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Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® wireless music system IV

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The Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV opens up a world of music. Explore the vast libraries of streaming services such as Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™ and Deezer. Enjoy the rich diversity of over 100,000 free Internet radio stations from around the world. Play CDs from your personal collection — or just listen to your favorite AM or FM stations. You can even stream music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth®. The Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV makes it simple.

A world of music awaits

The Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV opens up a world of music. Explore the vast libraries of streaming services such as Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™ and Deezer. Enjoy the rich diversity of over 100,000 free Internet radio stations from around the world. Play CDs from your personal collection — or just listen to your favorite AM or FM stations. You can even stream music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth®. The Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV makes it simple.

Bose Wave SoundTouch music system IV

The Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV comes with a host of music services built in.

The powerful SoundTouch® app

The free SoundTouch® app makes it easy to select music and operate the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV using your smartphone, tablet, or even a computer. Use the app to save radio stations, music service playlists, and Internet radio stations as presets. Your favorite music is never more than a single screen tap away.

Connects to your home wireless network

The Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV links to your home Wi-Fi® network, and comes with Internet radio and popular music services built in. You'll have a world of music conveniently available at your fingertips. And because it's Bose®, setup and operation is easy and intuitive.

Quick wireless setup

Getting the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV system up and running is simple. The free SoundTouch® app can walk you through the wireless setup process, so you can start listening in just minutes. Or use the included USB cable to connect the system to your computer, and follow step-by-step instructions for setting it up on your network.

Clear, lifelike sound

Thanks to proprietary Bose® waveguide speaker technology and advanced digital electronics, this system delivers accurate, realistic sound. You'll enjoy the subtle inflections of the human voice and the sound of low-range instruments like bass guitars and drums with impressive realism. Experience rich, room-filling sound from the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV system, no matter what the music source.

Expand your system into multiple rooms

Add more SoundTouch® systems to create a wireless multi-room audio system that's simple to use. You can play the same music simultaneously throughout your home, or have each SoundTouch® system play different music from a different source.

Product Highlights:

  • built-in CD player handles regular CDs and MP3 files on CD-R and CD-RW discs
  • built-in AM/FM tuner
    • 6 FM and 6 AM presets
    • RDS (radio data service) displays call letters and song information from compatible stations
  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
  • connects to your Wi-Fi network for wireless music listening
  • support for online music services, including Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and iHeartRadio for thousands of free internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
  • free SoundTouch® app lets you control the player and play music with your Apple or Android™ device as well as Mac® and Windows® PCs
  • expand your multi-room system with additional Bose® SoundTouch® speakers
  • play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
  • advanced Bose® waveguide speaker technology for lifelike, room-filling sound
  • touch-sensitive pad on the top panel for convenient control
  • dual alarms
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • stereo minijack output for headphones
  • Ethernet port for connection to a wired home network
  • remote
  • requires AC power (8-foot power cord included)
  • 14-5/8" W x 5-7/16" H x 8-5/8"D
  • weight: 12.96 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Tabletop music system
  • SoundTouch pedestal
  • 8' AC power cord
  • Remote control (pre-installed CR 2032 3V battery)
  • 3' USB cable
  • Demonstration CD
  • Owner's Guide
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • "All Systems' Updates" note

ive had a wave radio for years and loved the sound. by adding the wireless and ethernet capabilities the radio is so much more versatile with the same great sound

emery, Gulfport, MS


Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® wireless music system IV Reviews

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Audio Section
Wireless Music Streaming
CD, Tuner, & Aux
Convenience Features

Audio Section

Tabletop Wireless Music System: The Bose Wave SoundTouch provides rich, room-filling sound from a compact tabletop wireless music system that fits just about anywhere in your home. The Bose Wave SoundTouch features a built-in AM/FM tuner and CD player, a rear-panel Aux input, and includes the SoundTouch pedestal. With the addition of the SoundTouch pedestal to the Wave music system, you can listen to music stored on your Windows PC or Mac computer, plus select online Music services like Pandora, iHeart, and Spotify. You also get built-in Bluetooth music streaming.

Waveguide Speaker Technology: Bose proprietary waveguide speaker technology combines with advanced digital electronics to deliver performance well beyond the speakers' size. Two 26" folded waveguides are precisely tuned to amplify the output from the transducers (speakers) to reproduce lifelike sound from the small enclosure.

