Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

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Big sound, anywhere you are

There are two essential things you need to know about the Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker. First, it's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. And second, it sounds way, way fuller than it looks. Trust us on this. Its sound will fill a lot of living spaces with room to spare.

The Bose® SoundLink® Min <em>Bluetooth</em> speaker lets you take your music anywhere you are

The Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker lets you take your music anywhere you go.

All your entertainment, streaming with Bluetooth® ease

The SoundLink® Mini connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device, so you can enjoy music from your personal library, thousands of Internet streaming radio stations, or services like Pandora® Internet radio while cueing up songs from your fingertips. The included charging cradle is a nice touch — it lets you keep the speaker charged and ready to grab, so you can slip it into a daypack and have your tunes close at hand anytime.

Unplugged or plugged

The built-in lithium-ion battery gives you up to 7 hours of play time, so the SoundLink® Mini can keep a party going, even unplugged. Or place it on a kitchen shelf in its cradle while you manage your news and entertainment listening from a tablet. All the while, you'll be listening to clearly defined midrange and highs, while enjoying bass response you probably never imagined would come from something this small.

Impeccable build quality

The SoundLink® Mini speaker is engineered with a solid, anodized aluminum housing and skid-proof rubber bottom, so it can stand up to everyday use and sit almost anywhere.

Accessorize for travel

Bose® offers  a soft cover in a choice of colors to keep your SoundLink® Mini protected from bumps and scratches (while still looking stylish). And for your on-the-go adventures, you can get a compatible 12-volt car charger or power supply for those times when you're traveling light. You can even get a travel bag to pack your SoundLink® Mini speaker and its companion charger in.

From our review Big performance, small size

I can easily imagine the Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker sitting happily in its included charging cradle next to the family's keychains and wallets, waiting for the “grab-and-go” moment on the way out the door. It's ridiculously simple to operate. It requires a tiny footprint — slightly more than your average Hershey bar — and it doesn't need wires. And it delivers a healthy helping of that legendary Bose® listening experience.

— Woody Sherman, Crutchfield A/V Writer

Product Highlights:

  • for smartphones and other devices with built-in Bluetooth®
  • connects wirelessly with iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ smartphones and tablets
  • 30' wireless range
  • included charging cradle keeps it ready to grab and go
  • rechargeable battery lasts up to 7 hours
  • sleek and durable one-piece anodized aluminum housing
  • 7-1/8"W x 2"H x 2-5/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Bluetooth powered speaker
  • Charging cradle
  • AC power supply (w/ attached 62" DC cord)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty/Product Registration Info
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter
  • Accessory brochure

Features and Specs

Features
Weather-resistant No
Waterproof No
Speakerphone Mic No
NFC Touch Pairing No

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Features

Bluetooth (A2DP) Technology: The Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker offers built-in Bluetooth (A2DP) technology which lets you wirelessly connect with many Bluetooth enabled devices; such as your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, or laptop. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music stored on your device or from music apps on your device; like Pandora, iHeartRadio, MOG, or Spotify. And if you need to multitask, you can keep using your device while you listen to music. Bluetooth wireless technology has a range of approximately 30'. The SoundLink Mini can pair up to six Bluetooth-enabled devices (only one can be active). If you are using a smartphone, a phone call interrupts your audio source and plays through your phone only. When the call ends, your music automatically resumes through the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker.

Advanced Sound Performance: Proprietary speaker technologies deliver your music in all its clarity with robust sound unusual for a compact, wireless speaker. Its unique driver configuration allows the small, lightweight speaker to reproduce deep, full sound.

Note: For best bass response, the back of the speaker should be placed near a wall, but not directly against a wall. Bass response decreases as the speaker is moved away from a wall. Do not lay the speaker on its back. Sound is emitted from both the front and rear of the unit.

Aluminum Construction: The Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker features a single-piece aluminum cabinet finished in silver with a black mesh grille that is both attractive and durable.

Top-Panel Controls: The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker features simple-to-use top-panel buttons (Power/Volume/Mute/Bluetooth/Aux). You will control all playback functions of your music from your connected Bluetooth mobile device.

Aux Input: The SoundLink Mini has a side-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a external portable audio source other than your Bluetooth-enabled device.

Rechargeable Battery: The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker is powered by a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. A fully charged battery gives you up to seven hours of continuous playing time in most situations. The included charging cradle & AC power adapter recharges the battery and serves as a convenient home base for the speaker, and it lets you play while it charges. An empty battery usually takes three hours to charge. The battery light shows green when the battery is charged between 70-100%. Yellow indicates a charge between 20-70%. And red means the battery is less than 20% charged.

