Bose sound link mini
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Just perfect for the small room I intended to use it for.
Pros: About everything.
Cons: a little too powerful bass.
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From Bose: SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
From Bose: SoundLink Mini Technology
Item # 018SLKMINI | MFR # 359037-1300
This item is no longer available.
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® Mini Bluetooth® speaker lets you take your music anywhere you go.
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.
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.
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.
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
Just perfect for the small room I intended to use it for.
Martial, New York
Average Customer Review(s):
Just perfect for the small room I intended to use it for.
Pros: About everything.
Cons: a little too powerful bass.
Great gift to my wife. We enjoy the deep rich sound, the portability and the small size that can be enjoyed on the porch, kitchen or den.
Fantastic crisp sound from such a compact speaker. Easy to set up and use and goes anywhere you need it. You cannot go go wrong purchasing this product. Highly recommend!
Pros: Compact and portability
The first time I connected my I phone bluetooth, the song that came on started very quiet and tinny. I immediately thought that I had bought a piece of junk. But when the full song started, I was totally blown away with the depth of sound! This is an amazing piece of technology. It's small but compact. Very portable- I love it.
Pros: Small, portable, great( and I mean GREAT) sound.
Cons: I don't really have any "cons"
I have looked a long time for something like this. I use it in our outside yard in the evenings as well as at the beach. It is better than the outside speakers on our stereo.
Pros: simple to use, portable and quite clear
Cons: none that I have found
Took it to the beach and played 5+ hours. Awesome. Great bass and sound.
Pros: Portability, size, sound clarity, and bass. It is all good!
I replaced a Beats Pill II with this Bose Sound Link Mini. No comparison - IMO the Bose wins in all categories.
Have only had for a week now but love this thing. Very portable and loud enough for me, even outside. Very good sound quality for the price.
Pros: Solidly built and very good sound.
Cons: So far, none.
Perfect for a bedroom or a Kitchen! Every house needs one of these!
Would rate this as the best among Bluetooth portable speakers!
Pros: Compact and well-built; amazing audio clarity Good bass for a portable speaker
Excellent overall speaker sound, and easy to take where ever you go. I am very happy with the product/
Pros: Size, quality of sound, portability
Cons: Battery life could be longer.
Good well balance bass but not overpowering like the other famous over rated brand
Pros: Long battery life
Cons: Will sell more if priced a little lower
I have been a bose customer for many years. You can't go wrong with bose products. They are excellent
Pros: Loud, punchy bass sound.
i've only had this mini for a few days now but my wife and i think it's a bit scratchy sounding. it has good bass but the clarity isn't there. i'm using it thru my iphone 6. i've tried different sound adjustments thru the phones equalizer settings. rock setting sounds good for most songs but then you have to change it for other songs. hopefully someone will chime in and give any tips.
Pros: i guess it sounds pretty good. and that they have a replacement battery for it.
Cons: a bit fuzzy sounding . not sure what sound setting to choose
It is good speaker
It's a Bose. You can hear your music with all the sound balance intended by the original recording. All too often I have strayed from Bose quality and ended up disappointed. Not this time. A perfectly running, sounding Bluetooth device I find enjoyable for my different tastes in music. A good buy.
Pros: No disappointments. Loud enough without being drowned out by needless bullying bass. Just pair and play.
Cons: None yet.
I am amazed by this product. Glad I purchased it.
I love this thing. The build quality is second to none, and the volume level is ideal for most occasions. When we have large parties outdoors I use a receiver & speaker set up, and we use the home theater for movies, but for just about everything else I use the Mini. I take it to my office everyday, I use it in the kitchen, shower, holiday parties, while I'm working outside, in the garage, on the deck, and down by the fire pit. The sound quality is great and it has very good bass for its size. I usually get 8-9 hours out of it before the battery finally goes. That's long enough for almost anytime you need it. This is one of those purchases that I would without question buy again. I have had one for over a year now (purchased elsewhere) and the order that I am reviewing is a gift for my father-in-law. I haven't used any of the competitors so I have no comparison to offer but I find the Mini comes in handy pretty often. I get a lot of compliments on it.
Pros: great sound well built good volume decent battery life
Classy looking speaker with great sound. Great service through Crutchfield.
Pros: Great sound! Easy to pair and use.
Cons: Limited Bluetooth range. Shorter battery life than other options.
Great portable speaker that has powerful sound and easy to use. We are not so "techie" and was easy to pair with cell phone. We enjoy listening to music on back porch or down by the fire pit with this wireless speaker that we can easily cart in and outside to protect speaker from the weather. We highly recommend to others.
Pros: powerful clear sound, portable, ease of use
Cons: no cons
I thought I would never buy another Bose anything because of not being so thrilled with our surround system. I was looking at getting a portable Bluetooth speaker and crutchfield put these on sale, so I read the reviews and my most concern was for a full sound with a good bottom end. This little speaker does just that, I am way impressed. Btw way our surround system is pretty old but never gave a good bass sound on anything except a dvd. Love my little Bose radio and also this little Bluetooth speaker.
Pros: Sound quality and easy setup
Cons: None so far, haven't had it long enough
This was the best thing I could have ever bought
Pros: Space saver
Excellent all the way around! Great for traveling or even for use in your home or outdoor patio!
Excellent as always with Bose!
Pros: Great sound, size, and portability! Very easy to use!
Cons: None so far.
It's portable, great sound (love bass), seems like a quality product, battery life is good, just wish it was louder. But for its size it really good
Pros: Solid and what you expect from Bose.
The set up andd pairing was so easy. I love the style and the coolnes of the charging system. and the sound is amazing. I bring it to hotel rooms with me.
