Bose® SoundTouch® 10 wireless speaker
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From Bose: SoundTouch Wireless Music System
Item # 018ST10BLK | MFR # 731396-1100
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Our take on the Bose® SoundTouch® 10 wireless speaker by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Engineered for multi-room audio
If you love Bose® products for their legendary sound and simple operation, good news. Now you can enjoy all that in a multi-room audio system. The compact Bose® SoundTouch® 10 wireless music system can get you started. It's small enough to place just about anywhere in the room, yet still delivers full, rich sound. Just place it where you want it, plug it into a wall outlet, and you're ready to begin. Then just add other SoundTouch® systems to wirelessly expand into other rooms. You can play the same music simultaneously throughout your home, or have each SoundTouch® system play different music from a different source.
The Bose® SoundTouch® 10 wireless music system comes with a host of music services built in.
Connects to your home wireless network
The SoundTouch® 10 system uses 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.
Built-in Bluetooth expands your listening options
The SoundTouch® 10 system also has built-in Bluetooth. So if you just want to stream music from your smartphone or tablet, no problem. You'll enjoy the same legendary Bose® sound from your Bluetooth-enabled portable device. And using Bluetooth lets you stream audio from any app you want. If you can play it on your device, you can hear it on your Bose® SoundTouch® system.
The simple, powerful SoundTouch® app
The free SoundTouch® app from Bose® is the key to simple setup and control. It makes it easy to select music and operate the SoundTouch® 10 system using your smartphone, tablet, or even a computer.
The app lets you choose from music services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and Deezer for a practically unlimited amount of online music (subscription required for Spotify and Deezer). Or, listen to thousands of free Internet radio stations from around the world with iHeartRadio. You can use the app to save stations and playlists as presets for instant recall with the included remote, or simply by using the control buttons on top of the speaker.
- connects to your Wi-Fi network for wireless music listening
- built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
- free SoundTouch® app lets you control the player and play music with your Apple® or Android™ device as well as Mac® and Windows® PCs
- support for online music services, including Spotify, Pandora, Deezer Premium, and iHeartRadio for thousands of free internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
- expand your multi-room system with additional Bose® SoundTouch® speakers
- play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
- six presets offer instant music playback with the press of a button on the speaker or remote
- stereo minijack auxiliary input for portable devices
- simple app-based setup using your mobile device
- plays MP3, WMA, AAC, and Apple Lossless (ALAC) files
- 5-5/8"W x 8-3/8"H x 4-1/2"D
- weight: 4.1 lbs.
- requires AC power (AC adapter provided)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Active wireless speaker
- 5' AC power cord
- Remote control (CR2032 3V battery installed)
- Quick Setup Guide
- Important Safety Instructions
- "All System Updates" note
Excellent sound and quality !
sue, Utica, MI
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SoundTouch Wireless Music System: The SoundTouch 10 is part of the Bose SoundTouch wireless music ecosystem which allows you to play music throughout your home. The SoundTouch ecosystem is able to stream music wirelessly throughout your house over your home's WiFi network; it even works with your Bluetooth devices. With SoundTouch, you can stream Internet radio, select music services, and your music library throughout your home. A free Bose app transforms your Apple iOS or Android mobile device into the system's remote control.
SoundTouch 10 Wireless Speaker: The SoundTouch 10 wireless speaker can be used by itself in one room or paired with other Bose SoundTouch wireless speakers to create a multi-room audio system.
- Single Full-Range Driver: The SoundTouch 10 wireless speaker has a single full-range deliver, built-in amplifier, and rear-firing port that delivers room-filling sound. It is precisely angled to deliver balanced sound throughout your room.
- Mounting Options: The SoundTouch 10 wireless speaker has been designed to simply sit on a flat table-top surface. There are no wall-mount options available.
Multiroom Audio: 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. You are able to play the same music source or different music source on each SoundTouch system, using the SoundTouch app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer. Compatible sources include -
- Internet radio & online music services
- Bluetooth & computer audio
- Aux input
Built-in WiFi: The Bose SoundTouch 10 offers built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4/5.0GHz) to wirelessly connect to your home network. The SoundTouch 10's WiFi network connection can be setup initially from the SoundTouch Controller App on your Apple iOS (7.0+) device or Android (4.1+) smartphone/tablet. You can also use a microUSB-to-USB cable (not included), 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 music system. The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. Now you'll be able to setup and control the SoundTouch 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 for playback on the Bose SoundTouch speaker system.