Note: If a connected device stops playing audio for 30 minutes, the speaker automatically turns off to conserve battery power.

AC Power Adapter: You can also plug the included AC power adapter directly into the SoundLink Mini to power the Bluetooth speaker by standard household current.

  • Input: 100-240V~ 50/60Hz, 360mA
  • Output: 12VDC, 0.833A Max

mini-USB Connector: The unit's mini-USB (type-B) port is designed for downloadable software updates that may be available in the future. By registering this product, you will automatically be notified of any necessary updates.

Optional Bose Accessories: You can add a soft cover (018SLMCRVB, sold separately) to the speaker; available in blue, green, or orange. You can also purchase a convenient travel bag (018SLMTBBK, sold separately). The Bose SoundLink Mini Car Charger (018SLMCHRG, sold separately) lets you charge the Bluetooth speaker through your vehicle's 12-volt/cigarette lighter port.

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Bose SoundLink Mini

Written By garry, West Virginia on Friday, March 13, 2015

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I purchased the Bose SoundLink Mini for my office to listen to jazz on low volume. It does a wonderful job. The base and clarity is there. I have the Bose plugged in so I can't speak to battery life. The Bluetooth works well. Very pleased with the Mini.

Pros: Cool design, great sound, well built, and good connectivity.

Cons: No cons.

A Sleeper

Written By Jackson, Colorado on Sunday, March 01, 2015

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This little gizmo has an amazingly big sound. Like many before me, I was prepared for a lot less when I actually had it in my hands. Long story short ... it's the best $200 I've spent recently.

Pros: Very big sound in a very small package. Flawless and easy sync to my iPhone. Excellent all around quality.

Cons: Have been sitting here for a full ten minutes trying to come up with something negative to say about this product. Looks like that's not gonna happen today!

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By MEL, New York on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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I send this Boss Soundlink Mini Bluetooth to my best friend Dr.Rolly Mupas in the Philippines because he ask for it.

Pros: I know Boss Electronics is one of the best in the world nothing to compare that.

Cons: no comment.

Amazing Sound

Written By Richard, Mount Dora, FL on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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  • Loudness
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The sound from this small speaker is amazing. Deep bass with no distortion. I didn't like Bose products before this as I found the sound a little muddy, but a neighbor had this and after hearing it, I immediately ordered one. You will not be disappointed in this product.

Pros: Easy to set up. Very portable. Amazing sound quality.

Cons: It takes a little maneuvering to seat the unit on the charger base, but there is an audible signal when you get it right. Very minor issue.

Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Written By Patricia F, Terre Haute,IN on Saturday, January 10, 2015

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Bought this as a gift for husband and we both LOVE it! Synced with Macbook Pro and our iPhones fairly easily. Haven't had it long enough to comment on battery life yet, but love everything else about it so far. The sound quality is superb and it can play much louder than most people would usually play their music.

Pros: Beautiful appearance, great sound quality.

Cons: None so far.

Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Written By Linda C., Pennsylvania on Monday, January 05, 2015

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  • Build Quality
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I absolutely love this speaker. It is all that I hoped for, in that, it is portable, great clarity, long battery life, and good looking. I bought it to use in the house, outside on the porch, in the motorhome, and on vacation. I tune into Pandora, and iTunes. The delivery was quick, even though I ordered just before Christmas. I did receive it in time for the holiday. Great product.

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth®

Written By Haines, California on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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  • Loudness
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I first heard this unit while traveling. A friend rented a mustang convertible and put it on the dash. In his hotel room it sounded like a huge speaker system was playing and all from this tiny box. I was sold. I bought one for each of my kids for Christmas and my niece. I get thanks almost every day. I still cant figure out how this teeny thing makes such huge base. Thumbs up, hats off to Bose.

So good I bought a second one

Written By Tim, Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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Bought this last year for my daughter for xmas...was so good decided to buy another one for xmas for daughter #2. Love the substantial build quality. Sound is very good, but no mistaking these small speakers for true high fidelity; none of them come close to a good set of small bookshelf speakers and a subwoofer. Very portable but could be a little heavy for someone's luggage for a trip. The girls don't miss the lack of speakerphone connection; this device is for music, not talking. With their phones, this is the only stereo system they will need or want for quite awhile. My son on the other hand with his 500W subwoofer...