Unbelievable sound from a small product. Friends of mine come over and think that I had a huge sound system playing and were surprised to see that it was just one little speaker. The balance of highs and lows are great. Easy to connect and has very good battery life. Great job Bose!
Pros: Great battery life, great balanced sound
Cons: No indication of volume level
Great product. Sound quality is up to the Bose standard as expected. I connect it to my phone and use the SiriusXM app. I am never without satellite radio now. I just ordered a second one for our 2015 high school graduate.
Pros: Portable amazing sound.
Cons: Wish it came in more colors.
I have been using a speaker system from an old pc. I didn't think small speaker could sound good. I was wrong. It is an awesome little system.
Pros: Sound for the size. Easy to use
Cons: Have not found any yet
This small speaker provides an amazing sound, especially the bass notes. It is all I hoped for and more. It's light, easy to transport and sounds just great.
Pros: Small footprint, easy to cary, light, great, great sound.
Cons: Can't think of any
bought for daily use, it works perfect
Pros: 1.easy to carry. 2.easy to use. 3.good design
Cons: if travel bag comes with original package, it would be wonderful
As an older guy, I am amazed to realize how this little speaker more than holds its own with the giant jobs of twenty or thirty years ago. It's like holding one of those behemoth horn rigs in the palm of your hand. And all this with bluetooth and smashing good looks, too! (Haven't used it enough to rate the battery.)
Pros: Broad range, especially the bass; Capacious volume; Sleek and classy good looks; Rapid Bluetooth function
I purchased the Bose SoundLink Mini for my office to listen to jazz on low volume. It does a wonderful job. The base and clarity is there. I have the Bose plugged in so I can't speak to battery life. The Bluetooth works well. Very pleased with the Mini.
Pros: Cool design, great sound, well built, and good connectivity.
Cons: No cons.
This little gizmo has an amazingly big sound. Like many before me, I was prepared for a lot less when I actually had it in my hands. Long story short ... it's the best $200 I've spent recently.
Pros: Very big sound in a very small package. Flawless and easy sync to my iPhone. Excellent all around quality.
Cons: Have been sitting here for a full ten minutes trying to come up with something negative to say about this product. Looks like that's not gonna happen today!
I send this Boss Soundlink Mini Bluetooth to my best friend Dr.Rolly Mupas in the Philippines because he ask for it.
Pros: I know Boss Electronics is one of the best in the world nothing to compare that.
Cons: no comment.
The sound from this small speaker is amazing. Deep bass with no distortion. I didn't like Bose products before this as I found the sound a little muddy, but a neighbor had this and after hearing it, I immediately ordered one. You will not be disappointed in this product.
Pros: Easy to set up. Very portable. Amazing sound quality.
Cons: It takes a little maneuvering to seat the unit on the charger base, but there is an audible signal when you get it right. Very minor issue.
Bought this as a gift for husband and we both LOVE it! Synced with Macbook Pro and our iPhones fairly easily. Haven't had it long enough to comment on battery life yet, but love everything else about it so far. The sound quality is superb and it can play much louder than most people would usually play their music.
Pros: Beautiful appearance, great sound quality.
Cons: None so far.
I absolutely love this speaker. It is all that I hoped for, in that, it is portable, great clarity, long battery life, and good looking. I bought it to use in the house, outside on the porch, in the motorhome, and on vacation. I tune into Pandora, and iTunes. The delivery was quick, even though I ordered just before Christmas. I did receive it in time for the holiday. Great product.
I first heard this unit while traveling. A friend rented a mustang convertible and put it on the dash. In his hotel room it sounded like a huge speaker system was playing and all from this tiny box. I was sold. I bought one for each of my kids for Christmas and my niece. I get thanks almost every day. I still cant figure out how this teeny thing makes such huge base. Thumbs up, hats off to Bose.
Bought this last year for my daughter for xmas...was so good decided to buy another one for xmas for daughter #2. Love the substantial build quality. Sound is very good, but no mistaking these small speakers for true high fidelity; none of them come close to a good set of small bookshelf speakers and a subwoofer. Very portable but could be a little heavy for someone's luggage for a trip. The girls don't miss the lack of speakerphone connection; this device is for music, not talking. With their phones, this is the only stereo system they will need or want for quite awhile. My son on the other hand with his 500W subwoofer...
Pros: Very good sound quality. Substantial build quality. Easy pairing. No more pricey than other top bluetooth speakers.
Cons: Just a tad bit heavy given its size, but that results in the excellent build quality.
This mini speaker sound so good I can't believe my ears. Excellent bass, mids, highs, it sounds better than some bigger speakers!
Pros: Sound, built quality, looks
Cons: needs Bluetooth aptX
I bought this for my son with the help of your chat line. I like it so much I just ordered one for myself. The reason I bought it he has an older car and he can use it with his iPhone and still use it at home
Pros: awesome sound easy instructions. Did I say awesome sound wow
Cons: no cone except I went back and got a case for it
Great sounding device for the size. Makes a good amount of bass from such a small speaker. Place in the wrong location and the bass will actually overpower the front speakers.
Pros: Sound, sound, sound, size
Cons: little bit pricey.
Nice little Unit here. I have had mine for Nearly a Year and really cant say anything "bad" about it. It performs Extremely well, even at Higher Volumes, If the Base is Boomy in the Music you might hear a little breaking up, but just reduce the Volume a little and its awesome. The Bass, Treble, and Mids are all pretty nicely reproduced. We just Moved things around at my Daughters House (2100 Sq Ft Home) the Living room area is about 600 Sq Ft, We walked in the other Night and not even thinking that My Son in Law also has a Mini, Heard Music coming from what sounded All Over the Place, I actually looked around a Bit then it Hit me, where's the Mini Hiding at?? He dosent have a Stereo System, It was in one Far Corner on a 4Ft Book Shelf just singing away, Probably 3" from the wall or so. This thing just sounded Awesome! The Lady's even wanted it turned Down?? And it wasn't up that High.