- For Apple iOS or Android: You can download the free SoundTouch Controller app (from Apple's App Store or Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 7.0+) or Android (4.1+) 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 Bose SoundTouch 10 supports a variety of music options; including Internet Radio, select online music services, music files stored on your computer, as well as stored music & music apps on your Apple iOS or Android 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 10 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 SoundTouch 10 can wirelessly play 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 SoundTouch 10 on your WiFi network and perform all system updates before you can pair your Bluetooth device and stream audio.
Note: All music sources can be streamed to multiple SoundTouch systems.
Six Presets: You can personalize six presets to your favorite streaming music services 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 on the system or with the free SoundTouch app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer. You cannot set presets for Bluetooth or the Aux input.
Aux Input: In addition to wireless WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity, the SoundTouch 10 is fitted with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting almost any portable audio device with a headphone jack or audio output. An available firmware update lets you distribute the aux input for multiroom audio.
IR Remote: The included IR remote provides basic wireless operation of the Bose SoundTouch 10 speaker. You are able to Power the unit on/off, adjust volume up/down, select between Bluetooth or Aux sources, or choose between the six music presets. You also get basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. You even get to rate your music (thumbs up/down) from the remote as you listen.
Alexa Skill (via Firmware Update): The new Bose Skill for Amazon Alexa is available through a free network firmware update and is enabled through the Skills section of the Amazon Alexa companion app on your Apple iOS or Android device. The update enables you to control certain elements of the SoundTouch experience through Alexa by speaking to an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, Echo Show, or other Alexa-enabled device. Simply say "Alexa, ask Bose to...". Voice control functions include-
- Play music set to a SoundTouch preset.
- Play content in a specific room.
- Play the same music on all SoundTouch devices (everywhere).
- Find out what's playing.
- Play/pause/resume and skip tracks.
- Adjust volume.
- Turn on/off.
AC Power: The SoundTouch 10 wireless speaker operates off of standard household current using the supplied 5' AC power cord.
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by Ralph Graves
What's the best way to stream music? Wi-Fi or Bluetooth? It depends on what you want to do, and which device you want to use.
Why did you buy this?
To fit on a desk at work. Another Bose speaker we had in the past had beautiful, high quality sound. We heard this speaker at a friend's home. [ Susan M. Apr 22, 2018 ]
Bose products are the BEST! Wouldn't buy anything else! [ Elizabeth Mar 28, 2018 ]
Purchased the same item last year for our daughter and she loves the sound system. [ KLAUS Mar 25, 2018 ]
Include in the offer!! [ Hector Dec 29, 2017 ]
It was free [ Maxwell Dec 29, 2017 ]
Add to my current sound design units Also i purchased 251 environment speakers I have misplaced the hardware. Screw and small hardware I have the brackets and knobs. Please send if you have a set in your workshop [ John Dec 28, 2017 ]
One stop shopping. Great Company to do business with! [ Craig Cain Dec 14, 2017 ]
Once set up, this will be very simple for my parents to use. [ Clifford Dec 11, 2017 ]
David's recommendation. I provided a list and, based on his experience, asked which had the most flexibility and room filling sound. [ JDOUGLAS Dec 05, 2017 ]
The sound quality was very good. [ Richaed Nov 16, 2017 ]
To put GREAT Bose music through the house along with connecting it to a Bose® Wave® SoundTouch® :) [ Kent Oct 26, 2017 ]
I like Bose products. The local store has closed shop. I have a soundtouch system already, growing the system. [ Kirk Oct 15, 2017 ]
To listen to the best jazz station in the world, TSF in Paris, while I write. [ sandra Oct 14, 2017 ]
