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

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

Product Research


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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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

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.


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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Excellent product easy to use and great quality, and sound at low and higher range. Compact and easy to transport for outings.

Pros: Compact, easy to use, attractive housing

Cons: None

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By RLW111, Butler, PA on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Have had this product about three weeks now - very satisfied. with speaker sitting about three inches from a rear hard surface, bass response is great. Not sure how the sound would carry in an outside situation. Pretty sure I have used this for more than seven hours now on it's initial charge with volume fairly high. - almost ready for a charge. Pricy, but good quality.

Pros: Sound from this small a speaker is great.

Cons: None so far

Bose Soundlink Mini

Written By gr8fuldawg95, Athens, GA on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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I received the Bose Soundlink Mini expecting to be blown away, and I was. The sound from such a little package delivers in a big way. I use it outside on my deck and in my home. The battery life is great. Setup with Bluetooth is easy peasy. All in all, it has exceeded my expectations. Great product!

Pros: Battery life Easy setup Quality

Cons: None

Another great Bose product...

Written By RickNYC, New York, NY on Monday, May 19, 2014

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Needed a bluetooth speaker for my office at work and could not be happier with the Bose SoundLink Mini Speaker. My office is about 10x12, so on the smaller size for a room and this speaker rocks-out! The base is deep and strong, the highs are clear and crisp. Easy to set up and use. I use mostly with Iheart radio and Pandora. Highly recommend if you are in need of a great speaker for a smaller room. I keep it at the office but it could be very portable in a briefcase or backpack.

Pros: great full sound, easy to set up and use, very portable.

Cons: seems to be a bit on the pricey side, as is the case with Bose products but it delivers on the sound quality and design.

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By Anonymous, Lima, OH on Monday, May 12, 2014

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Good speaker. Well built. Not super loud. Remote would be nice.

Pros: Quality

Cons: Expensive

Amazing speaker

Written By Marcel L., Englewood, FL on Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Tis speaker's absolutely great, easy to move anywhere but can't beat surround sound.

Pros: Good clear sound, small device,

Cons: non

Quality device

Written By NIC, San Jose, CA on Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Excellent built quality!! Was looking to buy the UE Boom but read the reviews on the battery life and lack of replacement thus went with the Bose. Very good low end reproduction but lacks the highs. Does. to have the 360 degrees coverage but that was not a must for me. Have not tested how long a battery charge will last yet.

Pros: Built quality. Solid feel.excellent lows

Cons: Price....but same as the Ue Boom

Excellent Speaker

Written By Jeffrey, VA on Saturday, May 03, 2014

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Great sound


Written By CMM, Annapolis, MD on Friday, May 02, 2014

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Wow, great little speaker. Very impressed by the quality sound from such a small speaker. I love that it is so portable. Nice to use when I'm on the deck or outside doing yard work. Exactly what I was looking for and am very happy with my purchase. Thanks Bose!

Pros: Great sound. Portability.

Great speaker!

Written By MOP68AR, Colorado Springs CO on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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very impressed with this speaker from Bose. I originally purchased it for my camper due to the small footprint and blue tooth capabilities. I now use it for way more. This little thing rocks! Now with that being said, keep in mind this is a small speaker and if you are looking for boombox performance then this is not it. however, this puts out more then enough sound to listen to in a bedroom, or other small space. I even use it out side my camper during campfire cooking and sounds just great. Good battery life as well.

Pros: small, good bass, battery life

Cons: price.....however in range of others but still it is $200 bucks

Sleek powerful speaker

Written By Luis, San Francisco, CA on Sunday, April 27, 2014

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I love the soundlink mini. It's so much more portable than the Soundlink III. It also sounds great and has very good bass !

Pros: Great Sound Portable High Quality Aluminum Finish

Cons: Not waterproof or weather resistant.

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker reviews

Written By Larry L, Surprise, AZ on Saturday, April 26, 2014

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This speaker is outstanding. What more can be said.