Cons: Just Boomy with Boomy Music.
Great sound from a small package
Pros: Its a bose..guality built
Cons: Wish battery life was better
Pros: Sounds good. Bluetooth easy to connect to.
Cons: Battery needs to last longer.
I bought this for our kitchen to listen to music while we cook. The sound is excellent for something that is very small. The bass levels are nice but not too deep. The clarity is something I expect from Bose. The only thing that would make this speaker perfect is if it came with a remote for adjusting the volume.
Pros: Sound clarity, loudness, ease of use
Cons: No remote
Sound quality is excellent for indoors or outdoors. We loved outs so much, I just ordered one for my mom. Highly recommend.
Pros: Easy to bring anywhere and the battery last a long time.
Cons: Isn't waterproof.
great price, sounds great!!!!!!
This is my second unit. The first one was left with my brother in Japan on my last visit there. In the meantime, I did buy BOSE SL III, which is bigger and more powerful, for useat home. However, I feel the compactness of SoundLink Mini is much better suited for our annual migration south to Mexico and have purchased this second unit for that purpose. No regrets! This SL Mini will be much easier to travel with than the SL III. I am happy withthe productas well as the excellent customer service of Crutchfield.
Pros: Compact size. Easy connection to my iPod Touch and iPads.
Cons: Can't think of any.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent speaker with the proper price and nice service in crutchfield.com.
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.
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
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
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.
incredible sound quality
Pros: ALL Pros
Very good product, clear sound and i love the design
Pros: Small and very good sound
Cons: No cons
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!!
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.
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! ..
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
I have always liked Bose products and this small speaker carries on the Bose tradition of great products
Pros: small, portable, great wound
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.
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 sound for a little speaker. Bluetooth works perfect with different devices.
Pros: Great sound , perfect size
Cons: No remote control
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Good speaker. Well built. Not super loud. Remote would be nice.
Tis speaker's absolutely great, easy to move anywhere but can't beat surround sound.
Pros: Good clear sound, small device,
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
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.
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
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.
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...............
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.
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
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 wait...buy it today!! It's the best money I have spent in years.
Pros: Sterling sound, small form factor, incredible portability
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
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.
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.
Incredible bass out of this mini speaker.
Pros: It's awesome
Cons: It's a little spendy, but worth every penny
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.
Powerful clear music. Portable and easy to take with you no matter where you go! Your music anytime!
Pros: Portable and easy to use
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
Easy, sound beautiful,
Pros: Small, sound great, portable, long hours
Cons: Price, sometimes disconnect by itself.
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.
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.
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
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.
Right out of the box it sounded amazing!
Pros: Small profile but deep bass, clear tones.
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.
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.
Pros: Size, flexibility and price
Cons: Can find none
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.
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
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.
perfect for the wife. great for back ground music. we like it
Pros: easy to use and small with big clear sound
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.
Great sound. Easy portability. Just what we wanted. Easy to set up. Only have had it a few weeks. Do not have accessories yet.
great product, nice sound from a small box
best bluetooth made clear and simple,great sound,easy pairing
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
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 hands down and I've tried many. Don't waste your money on anything else.
Cons: Haven't found one yet
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.
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.
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
Excellent sound and build quality.
Pros: Tiny, simple to use, and tremendous sound.
Cons: Only one, I wish you could charge from USB.
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
Cons: it does not really plays 8 hours on a full charge.
Sounds great, way better than my Soundmatters FOXLV2. Sounds similar to my Beats Boombox but not as powerful.
Big time sound from such a small unit. Very happy, glad I picked this unit.
Very nice speaker with clear music overall. Plenty of volume for a smaller room or close listening. I was less impressed when I hooked it up to a desktop PC, perhaps I need to adjust the sound settings. It would be nice of it would hook up to 2 phones at once but it doesn't. The dock is convenient. My girlfriend liked it so that's all that matters!
Pros: Bluetooth, ease of use
Cons: Have to purchase cover and carry case separately.
Great portable device for music. It fills the room with bold sound. The Bluetooth connection makes it very convenient to play anything from your phone.
Pros: Small size, portability, battery life, great sound
This little Bose speaker sounds amazing. It is a solid, very well made speaker with deep, full bass and expanded high and midrange sound. I have tried most and this is the best sounding Bluetooth speaker I've heard. It can arguably replace most home music systems. I highly recommend!
Pros: Great sound Excellent, full bass and high, crisp treble High quality aluminum construction. Elegant design Nice accessories (bumper & travel case) Slim A/C adapter w/docking cradle
Cons: A bit heavy (but that is why bass sounds so good) Does not work as a speakerphone if a call comes in while connected to Bluetooth.
The small size makes it perfect and the heft tells me it is well built.
Pros: Sound and ease of connecting with blue tooth
Cons: For the price, it should come with the case
Great little speaker. My wife loves it. The sound is amazing out of the little speaker it is. 10x better then any beats product. Battery last 15 hours of use and charges fast
Pros: Great sound battery life
I purchased this for my husband, who loves to listen to his pandora. He was always complaining about not being able to listen to his music while we traveled in our Motorhome (outside) or at the beach...He loves it and the sound is fantastic!
Huge sound from a very small size! Sound quality is what you would expect from Bose. Crazy fast shipping from Crutchfield. I will be buying a sound bar from them very soon.
Pros: Fantastic sound from a very small size.
Cons: Would be nice if it was WIFI too not just Bluetooth.