Mother's Day gift!!!!!! I love Bose my mother now does too. [ JOSE A Aug 13, 2017 ]
To use for listening to the internet. [ TERRY W Jun 04, 2017 ]
Bose reputation. [ Kent May 18, 2017 ]
Compatable with the stereo [ Frank Dec 14, 2016 ]
Wanted to expand my SoundTouch system [ GARY Nov 02, 2016 ]
I have other Bose products [ Emma Aug 11, 2016 ]
wanted wireless sound in the kitchen. i love the tiny speaker and i love how it connects to internet. we listen to music from all over the world. sound sounds good a bit to much bass but its expected from bose. no complaints. [ Raul Jul 20, 2016 ]
For the bedroom should be plenty of sound [ edward Jul 05, 2016 ]
This is a gift for my father-in-law. i have two others and love them. Will be getting a third to power the outside speakers. Bose Soundtouch speakers have been the solution that I was seeking for a long time. [ John Jun 13, 2016 ]
Qualty and value. [ david May 26, 2016 ]
Mothers day is coming. Its for the kitchen [ Todd Apr 17, 2016 ]
Bose is a great speaker system and my brother wanted this for his gift [ Michael Apr 04, 2016 ]
Wireless bluetooth speakers that link together and can play throughout the house together. I love bose and have never been disappointed by them. I looked at sonos but the "goodwill" towards bose took me towards them. [ O Mar 31, 2016 ]
Wanted to be able to listen to music in different areas (Barn, shed, porch, ect.). [ FIELDS Mar 22, 2016 ]
Price point [ Charles Feb 25, 2016 ]
Bose is a proven name and the fact that this speaker is bluetooth AND wifi capable sealed the deal! Additionally, it didn't hurt that I've always had great experiences with all the products I've purchased from Crutchfield... [ greg Jan 22, 2016 ]
Size and Sound [ Robert Jan 17, 2016 ]
I picked this items because they are good product and it durable for using. [ Droger Jan 04, 2016 ]
I have other Bose products which have served me well for many years. After considerable research and listening to the sound demos I was impressed. The many features available on this unit made it an easy decision. [ Don Dec 31, 2015 ]
Bose reputation and quality. [ Joyce Dec 21, 2015 ]
BOSE SPEAKERS ARE THE BEST ,THAT'S WHAT THEY DO [ ROBERT Dec 20, 2015 ]
Wireless streaming, 6 presets, and Bose sound. [ CRT Dec 18, 2015 ]
Heard it was a good alternative to Sonos and I've enjoyed Bose products in the past. [ CLAYTON Dec 10, 2015 ]
it had good reviews [ Seamus Dec 09, 2015 ]
Needed Bluetooth speakers and have other Bose speakers which I love. I also checked them out at a store to listen to them. [ Phildo Jul 19, 2018 ]
Previous purchase [ Benny Jan 07, 2018 ]
Needed to work with Bose Soundtouch radio for music in other rooms. [ Thomas Dec 29, 2017 ]
I was looking for a small second speaker for my bedroom [ catherine Sep 14, 2017 ]
By using this speaker, I can listen to the audio output of my computer in another room. It has the versatility I may need for other uses later. [ Francis Aug 21, 2017 ]
Great sound! have other Bose speakers and enjoy the sound [ Fred Jun 14, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ BRANDON Dec 16, 2016 ]
Quality associated with brand [ TERESA MARSHALL Dec 01, 2016 ]
Compact size [ VICTOR Jun 15, 2016 ]
I got one and it works so well I am getting a second one! [ ERIN May 12, 2016 ]
reliable and fair price [ orme Feb 02, 2016 ]
Size and Sound [ Robert Jan 17, 2016 ]
I'm located in a poor and to far area for a favorite FM station. With this I can listen ONLINE all over the world. Remember the truth is out there. AND if you're ever in southwest Virginia you should visit the Crutchfield Store. It's better than a candy shop. [ Michael Dec 29, 2015 ]
I am adding SoundTouch to my bedroom! Love the ease of the system and, of course, the fabulous sound. Bose quality all the way! [ Joseph Dec 13, 2015 ]
Bose is a favorite in my house and the sound is always fantastic. [ Joseph Dec 10, 2015 ]
11 questions already asked
Special software which you download for free and same for smart phone and tablet. No sound card required. [ Charles May 24, 2017 ]
If you can download the soundtouch app to your Asus it will work. I use it with my phone and tablet. [ George May 24, 2017 ]
With good wifi signal and enough units to cover the area the system will work. [ Charles Mar 13, 2017 ]
You may adjust the bass through the Sountouch software. [ Charles May 24, 2017 ]
