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Our take on the Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

by Ralph Graves
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Here's an easy way to fill your room with legendary Bose® sound. Just place your iPod® or iPhone® in the SoundDock® Series II system and press "Play." The compact SoundDock® Series II system a great way to bring music to your kitchen, den, bedroom, or anywhere else in your home.

Use the SoundDock® Series II system's remote to conveniently control your iPod or iPhone from anywhere in the room. Skip songs, pause music playback, or even change playlists. An auxiliary input on the back lets you connect other types of MP3 players, as well.

Highlights:

  • for docking iPods and iPhones (optional converter required for iPhone 5 and 5th generation iPod touch®)
  • automatically charges most players
  • remote control included
  • minijack auxiliary input for other portable devices
  • AC adapter
  • weight: 4.56 lbs.
  • 12"W x 6-1/2"H x 6-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • White amplified speaker system/docking station for iPod
  • Wireless remote control (CR2032 Battery installed)
  • AC adapter with a 58" DC output cord (DC output: 18 Volts/1.0A)
  • 8' AC power cable
  • Owner's manual (Eng/Fren/Span)
  • Product registration card
  • Bose contact list
  • Letter from Bose

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Features

Overview: The Bose SoundDock II is a powered desktop speaker system designed for the Apple iPod digital music player and Apple iPhone. The iPod is docked directly to the unit, allowing you to easily play your music files.

Proprietary Acoustic Design: The system's patented Waveguide Speaker Technology and powerful neodymium speakers provide efficient and high quality audio reproduction.

iPod Dock: The SoundDock II features a slot in the front of the unit with the proprietary iPod dock connector. The SoundDock II is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/26/2013).

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Output Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Information
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
7th* 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
5th* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
4 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
4S 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
5* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
5C* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
5S* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
Notes:
  • *The iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), and iPhone 5/5C/5S will require the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter or Lightning to 30-pin cable (both, sold separately) in order to dock with this system.
  • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Airplane Mode (for iPhone): In the event of audio interference when you have your iPhone docked, set iPhone to Airplane Mode. You will not be able to receive phone calls in Airplane Mode.

iPod Charger: The SoundDock II provides power to charge your iPod/iPhone during operation. iPod/iPhone charging is suspended when the unit is turned off.

Controls: The only controls on the speaker system are for volume, up and down. A wireless remote control is also included which offers basic iPod controls; volume up/down, skip forward/backward, search forward/backward within the song, play/pause, Playlist select and off. The controls on the iPod also work while connected to he SoundDock II. The SoundDock II will return to the last volume setting used when turned on.

Note: The SoundDock II volume controls must be used because the iPod's volume control only affects the headphone output of your iPod when docked.

Aux Input: The SoundDock II has a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a external portable audio source other than your iPod.

Using Headphones: The SoundDock II does not feature a headphone output. While docked to the system, the headphone output on your iPod can be used. Since the headphone output on the iPod is independent of the Dock connector both the SoundDock II and headphones can be used simultaneously, with independent volume control.

Power Supply: The unit is powered by the supplied AC adapter only. It does not operate on battery power. The SoundDock II provides power to charge your iPod even if the speaker system is off.

Non-Slip Feet: The bottom of the SoundDock II features six surface-gripping rubber pads to provide a stable platform on most surfaces.

 
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5 out of 5

Bose Sound Dock Series II

Written By LarryL, West Fargo, ND on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Great sound from a small package. Purchased as gift for our daughter who also has a Sony portable docking station. Bose sound quality noticeably better than the Sony.
Pros:
Bose quality and Crutchfield service, what's not to like!
Cons:
iPhone 4S will not dock unless phone case is removed, but minor issue and not enough to affect rating.
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5 out of 5

Happiness!

Written By Betsy, Murphy, NC on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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I am pleased with everything! Ordering was easy and clear. Delivery was as expected and my Bose Iphone speaker was packed securely, arrived without damage. I love my speaker. The sound is nothing less than I would expect from Bose. Definitely a very pleased customer.
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5 out of 5

Bose Sound Dock Series II

Written By Terpmike, Ellicott City, Md on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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The Bose Sound Dock Series II packs a nice, powerful sound from a small, easily transported system. It is easy to use and has a nice look as well. Also, ordered the unit one evening, and it was waiting for me when I got home from work the next day!! Very helpful guidance from the Crutchfield service department.
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5 out of 5

