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Bose makes great products and this is one I believe my wife and I will enjoy. [ Joseph  Feb 04, 2018 ]
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Bose has great sound and this product is the perfect blend of old and new technologies. Radio and CD player combined with bluetooth and internet radio functionality give me a wide range of options. The user interface is very simple and straightforward and it all works consistently. Also integrates with other Bose Soundtouch devices. [ James  Jan 16, 2018 ]
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I have long considered purchasing a Bose system. I anticipate that it will be easy to set up, but if I need assistance I am hopeful that Crutchfield customer support will be a helpful resource. I chose this company because it has good customer reviews. [ Jennifer  Dec 30, 2017 ]
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It is replacing the plethora of cd/clock radios I have bought over the last 10 to 15 years. All with poor sound from the radio, and broken cd player within a year or two. The alarm would soon follow suit. I am investing in Bose's great reputation for quality. [ Robin  Dec 28, 2017 ]
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We've already had a Bose radio/CD player for some years and love it, which I use daily in my sewing room, as I sew for an online site and spend a lot of time in my sewing room. The new one will be used upstairs in our family room/kitchen area. [ Nannette  Dec 26, 2017 ]
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Wife [ Ron  Dec 21, 2017 ]
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Features and sound [ Christopher  Dec 18, 2017 ]
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Bose reputation and how other people raved about the sound quality. [ Loreen  Dec 18, 2017 ]
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Bose has a reputation for excellent products [ RICHARD  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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Have used Bose for 20+ years ... quality trumps price, as Donald would say. [ John  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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Wanted one for a long time. First time I have seen it on sale. [ Travis  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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A friend has one and I liked the way it sounded. I chose this store after I was looking and the testimony of satisfied customers concerning service. I like to buy from smaller businesses . This is a gift from my husband obviously not a surprise . Pat [ Alton  Dec 08, 2017 ]
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Will replace a kitchen under the counter radio/cd player. This Bose unit combines the simplicity and functionality of AM/FM radio and CD player with many more advanced features like bluetooth and internet radio and music services. Meets the needs of the whole family. [ James  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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The Bose reputation for quality and sound reproduction are unmatched. This unit is currently their top of the line. [ KENNETH  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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I anticipate that this product will be great. I have one of the original wave radios with CD. The addition of Bluetooth and WiFi to in this product should be great and still be able to play my CD as a high source. [ SCOTT G  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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Sleek design, compact, I trust the name Bose. [ Gretchen  Nov 18, 2017 ]
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It is a great product according to consumer feedback. [ Roy  Nov 17, 2017 ]
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Jane was extremely helpful to us. She listened to our needs and helped us find exactly what we needed in our price point. Couldn't be more happy with the customer service. Keep up the good work! [ Stuart  Sep 04, 2017 ]
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I moved from a home into a 350 sq foot studio apartment. The space is too small to accommodate my present sound system. After listening to several brands. Bose met all my needs! [ Joyce  Aug 09, 2017 ]
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Wife has been begging for this for years and our anniversary is coming up [ Edward  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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great sound. [ Marcia  Jul 21, 2017 ]
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The Bose name speaks for itself and their soundtouch technology offers a lot of options not available from competitors [ Eric  Jun 21, 2017 ]
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Needed to replace existing compact music system. [ Stephen  Jun 16, 2017 ]
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Quality. Have other Bose items. [ Curtis  Jun 08, 2017 ]
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Bose reputation [ Betty  May 31, 2017 ]
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Good reviews. Good reputation. [ Barry  May 22, 2017 ]
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Bose quality and liked the sound of the sound touch feature. Hope I can figure out how to connect it to my wireless router. [ David  May 19, 2017 ]
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Strong reputation [ Ariel J.  May 14, 2017 ]
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I have been researching this product for several months. I have owned a Bose clock radio in the past and liked it. I am upgrading to this one. I have not been able to hear, see in person, touch one. That said, I read all the reviews hence this looks like the radio I have been looking for. At my age, 71, it's not what I need, it's what I want that moves me. [ chick  May 01, 2017 ]
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Bose, the product speaks for itself. [ Merle  Apr 03, 2017 ]