Pros: I love the long playing time of this speaker. It always sounds good. The base is great. It is worth the extra $100 over what my JVC cost me...............

Cons: None


Written By Nancy, Aberdeen, WA on Thursday, April 24, 2014

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This speaker is just awesome! The sounds that come out of it are unbelievable for such a small piece of equipment. I can play music from my iPad and hear it flawlessly on this speaker even when I carry it outside more than 30 feet away from the iPad (through a wall as well). I've also used it in my bathroom which is a good 40+ feet away and through 4 walls with only minor skips now and then. With the additional purchases of the soft cover and carrying case, it's very well-protected. I'm so very happy I stumbled across this speaker; it's one of my best electronics purchases (except maybe the Bose Companion 5 system for my desktop).

Pros: Easy to transport and charge; solid but not too heavy; great sound; good looking.

Cons: None

Bose SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By Bose SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker, Norco, CA on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Great sound overall. Small size for loud sound, clarity great. Can charge from a (12V car charge). A bit on the pricy side, but have given the no name portable Bluetooth speakers a fair chance first and they always stop working within a couple months in some way or another. This one has had no problems in over 4 months.

Pros: Small size, loud and clear sound

Cons: price

Sterling Sound!

Written By SuSu, Asheville, NC on Friday, April 18, 2014

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Oh my gosh. What tremendous sound comes out of this mini speaker. I was totally surprised when I turned it on the first time and so was my husband who owns some incredible standard sized sound equipment. I really took my time before purchasing this speaker. I have been looking for the past couple of years for a small Bluetooth speaker; however, none fit my requirements. This one has exceeded my expectations. My husband is fearful that I will wear it out. :-) I use it in our bedroom for easy listening and in the kitchen while I cook. And, I take it on our front porch where I could sit for hours listening to it. Our car radio is okay; however, I don't have the capability to listen to iTunes on my iPhone so I plan on taking it in the car for long journeys. I just ordered the car charger for the mini and am so excited to receive it. I also ordered the soft cover in orange since my husband owns a Kubota RTV so he can listen to music, other than headphones, on it while keeping the mini a little more protected. I am still stunned by the amazing bass out of this small speaker. The overall sound quality is absolutely superb. You will not be disappointed in this speaker. Don't it today!! It's the best money I have spent in years.

Pros: Sterling sound, small form factor, incredible portability

Cons: None

over priced

Written By clappy, irving, texas on Friday, April 04, 2014

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has the bose clarity that's second to none and overall a great Bluetooth device but its way over priced.....I have a beats Bluetooth that plays just as well at 1/4 the cost

Cons: price

Great sound

Written By Anonymous, Hartford, CT on Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Vey pleased with this product. Did a lot of research and listened to the competition and this speaker blew them all away. Great overall sound, vey happy with the clarity and bass. I use mine for listening to music and online guitar lessons. Crutchfield's service was stellar as usual.

Pros: Overall sound, great bass, range of blue tooth, ease of synching, portability

Cons: None, very satisfied.

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By Anonymous, concord, ca on Saturday, March 22, 2014

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This speaker came exactly when your company said it would come and was in pristine condition. I could not be happier with it. It performs better than I had expected and will go on all my trips with me--both business and personal.


Written By Billy Bigrigger, Prudhoe Bay, AK on Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Incredible bass out of this mini speaker.

Pros: It's awesome

Cons: It's a little spendy, but worth every penny

Bose Mini Impresses

Written By Billy, Columbia, MD on Monday, March 17, 2014

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I have had the Bose Soundlink Mini for about a week. Every time I turn it on and stream tunes, it never fails to amaze me. It is incredible what Bose has managed to cram into such a small footprint. Sound is full and rich. Base is impressive, as is the treble. It fills any mid-size room with glorious sound with little difficulty. Searched quite extensively, read many reviews for something to replace an older JBL device which broke. Finally settled on the Bose mini and have no regrets.

