Pros Still sounds good with CD's and iPOD after six years.
Cons I have owned a Bose Wave radio/CD player now for the past six years. I was amazed at the beginning but became increasingly disappointed by the first 3 years. The radio tuner, AM and FM, is no longer usable because of interference, regardless of where I pl
Pros Sleek design; Easy to Use
Cons No inividual Bass/Treble controls; Small remote ; Problems With CD Player
Summary Having used my Bose unit for about a month now I've come to appreciate the sound quality more as time has passed. I wasn't real impressed with it for the first week or so but it's starting to sound better. The sound is crisp without an overwhelming bass and, as Bose advertises, I have heard little bits and pieces in familiar music that I had never noticed before.
The unit is sleek and appealing to the eye with a large well lit display which shows the time when the unit is off and the radio frequency when listening to that feature. When playing a CD the track number and elapsed time appears on the display.
I have had problems with the CD player however. Five or six MP3 discs that I have burned do not play at all with this unit (when inserted the display shows "Reading Disc" for a few seconds then "Not Playable" and the CD is ejected.). I have called and e-mailed Bose Tech Support about this and was asked to submit one of my MP3 discs to them for testing. The disc just went out in today's mail so I can't say what the outcome will be but I am pleasantly surprised Bose was willing to accept a disc from me.
The non-working MP3 discs were burned onto a basic blank CD-R disc. I have since tried burning MP3 material using blank CDs designated CD-Music or CD-Audio. I have found these discs will play on the Bose unit as do 99% of my other CDs both computer burned or store bought.
Minor complaints about the size of the remote and the lack of individual base and treble controls. The remote is small enough to fit pretty much in the palm of your hand and is very thin. Because of its small size it is very easy to overlook. The purchase of a spare one for $10- $12 probably isn't a bad idea.
As for the lack of tone controls I find it annoying that a company like Bose which prides itself on their audio equipment will not allow the listener to tweak the sound to individual taste.
I have no problem with the radio reception or the fact that there are "only" six presets for AM / FM. I find that's enough for me. AUX jack on the rear of the unit allows me to plug my iPod or DVD player in greatly enhancing the sound of those items.
All in all I'm fairly pleased with my Bose System and I would be thrilled if they would cut back on their advertising budget and sell these unitas for less money...a lot less money.
Pros fabulous fidelity. rich bass (not a thumping one though).
Cons sound appears to be highly dependant on where the product is placed. annoying.
the top volume is rather low. ok if youre playing high bitrate music / recent cds. rather low otherwise. annoying.
Pros Excellent sound from such a small box, easy to use- perfect for our small kitchen. Excellent radio reception.
Cons Price, but then you get what you pay for.
Pros Very good bass response and crisp highs are welcome additions to this model compared to the original Bose Wave Radio. The navigation of MP3 files is intuitive. The appearance is very tidy.
Cons Expensive (worth it if I can get 12 years out of it like my old one) No buttons on the unit means that all functions are dedicated to the remote (pressing a small snooze button on the remote is weird in the morning). I wish it had the option to run on b