Talk Radio Mode: Talk radio broadcasts can be greatly affected by either the microphone selection or the boosting of low frequencies by some radio stations. They do so in an attempt to improve speech when heard through conventional radios. In high-quality audio products, this results in sound that is unnatural or bass heavy. By selecting the "Talk Radio" mode, your SoundTouch automatically adjusts to compensate for artificially boosted low frequencies.

Placement: Place the Bose SoundTouch on a table or other flat surface. To enjoy maximum audio performance, place the SoundTouch across the room from where you will be listening. For best audio performance, place the Wave music system within 2' of a wall, and avoid placing directly in a corner.

Wireless Music Streaming

SoundTouch Pedestal: The included SoundTouch Pedestal lets you stream Internet radio, select online music services, and your computer's music library to the Bose Wave SoundTouch music system using your home's WiFi network. The SoundTouch Pedestal also includes point-to-point Bluetooth music streaming. The Bose SoundTouch Pedestal plugs into Wave music system's rear-panel "Bose-Link" port. The Wave music system rests on top of the pedestal.

Wireless or Wired Network Connection: The SoundTouch Pedestal offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your home network. The system features a rear-panel Ethernet R-J45 port and built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g; 2.4 GHz). The system's network connection can be setup initially from the SoundTouch Controller App on your Apple iOS (5.1.1+) device or Android (4.0.3+) smartphone/tablet. You can also use the included microUSB-to-USB cable, along with the SoundTouch Controller App for system setup from your Windows PC (XP/7/8) or Mac (OS X 10.68+) computer.

SoundTouch Controller App: The Bose SoundTouch Controller app is required for initial setup and control of the Bose SoundTouch wireless music system. The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. Now you'll be able to setup and control the SoundTouch wireless music system from your Apple iOS or Android device, or from your Windows or Mac computer. Once initial setup is complete, you can use this app to explore Internet radio, select online music services, or browse your music library from your home network and computer on the Bose SoundTouch wireless music system through the Bose SoundTouch Controller app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer.

  • For Apple iOS or Android: You can download the free SoundTouch Controller app (from the Apple's App Store or Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 5.1.1+) or Android (4.0.3+) device so you can setup and control the Bose system from your mobile device.
  • For Windows PC or Mac Computer: The SoundTouch Controller app for Windows & Mac lets you setup and control the Bose SoundTouch system from your Windows PC (XP/7/8) or Mac computer (OS X 10.6.8+). Simply install the SoundTouch app onto your Windows PC or Mac computer.

Variety Of Music Sources: The SoundTouch wireless music system supports a variety of music options; including Internet Radio, Pandora Radio, music files stored on your computer, and stored music/music apps on your Apple iOS device.

  • Internet Radio + Online Music: The SoundTouch system lets you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also get access to the Pandora, Spotify Connect, iHeart Radio, and Deezer (coming soon) online music services. More music services will be added in the future.
  • Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch wireless system can play back MP3, WMA, AAC. and ALAC music files that are managed by iTunes or Windows Media Player on your Windows or Mac computer. You computer must be connected to the same wired or wireless home network as the SoundTouch system.
  • Bluetooth Music Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, the Wave SoundTouch system wirelessly plays back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth compatible device. You can pair up to eight devices with one actively connected. You will need to setup the Wave SoundTouch on your WiFi network and perform all system updates before you can pair your Bluetooth device and stream audio.

Six Presets: You can personalize six presets to your favorite streaming music services (Pandora) and Internet radio stations, or playlists, artists, albums, and songs from your computer's music library. The presets can easily be set, changed, and accessed directly with the free SoundTouch app on your computer or iOS/Android device. You cannot set presets for Bluetooth or the Aux input.

Multiroom: The SoundTouch Pedestal also enables Bose Wave music system to work with other Bose SoundTouch wireless speakers (sold separately) throughout the house to create a multiroom listening experience. In "Play Everywhere" mode, these systems work together as one to play the same music, ideal for parties. Or, they can be used to play different music in different rooms. You are able to play the same music source or different music source on each SoundTouch system, using the SoundTouch app on your computer or iOS/Android device.

  • Compatible Sources: The Bose Wave SoundTouch's internet radio & online music services, as well as computer & Bluetooth audio streaming can be part of the SoudTouch multiroom audio distribution system.
  • Non-Compatible Sources: The Bose Wave SoundTouch's CD player, AM/FM tuner, and Aux input do not support multiroom audio distribution.

Note: For most home networks, you can link up to four SoundTouch music systems together for a multi-room/multi-source audio experience. For more than four rooms, Bose recommends using Ethernet wired connections to some of the SoundTouch systems.