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Recommended by friends. [ Kathleen  Mar 29, 2017 ]
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Old Bose Radio stop working today so I love it and had to get another one. [ Sidney  Mar 12, 2017 ]
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Sound quality and size [ Marilyn  Mar 09, 2017 ]
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We've owned Bose before and liked it. Appreciate Tech support. [ Paul  Mar 07, 2017 ]
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Excellent reviews, Bose quality. [ STEVEN  Feb 15, 2017 ]
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The reputation Bose has through the years is undeniable. I would not consider any other! [ Terry  Feb 12, 2017 ]
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I heard this system while shopping in a local store, and I was impressed with the sound. [ Robert  Feb 04, 2017 ]
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I have been looking for a system that I can expand in the future with wireless features that I can use thru the house ( inside and outside) This system will allow me to do it. I will give Bose an opportunity to show me if it has all I need, quality, good sound and versatility. [ Jose  Feb 03, 2017 ]
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ability to play both CDs and stream from digital library [ EVE  Dec 18, 2016 ]
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One of the best systems available [ Peter  Dec 18, 2016 ]
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I need some good music in the kitchen and want to be able to stream from Pandora, Spotify, etc. [ David  Dec 13, 2016 ]
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I have two other Wave Music systems and other Bose products and have been very satisfied with all of them. [ Keith  Dec 12, 2016 ]
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Replace 15 yr old unit. [ Patricia  Dec 04, 2016 ]
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Name brand and for good quality [ ARUN  Dec 03, 2016 ]
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The perfect birthday gift! [ vickie  Nov 22, 2016 ]
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I have owned a Bose radio for the past twenty years, but recently lost it when my home flooded. My radio was still operating perfectly, I am thankful to be able to purchase another one, so here's to another twenty plus years!! [ Phyllis  Nov 18, 2016 ]
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I'm familiar with this product, and its superior performance. [ R  Sep 25, 2016 ]
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I have bought as many as 20 in the past and this one is for a 47th anniversary. Many years ago when The Wave first came out I always dealt with Conrad at Bose in Mass. but things change. I guess the Wave has also changed. [ George  Jul 24, 2016 ]
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Sound Quality [ Ryan  May 31, 2016 ]
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i have two units already. there great. [ robert  Apr 27, 2016 ]
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I HAVE OWNED A BOSE WAVE SYSTEM FOR OVER 15 YEARS IT PRODUCES THE BEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD!!!!! [ LOIS  Mar 17, 2016 ]
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Has radio and CD Player plus the Bose Name. [ Carmen  Mar 02, 2016 ]
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It's agift for my husband who was eying it for a longest time. PS he has a very educated ear and a great appreciation for the finer things in life. [ IVANA  Dec 22, 2015 ]
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Spouse always wanted this and the time came. [ Terry  Dec 16, 2015 ]
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Have had great experiences with Bose products. [ Larry  Dec 16, 2015 ]
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Very good online reviews for this new product. [ Timothy J.  Dec 15, 2015 ]
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My wife researched CD players and asked for it. [ Paul  Dec 07, 2015 ]
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Bose quality and have had Bose products for 25 plus years. [ ROBERT L  Dec 05, 2015 ]
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gift some one wanted [ John  Dec 03, 2015 ]
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33 questions already asked

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Is it bothered by LED light interference? My older model version has issues (static on AM radio).
[ Jean  May 09, 2019 ]
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I have LED light strips in my kitchen. My Bose is on a small kitchen table in the kitchen and I have not experienced any kind of interference from lights (LED) or ceiling lights on a dimmer switch.
[ TIMOTHY C  May 10, 2019 ]
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No concerns.
[ David  May 09, 2019 ]
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Is this radio compatible with SiriusXM?
[ Doug  Mar 24, 2019 ]
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NO, as it isn't equipped with a satellite receiver.
[ Joe  Mar 25, 2019 ]
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Yes.
[ Zhenzhou  Mar 24, 2019 ]
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Can you use Alexa on Wave Sound Touch music system IV?
[ Marylou  Dec 31, 2018 ]
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The Bose Wave SoundTouch does not have built-in Alexa but you can connect an Echo device (like the Echo Dot) to the Bose via Bluetooth or directly to it's auxiliary audio input to hear it through the Wave Music System.
[ Ryan  Jan 09, 2019 ]  Staff
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Can I connect wireless speakers to this system?
[ Mitch  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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Yes. Along with this Bose Wave music system I also purchased two Bose SoundTouch10 wireless speakers. The speakers can be linked to the main system via BlueTooth and what's also nice, the two SundTouch10 speakers can be paired to give you a stereo sound if desired.
