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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. 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.

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

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

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.

Anonymous, Galax, VA

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Anonymous 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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Anonymous from Lancaster, KY on 5/2/2018

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

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Anonymous 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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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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Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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.

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.

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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Anonymous 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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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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Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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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Joe from Pfafftown, NC on 1/5/2018

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Great sound and connectivity

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Anonymous 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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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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Anonymous from Danbury, TX on 12/31/2017

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Ecelent sound and quality.

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Joe from Cranford, NJ on 12/31/2017

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love it so far

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Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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

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.

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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Anonymous 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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BOSE Wave sound touch iv system

Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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

Anonymous 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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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.

Wife loves the sound but App needs work

Anonymous 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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Anonymous from New York, NY on 11/30/2017

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I am very excited about this product.

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Anonymous 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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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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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

Cons: ALL

Crutchfield response on 9/18/2017 Robert contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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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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

Cons: None

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Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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.

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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Anonymous 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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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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Anonymous 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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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

Bose radio

Mike from Honolulu, HI on 6/1/2017

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Great product but too pricey.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Price

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

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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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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Anonymous from Windsor Mill. MD on 5/22/2017

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

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Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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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Anonymous from Nokomis, FL on 3/1/2017

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Absolutely provides a wonderful sound. Love the app

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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

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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Anonymous from Ardmore, PA on 2/12/2017

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Excellent product. Thoroughly enjoying the music system.

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Anonymous 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

Anonymous 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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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

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

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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Anonymous 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.

Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® wireless music system IV

Anonymous 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.

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.

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

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

Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® wireless music system IV

Anonymous from Greenville, KY on 12/12/2016

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very good sound

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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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Anonymous 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

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

Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® wireless music system IV

Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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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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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Anonymous 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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Anonymous from Athens, GA on 10/17/2016

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Great stereo!!

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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!!

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.

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.

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.

Bose wave sound touch

Fred2 from Memphis Tennessee on 6/9/2016

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5

Pros: Excellent sound

Cons: Very pricey

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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

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

Crutchfield response on 12/15/2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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

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.

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

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.

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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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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