USB Ports (Setup Only): The USB type-A and type-B connectors on the back of the system are for setup and updates only. These connectors are not designed to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or other similar devices.

CD, Tuner, & Aux

CD Player: The Wave SoundTouch has a single CD slot for playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The player supports playback of MP3 (64-128kbps; 32-44.1kHz) music files recorded onto CD-R or CD-RW discs. Disc playback is controlled from the included IR remote. Song/artist information of MP3 music files are displayed on the unit's front-panel LCD.

  • Play Modes: While a CD is playing, you can change the way it is played. Choose Normal Play, Shuffle (Disc/Folder/Repeat), or Repeat (Disc/Folder/Track). The play mode will return to Normal Play whenever a new CD is inserted.
  • Search Functions: Search functions include Fast Forward, Rewind, Next Track, and Previous Track.
  • Resume Playback: When you play a stopped CD it will always resume from the place it was stopped.
  • Auto Reload: If you eject a CD but do not remove it from the CD player slot within 10 seconds, the CD player will pull the CD back into the player, reload it, and start playing.
  • The CD player does not support multiroom audio distribution.
  • Music files on an MP3 CD are played according to the folder structure on the disc.

Advanced AM/FM Tuner: The Bose SoundTouch comes with a built-in FM/AM tuner. The SoundTouch power cord is used as an antenna for FM radio. If, after adjusting the position of the power cord, you still experience poor reception, you may need to install an external antenna. An external FM dipole antenna with a 3.5mm connector can be ordered through Bose Customer Service.

  • RDS: When you select FM radio, RDS information for the current station is displayed like artist name and song titles (when available).
  • Presets: You can store up to 6 FM and 6 AM radio stations for quick recall.
Note: The AM/FM tuner does not support multiroom audio distribution.

Aux Input: There is a rear-panel 3.5mm Aux input for connecting an external analog audio source, like your smartphone or tablet. The Aux input does not support multiroom audio distribution.

Convenience Features

Headphone Out: The SoundTouch comes with a rear-panel 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening. Plugging in a set of headphones will mute the SoundTouch 's speakers. If an alarm or timer sounds while using headphones, it will sound through the SoundTouch speakers.

Touch Pad & Remote Control: The Wave SoundTouch has a touch-sensitive switch under the top, front, center area of the enclosure. Momentarily placing your hand on the touch pad can turn the SoundTouch on or off. You can operate volume, station selection, disc playback, and WiFi music playback functions with the convenient IR wireless remote control. There are even Thumbs up/Thumbs down buttons on the remote control for customized listening. The remote normally works within 20' of the display.

Front-Panel Display w/ Auto Brightness: The Bose Wave music system features a front-panel display which will indicate the set time, station identification, RDS-text information, ID3-tag information, and WiFi music info (when available). The brightness level of the display automatically adjusts itself for low and high ambient light conditions. This feature brightens the display for better visibility in high ambient light conditions and dims the display making it
less intrusive in low ambient light conditions. High and low brightness settings can be set independently.

Alarm Clock: The Bose SoundTouch offers a 12- or 24-hr alarm clock with Dual Alarms, Snooze, and Sleep Timer.

  • Dual Alarms: Two different wakeup times may be set, customized for each person's preferences (radio station, disc, or beep, volume, etc.). This is handy if two people wake at different times.
  • Snooze: Simply tap the unit's top-panel touch pad to activate the Snooze function. The snooze time can be set to 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60 minutes.
  • Sleep Timer: The Sleep Timer can be set to shut the unit off automatically after a selected period of time (10-90 minutes in 10 minute increments).

AC Power w/ Auto Standby: The Bose SoundTouch operates off standard household current (120V~50/60Hz, 60W) using its integrated power supply and 8' detachable AC power cord. After 24 hours of no button presses the system automatically switches to standby (off). If the 30 minute system standby timer is enabled, the system automatically switches to standby if no audio is played and no buttons are pressed for 30 minutes.

Note: If the Wave SoundTouch loses power due to a power outage or unplugging the unit to move it, all system settings will be permanently retained. However, the clock time will only be temporarily stored in backup memory for up to 48 hours.

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Why did you buy this?