Pros: Very good sound quality. Substantial build quality. Easy pairing. No more pricey than other top bluetooth speakers.

Cons: Just a tad bit heavy given its size, but that results in the excellent build quality.

Great Mini speaker!

Written By vma, Seattle, WA on Monday, December 29, 2014

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This mini speaker sound so good I can't believe my ears. Excellent bass, mids, highs, it sounds better than some bigger speakers!

Pros: Sound, built quality, looks

Cons: needs Bluetooth aptX

Bose sound link mini bluetooth speaker

Written By Janie, Indiana on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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I bought this for my son with the help of your chat line. I like it so much I just ordered one for myself. The reason I bought it he has an older car and he can use it with his iPhone and still use it at home

Pros: awesome sound easy instructions. Did I say awesome sound wow

Cons: no cone except I went back and got a case for it

Great little speaker

Written By Steve, Ohio on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Great sounding device for the size. Makes a good amount of bass from such a small speaker. Place in the wrong location and the bass will actually overpower the front speakers.

Pros: Sound, sound, sound, size

Cons: little bit pricey.

Bose Mini

Written By Kenny D., California on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Nice little Unit here. I have had mine for Nearly a Year and really cant say anything "bad" about it. It performs Extremely well, even at Higher Volumes, If the Base is Boomy in the Music you might hear a little breaking up, but just reduce the Volume a little and its awesome. The Bass, Treble, and Mids are all pretty nicely reproduced. We just Moved things around at my Daughters House (2100 Sq Ft Home) the Living room area is about 600 Sq Ft, We walked in the other Night and not even thinking that My Son in Law also has a Mini, Heard Music coming from what sounded All Over the Place, I actually looked around a Bit then it Hit me, where's the Mini Hiding at?? He dosent have a Stereo System, It was in one Far Corner on a 4Ft Book Shelf just singing away, Probably 3" from the wall or so. This thing just sounded Awesome! The Lady's even wanted it turned Down?? And it wasn't up that High.

Pros: Quality.

Cons: Just Boomy with Boomy Music.

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By Anonymous, kernersville nc 27284 on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Great sound from a small package

Pros: Its a bose..guality built

Cons: Wish battery life was better

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By Gordon, silsbee Texas. 77656 on Friday, December 12, 2014

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Price good

Pros: Sounds good. Bluetooth easy to connect to.

Cons: Battery needs to last longer.

Excellent sound

Written By Roger, NH on Friday, December 05, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
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  • Loudness
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I bought this for our kitchen to listen to music while we cook. The sound is excellent for something that is very small. The bass levels are nice but not too deep. The clarity is something I expect from Bose. The only thing that would make this speaker perfect is if it came with a remote for adjusting the volume.

Pros: Sound clarity, loudness, ease of use

Cons: No remote

Love my Bose soundlink mini!

Written By A. Kuehn, Bomoseen, VT on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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Sound quality is excellent for indoors or outdoors. We loved outs so much, I just ordered one for my mom. Highly recommend.

Pros: Easy to bring anywhere and the battery last a long time.

Cons: Isn't waterproof.

sounds great

Written By joel, Wyoming on Thursday, November 27, 2014

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great price, sounds great!!!!!!

Second unit

Written By chibirubi, New York on Thursday, November 27, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
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This is my second unit. The first one was left with my brother in Japan on my last visit there. In the meantime, I did buy BOSE SL III, which is bigger and more powerful, for useat home. However, I feel the compactness of SoundLink Mini is much better suited for our annual migration south to Mexico and have purchased this second unit for that purpose. No regrets! This SL Mini will be much easier to travel with than the SL III. I am happy withthe productas well as the excellent customer service of Crutchfield.

Pros: Compact size. Easy connection to my iPod Touch and iPads.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Great speaker!

Written By Dennis, Breckenridge, co on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Amazing sound from this little speaker. I'd buy this one again.

Pros: My phone found it quickly and the sound quality is very, very good.

Cons: Doesn't charge your phone like other speakers and no microphone.

5 star and worth it

Written By Chris, Massachusetts on Monday, November 24, 2014

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First, let me state that in the past, I found that Bose products are for the most part, overpriced with sound that while good, could be matched or bettered by others. Thus, I took the time to test various bluetooth speakers similar to the the Bose Soundlink Mini in the store displays, some even more expensive. This Bose clearly had the best sound. After my purchase, I found the unit very easy to connect, and the battery would easily last all day. The amazing thing is, no matter where I place it, on a table, in a corner, on a shelf, outside on wall, the sound was still great. I am very impressed and would recommend this speaker to anyone.