Newly acquired at Christmas so not a long listening experience yet but this speaker has fantastic full sound for it's size. The highs are clear and surprisingly full bodied bass. Can't really comment on the play time after a full charge yet but I expect it will live up to the specs as everything else has so far. I've been using a Logitech mini boom box for the past year and a half and it pales in comparison to the Bose Soundlink Mini. Granted the Bose is more than twice the price but as they say, you get what you pay for. I'm thinking of getting another...
Pros: Great sound
Cons: None so far
Best small speaker one can find in the market.
Pros: Small, powerful, metal case, great looking
This product is so amazing I purchased two from Crutchfield. One for my son in college and one for me. The bass response on this unit stands alone in this class. 5 out of 5 stars.
Pros: Aluminum case. Base response, battery life.
This is a Christmas Gift and I am unable to fully assess until it has been used.
It is simply hard to believe that this sound quality can come out of this little package. My newest hobby is simply playing this speaker for anyone who will listen. I am yet to find anyone who is not simply amazed by the quality of sound that this speaker produces for its size.
Pros: All star product cudos to BOSE
Cons: None at all
Solid build. Looks elegant. Not sure of durability if used outside. Sound is above average. For its size I would say very good. Bass is decent but not very deep. It is loud enough to fill a 20/30 room w ample sound. Needs an iPhone app so I can control on/off as well as speaker volume. Now I keep at high volume and adjust in my iPads volume. But still would be nice to have an app. It keeps a connection at 30 feet easily, but that is less if there is a wall inbetween. But that is typical of most bt devises. Not sure if it is bt 4.0 which is much more energy sparing as it turns itself in and off as needed. I don't think it is as the blue light stays on even after paused for 10 minutes. Accessories stink. Why no black protective case? Neon? Why? This is a Bose not a Beats! I had a 50 gift card and w free shipping and no tax this was a great deal. At 200 though I would still expect a USB mini charger, better base, and bt 4.0. I would recommend it but I didn't shop and compare sound. Others could be better at price. Jawbone looked like a toy and pill looked stupid. So on looks, this is the deal.
Pros: Looks good w decent volume and middle of road sound. But for size good
Cons: No USB mini. Not great bass.
It deserves 5 stars for sound quality. But ... I have discovered one minor design flaw in the Bose Mini Soundlink. The unit is designed to turn itself off after there has been a lengthy idle (no audio streamed) period. But, if the unit is plugged into its charger, such that it cannot run out of electricity, it still turns itself off after the idle period. If the person who is using it is disabled or otherwise has limited mobility, and does not restart streaming from their music device promptly after the previous playlist finishes, that means that someone has to go to the Soundlink and press the power button to turn it back on ... even though there is no danger of it running out of electrons.
Pros: Fantastic sound.
Cons: Having to get up to turn it back on, even when it is being charged.
This speaker sounds amazing for how small it is. It takes up very little room in my Pelican luggage. The build quality is superb.
Very good quality product, sound is amazing without any distortion, strong bass and very very loud even thought it is so small body. Perfect stuff for travelers.
Pros: Sound, small body
Wonderful sound! Bought this after being disappointed with the Cambridge Audio Minx Go, which was too bass heavy and muddy for my taste. I listen to a lot of classical music and the Bose has much better clarity in the higher frequencies. Definitely worth the extra $50.
Pros: Wonderful sound, compact, easy to connect.
Best small Bluetooth speaker period! I loved mine & have been giving them away as gifts, everyone loves it!
Pros: Teriffic sound, good battery life.
This unit is simply amazing. I am very picky with sound, design, quality, value etc. and this speaker exceeds my expectations in every way. It's worth every cent of the cost. Incredible bass, and sounds better than the bigger brother "Soundlink" - without question. Not a single glitch with BT and syncs with device instantly on it's own after initial sync. If you want an amazing sounding BT speaker that is totally portable and bass you can feel, then this is the only one to get. There are a few others that come close but this unit stands above them all in this size / price range and many bigger / more expensive ones as well. Buy it.
Pros: Sound ; bass response; design; build quality; portability; very slim power supply; value
Cons: Protection cases cost extra
Outstanding sound from such a small portable speaker. Bose just keeps getting better.
Pros: Great sound, compact and portable
Cons: None noted
As usual, Bose knows how to provide excellent sound in a small speaker. I've listened to a lot of other Bluetooth speakers before buying these. It's built better than the other Bluetooth speakers and I've found the range exceeds what the specifications listed as maximum distance. Expensive, but well worth it!
Pros: Great Sound, small size and Bluetooth pairs easily.
Cons: Other than price, none so far.
After purchasing a couple of lower end, portable bluetooth speakers for use with my iPad and being disappointed in the sound quality and battery life, I decided to make the investment in the Bose mini. I use it with my iPad to listen to Pandora at work, my mp3's in the car, videos at home and my white noise app during the night. I've also used it with my laptop and desktop computers. Absolutely love it. I'm amazed at the range, depth and quality of the sound that comes from such a small form factor. Yes, it's pricey. It's Bose. But in this case you really do get what you pay for. Highly recommended.
Pros: Awesome sound and build quality.
Cons: Ability to use a remote would be nice. For the price, should include a protective case.
This is the BEST bluetooth speaker you'll find at this price. I listened to several others at brick & mortar stores, and they don't come close to the quality of sound which this Bose has. It is especially handy on trips - can listen to the type of music I want in hotel/B&B rooms.
Pros: Best sound in its class. PERIOD.
Cons: There is no indicator to tell you where the volume level is set, once you are done pressing the + and - buttons. Sometimes, you may have to totally delete pairing info from a device, before the speaker can be paired with another device. (OK I admit it - I didn't read the instructions.)