[ TIMOTHY C  Jun 11, 2018 ]
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can you enjoy the Wave Sound Touch with out WI-FI?
[ Wendy  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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Sure you can listen to CDs, connect to your itunes devicse via bluetooth, or FM.
[ RICHARD  Jun 11, 2018 ]
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Hi, can you tell me if the system supports Apple Airplay? If so I would like to buy one. Do you have a warranty above and beyond the Bose one?
[ DreyDrey  Apr 30, 2017 ]
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I'm pretty disappointed with the system and can't recommend it. It is incredibly complicated and constantly needed an update. I consider it a very expensive CD player.
[ Daniel  Apr 30, 2017 ]
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Yes, I stream music to my Bose player from my iPad. No I do not have a separate warranty. Love the way it sounds!
[ Randy  Apr 30, 2017 ]
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How many cd will it hold ?
[ Lew  Mar 15, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. This unit holds one single CD at a time. Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Mar 15, 2017 ]  Staff
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Do these ever go on sale?
[ Anthony  Mar 13, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. To be honest not very often. Generally Bose items are pretty much set in price. We were able to do a one day sale in November 2016 and that is the last change. On the product page you can sign up for email alerts about the product, that way you will know about any changes. Under the "Add to Cart" button, you'll see the link to get updates. Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Mar 13, 2017 ]  Staff
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one reviewer of the Bose Wave SoundTouch IV wrote "But does not support windows phone." What does that mean?
[ Doug  Mar 06, 2017 ]
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The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. However, there is no app available for Windows phone's at this time. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Larry  Mar 14, 2017 ]  Staff
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Does it play cds?
[ Suzanne  Jan 27, 2017 ]
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Yes it does. The built-in CD player handles regular CDs and MP3 files on CD-R and CD-RW discs.
[ Kenny  Jan 27, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can you use wireless headphones with this?
[ Amy  Apr 19, 2016 ]
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Amy, sorry I can't answer that. I don't own wireless headphones so no expierence there. I do stream my iPad music to it using Bluetooth, that works very well and was very easy to set up.
[ Randy  Apr 19, 2016 ]
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Possibly if connected via Bluetooth. But I'm just guessing. Sorry
[ JOHN M  Apr 19, 2016 ]
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What are the differences between the Sound touch IV and the Sound touch?
[ Randy  Oct 15, 2015 ]
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You probabaly have to go to Bose website to investigate this further.
[ JOHN M  Oct 16, 2015 ]
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How do I eject CD from unit?
[ joe  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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With the remote!!
[ KATHLEEN  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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can you change this from 110v to 240v? Or better said, does it work in Germany as well, since we are moving there next year?
[ LeloC  Jun 06, 2018 ]
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The model we offer is made for use in the North American market and has an AC power rating of 120V/60Hz.
[ Ryan  Jun 18, 2018 ]  Staff
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How difficult to set up?
[ joe  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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A chimp could do it
[ Darrelyn  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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Very easy my 12 year old granddaughter set up the one that I have
[ Will  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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Noticed other offers on the Bose for 12 equal payments of the retail price. Do you have this available?
[ gerald  Aug 09, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, no. If you have or would like to apply for the Sony Financial Services account there is a 6 month financing promotion. Otherwise that would be it. You can apply for the account at https://www.crutchfield.com/promo/finance.aspx . Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Aug 09, 2017 ]  Staff
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when will this product become available in black?
[ gerald  Aug 09, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. At this moment we still have not received and update from Bose on when those will be at our warehouse. As soon as they give us a definitive answer we will update the website with an ETA. Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Aug 09, 2017 ]  Staff
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We have Sirius Radio in our cars. Will this Crutchfield/Bose radio play Sirius stations by itself? Or, do you need other stuff to make this work?
[ Robert  May 01, 2017 ]
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I also have Sirius Radio in my car but this Bose system won't work with Sirius. You need a Sirius Radio.
[ Russ  May 01, 2017 ]
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It will not. It is not even HD radio.
[ Seema  May 01, 2017 ]
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what are the dimensions, i.e height, length, depth?
[ C M  Apr 26, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. The dimensions are: 14-5/8" W x 5-7/16" H x 8-5/8"D. You can find this information on the product page under "Product Highlights". Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Apr 26, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can I stream music with a 2011 Bose Wave radio?
