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Bose® SoundDock® 10 digital music system

for iPod® and iPhone®

9 Reviews

Item # 018SD10

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Our take on the Bose® SoundDock® 10 digital music system

Just plug in the power cord, and place your iPod in the system's dock. The included remote lets you control basic player functions — such as play, pause, and skip — as well as make volume adjustments from across the room.

Stunning, spacious sound from your iPod or iPhone

You don't necessarily need a big audio system with floor-standing speakers to enjoy room-filling music from your iPod or iPhone. The compact Bose SoundDock® 10 digital music system only occupies a space 17" wide by 9-5/8" deep, yet it delivers rich sound with plenty of clear highs and deep bass.

Bose SoundDock 10 hero shot

Advanced acoustic design makes the difference

Bose SoundDock 10 no iPod

A powerful, rear-firing woofer provides low-frequency punch. Bose waveguide speaker technology efficiently uses the cabinet's interior to shape and enhance the sound as it leaves the woofer, for even better performance. The two built-in stereo speakers deliver clear, natural mids and highs. The end result is music that sounds great even in a large, open room.

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Simple setup and operation

Just plug in the power cord, and place your iPod in the system's dock. The included remote lets you control basic player functions — such as play, pause, and skip — as well as make volume adjustments from across the room.

The SoundDock® 10 system works with all docking iPods — including the newest models — as well as the iPhone and iPhone 3G. An auxiliary input lets you play other portable devices through the system.

Product Highlights:

  • for docking iPods and iPhones
  • 7" woofer and Bose® waveguide speaker technology for deep bass
  • built-in stereo speakers
  • automatically charges most players
  • remote control included
  • minijack auxiliary input for other portable devices
  • AC adapter
  • weight: 18.5 lbs.
  • 17"W x 8-13/16"H x 9-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Great... Amazing customer service.. I received a thank you call once it was shipped...

Firas, Cleveland, OH

What's in the Box:

  • Amplified speaker system/docking station for iPod
  • Universal iPod dock adapter insert (installed)
  • Wireless remote control (CR2032 Battery installed)
  • 8' AC power cord
  • Owner's Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Bose Corporation contact information
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter
  • Limited Warranty information
  • Bose Personal Audio Products bochure

Bose® SoundDock® 10 digital music system Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(9 Reviews)

Best Customer Service...

Firas from Cleveland, OH on 8/30/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great... Amazing customer service.. I received a thank you call once it was shipped...




Kathy from Denver, VA on 8/14/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I did a lot of research before paying the bucks for this system, and I am not disappointed with my purchase. This Bose Soundock 10 has beautiful resonating basses that rock my hardwood floors if I desire. The highs are crisp and clear. I'm an English teacher: I clean the house to Cream and read essays to Rachmanioff. I have NO "negatives" about this sound system -- rock or classical, and the speakers perform beautifully thoughout the entire first floor of my home. I do have to admit, however, that this is my FIRST Bose system, so I can't compare it -- in my home -- to any other model.



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DHB IL from IL on 4/25/2012

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Very good sound for the money. I was impressed that it has as much bass as it does. Great little system.

Pros: Very Good Sound

Cons: I wish you could sort through with the remote more. Just being able to do playlist is limiting.


Mark from Ohio on 4/20/2012

I like the Bose Sounddock 10. For the simple fact that it's strong suit is simple. When the Sounddock 10 is turned on the music flows. No fiddling with buttons just turn it on and turn it up. Bose continues to have a well thought out acceptable shape for all of its systems in any room. A part of the Bose identity is the created ambiance, the easy flow of music that permeates the room(s). Bose manages a good sound that easily blends with a variety of consumer products. There is room for improvement, certainly the 10 is not all around perfect, but its close for what it is designed to do. To sit in a stationary situation and deliver soothing music, reliably. Which leads to my next point. I see no reason the 10 could not have a service life of 15-20 years. Again, not much can go wrong with simple and the way the unit is designed even wear will be a slow attrition instead of being on the fritz, due to age. I can tell you from experience this is true. I have a Bose Wave Radio from 1998 that still works reliably well. What can Bose do different? Lower the price. Their are some brands whose stereo systems can perform equal or better than the 10 for half the price. It comes down to two facts. What do you like, then what can you afford. The latter Bose might want to re-consider a better strategy. I can't tell you how many reviews people want Bose but cannot afford the sticker, so they ask what is the next best thing in the same class. The 10 is one such example.

Pros: Simple and reliable. From the stand point of sound you know what you are getting before the purchase. Bose is accessible compared to other brands and the return policy is proper. Bose Sounddock 10 works well with Apple products.