You won't find a better sound than a Bose. As tiny it is it make a BIG sound. Great for the outdoors and easy to carry. I plan on buying one for each of the grown children for their families to enjoy.
Pros: Awesome sound, tiny to carry anywhere you go.
Cons: There are none. It's a great product.
We love it! The sound is so clear. And I swear it sounds like its a surround sound system. Definitely worth every penny.
Pros: A great investment.
UNBELIEVABLE SOUND from such a tiny unit! Small BUT built like a tank and the price isn't too bad considering what you're getting!! Great speaker, Great value!! You can't go wrong with this!!
Pros: Sound quality, Size, Rugged construction
Cons: What cons, there aren't any
Amazing Bluetooth speaker!
Good Sound good mid high and lows small speaker but yet its like a big speaker for this kind of size
This little, very portable, Bose speaker sounds incredible! You will be amazed out how much crystal clear sound this little speaker puts out! Plus that fact that it comes with it's own docking station allows for portabliity to take it with you to the garage, on the road or wherever else and not to have to worry about power. Looks great on your office desk. Even though it's $200, it a very good value considering it's a Bose product Very satisfied & as always top-notch customer service from Crutchfield (Thanks again Scooter)!
Pros: Incredible sound from a very small portable speaker Comes with a charging dock & built-in battery will allow for easy portablility to take it with you to the garage, deck or wherever else you want to go. Very reasonably priced for a Bose product.
Cons: The protective accessory cover is $25. A little pricey for what it is. Not necessary if you don't plan on taking it anywhere off of your desk, but I'd recommend it if you do plan on taking it anywhere.
Great speaker with rich sound. Works with my iPad and iPhone. Great for outdoors and very portable.
Pros: Small and easily transportable. Great sound. Easy to charge and keep handy for taking places.
Awesome performance in a rock solid package!
Best Bluetooth speaker, hands down. Great lows, great highs, plenty of volume, no distortion. Worth every cent and then some and free fast shipping to boot. I have played it for friends and they were truly amazed of the sound quality.. I own a Bose table radio, so I should not have been surprised by the performance. I will recommend it to everyone who has a need for a portable mini speaker..
The most awesome mini speaker around. Very portable and great sound around a backyard pool area. I was wavering between the mini and the full size. Having read other reviews this is efficiently fitting my needs outside around the pool. I'm so glad I did due yo the portability. My friend was do pressed with it when she first heard the sound and immediately purchased one for her son for his birthday. (Nice gift huh?). In all, excellent purchase for the price I just wish Bose had included the protective case instead of purchasing separately. (I use my funny pack). But that's capitalism for ya !!!
Pros: Sound unlike no other got the size. Very portable
Cons: No protective case included but can purchase separately
Bose has done it again. We've been wanting to try a Bluetooth speaker for quite a while, and after reading the early reviews we decided on the SoundLink Mini but had to wait a few months for the product to launch. It was well worth the wait; we are completely happy with it.
Pros: Packs a rich, hefty sound for its compact size; it won't fill a room like the Bose Wave Radio, but it's close. Portability is outstanding: small enough to carry around with one hand, and no cords or wires to mess with.
Simply amazing........Great sound from such a small package.
I am extremely happy with this purchase. I have gone the cheaper route before to get the docks for my phone and even the cheaper options for bluetooth speakers. None compare to the sound output and clarity with the Mini. I travel for work, so it is great to have with me on the road. The construction feels solid, so I feel comfortable just throwing it in the back pack. The only constructive feedback is that the sound begins to bleed at higher volumes, however, at normal hearing range for most ears, it is great.
Pros: Amazing, clear sound. Solid construction and small enough to travel with regularly.
Cons: No mic for speakerphone capabilities. Would like to see a case, or some protection come with the device, the add-on case is quite pricey.
Great Bluetooth speaker - I also have the large Soundlink speaker - a little bit louder but this has great sound and power and would definitely recommend. I also have the small Jambox but this blows it away!
Pros: Great sound, easy to setup and use Very powerful for its size
Cons: Heavier and less portable than small Jambox Travel case expense
Great product, easy to carry on. Battery life is good. As any other Bose product, this product has good quality.
Pros: Easy to use and carry, good sound and design. Has audio outlet to connect devices that don't have Bluetooth.
Fantastic product, all my friends want one. The sound is incredible. Crutchfield does a great job.
Pros: Sound quality
I have tried (and returned in some cases) every Bluetooth speaker out there including the jambox, Brookstone's Big Blue speakers and many more. I kept the BOSE Soundlink 2 because I thought it was the best, but for some reason, i think the smaller model has a better sound - even though it is $100 cheaper. Great big room-filling sound and its great portability make it the ideal speaker.
Pros: Great sound in a small size, automatically re-pairs to the last device used, extremely portable (I carry mine all over the house).
Cons: None as far as I'm concerned.
The speaker was a lot smaller than expected. I initially thought that this would most certainly be exchanged for a different product, but wanted to give it a chance. The speaker was easily paired with my phone and the sound was just incredible! I was amazed how good it sounded for such a small speaker! Needless to say, I love this speaker!
Pros: Size, sound, and quality
Sound excellent Bluetooth coupling great!
Pros: size,battery duration
Better sound,highs and lows, than I expected. Easy to connect to iphone and ipad. And, small size makes it easy to travel with. Great Bose build quality too.
Looking for a small Bluetooth speaker to hear background sounds during bed time. This little unit produces a very impressive sound at any time of the day. Some people could find good reasons to set it as the default speaker of their computers (I do).
Pros: Automatic shutoff. Flawless Bluetooth pairing. High quality materials. Auxiliary input. Nice to look at.
Cons: No remote control.