We already own a Bose Wave radio, and wanted another with wireless features that the older one didn't have when it was purchased. [ M  Sep 12, 2018 ]
I purchased this as a wedding gift. I have a Bose and am considering purchasing another one for my husband. [ Laura  Sep 07, 2018 ]
My wife wanted the CD player! I thought/think the extra $200 for the CD player is silly money, but a happy wife is a happy life! [ Todd  Aug 20, 2018 ]
Sleep timer controls wifi operation. Manual AM tuning in 10KHz increments (as opposed to scan only). Built-in ferrite rod AM antenna. [ DAVID  Jul 27, 2018 ]
History of good service. [ Samuel  Jul 19, 2018 ]
Trust Bose products. [ Ralph James  Jul 10, 2018 ]
Should be great in the bedroom!!?? [ Randall  Jun 07, 2018 ]
I have the basic sound wave radio system for more that 15 years and it still sounds as the day I bought it. I bought the newest model with wireless feature to meet our present needs. [ William p.  May 16, 2018 ]
I chose the Bose Wave SoundTouch wireless music system IV system for the Unrivaled sound quality and the wireless connection to other devices. [ VAUGHN  Apr 26, 2018 ]
Advice from Zac, working through the options that met my requirements. [ B  Feb 24, 2018 ]
yes, I shopped all over the internet and this was the best, and the people were helpful and straight forward. it looks like I'll get good service if I need it. Happy New Year It's a birthday present to myself! [ Constance  Jan 02, 2018 ]
Recommend [ Sergio Lebron  Dec 30, 2017 ]
I have this unit for several years and I am very pleased with it Conrad helped me and was very courteous [ Kevin  Dec 28, 2017 ]
conviniece [ richard  Dec 21, 2017 ]
Wanted the best AM/FM counter top radio with Bluetooth/CD options. [ Robert  Dec 16, 2017 ]
Appreciation to my wife on our fifty third wedding anniversary for putting up with me this long. [ JACK LEE  Dec 14, 2017 ]
This might be the only all-in-one unit that is capable of playing modern streaming services, CDs and yet still has an old-fashioned radio built-in. [ Dirk  Dec 14, 2017 ]
I have hundreds of CDs I wish to play. [ Jill S.  Dec 11, 2017 ]
because my son enjoys his, so i thought i would try this for my wife [ Art  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Gift for a friend [ B  Dec 05, 2017 ]
We have had one for over 20 years great product. Time to upgrade. [ Pat  Nov 29, 2017 ]
brand quality [ edward  Nov 27, 2017 ]
I have been a Bose guy for 25 years and own many Bose products, my wife wanted a CD player for the kitchen and here it is, also will make a great Christmas present. [ Papa  Nov 27, 2017 ]
Great sound! [ Kristine  Oct 26, 2017 ]
For the GREAT sound of Bose!! :) [ Kent  Oct 26, 2017 ]
I like [ ngotl  Sep 20, 2017 ]
Was looking for a comprehensive music system that had a cd player, wireless, bluetooth and built in music apps [ Christine  Sep 18, 2017 ]
My whole home is filled with Bose products. [ Jeff  Sep 17, 2017 ]
Quality [ Richard  Sep 04, 2017 ]
Needed a portable sound system for my office [ Jerry  Aug 21, 2017 ]
For my mother [ Vicki stagmaier  Jul 21, 2017 ]
Previous experience with Bose products. Wanted a compact player for another room (and with Bluetooth capabilities) [ Dale  Jun 24, 2017 ]
The functionality of a table radio with a CD player and internet streaming plus quality Bose sound is very attractive. [ Harris  Jun 17, 2017 ]
Quality of sound. [ Peter  Jun 12, 2017 ]
BOSE WAVE REPUTATION [ Clara  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Can't wait to hear the sound. [ Willie  Jun 06, 2017 ]
I just wanted it [ Geraldine  May 30, 2017 ]
So I could have options, radio, CD, ipod [ Kathleen  May 26, 2017 ]
Bose quality and features I wanted, such as Bluetooth capability. [ Anthony  May 14, 2017 ]
I love the sounds of the Bose Stereo Systems. It's like being in a theatre. I have numerous CD's and am looking forward to using it. [ Linda  May 13, 2017 ]
Been looking for awhile for my husband. I liked the reviews about the BOSE system and Crutchfield. [ Gwyn  Apr 28, 2017 ]
Per reviews and comments from other users, this product puts out good quality sound. [ Joe  Apr 25, 2017 ]