Cons: Why doesn't Bose provide more up to date connections in the rear? If a consumer can afford a Bose Sounddock 10 chances are the household has other technology this music box could connect into. Not enough information for the diligent shopper, Crutchfield did a decent job in repeating the obvious, but Bose is tight lipped to the Bose enthusiast. Better communication in this regard is a good thing.

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SM from Arlington, TN on 2/2/2012

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Excellent sound yet small unit which can fit on a table top. Great price & free shipping




Ed woods from Greensboro,nc on 12/4/2011

Best bang for the buck I've seen since the original Bose cubes.

Pros: It also works great as a " sound bar " for a HD tv. I have it mounted below our tv in our Florida room and have my iPod for my music source. It's amazing for movies,sports,even 60 minutes! Everyone says it surrounds you in sound.high quality sound.



CRayWilly from Indiana on 1/18/2011

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With SO many different options out there for iPod docking stations it was a hard decision. I wish I would not have researched so much and just bought this baby right away. Can't believe how great it sounds at all levels. Very much worth the extra money compared to some other models. Deep bass and it doesn't distort at all when turned up all the way! Bose sure have figured it out on this one. Very satisfied.




Social Golfer from Palm Beach, FL on 11/11/2010

WOW... This is the sickest sounding box that you"ll ever hear. Yes it is expensive but the sound at low volumes as well as pegged to the top is UNBELIEVABLE. So what's a few hundred when you have $600 million. Bose is the best. Enjoy a true piece of audiophile.



Awesome Sound!

Bpet from West Jordan, UT on 6/10/2010

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At first I was hesitant to spend this much on this Sounddock. It has to be one of the best investments yet. The sound is so amazing! I got this just in time for my little sisters graduation party and we took this outside, everyone was amazed by the sound! I can't believe how much bass comes out of this thing! But that's what you get from Bose! I would recommend this to anyone who wants a high end sounddock, not to mention it connects to other mp3 players via audio cable. It's well worth the price!




Hands-on research

Product Research

Overview: The Bose SoundDock 10 is a powered desktop speaker system with advanced waveguide speaker technology, designed specifically for the Apple iPod digital music player. The iPod is docked directly to the unit, allowing you to easily play your music files.

Audio Features
iPod/AV Connectivity
Wireless Operation
Power Requirements

Audio Features

Waveguide Speaker Technology: Advanced waveguide speaker technology, only from Bose, enables full-bodied sound, especially in lower registers, for more natural-sounding bass and percussion instruments.

Newly Designed Woofer: The SoundDock 10's newly designed woofer has a larger magnet than conventional woofers, for powerful performance; delivering full, rich sound.

Bose Digital Signal Processing: Bose digital signal processing circuitry enables finer control over the sound for more consistent, lifelike music reproduction even at low volume levels.

Non-Slip Feet: The bottom of the SoundDock 10 features five surface-gripping rubber pads to provide a stable platform on most surfaces.

iPod/AV Connectivity

Made for iPod/iPhone Compatible: The SoundDock 10 features a dock in the front of the unit with a proprietary Apple iPod dock connector. The SoundDock 10 works with select iPods with a Dock connector. The SoundDock 10 is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (December 2011).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Output Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track #
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
4th 3.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
mini 1st 1.4.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.4.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th 1.3 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Composite 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 Composite Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
3rd 5.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
4th 5.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
3GS 4.3.5 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
4 5.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
4S 5.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or 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.

Universal Dock Adapter: The SoundDock 10 comes with a pre-installed universal dock adapter, which accommodates most iPod models. If you prefer to use the dock adapter included with your iPod, you can easily remove the universal dock adapter and snap in your iPod-specific dock adapter. Dock adapters for most iPod and iPhone models are available directly from Apple.

Video Output: The Bose SoundDock 10 features a rear-panel composite video output for watching videos stored in your iPod or iPhone on your television.

Aux Input: The SoundDock 10 has a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a external portable audio source other than your iPod.

mini-USB Connector: The mini-USB is designed for downloadable software updates that may be available in the future. By registering your product, you will automatically be notified of any necessary updates.

Wireless Operation

RF Remote Control: An RF wireless remote control is included that 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 10. The SoundDock 10 will return to the last volume setting used when turned on/off.

Optional Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately): The optional Bluetooth dock lets you easily play your stereo Bluetooth music phone through the SoundDock 10 system. Bluetooth wireless technology lets you keep your phone with you as you listen. Its modular design lets you easily replace the SoundDock 10 iPod dock with the Bluetooth dock. The Bluetooth dock stores up to six music phones in its memory.

Power Requirements

Power Supply: The unit is powered by the supplied detachable AC power cord. It does not operate on battery power. The SoundDock 10 provides power to charge your iPod even if the speaker system is off.

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.

Note: If your iPod has four buttons above the "click wheel" the SoundDock II will not charge the iPod.

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