Pros: Great sound, long battery life, easy to sync.

Cons: none

Bose Soundlink Mini

Written By automaton, Rochester,NY on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I have been listening to this speaker for a few month now, and I really like the sound quality. I have taken it to a few outdoor gatherings and people are quite surprised at the full sound coming from such a small package. The bluetooth has worked flawlessly for me (I have ipods and have used it with ipads, wristwatches, and Android smartphones).

Pros: Good sound Long Battery Life Compact Well built

Cons: I cannot use it to wake up to music because of the auto-shutoff feature. I wish I could disable this pesky feature. Then it would be a perfect product.

very good

Written By rock lee, houston TX on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Excellent speaker with the proper price and nice service in crutchfield.com.

Dope Sound!

Written By mrog, Seattle, WA on Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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The Bose SoundLink Mini has exceptional sound for such a small compact speaker. The bluetooth capability is super convenient and the bass is surprisingly full and warm. Lots of sound depth. This will surely please.

Great sound from a little speaker

Written By Ryan, Aurora CO on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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As expected this little speaker provides a big sound. The portability is awesome. I bought it for the Bluetooth but didn't pay attention that there is also a hard wired Aux input as well, Bonus!

Pros: Bluetooth and cabled aux inputs available

Cons: None found yet

The Best

Written By Zaihro, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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Music is an art of melodies and Bose is through hearing this product more than music sencible to expound have for your notes to the sound quality of a true high performance.

Pros: The best

Worth Waiting For

Written By Kim, Red Bluff, CA on Friday, September 26, 2014

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I have been waiting to buy exactly what I wanted to sync to a playlist when traveling ~ and this is the BEST! Not only is the product exceptional - couldn't be happier - but the service is the BEST!! I have purchased from Crutchfield before and everything about this company exceeds expectations.

Excellent

Written By Anonymous, goldsboro,NC on Sunday, September 14, 2014

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incredible sound quality

Pros: ALL Pros

Very good sound

Written By Vlad, California on Friday, September 12, 2014

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Very good product, clear sound and i love the design

Pros: Small and very good sound

Cons: No cons

Bose Blutooth Speaker

Written By Dlrein, ND on Friday, September 05, 2014

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Absolutely love this speaker! The sound is amazing and recommend and to anyone who enjoys good music wherever they go! We use it on the boat, backyard and in the house. Buy it!!

Pros: Perfect!

Cons: None

Amazingly Big Sound from Small Speakers

Written By HowardP, North New Hyde Park, NY on Monday, September 01, 2014

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I am both an audiophile and pro-songwriter/musician, with both a Home Theater System and Home Recording Studio. So when it comes to anything audio I am very critical. I needed a portable Bluetooth speaker for iPhone, iPad, MacBook etc. As usual I came to Crutchfield's site to research and read other user reviews. The Bose Mini seemed to fit the bill and I ordered one from Crutchfield. In two days it arrived, and I must say it blew me away. Set-up was a snap. I paired it with my iPhone to test it and wow! Not only is it a beautiful product that looks like it was designed by Apple, this little puppy can really put out great sound, and lots of it. Easily fills a room with sound, and even multiple rooms in my house. It is light and easy to carry. I can't imagine any other small Bluetooth speaker beating the Bose Mini. I can't tell you how many people are shocked to find that the music they are hearing comes from such a small package. Not only does it have decent mid-range and highs, but the bass is incredible, providing the Mini is placed several inches or more from a wall, as the bass is ported thru the back grill. I highly recommend it.

Pros: Great sound. Easily to carry. Amazing sound. Beautifully designed. Incredible bass. Well built product. And did I mention how good the sound is?

Cons: Can't think of one.

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By Bender, Newport, RI on Saturday, August 30, 2014

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This was the best wireless audio investment, ever .. I am so pleased! And the price was especially affordable!

Pros: Exceptional Sound for all of my blue-tooth enabled devices! American made .. best all around!

Cons: Nothing BAD about this product .. BOSE! ..

Great little speaker

Written By BO, Apex, NC on Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Big sound in a small package. This speaker gives portability without sacrificing sound quality. I have actually used it mostly in my family room so far and it sounds just as good as my main setup. You can't beat the convenience of streaming from your phone or tablet.

Pros: Sound, size

Cons: None so far

Great portable, well balanced sound.