It might have the best sound I have ever heard great product [ Wendy  Apr 03, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews [ Ramona  Mar 06, 2017 ]
already own on and love it [ Joan  Mar 03, 2017 ]
Replacing my Bose wave multi CD system, wifi streaming of music library + cd playback + Bose sound = ð??? [ Noah  Feb 17, 2017 ]
Bose reputation and past experiences with Bose products [ rosalind  Feb 15, 2017 ]
Bose reputation and prior experience [ Joan  Feb 12, 2017 ]
Bose has a good reputation, I'm buying this never seeing or hearing it. But it is Bose. [ Doyle  Feb 12, 2017 ]
Heard great things got it for the office. [ Dan  Feb 08, 2017 ]
Love all products from bose [ angelo  Feb 06, 2017 ]
All-in-one am/fm internet radio with fabulous sound [ Patrick  Feb 04, 2017 ]
I had a bose system for 20 years and I'd enjoyed everything minute of clear, realistic, great awesome music. After 20 years my system started to go little by little...I do not regret anything It was just it's time to say goodbye for the new and improve bose..THANK YOU [ Margarita  Jan 25, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews and reputation. [ Joel  Jan 25, 2017 ]
Quality, Sound, Trust. [ Robert F.  Jan 07, 2017 ]
I've had a Bose for at least 15 years and it's finally starting to go. I wanted a CD player with great sound, an am/fm radio and the capacity to stream music and internet radio from my Mac. This seems to have it all, and people like it better than the marantz which was a contender. [ Lucy  Dec 29, 2016 ]
I have a Bose already it's 20 years old time for a new on. [ Geraldine  Dec 29, 2016 ]
We have a Bose and the CD player crapped out. Not real happy about that, but the sound quality and space savings are good with Bose. [ Robert  Dec 21, 2016 ]
previous experience with BOSE [ robert  Dec 20, 2016 ]
It's for my daughter. She listens to streaming music and internet radio quite a bit. I have a lot of other Bose products and for the most part they are very good. Even though Bose does not support airplay with the SoundTouch line any more and there is no way to add remote bluetooth speakers (except for other sound touch units) I think this will be a gift she will enjoy. [ Bill  Dec 18, 2016 ]
Excellent ratings very good bang for the buck! [ Frank  Dec 14, 2016 ]
It sounds awesome and is small and east to use [ wilson  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Reputation of Bose and Crutchfield [ Mike  Dec 06, 2016 ]
on my someones Christmas wish list! [ Mark Edward  Nov 28, 2016 ]
perfect sound [ Christine  Nov 25, 2016 ]
This is my 2nd purchase that we want for another room in the house. Love this machine!!! Top quality!!! [ Renée  Nov 13, 2016 ]
We have had a Bose Wave Radio since 1984. When it finally gave out we knew we wanted another Bose in the house! We chose this because of its built in CD player and its looks. [ Larry  Oct 24, 2016 ]
Was recommended by friends. [ Jane  Aug 23, 2016 ]
I've enjoyed Bose sound for many years. The old BOSE finally died. I liked the idea of internet radio so I am going to try this wireless system. [ Deirdre  Aug 11, 2016 ]
Brand name and features [ Charles  Jul 25, 2016 ]
You website was easy. I order what I want and expect to get what I ordered. [ Dorothy  Jun 02, 2016 ]
A friend has one and raves about it. She's a musician & expects great sound as do I. She sold me on it. [ F  May 22, 2016 ]
Bose I know to as a quality product,plus they stand behind what they sell. Always great sound. [ Arthur  May 12, 2016 ]
It's awsome! [ P  Apr 02, 2016 ]
Bose has top quality products [ TAVARES  Mar 27, 2016 ]
Bose is a great cmpany with great products [ Mary  Mar 21, 2016 ]
I wanted a quality music source near me in the living room it's easy to check or change to other channels from one of 5 IOS devices. I am acutely aware that BOSE music systems are AWESOME and I want more for my bedrooms. [ Rob  Jan 02, 2016 ]
Bose quality. Awesome sound. It's a gift for my parents who still play cd's. [ Paul  Dec 18, 2015 ]
Excellent sound. [ Ken  Dec 03, 2015 ]
