Pros Great sound on local radio and CDs
Cons The only thing is not able to play MP3s
Summary I have the older model with top loading CD, I think I prefer this method to he letter box.
It's in my bedroom and used every day from wake up time which is very early, I use either Radio or my own CDs.
The sound is crisp and clear, although there are no bass or treble controls the sound is consistent for easy listening.
No need to fiddle around just adjust the volume level and enjoy.
"overall great"on by yanni1234
Pros great sound, power for it's size, and clarity
Cons can't thunder out bass tones, if it could it would be totally perfect.
Pros CD, A/M/F/M, Auxillary, Better Than Wave Radio I
Cons Really None
Summary I Bought This Radio. It's Great! Sometimes, I'll Plug My IPod Into It. It Sounds GREAT! I LOVE IT!
"Great, Simple"on by wishalis
Pros Not Available
Cons Not Available
Summary I have mentioned all the Pros and I want to expand on the cons.
1) There are no operating buttons on the system itself so, it is really inconvenient. You have to fetch for the remote every time you are near the system and want to perform some operation. I solved this inconvenience. I bought another remote (costs just 10$) and stuck it to the system using a back to back sticker. I wish BOSE makes some kind of accessory to tie the remote to the system neatly. I should get an award from BOSE for coming up with something like this!!
2) CD loading is like in the car i.e., the system handles the eject (slide in and out). It is not a top loading CD so it is impossible to clean the lens manually. Just for cleaning the lens, I may have to send the system to BOSE for which they are going to charge a lot but, I guess you get CD cleaners for this purpose in the market. It may not be very effective though, I am assuming.
"Incredible Sound"on by Computant
Pros Small, excellent sound, streamlined appearance,
Cons Price, no buttons on the machine itself
Summary The Bose Wave is an incredible little system that can pick up a large variety of stations clearly. The sound is truly amazing considering the size of the speaker cones inside the unit. The $500 price tag is enough to turn some people off but this unit is well worth the price considering its size and quality.