Written By A/V Amateur Jeep Pro, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, August 21, 2014

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I have had this for a few weeks and really enjoy it. It matches my iMac and connects great with the rest of my Apple iOS devices. the sound is clear and full all the way to max volume, which is just short of how loud I would prefer it to be.

Pros: Great sound Great looks Great Construction

Cons: Not quite as loud as I would like.

Big Sound

Written By Anonymous, sterling va on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Big sound in a little package. We were very impressed with the sound quality. We use it all off the time.

Pros: size, sound quality, battery life, ease of use

Cons: I didn't buy one sooner

SoundLink mini

Written By P, Leawood, KS on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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My first Bose purchase. Have heard lots of friends Bose equipment. I am not disappointed.

It's actually a gift for my wife who likes to have music while she's outside. She loves it. It's small enough to grab off the charger and take with you wherever you go.

Sounds amazing, which is what I expected from Bose. Paired up with our iPhones very quickly. Really happy with purchase.

Pros: Small, but with full, rich sound.

Cons: None.

Bose sound like mini

Written By Anonymous, Orlando, fl on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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Simply amazing. Great sound, great base packed inside this small speaker!

Pros: Great sound, best on the market. I did a lot of research.

Cons: Only con would be having to pay extra money for the case.

Bose Soundlink Mini

Written By Bill M, Foxboro, MA on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Easily 5 stars. The sound is awesome for such a small speaker. Easily moved to anyplace in the house with no change in the sound quality. Highly recommended for anyone tired of listening to music or radio through lousy laptop speakers or headsets.

Pros: Sound and Size. Sound and Size.

Cons: none

Bose sound link mini

Written By Dave S., Boxford MA on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Easy set up and great sound from highs to lows...use every nite on the patio as we eat and drink...great music at a reasonable cost

Pros: Great Sound

Cons: 30 feet awway.. Wish it were more

Bose soundlink mini

Written By Ed, Arkansas on Friday, July 25, 2014

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Most bass of any small Bluetooth speaker. Good volume for medium indoors or small outdoor spaces.

Can't handle larger spaces. Pool side requires 90%+ volume and will drain battery in ~4 hours.

Grab and go from the cradle is a nice convenience.

Sound is good although influences on the music is noticeable. I wish there was a way to turn down the bass in some situations. Also vocals and guitars could be crisper.

I give 5 stars as this box stands out due to it's bass output and material quality. There are plenty of comprises (muddy sound, 4hr batter life) but compromise is to be expected in this package size.

Pros: Most bass of any small Bluetooth speaker. Nice materials. Charging dock.

Cons: 4hr battery at 90% volume. Non standard charging cable. Bass muddies the music.

Bose Mini sounds Large !

Written By FIRERACER, Lewiston, NY on Thursday, July 24, 2014

This speaker is small in size but not in sound. I love the deep sound that comes out of this solid speaker that you would expect from Bose.

Pros: Great sound. Easy to connect. Small size.

Cons: None

Bose soundlink mini bluetooth speaker

Written By JR, Cincinnati on Sunday, July 20, 2014

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I listened to 7 other speakers in all price ranges, bigger and smaller in size and cheaper and more expensive. This speaker sounded the best of all the others. The bass is amazing for a speaker of this size. The bluetooth range is 100 feet, outside in the line of sight. I used a Samsung Note tablet and a Droid Max phone. The Samsung was the furthest at 110 feet. Battery lasts as advertised and the charging cradle is really convenient. This speaker is so small you cannot believe the big sound that comes from it. I had no problem connecting it to 3 different devices. It is very well constructed and I don't hesitate to recommend it.

Pros: *Big sound from a small package *Well built *Great range *Good value

Cons: *None

Bose SoundLink Mini

Written By S-, Boston on Friday, July 18, 2014

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Create speakers - like the small size and big sound. Only issue is the volume is a zero when first try to connect, so makes it a bit cumbersonme connecting Bluetooth devices. Really just an inconvenience, though

Pros: Size & Sound

Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Written By NWGraves, Harrisonburg, VA on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Great product. A little complicated to start using but after figuring it out, it's okay. Great sound.

Pros: Great sound Picks up strong signal up 30 feet.

Cons: Figuring out how to access signal.

Amazing little speaker

Written By KarenD, Franklin, TN on Monday, July 14, 2014

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This is the second Mini sound link we've bought. The sound quality is amazing for such a small and portable device. I've been using another bluetooth speaker, but the quality of sound isn't anything like the sound of the Bose.