The CD player on my 14yo Cambridge Soundworks radio went out, and I need a replacement! Since it's no longer available, I chose the Bose. [ Susan  Nov 03, 2018 ]
I am a big Bose fan and I am sure this will be a big hit with me. [ WAYNE  Sep 23, 2018 ]
Excellent prior experience with a Bose Lifestyle 20 music system. So to replace it I stayed with a Bose product. The Wave has everything I need and with high quality. [ B  Aug 06, 2018 ]
Best sounding table top sound system . Family has 3 already [ Brenda  Jul 20, 2018 ]
wife wants this for a gift for her birthday, misses cd players [ david  Jun 27, 2018 ]
I've have several Bose Wave products that have worked for years. I needed wi-fi capability along with Bose quality sound. [ Mark  May 23, 2018 ]
Past experience with Bose [ Robert T.  Apr 05, 2018 ]
replace old warn out Bose [ Michael  Mar 11, 2018 ]
Bose makes great products and this is one I believe my wife and I will enjoy. [ Joseph  Feb 04, 2018 ]
Bose has great sound and this product is the perfect blend of old and new technologies. Radio and CD player combined with bluetooth and internet radio functionality give me a wide range of options. The user interface is very simple and straightforward and it all works consistently. Also integrates with other Bose Soundtouch devices. [ James  Jan 16, 2018 ]
I have long considered purchasing a Bose system. I anticipate that it will be easy to set up, but if I need assistance I am hopeful that Crutchfield customer support will be a helpful resource. I chose this company because it has good customer reviews. [ Jennifer  Dec 30, 2017 ]
It is replacing the plethora of cd/clock radios I have bought over the last 10 to 15 years. All with poor sound from the radio, and broken cd player within a year or two. The alarm would soon follow suit. I am investing in Bose's great reputation for quality. [ Robin  Dec 28, 2017 ]
We've already had a Bose radio/CD player for some years and love it, which I use daily in my sewing room, as I sew for an online site and spend a lot of time in my sewing room. The new one will be used upstairs in our family room/kitchen area. [ Nannette  Dec 26, 2017 ]
Wife [ Ron  Dec 21, 2017 ]
Features and sound [ Christopher  Dec 18, 2017 ]
Bose reputation and how other people raved about the sound quality. [ Loreen  Dec 18, 2017 ]
Bose has a reputation for excellent products [ RICHARD  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Have used Bose for 20+ years ... quality trumps price, as Donald would say. [ John  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Wanted one for a long time. First time I have seen it on sale. [ Travis  Dec 11, 2017 ]
A friend has one and I liked the way it sounded. I chose this store after I was looking and the testimony of satisfied customers concerning service. I like to buy from smaller businesses . This is a gift from my husband obviously not a surprise . Pat [ Alton  Dec 08, 2017 ]
Will replace a kitchen under the counter radio/cd player. This Bose unit combines the simplicity and functionality of AM/FM radio and CD player with many more advanced features like bluetooth and internet radio and music services. Meets the needs of the whole family. [ James  Dec 05, 2017 ]
The Bose reputation for quality and sound reproduction are unmatched. This unit is currently their top of the line. [ KENNETH  Dec 05, 2017 ]
I anticipate that this product will be great. I have one of the original wave radios with CD. The addition of Bluetooth and WiFi to in this product should be great and still be able to play my CD as a high source. [ SCOTT G  Nov 27, 2017 ]
Sleek design, compact, I trust the name Bose. [ Gretchen  Nov 18, 2017 ]
It is a great product according to consumer feedback. [ Roy  Nov 17, 2017 ]
Jane was extremely helpful to us. She listened to our needs and helped us find exactly what we needed in our price point. Couldn't be more happy with the customer service. Keep up the good work! [ Stuart  Sep 04, 2017 ]
I moved from a home into a 350 sq foot studio apartment. The space is too small to accommodate my present sound system. After listening to several brands. Bose met all my needs! [ Joyce  Aug 09, 2017 ]