[ Daryl  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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Hello Daryl ... yes you can stream music , I'm not sure about which divides is compatible..
[ JUAN  Apr 19, 2017 ]
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Only if your system has the soundtouch pedestal which connects to your wifi and allows you to stream music.
[ PAUL  Apr 15, 2017 ]
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how many cps does it hold?
[ Richard  Mar 06, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. This unit holds only one CD at a time. Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Mar 06, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can additional wireless speakers be used with this system?
[ Tom  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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Yes, but they must be SoundTouch speakers. Simply Bluetooth speakers will not pair.
[ JAMES  Mar 10, 2017 ]
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I have used only Bose speakers but the connection with a soundtouch 20 speaker works very well with the software and base unit that you have purchased. Linking the systems works best using the app for your phone.
[ Robert  Mar 06, 2017 ]
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Can AM FM music be channeled through the house via Wi-Fi?
[ Wally  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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If you mean from the SoundTouch system then I doubt it. If you have a small home, 2000 sq. Ft. or less maybe. Anything larger, no. Wifi has distance limitations. Plus, each room you want to have Wifi sound requires its own Bluetooth device. This will put demands on bandwidth that will, at some point, degrade sound quality. Perhaps you could make this work using two SoundTouch devices strategically located in your home tuned to the same channel but paired with different Bluetooth devices in your home.
[ JAMES  Dec 21, 2016 ]
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can the bose wave be used as a sound system for the tv?
[ Larry  Jun 15, 2016 ]
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The Bose Wave SoundTouch music system IV does offer an auxiliary audio input for external sources so, if your TV offers an analog audio output, you can connect and hear it play though the system, yes. I hope that helps, My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Jun 17, 2016 ]  Staff
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I have an older Bose. Is there a trade in program?
[ John  May 22, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. Unfortunately no, there is nothing like that set up. You could check with Bose directly, their customer service # is 800-999-2673.
[ Kenny  May 23, 2016 ]  Staff
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Can I plug in a record player to my Bose system.?
[ Richard  Apr 23, 2016 ]
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I wouldn't know I don't have a record player
[ Fernando  Apr 24, 2016 ]
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I don't think so. I tried to use it as a speaker and it's not possible. Nice bluetooth app & access to internet radio. Great system. I love it!
[ Maria  Apr 23, 2016 ]
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Is there a bose system that is a radio and can also play 3-6 CD'S??
[ Terri  Mar 26, 2016 ]
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there used to be but do not know if they still make one, check with bose or may have buy used at amazon not sure. ours is just radio and single cd player
[ STEVE  Mar 27, 2016 ]
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Yes bose system can. I just bought a Bose wave system and it Can do both
[ Arakere B.  Mar 26, 2016 ]
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Can I add a multiple CD player to this system?
[ Mary Ann  Mar 17, 2016 ]
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There isn't a specific CD changer input for adding and controlling a multi-disc changer to the Bose Wave Radio. However there is a rear-panel 3.5mm Aux that which can be used to connect an external multi-disc CD player. You would just need to need to control everything (i.e. track forward, track back, play, pause, disc select etc.) from the external CD player in that case. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
[ Larry  Mar 21, 2016 ]  Staff
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how do you cut off sleep alarm?
[ tony P  Mar 13, 2016 ]
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To sleep, hit the power button on the remote. To turn the alarm off completely, I press the button for that alarm time (there are 2 alarms) on the lower right hand side of the remote. You will see the alarm time disappear from the Wave screen. To re-set for the next day, press the alarm button again and the alarm time reappears on the Wave screen. Hope this answered your question.
[ mary  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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Press the alarm preset. Button 1 or 2 on remote.
[ Valerie  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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what is the difference between this system and th 499.99 version?
[ Patty  Feb 26, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Kenny  Feb 26, 2016 ]  Staff
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Will this work with Satellite radio?
[ Samuel  Jan 29, 2016 ]
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Yes it will.
[ JAMES  Mar 10, 2017 ]
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Sorry, but since we have such excellent public radio stations here in the Twin Cities, I have had no reason to explore using outside sources.
[ William  Jan 30, 2016 ]
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Yes. Get a connection cord with mini plugs. Plug one end into the satellite radio and plug the other end into the Aux jack on the back of the Bose radio. If your Sat. Radio has Blue tooth you can stream to the Bose without wire connection.
[ Arthur  Jan 29, 2016 ]
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