Awesome performance out of a small speaker. Easy to use and pairs with all our devices.
Pros: Small size and plenty of sound without distortion.
Definitely one of the best Bluetooth speakers out there! Forever bose fan!
Impressive sound, great build and design, and simple to use. Everyone is impressed on the bass it provides for such a small form factor.
Pros: Sound, ease of use, rechargeable
Cons: None so far
Small and portable, the Bose SoundLink Mini is easy to sync with iPhone or iPad. The sound is remarkable for a unit this size, with good treble and bass with no distortion.
Pros: Great sound -- easy to sync.
Fantastic! I compared the Bose to the Beats Pill system: There is NO comparison. The Bose Mini blows the Pill away. The Bose sound is much fuller, smother, and balanced than the Pill. I played both of the devices at the same time in my home on the same song and it was absolutely obvious. I'm not a typical Bose advocate but this device is amazing and the only device in this price category that should be considered.
Pros: Sound quality, size, charging
This is an excellent little speaker. I have its slightly larger brother, the Sound Link and thought that was great. But I think I like the mini even better. The sound is tight and compact with just the right amount of tonality throughout the spectrum. I was actually surprised.
Pros: Small size, sound quality
I was quite surprised how great this sounds. On par with my Bose radio. The range of thevbluetooth is excellent, now my 13yr old daughter wants one!
Pros: Size, sound
My first impression was wow!!! I was extremely pleased with the build quality. There are no rattles at all with this Bose, and no cheap plastic. I knew instantly when i heard how awesome it sounded that i was content. The mini has such amazing sound it would make the pickiest person happy. What made me happiest was the fact it has great bass and mids........ And even highs which is good because i listen to jazz music. Bottom line is, if you are looking for quality with great sound behind a great name then the new Bose mini is the best of the best. If your looking for top notch customer service, friendly staff and free lightning fast shipping then Crutchfield.com is the place to go.
Pros: Build quality, sound
Cons: No remote, no speaker phone...... But the sound makes up for that hands down!
I added this to my collection of Bose gear and am very impressed at the performance. Bose is keeping the standard high right where it should be. Nothing else in this category comes close.
Pros: Size, quality, craftsmanship, packaging.
Great, small speaker that has big sound. Bose didn't disappoint. Solid/heavy construction. Sound quality, using Blue tooth, was awesome. Love the charging dock.
Pros: Small Big sound Easy to sync up
Very happy with this purchase. Just got mine today. Sounds fantastic...especially the bass. Really amazed by how great the bass is, not overpowering at all, but plenty enough to be even comparable to the other speakers in its class. No distortion. No problem connecting via Bluetooth with my HTC mobile. 5 stars for this and 5 stars for Crutchfield Customer service people also. Great service, very helpful, keep it up.
Pros: So far, Best portable Bluetooth speaker period.
Cons: So far, None
Over the last 5 years or so I have bought some 5-6 portable speakers to use with my MacBook, IPod or IPhone. All came with excellent reviews but to me, all were substandard. This little mini Bose is truly excellent. Small, relatively light, and has a crystal clear sound. I generally listen to classical music with some R&B thrown in for variety. The sound quality leaves little to be desired.
Small and compact with wonderful sound! Recharging is simple. Bluetooth makes it so convenient. Even after reading reviews, it was better than my expectations.
Pros: Sound quality & size
The sound is INCREDIBLE! We used it at the beach and it was clear enough to be heard above the seagulls and crashing waves!
Pros: Sound quality, small enough to put in the beach bag. The battery lasts all afternoon for summer activities.
Cons: No Cons
compare to jambox or soundmatters v2 which are both like toys compare to this soundlink mini. This is the real sound I have been looking for. Nice mid warm sound and no distortion so far. true hifi sound for something that small. my friends are very jealous now. lol
Pros: great sound and nice metal casing
Cons: the bottom rubber gets very dusty should have used other materials.
I am a bit of a Bose bigot as I own several products from speakers to headphones to this. I also own several different bluetooth speakers for portable music (mainly in the golf cart). While I haven't had a chance to take this speaker to the course, I am very excited to do just that. This is by far the best small portable speaker I have heard yet. Period. The bass far exceeds anything I've heard to date and the music is crisp and clear. I even realized I can put it in a zip lock bag and have music in the shower. You will not be disappointed with this one.
Pros: Solid construction, good heft coupled with a rubber base should keep it in place in the golf cart tray. Mute button to instantly kill the music to deal with something else.
Cons: No way to advance songs or turn off the source as you can with 3 button earbuds.
great sounding speaker. easy to pair nice look and heavy construction. high volume with no sound loss for such a small device. typical bose product.
Pros: sound, quick charge and dock, power
Could not believe this much great sound could come out of something this small.
Pros: Easy setup and change over to each device.
All I can say is WOW what high quality sound you get from this little speaker is just amazing it sounds like listening to a stereo system but it just a small rechargeable speaker, BOSE You did it again with another high quality sounding device.
Pros: Sound quality, Battery life and it's portable small enough to take on a boat while fishing.
I was lucky and pre-ordered this speaker. It was delivered 7/3 and all I can say is WOW. I had the JBL Charge and it was a very good speaker. But I really like the Bose better. The JBL would play a little bit louder but the sound quality of the Bose makes up for the volume issue. Paired very easily with my iphone and no drop problems.
Pros: Battery life, SOUND,
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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.