Wife has been begging for this for years and our anniversary is coming up [ Edward  Jul 31, 2017 ]
great sound. [ Marcia  Jul 21, 2017 ]
The Bose name speaks for itself and their soundtouch technology offers a lot of options not available from competitors [ Eric  Jun 21, 2017 ]
Needed to replace existing compact music system. [ Stephen  Jun 16, 2017 ]
Quality. Have other Bose items. [ Curtis  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Bose reputation [ Betty  May 31, 2017 ]
Good reviews. Good reputation. [ Barry  May 22, 2017 ]
Bose quality and liked the sound of the sound touch feature. Hope I can figure out how to connect it to my wireless router. [ David  May 19, 2017 ]
Strong reputation [ Ariel J.  May 14, 2017 ]
I have been researching this product for several months. I have owned a Bose clock radio in the past and liked it. I am upgrading to this one. I have not been able to hear, see in person, touch one. That said, I read all the reviews hence this looks like the radio I have been looking for. At my age, 71, it's not what I need, it's what I want that moves me. [ chick  May 01, 2017 ]
Bose, the product speaks for itself. [ Merle  Apr 03, 2017 ]
Recommended by friends. [ Kathleen  Mar 29, 2017 ]
Old Bose Radio stop working today so I love it and had to get another one. [ Sidney  Mar 12, 2017 ]
Sound quality and size [ Marilyn  Mar 09, 2017 ]
We've owned Bose before and liked it. Appreciate Tech support. [ Paul  Mar 07, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews, Bose quality. [ STEVEN  Feb 15, 2017 ]
The reputation Bose has through the years is undeniable. I would not consider any other! [ Terry  Feb 12, 2017 ]
I heard this system while shopping in a local store, and I was impressed with the sound. [ Robert  Feb 04, 2017 ]
I have been looking for a system that I can expand in the future with wireless features that I can use thru the house ( inside and outside) This system will allow me to do it. I will give Bose an opportunity to show me if it has all I need, quality, good sound and versatility. [ Jose  Feb 03, 2017 ]
ability to play both CDs and stream from digital library [ EVE  Dec 18, 2016 ]
One of the best systems available [ Peter  Dec 18, 2016 ]
I need some good music in the kitchen and want to be able to stream from Pandora, Spotify, etc. [ David  Dec 13, 2016 ]
I have two other Wave Music systems and other Bose products and have been very satisfied with all of them. [ Keith  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Replace 15 yr old unit. [ Patricia  Dec 04, 2016 ]
Name brand and for good quality [ ARUN  Dec 03, 2016 ]
The perfect birthday gift! [ vickie  Nov 22, 2016 ]
I have owned a Bose radio for the past twenty years, but recently lost it when my home flooded. My radio was still operating perfectly, I am thankful to be able to purchase another one, so here's to another twenty plus years!! [ Phyllis  Nov 18, 2016 ]
I'm familiar with this product, and its superior performance. [ R  Sep 25, 2016 ]
I have bought as many as 20 in the past and this one is for a 47th anniversary. Many years ago when The Wave first came out I always dealt with Conrad at Bose in Mass. but things change. I guess the Wave has also changed. [ George  Jul 24, 2016 ]
Sound Quality [ Ryan  May 31, 2016 ]
i have two units already. there great. [ robert  Apr 27, 2016 ]
Has radio and CD Player plus the Bose Name. [ Carmen  Mar 02, 2016 ]
It's agift for my husband who was eying it for a longest time. PS he has a very educated ear and a great appreciation for the finer things in life. [ IVANA  Dec 22, 2015 ]
Spouse always wanted this and the time came. [ Terry  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Have had great experiences with Bose products. [ Larry  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Very good online reviews for this new product. [ Timothy J.  Dec 15, 2015 ]
My wife researched CD players and asked for it. [ Paul  Dec 07, 2015 ]
Bose quality and have had Bose products for 25 plus years. [ ROBERT L  Dec 05, 2015 ]
gift some one wanted [ John  Dec 03, 2015 ]