Very satisfied

Written By Bose® SoundDock® Series II, Vernon, CT on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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Very satisfied with the product, the service, ease of payment and the speed of delivery. Product was everything I expected and more.
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5 out of 5

All About the Sound

Written By ArtG, Littleton, CO on Friday, December 13, 2013
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The sound that comes off the Bose unit is pretty darn good. The sound is not flat and somewhat dimensional. I'm always eager to listen to my Bose, especially after listening to iPod using my earbuds. The very high tones appear a tiny bit muted, but the rest of the musical scale comes across quite well.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose SoundDock Series ll

Written By A. M, Cincinnati, Oh on Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Excellent product, sound and appearance
Pros:
The Bose name
Cons:
None!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

quality product

Written By islander, saipan, marianas on Saturday, November 02, 2013
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beats the couple of docking stations that i had previously purchased elsewhere by far. crisp quality sound at a reasonable price.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Great Deal

Written By Anonymous, Guam on Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Overall, a great product. I did however get this one confused with the portable version. Which is why this is a 4 star rating instead of 5.
Pros:
Quality Sound. Fast shipping. Great Price.
Cons:
No rechargeable battery. Not portable.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose IPhone dock

Written By Suzanne K, San Diego CA on Saturday, October 12, 2013
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Excellent product to listen to the music on my iPhone. Sound is clear and crisp even when the sound is on high.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose sound dock

Written By Mom L, Phila, PA on Friday, September 20, 2013
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Great item. Super fast delivery! Would buy from Crutchfield again
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose SoundDock Series II

Written By DebJ, Kansas City, MO on Monday, August 26, 2013
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Terrific sound! I am very pleased!
Pros:
Great Sound
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By SquashedPankak, Orlando, FL on Monday, July 22, 2013
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The price and performance for this Bose product is excellent. I was unsure about whether I should get this or the Bluetooth version and went for this one. Its obviously not intended to be portable but is still easy to move it and plug it somewhere else if necessary. All in all, excellent sound - very pleased.
Pros:
Great sound.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Best sound!

Written By Desdemona, Charlottesville, VA on Thursday, July 11, 2013
 
Love the Bose SoundDock! This one replaces one that I wore out.
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5 out of 5

It's a Bose, What else needs to be said.

Written By BrianD, Marlow, OK on Saturday, June 29, 2013
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Love the sound
Pros:
the sound is perfect, great size
Cons:
My iPod is about eight years old so the Bose remote won't advance from one song to the next. Everything else works great.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By Anonymous, Stemford, CT on Thursday, June 20, 2013
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Very satisfied!
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By Anonymous, Olivehurst, CA on Monday, May 27, 2013
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Worked great nice sound!
Pros:
Ease of use.
Cons:
Can't think of any.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Another Great Bose Product

Written By Glenn, Mount Joy, Pa on Monday, May 20, 2013
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Bose is known for amazing sound in a small package, as well as designing simplicity and ease of use into their products. The sound dock is a classic example. Simply plug it in, turn it on, and enjoy. The iPhone has replaced every other audio source in my home, and the Bose is the perfect companion for a great, portable system.
Pros:
Charges my iPhone while docked on it. Sounds amazing. Simple to operate.
Cons:
Need an adaptor to dock iPhone 5. Phone case must be removed or modified to dock a device on the Bose.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose docking system

Written By Connie G, Butte MT on Monday, May 13, 2013
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This is everything I had hoped it would be, amazing sound....just what you would expect from Bose
Pros:
The size is wonderful, I got the Silver and it just blends into any surrounding
Cons:
none
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By Gwop, Bronx, nyc. on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Beautiful sound, like BUTTER.... Works right out of the box. Play and go.
Pros:
Real easy to use, already set up. Plug and play.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Awesome sound in a small speaker!

Written By Freddie C, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, April 25, 2013
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I love this product. I use it with my iPod, and iPhone and the sound is incredible with each device. The speaker fills my room with beautiful fidelity. Each note is clear and packs a lot of punch.
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5 out of 5

What you would expect from Bose

Written By Kevin_Ga, Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, January 02, 2013
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The product is exactly what you'd expect from Bose. Small package, well made, and great sound. It fits easily in the bathroom, on a night stand, or in the kitchen. The sound quality is great and the remote easily handles all basic functions. There's only a few minor improvements that would be nice, but certainly not enough to prevent purchasing the device: no controls on the device itself (except volume), all operations are through the remote or IPOD; the power cord contains an inline converter box that is somewhat bulky. Typically the box is on the end that plugs into the wall or internal to the device.
Pros:
Small package, great sound, excellent build quality.
Cons:
No controls on device except volume (remote only operation), power cord contains an inline power converter box (drops power from household voltage down to that required for Docking station). Won't run off battery power.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By Anonymous, Wisconsin Rapids, WI on Tuesday, January 01, 2013
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Great sound in a small package. Handy to play and recharge my IPOD. Love it!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Worth every penny my friends!