Pros: Bluetooth, small, portable, great sound, impressively crafted.

Cons: None I can think of.

Bose Soundlink Mini

Written By Bose Soundlink mini, Bakersfield, CA on Monday, March 03, 2014

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Powerful clear music. Portable and easy to take with you no matter where you go! Your music anytime!

Pros: Portable and easy to use

Cons: None

Bose did it again

Written By Billy D, Long Island New York on Sunday, March 02, 2014

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They Did it again full sound in a very tiny place

Pros: Its Small enough to take any place. With all the speakers on the market for I phones and Androids There is none to come close.

Cons: None that I have seen as of yet

Bose mini

Written By Simon, Santa Ana, ca on Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Easy, sound beautiful,

Pros: Small, sound great, portable, long hours

Cons: Price, sometimes disconnect by itself.

Bose Soundlink

Written By Steven, San Jose on Sunday, February 23, 2014

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It is a great piece of equipment. The wi-fi is great, easy to make connection. I use the wi-fi with the iPad and it make connection every time. The sound is much better than the sound from the TV. I use the aux port to connect to the TV. it is convenience to carry around.

Great Little Speaker

Written By Mike C, Wisconsin on Sunday, February 16, 2014

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Bought this after reading all the rave reviews. Totally agree that the sound is awesome for the tiny footprint and the construction quality is excellent. Does it put out the sound of a good Klipsch ProMedia 3 piece system for PC use? No way. Different animal all together but just don't buy one for that purpose thinking it will. The Bluetooth works flawlessly and if you have a few spots you feel this type of speaker will work - there isn't a speaker this size that will do it better. It's NOT however, an acceptable substitute for a good home office PC speaker system or something that will fill a living room with sound produced by bigger speakers or small speakers with a subwoofer.

Pros: Great for what tit is.

Cons: Not great for what it isn't.

Bose sound link mini Bluetooth

Written By ChuckH, Jefferson City Tn on Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Outstanding sound. I had bought a Bose portable sound dock which had great sound but 2 months after I bought it they upgraded phones and the connector changed. The mini has just as good a quality as the sound dock but a much better price. Highly recommend. .

Pros: Great quality sound Very portable

Cons: None

Bookshelf replacements?

Written By JMusica, Oklahoma on Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Man, I wish I had these in college. I remember spending 100 bucks plus for a set of book shelf speakers for my room. They were nice, but not this nice and portable!

Pros: Portable, sounds great, easy to connect to bluetooth. Sounds a lot cleaner then other portable bluetooth speakers that I have tried. The others were too muddy where these have definition.

Cons: No, I don't live in a dorm room anymore. However, if you want to blow out the doors, these are not for you. They get loud enough and sound clean enough - just what I need. Don't expect ground pounding music, if you do, don't move next door to me.

Bose SoundLink Mini

Written By Baggins, Long Island on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Right out of the box it sounded amazing!

Pros: Small profile but deep bass, clear tones.

Cons: None

Great sound

Written By Dave, Kersey, Pa on Monday, February 10, 2014

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Unbelievable sound from such a small speaker. I'd give it a 5 star except that if you don't use the bluetooth, and use the aux cable, the sound is poor. Unfortuantely, my older iPods don't have bluetooth, so I "can't" even use it with them. If you have bluetooth, it's an awesome speaker.

Pros: Awesome sound using bluetooth

Cons: Poor sound using AUX jack.

Excellent Speaker

Written By Taylor Campbell, Oxford, MS on Monday, January 27, 2014

Sound: I bought this speaker and was amazed by the sound it produced. This unit has very good bass for its size (it sounds best when placed close to a wall, which allows the rear radiator to reflect back toward you.) The volume of sound produced by this unit is great for indoor spaces. I can hook my laptop up projectors in my college's classrooms and fill the room with great sound from this speaker. The unit is loud enough to listen too in quieter out door spaces, though you will likely want something louder for an outdoor party.