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 a variety of colors. 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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It's not ideal for that. It may be difficult to hear if you hear a lot of road noise in your car when you are at highway speeds. You are better off with a car sound system. [ Eddie Aug 05, 2015 ]
Sure. It is a battery powered Bluetooth speaker and will work anywhere...including a car. Of course, you need to use a Bluetooth capable phone for wireless functionality. For non-Bluetooth devices there is a auxiliary audio input. The speaker will play for about 7 hours (depends on volume) before it needs to be charged again. However, Bose does sell a car charger that would allow you to run the speaker off the car's auxiliary power port or cigarette lighter port. Hope this helps. [ Louis Aug 05, 2015 ]
I have used mine on the road several times, since I don't have Bluetooth in my car audio system. I stream music to it from an iPhone. However, I don't have a car charger, so I have to stop somewhere at night to charge it from 120VAC. [ EDWARD R Aug 05, 2015 ]
yes,it can,however,be aware that this speaker ,the volume can go up high. You might want to get some type of anchor to keep the speaker in place in your car. [ RAFAEL Aug 05, 2015 ]
Nope [ David Nov 16, 2015 ]
honestly, i haven't tried it but i don't think it is. [ CLAUDE G May 11, 2015 ]
First, love the fact you think big. Secondly, that's a question for Bose direct. They'll have the specifics on Bluetooth address and frequency sharing. Good luck! [ CHRIS May 10, 2015 ]
Its a Bluetooth device, it should work without a prob if both devices have Bluetooth. [ FRANK May 08, 2015 ]
I have no experience with it working with a computer . [ RUBY M May 08, 2015 ]
yep [ CARL May 08, 2015 ]
I'm not sure, but probably if the laptop has Bluetooth. It works fine with my iPhone and iPad but I don't have a Mac computer. [ PAUL May 08, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The rechargeable battery lasts up to 7 hours. It will not last this long at high volumes and there is not a listing for battery life at max volume. As for cutting off, that would need to be troubleshooting with a technical support specialist from the place of purchase or Bose. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Mar 29, 2015 ] Staff
There is no dock on this speaker, so no. It has some very decent bass response, and okay highs, but it seems, to my ear, to be lacking some in the midrange. It's a very nice little portable speaker but if you're looking to recharge your phone while listening, you might want to look elsewhere. [ Sabrina Dec 31, 2014 ]
No, the Bose SoundLink does not provide a charging port. [ EDWARD R Dec 31, 2014 ]
No [ WAYNE Dec 31, 2014 ]
Not by any means I'm aware of. Certainly not through the air via Bluetooth. There might be a cable arrangement, but nothing I've explored. [ CHRIS Dec 31, 2014 ]
Not that I know of Jennifer. Chrutchfield has great customer service and tech support. I've called them before I ordered product and they were very knowledgeable. This Bluetooth speaker sounds great! [ Steven Dec 31, 2014 ]
Hi Jennifer m, I bought the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker for my daughter and she has it at college. It is awesome. I can't examine it, but I know the answer to your question is "No." The only connectivity the speaker supports between itself and your phone is via wireless bluetooth or via a 3.5 mm audio cable. Neither of these methods provide charging of your phone. As an aside, the speaker can be used on battery power or continuously powered by its provided AC adaptor charging cradle (You can also charge the speaker directly without the cradle). There is a micro USB port. But, that is for connecting the SoundLink mini to a computer to update its software...not to charge a phone. Hope this helps. Mr. Luigi [ Louis Dec 31, 2014 ]
No. The mini itself doesn't charge phones. However, with bluetooth, you can be charging your phone with your regular charger and listen on the speaker simultaneously. I love this speaker -- it is a great size with fantastic sound! [ SUZANNE Dec 31, 2014 ]
The speaker does not charge bluetooth phone while in use. [ CAMELIA Dec 31, 2014 ]
I know it connects to my iPhone via Bluetooth. I don't see why Bluetooth on a Windows phone would be any different. [ ALEXANDER Dec 08, 2014 ]
I use iPhone, don't know [ jesus Dec 07, 2014 ]
Should work with any Bluetooth device. Great speaker! [ REGINALD Dec 06, 2014 ]
The speaker will connect with any device with bluetooth. [ THERESA C Dec 05, 2014 ]
I really don't know... Sorry. [ RUBY M Dec 05, 2014 ]
Frank A: I do not have a definitive answer for you for that question. I do know the SoundLink Mini connects and plays very well on my IPhone 5s, Apple Ipad, numerous Apple Ipods and my neighbors android smart phone. I can say that I have tried on numerous occasions to play my ITunes music on my Dell windows 8.1 laptap to no avail. The Bose mini will pair and connect to the laptop, but no sounds comes out of the mini. After spending telephone time with Bose support, who by the way were very accommodating and friendly, I was instructed that I needed to contact Dell support and find out if my laptop is A2DP compliant I have not done so. With that information, I still cannot definitively answer your question. [ Ron Dec 05, 2014 ]
It should. However I'm using iPhone and iPod to connect via Bluetooth to it. [ DR. RICHARD Dec 05, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Sep 02, 2014 ] Staff
I sent mine back, but if I remember because of the exposed contacts for charging from the bottom, I would say no.. [ FRANK Aug 16, 2014 ]
No, it is not. [ RUBY M Aug 14, 2014 ]
No it is not. [ MARK A Aug 14, 2014 ]
NO [ THOMAS Aug 14, 2014 ]
No, it is not waterproof. I have used it camping many a time, but you do not want to leave it in the rain or out over night where it may get covered with dew. [ DOUG Aug 14, 2014 ]