Written By Maui boi, Maui hawaii on Friday, December 28, 2012
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The title says it all! No distortion... No matter how loud you enjoy your music and the clarity is amazing! This is my second unit.... Needless to say my brother will not borrow this one:)
Pros:
Clarity, no distortion, exceed your expectations product
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5 out of 5

Bose SoundDock

Written By Ana, Lawrenceville, NJ on Friday, November 23, 2012
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Excellent product!
Pros:
Great sound, attractive shape, good size.
Cons:
None so far.
1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excelente - Excellent

Written By Yeli, PR on Tuesday, October 02, 2012
 
Elegante y compacto

Elegant and compact
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1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Bose SoundDock II

Written By Music_Lover, St. Louis, Mo on Thursday, July 12, 2012
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I'm not sure you can ever go wrong with a Bose. I was only a little disappointed that this couldn't be used with a battery pack for more portability but after reading other sounddock specs it doesn't sound like any battery pack would last more than 6 or 8 hours (at least on a high end sounddock). The only other thing that I didn't like was there was no volume indicator. Other than that I love listening to my music on the Bose SoundSock II.
Pros:
Great sound Portable enough to carry to a different location
Cons:
No batter pack No volume indicator
7 out of 9 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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Written By Mike, Centerville, MA on Thursday, July 05, 2012
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Excellent service
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4 out of 5

Works for me

Written By horseluverinidaho, mountain west on Saturday, April 14, 2012
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I bought this to use with my ipod nano in a room where I work. There was no problem setting it up or getting the nano to dock. The sound is good but I wouldn't say GREAT. I didn't expect GREAT from a small unit like this. I have noticed that some of the music I've recorded sounds better than other tunes .. that wouldn't be the Bose's fault but maybe mine or the computer's fault I've recorded the music from. Since I've never used or heard music from another brand of soundock I can't compare the sound. But for the $249, I'm very happy with the unit.
Pros:
Simple and easy to use
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4 out of 5

Great Sounddock

Written By Jennifer, Suamico, WI on Wednesday, April 04, 2012
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I really like this system. I am reviewing it to let potential buyers know that although I really like this unit it doesn't have the best sound. It sounds good but not great. I purchased this along with the Portable Bose battery run docking system and their remotes work with each other and I like that. I use the plugged in version for our bedroom and the portable one I use for the bathroom and taking it up to our cottage. I do recommend this system even if the sound isn't the best.
Pros:
small, has remote, compatibility with my other Bose portable ipod dock
Cons:
sound isn't the best but still good
3 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By Anonymous, Apalachicola, FL on Friday, February 17, 2012
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The Sound is great. I am very please with this product.
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By Anonymous, Canton, MI on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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Love it! Received it as a Christmas gift. Sound is awesome, like all Bose products, easy to use, lightweight and easy to carry from room to room if/when needed.
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Solid

Written By Ken, Lake Ridge, VA on Monday, January 30, 2012
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The SoundDock Series II delivers as expected. Bass is full and clear, even though the unit is small. User controls are essentially the iProduct's organic controls, with the added bonus of a remote, since it's on the dock. The actual dock is really the only drawback--it doesn't allow iPhones with rubberized cases to dock, so we must remove the bottom.
Pros:
Expected Bose sound
Cons:
Dock connection has a very low tolerance, which prevents some iPhones to connect due to covers.
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By GREAT ITEM, Westminster,MD on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
 
First Bose buyer and the power of the sound come out from this tiny dock is UNBELIEVABLE!
Pros:
great sound
Cons:
will be great if was working with battery
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect for taking it everywhere

Written By MrKnight3000, Honolulu, HI on Saturday, January 21, 2012
 
The Bose SoundDock series 2 Digital Music System is perfect because the bass great sound that's perfect for parties, etc...
Pros:
None
Cons:
none
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3 out of 5