Pros: chargeable, portable, big, clear sound

Cons: when used in the kitchen, the microwave can interrupt the signal

love it !!

Written By Bill, Lynchburg on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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after reading a bunch of reviews I really was scared to try the mini soundlink. There was several bad comments about it not having enough bass and it did not have enough volume to it . Well with it being a BOSE product I decided to but it anyways and take my chances. I was blown away with the performance and sound of this product. This thing has all the bass and speaker volume you could want. It sounds better than any I have tried. Buy it you will not be disappointed,

Awesome Product

Written By BarbW, Lexington, NC on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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This product is everything I had hoped it would be. The sound is fabulous and the performance is amazing. I would highly recommend this product.

Pros: Amazing sound and performance. Easy to use and to work with.

Cons: Haven't found any cons.

Great sounding speaker

Written By Anonymous, Richmond, VA on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Very pleased with the Soundlink Mini. Impressive sound from such a small package. Sounds good both indoors and out.

Pros: Great sound. Quality construction. Nice package.

Cons: No remote control.

Bose SoundLink Mini

Written By JohnW, Lincoln,NE on Friday, June 20, 2014

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I bought this speaker a couple of months ago, and I have enjoyed it ever since. The sound quality is absolutely amazing for a speaker this size! The construction quality is top-notch, and the battery life is more than adequate. The charger is easy to use, and there is an input jack for a cable, if you don't want to use the Bluetooth connection. Thanks to Bose for a great product, and thanks to Crutchfield for offering a great product as well. Your ears won't be disappointed!

Pros: Great sound, great construction and portability.

Cons: none

Love it!

Written By BKYogi, Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Great little speaker. Easy to set up both to my lap top and to my iphone. Some minor problems with Spotify losing it's connection but otherwise works perfectly.

Pros: Great sound, easy to move around, long battery life

Cons: Spotty connection, needs to be very close for bluetooth

Great Speaker

Written By Steve, New Jersey on Monday, June 16, 2014

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I have always liked Bose products and this small speaker carries on the Bose tradition of great products

Pros: small, portable, great wound

Cons: None

Impressive !

Written By BarnStorm, Fort Myers, FL on Sunday, June 15, 2014

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You pay the price, but you get premium quality. This unit is very impressive and the sound it generates just makes you scratch your head. How do they do it? Nice, clean design... even the charge cradle. Very happy.

Pros: Big sound from a little container; clean design; appears very well made.

Cons: Not a con, but would have been nice to include a carrying case. It would enhance the total product at very small cost.

Good Sound, Good Value

Written By Anonymous, Tuckahoe, NY on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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For years, I've enjoyed listening to my iPod on a Bose SoundDock. I recently came across the SoundLink mini and thought I would give it a try. It's only been a few weeks, but I am more than happy with the purchase. The sound is as good as can be expected from a battery operated speaker of this size. Nevertheless, the sound is good. What really separates the SoundLink from the SoundDock is the bluetooth technology. It allows you to place the speaker anywhere in a room or outside and maintain control of the bluetooth device in your hand. I particularly enjoy connecting to the Siruis app on my iPhone.

Pros: Very small and stylsih, sound is good for a speaker this size

Cons: none thus far

Amazing Speaker

Written By alberto, Hermiston,OR on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Amazing sound for a little speaker. Bluetooth works perfect with different devices.

Pros: Great sound , perfect size

Cons: No remote control

But it is so small

Written By GC, Charlottesville, Va on Friday, June 06, 2014

This little speaker is quite impressive. You can crank it on up and the distortion is minimal. It also can get pretty loud for those times when your in the great outdoors. I throw it and an MP3 player in my back pack, head for the mountains, and enjoy quality tunes while watching the sun set.

Pros: Great sound, small in size, soundly built.

Cons: Wish the battery life were longer, for those 3 day camping trips. Have to tote an external power source to recharge it after 6 or 7 hours.

Very Impressive

Written By Steven, South Dakota on Monday, May 26, 2014

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A very impressive sound -surprising for the size. Very easy to use and connect to your Bluetooth device. I like the fact that you can use a "wired" connection if you want since my MP3 player does not have Bluetooth connectivity. Played it for a friend and they immediately went out and bought one. Battery life is very good.

Pros: Sound. Size, Ease of Use. Ultimate in speaker portability.

Cons: None

Bose SoundLink

Written By Ray, Easton, PA on Saturday, May 24, 2014

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