Build: This unit feels very sturdy. The exterior of the unit is made of aluminum (matches MacBooks very nicely) and has a large, grippy rubber pad on the pad to hold it in place. The controls on top are a very soft rubber. The unit has a nice heft, and feels sturdy and well built.

Features/ease of use This unit is very ease to use. To charge it, you just sit on its cradle (although sometimes you have to kind of guide it in, it doesn't center itself very well) and the unit chirps to notify you that it is charging. When using the unit's bluetooth the indicator above the bluetooth button stays white. (if turned off it will try to reconnect to the last device and ignore all other devices) To change devices simply press the bluetooth key and the light pulses blue allowing you to easily and quickly change devices. My only complaint is the lack of a built in mic for speakerphone use and lack of media controls.

Over all a great unit.

Pros: Sound, Size, Build Quality, Appearance, Battery Life, Ease of use.

Cons: No built in mic (means can't be used as a speakerphone), no media controls (you can not wireless control your device with this speaker.

Great sound system makes you feel your apart of the action!

Written By Harry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Great purchase

Pros: Size, flexibility and price

Cons: Can find none

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By Anonymous, 07016 on Monday, January 13, 2014

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Purchased the Bose SoundLink MiniBluetooth for my wife who always listened to her music stored in her Ipad. Works great and the sound is wonderful. Small enough to carry to any room.

Pros: great sound for a small speaker, portable easy to operate and control

Cons: You can pair multiple devices, however only one can be near it when playing your music or you must turn bluetooth off on the other devices to operate properly.

Soundlink Mini

Written By Gene R, Dededu GU on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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Bought is for my kids and they love it. They love watching their online shows now since the get the full effect instead of the tinny sound coming from the laptop built in speakers


Written By PaulO, Naperville, IL on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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True to form Bose delivers above and beyond with the Soundlink Mini. My daughter wanted a portable player for her iPhone and in comparing this with other similar products, it was clear why Bose is the leader in delivering rich, full sound in such a small device.

Pros: Light, portable, easy to operate, sound is truly amazing.

Cons: No case or anything to put it in. I had to spend an additional $50 on a carrying case- thought they could include something since it is touted as portable.

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By charlie, donnellson il on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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perfect for the wife. great for back ground music. we like it

Pros: easy to use and small with big clear sound

Cons: none

great sound but not loud enough.

Written By gregikh, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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This speaker sounds great, but its not loud enough. Also, the sound seems to distort somewhat at louder frequencies. I'm not sure if I should exchange it or not because at lower volume, it sounds very good. I guess for the price I expected more.

Pros: Great sound and good battery life

Cons: Not loud enough and distorts at higher volumes.


Written By Kirby, Dallas, TX on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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Great sound. Easy portability. Just what we wanted. Easy to set up. Only have had it a few weeks. Do not have accessories yet.

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By Anonymous, jackson,ga on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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great product, nice sound from a small box

bose mini

Written By louis, nj on Friday, January 03, 2014

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best bluetooth made clear and simple,great sound,easy pairing

Works for us!

Written By TomB, Lewes, DE on Friday, January 03, 2014

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My neighbor found one of these at the Bose Store and raved about it. My wife needed something to play music in her office area, out on the patio in warm weather (our community does not allow permanent exterior speakers) and in the living room (she hates to mess with our main house system - " too complicated"). We had been using a small AAA battery speaker, but the sound left a lot to be desired and distorted frequently on highs and lows. Hey, what do you want for $20?

I got it for her from Crutchfield for Christmas. WOW, I was impressed with what it put out for distortion-free sound no matter how loud we pushed it. We have 13 ½ vaulted ceilings in our great room and I was amazed with the warmth of the realistic sound this unit put out. Our whole house is filled from her iPad playing through this speaker! My wife is looking to having it on our patio for the summer!