You can only adjust the bass from the app on your phone. Go to settings and following instructions. Replacement remotes are available at Bose but it won't help with the bass problem. [ George Jan 02, 2017 ]
By position of the speaker, distance from the back port. Down load app to your smartphone or tablet. I never use the remote. [ Charles Jan 02, 2017 ]
Yes, I use it. [ Charles Nov 29, 2016 ]
Yes it does. I use it daily for a station I otherwise can't get through conventional means! [ Neil Nov 29, 2016 ]
Yes if you can get tunein on your phone you can play it through the Bose wi fi through the phone [ George Nov 29, 2016 ]
1 answer Is there any delay in the WiFi signal? Consider having two SoundTouch at 50 ft apart. TV is at one end of this large room with an aux audio connection to the aux-in of one SoundTouch. Via WiFi the two SoundTouch duplicate the TV audio. Will the sound match the TV video, when looking listening to either SoundTouch speaker and looking at the same TV video? [ TonyG Nov 02, 2018 ]
We currently have one unit that we use to stream music from either Alexa or our Apple account. We have not noticed any delays. [ Mark A. Nov 02, 2018 ]
That's correct! In addition to wireless WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity, the SoundTouch 10 is fitted with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input. The 3.5mm auxiliary input can then be distributed wirelessly to your other Bose SoundTouch speakers/components connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Hope that helps! :) [ Larry May 08, 2018 ] Staff
No, the way the speaker is constructed it cannot be wall mounted. [ MARK Mar 27, 2017 ]
It does not appear to be designed to wall mount. No bracket or screw holes in the back to hang it from. In addition, it has a open port in the back, which I assume you should not block against a wall. [ JIM Mar 27, 2017 ]
It could be on a small shelf. The AC power cord projects from the back and there is no hanger on the rear of the speaker. [ Gregg Mar 27, 2017 ]
Not easily. There is no slot for a mounting screw, and the power cord sticks straight out the back of the unit, so it will not lie flat against the wall. Also, the rear port needs to be an inch or two away from the wall for best bass response. [ Michael Mar 27, 2017 ]
No, the Sound Touch speaker is only compatible with systems which stream or broadcast wireless. The Bose Wave IV Music System requires the Bose® Bluetooth® music adapter. [ Charles May 18, 2016 ]
I have no clue. I don't own the Bose Wave Music System iV. [ Scott May 17, 2016 ]
Yes, but may not be the best with limited vision. If she uses or has a large tablet it would be better with the free download controller which is easier to view. [ Charles May 18, 2016 ]
This model does not have radio. However, you can play radio stations from your device but you would most likely need wifi to access those stations. Works great with blue tooth from ipad/iPhone etc. but obviously they must have the music downloaded onto them if you aren't accessing cloud services. Also, there is an auxiliary port on this speaker so it can be used with iPods or MP3 players with no internet. There is some initial (simple0 techy set-up but the presets would make it ideal for someone with limited vision. The sound is GREAT! [ Joseph May 08, 2016 ]
It is just a speaker, not a radio. You do not have to use the wireless Bluetooth connection but can instead connect it to other devices with a simple single rca cable. [ Sharon May 07, 2016 ]
I have this hooked up to wifi, but it is Bluetooth... I have played thru BT with my phone also...hope this helps!! [ Robert May 07, 2016 ]
no this really requires both WiFi and a smartphone or computer [ Harry May 07, 2016 ]
Yes with blue tooth devises [ PATRICK May 07, 2016 ]
Yes you can bluetooth [ Brian May 07, 2016 ]
This model has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built-in. Bluetooth range is generally around 30-feet but Wi-Fi range would be determined by the strength of your home's Wi-Fi network capabilities. As long as your streaming device is able to connect to the same wireless network as the Bose SoundTouch, you can stream from anywhere in your home. [ Larry Nov 04, 2015 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Our research shows the following: W=8.31" H=5.56" D=4.43" If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Sep 23, 2015 ] Staff