no the control buttons are on top and not sealed [ MYRON Aug 14, 2014 ]
I'm pretty certain it isn't. I've never dunked it in water, but I think the battery is exposed on the bottom, so you wouldn't want to get water on it. [ STEPHEN Aug 14, 2014 ]
Yes Italia can. [ ANGEL A Jun 24, 2014 ]
It should if the device is Bluetooth capable. [ MARK A Jun 23, 2014 ]
Hi Catherine, yes you could, any 3.5mm plug would work through the aux input in the back of unit, but u would have to set the volume on the iPod 1st, bcoz the speaker will distort if the volume is set too high on the ipod. hope this helps.. [ FRANK Jun 21, 2014 ]
Yes, it has AUX port so you can connect with a hard wire if you need to. Of course Bluetooth devices work too! [ DOUG Jun 20, 2014 ]
Catherine... Bluetooth - not the specific device - is the common denominator here. If your device is Bluetooth-capable, then it will get along fine with the SoundLink. In my home, I've paired it with my PC/laptop, iPhone and Android phone. All work perfectly within the distance limits of Bluetooth technology. Hope this helps. [ DARREN Jun 20, 2014 ]
Yea [ RUBY M Jun 20, 2014 ]
I connect the speaker to my iPod, iPhone or MacBook either by Bluetooth or by a wire with mini jacks at each end. Works great! [ ALEXANDER Jun 20, 2014 ]
I bought this for my wife for Christmas. She uses it all over the house and on our patio for music from her IPAD using bluetooth. She HATES the stereo - "too complicated!" She loves it! I use it with my IPOD Classic (no bluetooth on that model) and use a short cable from the earphone plug on the IPOD to the BOSE. It works GREAT. I may buy one for myself I like it so much! [ THOMAS Jun 20, 2014 ]
It connects via Bluetooth, so the device must have Bluetooth in order to connect. Does not have to be an apple product. If your device does not have Bluetooth, you can still connect using a cable. [ BRIAN Jun 20, 2014 ]
Yes, we have connected it via bluetooth to an iPod, three tablets and a HTC smartphone. There is also an aux jack input that I have used with an older mp3 player. So far, we haven't tried anything that won't connect and work well! [ MICHAEL Jun 20, 2014 ]
Yes it can by either Blue Tooth or by wire into the earphone jack. [ HARRY Jun 20, 2014 ]
Yes, you can either pair it to the iPod or mp3 with the Bluetooth or use the 3.5mm jack on the side of the Bose which will utilize your 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack on your iPod or mp3 player. [ BRUCE Jun 20, 2014 ]
Yes if d TV has an auxiliary external output [ David Jan 02, 2014 ]
I really don't know. You might want to ask a Crutchfield advisor. [ SALVATORE Dec 31, 2013 ]
Yes. As long as the TV has an audio output that can connect to the 3.5mm input on the sound link. [ Eddie Dec 31, 2013 ]
It can be used with a tv with a male male ended cord. It is not ideal to use with a tv because it will slightly distort at a high volume. Spoken word will work well. [ ANDREW R Dec 31, 2013 ]
It is primarily used as a bluetooth devise but it does have an input jack for alternative sources. 1/8 plug like a ipod headphone jack. If your TV has an 1/8 output it would work. It sounds great for such a small devise... We love it!! Steve [ STEVE Dec 31, 2013 ]
Can it be used as a replacement for factory speakers in a car? [ Ron Aug 12, 2014 ]
Yes, there's a car charger, but sold separately. [ JEAN Dec 20, 2013 ]
Only if Bose makes a car charger. The charger that comes w unit isn't USB mini it's a proprietary charger. [ ERIC Dec 19, 2013 ]
Haven't tried it, but I'd also like to know if it's possible. [ SUZANNE Dec 19, 2013 ]
Yes, you can. Crutchfield sells the car charger - [ ROBIN Dec 18, 2013 ]
Yes, you can use it with the car charger which Bose sells for the unit. But as I noted in my post, there doesn't seem to be a universal car charger you can buy that can provide all the different plug types and voltages which different mobile devices need. So the Bose charger will add to the spaghetti mess in your glove compartment! [ EDWARD R Dec 18, 2013 ]
Yes Bose makes one for the mini [ BARBARA Dec 18, 2013 ]
Apparently you can there is a 12v car charger that Crutchfield sells. [ FRANK Dec 18, 2013 ]
Yes you can, I do it all of the time. It is one of the best speakers I have ever owned. [ DAMON Dec 18, 2013 ]
Yes. I do not use one, but I have a friend that does. [ DENNIS Dec 18, 2013 ]
This device can be charged using the cradle or by just plugging in the charging cord to the speaker itself. So you have both options and that is just one of the great aspects of this speaker. It is so versatile because of its size. And it has a great sound and fantastic battery life. Recharge is quick and easy using either method. I highly recommend this Bose speaker. [ Ron Dec 09, 2013 ]
No, it can be charged using the jack. [ RUBY M Dec 09, 2013 ]
It can be charged on the cradle or with the side jack. I find it more convenient to use the cradle. [ PIERANGELO Dec 09, 2013 ]
Yes, the jack on the side can be used to charge the speaker. I leave the device charging on the cradle and take it when I need it. It's an excellent little speaker! Very good sound, good battery life and wonderfully portable. [ ALEXANDER Dec 09, 2013 ]
I have never put it in the craddle and always have charged it directly using the jack. Honestly I don't know what the craddle is for and it has been sitting in the box since I bought the excllent device. [ ANGEL A Dec 09, 2013 ]
I did not like the sound. [ DINEIA Dec 09, 2013 ]
Yes you can charge without the cradle. Just plug in the power cord into the bottom hole on the right side of the speaker. [ REGINALD Dec 09, 2013 ]
i dont know. But the device is well made. [ RAFAEL Dec 09, 2013 ]
No it does not need to be in the cradle to charge if you have the car jack it will charge I have one and use the mini link speaker in my work truck. [ HARRY Dec 09, 2013 ]
It can charge using the jack on the side. [ Phil Dec 09, 2013 ]