29 questions already asked

Yes. Along with this Bose Wave music system I also purchased two Bose SoundTouch10 wireless speakers. The speakers can be linked to the main system via BlueTooth and what's also nice, the two SundTouch10 speakers can be paired to give you a stereo sound if desired. [ TIMOTHY C  Jun 11, 2018 ]
Sure you can listen to CDs, connect to your itunes devicse via bluetooth, or FM. [ RICHARD  Jun 11, 2018 ]
I'm pretty disappointed with the system and can't recommend it. It is incredibly complicated and constantly needed an update. I consider it a very expensive CD player. [ Daniel  Apr 30, 2017 ]
Yes, I stream music to my Bose player from my iPad. No I do not have a separate warranty. Love the way it sounds! [ Randy  Apr 30, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. This unit holds one single CD at a time. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Mar 15, 2017 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. To be honest not very often. Generally Bose items are pretty much set in price. We were able to do a one day sale in November 2016 and that is the last change. On the product page you can sign up for email alerts about the product, that way you will know about any changes. Under the "Add to Cart" button, you'll see the link to get updates. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Mar 13, 2017 ]  Staff
The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. However, there is no app available for Windows phone's at this time. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry  Mar 14, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes it does. The built-in CD player handles regular CDs and MP3 files on CD-R and CD-RW discs. [ Kenny  Jan 27, 2017 ]  Staff
Amy, sorry I can't answer that. I don't own wireless headphones so no expierence there. I do stream my iPad music to it using Bluetooth, that works very well and was very easy to set up. [ Randy  Apr 19, 2016 ]
Possibly if connected via Bluetooth. But I'm just guessing. Sorry [ JOHN M  Apr 19, 2016 ]
You probabaly have to go to Bose website to investigate this further. [ JOHN M  Oct 16, 2015 ]
The model we offer is made for use in the North American market and has an AC power rating of 120V/60Hz. [ Ryan  Jun 18, 2018 ]  Staff
A chimp could do it [ Darrelyn  Mar 01, 2018 ]
Very easy my 12 year old granddaughter set up the one that I have [ Will  Mar 01, 2018 ]
Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, no. If you have or would like to apply for the Sony Financial Services account there is a 6 month financing promotion. Otherwise that would be it. You can apply for the account at . Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Aug 09, 2017 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. At this moment we still have not received and update from Bose on when those will be at our warehouse. As soon as they give us a definitive answer we will update the website with an ETA. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Aug 09, 2017 ]  Staff
I also have Sirius Radio in my car but this Bose system won't work with Sirius. You need a Sirius Radio. [ Russ  May 01, 2017 ]
It will not. It is not even HD radio. [ Seema  May 01, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. The dimensions are: 14-5/8" W x 5-7/16" H x 8-5/8"D. You can find this information on the product page under "Product Highlights". Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Apr 26, 2017 ]  Staff
Hello Daryl ... yes you can stream music , I'm not sure about which divides is compatible.. [ JUAN  Apr 19, 2017 ]
Only if your system has the soundtouch pedestal which connects to your wifi and allows you to stream music. [ PAUL  Apr 15, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. This unit holds only one CD at a time. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Mar 06, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes, but they must be SoundTouch speakers. Simply Bluetooth speakers will not pair. [ JAMES  Mar 10, 2017 ]
I have used only Bose speakers but the connection with a soundtouch 20 speaker works very well with the software and base unit that you have purchased. Linking the systems works best using the app for your phone. [ Robert  Mar 06, 2017 ]
If you mean from the SoundTouch system then I doubt it. If you have a small home, 2000 sq. Ft. or less maybe. Anything larger, no. Wifi has distance limitations. Plus, each room you want to have Wifi sound requires its own Bluetooth device. This will put demands on bandwidth that will, at some point, degrade sound quality. Perhaps you could make this work using two SoundTouch devices strategically located in your home tuned to the same channel but paired with different Bluetooth devices in your home. [ JAMES  Dec 21, 2016 ]
The Bose Wave SoundTouch music system IV does offer an auxiliary audio input for external sources so, if your TV offers an analog audio output, you can connect and hear it play though the system, yes. I hope that helps, My Bio: [ Ryan  Jun 17, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. Unfortunately no, there is nothing like that set up. You could check with Bose directly, their customer service # is 800-999-2673. [ Kenny  May 23, 2016 ]  Staff
I wouldn't know I don't have a record player [ Fernando  Apr 24, 2016 ]
I don't think so. I tried to use it as a speaker and it's not possible. Nice bluetooth app & access to internet radio. Great system. I love it! [ Maria  Apr 23, 2016 ]
there used to be but do not know if they still make one, check with bose or may have buy used at amazon not sure. ours is just radio and single cd player [ STEVE  Mar 27, 2016 ]
Yes bose system can. I just bought a Bose wave system and it Can do both [ Arakere B.  Mar 26, 2016 ]
There isn't a specific CD changer input for adding and controlling a multi-disc changer to the Bose Wave Radio. However there is a rear-panel 3.5mm Aux that which can be used to connect an external multi-disc CD player. You would just need to need to control everything (i.e. track forward, track back, play, pause, disc select etc.) from the external CD player in that case. I hope that helps. My Bio: [ Larry  Mar 21, 2016 ]  Staff
To sleep, hit the power button on the remote. To turn the alarm off completely, I press the button for that alarm time (there are 2 alarms) on the lower right hand side of the remote. You will see the alarm time disappear from the Wave screen. To re-set for the next day, press the alarm button again and the alarm time reappears on the Wave screen. Hope this answered your question. [ mary  Mar 15, 2016 ]
Press the alarm preset. Button 1 or 2 on remote. [ Valerie  Mar 15, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny  Feb 26, 2016 ]  Staff
Yes it will. [ JAMES  Mar 10, 2017 ]
Sorry, but since we have such excellent public radio stations here in the Twin Cities, I have had no reason to explore using outside sources. [ William  Jan 30, 2016 ]
Yes. Get a connection cord with mini plugs. Plug one end into the satellite radio and plug the other end into the Aux jack on the back of the Bose radio. If your Sat. Radio has Blue tooth you can stream to the Bose without wire connection. [ Arthur  Jan 29, 2016 ]