Too Much Bass

Written By DanA, Rochester, NY on Sunday, June 26, 2011
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After having two Altec Lancing Portable Players die on me after less than one year each, I decided to go with the Bose SoundDock Series II this time around. Frankly, I must say I am a little bit disappointed in the sound quality. Very little treble and too much bass with no way to adjust either. Also, the Docking portion of the player is made out of cheap plastic and I worry about it breaking off if I have to move the player from one room to the other. I would not purchase this system again...
14 out of 22 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By AJ, Wichita, KS on Saturday, June 11, 2011
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It is awesome! The sound quality is great, and I'm pleased with my purchase.
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By Turner, South arkansas on Thursday, May 19, 2011
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This sound dock was the perfect gift.The sound is what you expect from Bose. I
was totally satisfied with my purchase. Then I found the Bose radio app" Bose
am/fm" this made this purchase even better.
8 out of 10 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nice...

Written By Mary, Houston, TX on Thursday, February 03, 2011
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Received this for Christmas. Like having a mobile speaker system for my mobile ipod.
Thought it was not going to work as my ipod was in a plastic case. When I nested the
ipod into the Bose, it didn't completely connect. Of course, my daughter had to figure this
out. Regardless, the system works as expected, the sound is great and I just love the
remote control. Like this Christmas Gift!
3 out of 5 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By Glaswegian, Uniontown Pa. on Thursday, February 03, 2011
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What a fabulous product. Appearance and sound quality just what one would expect
from Bose. However, what a disappointment the little remote is. Limited functions and
cheaply put together. not the sort of thing to leave out in public view.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great performance

Written By GW, Idaho Falls, Idaho on Sunday, November 28, 2010
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An outstanding piece of equipment. The music is outstanding, especially when you
consider it is coming from my Ipod. A nice bonus is the ability to use it to output sound
from other sources - like my little TV, with the very little speakers.
While the price might be a little high, it is such good quality, it is worth it.
5 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Love It!

Written By eve, Santa Cruz CA on Sunday, August 15, 2010
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I am so happy I finally brought this product. I was always trying to save money and would buy less expensive mps players. They would always break by the years end so this time I thought I am just going to spend the money and am I glad I did! This system is amazing, I have not "heard" my music for years now I can hear every instrument clear clean beautiful music, taking up no space, I can take it anywhere and have sound as good as any big speakers. If you are thinking about getting this, just spend the money it is totally worth it. It is easy to use, charges the ipod and sounds like music should sound.
8 out of 10 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

why spend so much?

Written By rajstone, CA. on Wednesday, May 05, 2010
 
I bought this for my friend's bday, and this thing is so clonky and big, the sound is seriously in all honesty ALRIGHT at best...

I went ahead and returned it because he didn't like it, and got him a portable speaker for under half the price, and he loved it! the sound from that little thing is amazing, plus it's "PORTABLE", with a zip up case.
10 out of 32 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By Anonymous, Lake Ariel, PA on Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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great style, sound, etc like all the other Bose items we have
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4 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system

Written By Anonymous, Seguin, Texas on Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Bose Sound dock exceedes our expectations! Crystal clear with the Nano Ipod. Can hear throughout my 2300 sq ft house. Perfect for the pool area too! Crutchfield delivered in time for Christmas too. Very happy with product and service. Only negative would be the price...about $75 too high, but it is what Bose commands.
4 out of 6 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

sounds dull

Written By sconley, Harrisonburg, VA on Monday, January 04, 2010
 
I expected so much more from this product. Big price for an ok sound. It sounds dull, the highs are distorted and the bass is nonexistent. The dock is also very flimsy. Putting in my ipod touch I felt like if I pushed too hard it would snap off. Also, the small white dock that came with my ipod didn't fit so I was worried about it getting bumped and messing up my connection to my ipod. Returned it today and went with what I was going to get in the first place but changed my mind in the store, the Kicker iKick 500. The Kicker is great!!! My dock fits so its nice and snug, the bass and highs are excellent!!! The sound is 100% better in every way!!! Even with the Bose on sale, still saved $124 and got a better product.
13 out of 17 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

BOSE. Better Sound Through Marketing

Written By Adam, Northern Kentucky on Wednesday, December 30, 2009
 
Let me start off saying that I have never been totally against BOSE products. To me I don't care who makes it. If it sounds good then I'm all for it. I have had many years with top notch car audio systems home theater systems etc. Over the years I feel that I have trained my ears well for what sounds good and what doesn't. I have a pair of BOSE headphones that I use all the time and would not trade them for anything. They sound great. This BOSE sound dock has ok sound at best. BOSE has been using paper cone drivers for years and they hardly ever use tweeters in any of their speakers. I have also yet to see anything made by BOSE where they actually tell what kind of frequency response their speakers have. The battery power is cool and this unit is compact. (If it wasn't for that then I would have given it one star). I did get a Kicker ik500 after returning the BOSE sounddock. Not only is the price more than half of what the sound dock is but it sounds 20x's better. Deeper bass, higher highs, and the volume blow's away the sounddock. I wouldn't recommend any BOSE speakers, or this dock to anyone.
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5 out of 5