While it is no match head-to-head for my Denon/Polk main system with two Sony 400 CD mega-changers, I am forced to say that it is an excellent value for the money.

Crutchfield delivered the unit to me in one day as they always do with no hassles and no stories. I did not need to talk to anyone on this purchase, but as always the Crutchfield buying experience was A+ and faultless. I suppose that I could have looked at other brands, but during the holidays, I want to resist the urge to over-analyze.

This purchase ranks up there with the iPad I got her. She's happy, so I am happy - end of story!

Pros: Small, easy to use, great sound amazing for the size, long battery life, fast re-charge

Cons: Accessories are expensive as is usual with anything Bose you buy

Outstanding Sound Quality

Written By Beavis W, Louisville, KY on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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This is my first Bose item purchase. In the past I never understood the price break vs. sound quality until I turned the Mini on. I was looking at other BlueTooth speakers for less than $150 and there are 100's below this price range. I read several of the reviews for the Mini and watched the Crutchfield video review and was sold on the product. The product arrived in two very quick shipping days, way to go Crutchfield! The Mini's packaging just shows the time and quality Bose places within their products. Once I opened the box I turned it on, and sync'd it up with my iPhone 5 with no hassle. I was surprised it had enough juice to play for almost an hour. I was immediately blown away by the sound quality from such a small device. The Mini has sound quality and loudness of a large scale home speaker. The Mini has some weight but very portable. I just can't say how impressive the sound quality for this small device puts out. I had it next to my Polk 5000 sound bar during the holidays and my friends thought all the music I was streaming was from my Polk 5000 sound bar but it was coming from the Mini. They were all impressed and couldn't believe the sound quality output. Terrific and I will be a loyal Bose owner going forward!

Pros: Outstanding Crutchfield service and shipping. Bose Packaging high quality to match the exceptional sound output. I can't impress enough the sound that comes from this Mini speaker. Easy to charge on the portable charging base that comes with the unit, excellent phone to mini speaker range, very loud with excellent low and high's from all ranges of music played thus far. Heavy Metal, Rap, Country, Blues to Jazz!

Cons: None, buy this item if its near your price range. Spend the extra money from the other BlueTooth speakers. The Mini Rocks!

Best mini speaker out there

Written By EddieC, Humble Tx on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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Best mini speaker hands down and I've tried many. Don't waste your money on anything else.

Great Sound!

Written By JM, New Jersey on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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Excellent sound

Pros: Compact

Cons: Haven't found one yet

This speaker is awesome

Written By Anonymous, Fresno, CA on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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I tell you what. This little speaker packs a punch. This is another speaker system done well by BOSE. The speaker has enough sound and power to fill just about any room. I have demoed this little package to the guys at work and they have all been impressed some much they are going to buy one for themselves. Now I know the price is a little steep for a speaker, but it will be money well spent and you regret buying when you do.

Pros: Sound great, portability, Bluetooth and aux cable ability

Cons: It can be a little boomy depending one where you place it.

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Written By SteveF, Dothan, Al on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Small package; big sound!

Pros: Easily portable. Light weight. Great sound. Decent bass for it's size.

Cons: Would like a longer charge life on the battery, but it is adequate.


Written By GemStateMom, Grangeville, ID on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Sound is amazing for such a small unit. Feels very sturdy and well built. On the expensive side, but expect it to last a long time with quality construction and Bose name. Very happy with purchase.

Pros: Awesome sound

Cons: Expensive

Amazing quality and sound!

Written By Matt H, Flint, MI on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Excellent sound and build quality.

Pros: Tiny, simple to use, and tremendous sound.

Cons: Only one, I wish you could charge from USB.

my toy

Written By melo, US VIRGIN ISLAND on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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it sound great for the size of the speaker. what i like the most is that when iam heading to the beach i don't have to much to pack.

Pros: clean ,easy to carry around