Great Bose Product

Written By LandOfOz, Kansas on Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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We purchased it and couldn't be happier using it with the iTouch. The Bose sound is great (as usual) and can be heard all through a 2000 sq ft house even at low volumes and outside too. Crutchfield as usual your support and customer service is great!

Great Bose Product Written By LandOfOz, Kansas on Friday, June 25, 2010
One year later update, we are still very happy with this BOSE product using with the iTouch. The Bose sound is great and can still be heard all through a 2000 sq ft house even at low volumes. We have no regrets. Crutchfield as usual your support and customer sevice is the greatest!!
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5 out of 5

Another Great Item From Bose!

Written By Mark, Greenville, SC on Tuesday, July 07, 2009
 
I purchaed this item for use in my office with my Ipod Touch. It works great
and the sound is fantastic. Another great item from Bose. I couldn't be
happier!
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5 out of 5

Big sound, small package.

Written By James, Middletown, OH on Monday, June 01, 2009
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I bought this for my girlfriend as a birthday present. She really needed to come into the 21st century with her electronics. She loves it, so do I. I'm going to purchase one for myself.

The most impressive feature of this SoundDock is the volume. I was skeptical about the range from a small piece of equipment. But it is more than enough to fill any room. The remote works flawlessly as well. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.
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5 out of 5

Up to Bose Srandards

Written By Rhys, Virginia Beach, VA on Thursday, May 21, 2009
 
The Bose SoundDock II is a quality product which produces great sound. I've used several other speakers, but this is by far the best.
You can't go wrong with a Bose.
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4 out of 5

Excellent Sound.

Written By Cord, Prairie Grove, AR on Friday, January 16, 2009
 
I bought this for my wife. She loves it. Excellent sound quality from such a small unit. Some of the controls/buttons on the remote are a little ambiguous. You really only need the volume, skip and on/off anyway. The dock portion is a little flimsy as mentioned in previous reviews. I'm not sure if this is by design or just poor quality. I would buy this product again regardless, as Bose sound is supreme.

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1 out of 5

Not for all iPods

Written By Mike M., El Cerrito, CA on Thursday, December 04, 2008
 
It doesn't work with 4th generation (20 or 40mg) iPods and Bose confirms this. It will play on the iPod's own battery power. But you can't control either the buttons on the iPod or the remote control, and, it doesn't charge the iPod. I called Bose and they said my only hope was to find an older Sounddock model before 2007.
-- Mike M.
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4 out of 5

Nice Bose Quality

Written By Lydell, Gulf Coast on Monday, November 03, 2008
 
This system works great. Small with signature Bose quality sound.
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2 out of 5

Doesn't meet the Bose high standards

Written By avuncular23, San Francisco, CA on Thursday, October 23, 2008
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I purchased this product and returned it less than a week afterward. I needed a small device to plug in my iPhone 3G, both for charging and playing music.

Some of the pros and cons:

pros:
1. the sound quality was crisp even though the highest sound volume was lower than I expected.

cons:
1. Every time I plugged in the iPhone, the iPhone complained that this is not a supported device. It didn't seem to affect the iPhone though since it was charging and playing the music normally.
2. The device was very flimsy and very unlike my other Bose system (though my other system is 6 times the price). I still expected a sturdy and quality product. For example, the plastic base where the iphone and the speakers are mounted is shaky and basically attached using 2-3 small screws. I could have easily accidentally broken it.
3. For this price, it wasn't worth it. I'm looking at finding another device, even one that wouldn't necessarily charge the iPhone but rather use a jack-in to play the music.
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1 question already asked

I am considering using my iPod Touch 4 to drive this Bose speaker system. But, my iPod Touch does not have a working 1/8 inch audio jack. It does have a working cable connector. Does this system require the use of the audio jack, or just the cable connector? [ David  Mar 14, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • The iPod Touch 4 will work with the dock connector on this unit. The auxiliary audio jack can be used to connect other external sources. [ Jeff Staff  Mar 14, 2014 ]

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