Superb sound quality, rich with detail
Portable, Auxiliary input
Remote has a good feel to it and responds well
Very easy to use
Lacks AM/FM radio
I am very pleasantly surprised with this thing. Though not a hardcore audiophile, I do take my equipment very seriously, and have generally avoided Bose based on the recommendations of the "experts". But I am VERY discerning, love all types of music, and only buy excellent quality stuff. Enough about ... Read full review
I am very pleasantly surprised with this thing. Though not a hardcore audiophile, I do take my equipment very seriously, and have generally avoided Bose based on the recommendations of the "experts". But I am VERY discerning, love all types of music, and only buy excellent quality stuff. Enough about me...
My intent was to buy a competitor to this unit the day after Christmas, but I received the Bose Sounddock 2 as a Christmas gift. Its outstanding with my iPhone 4 set to "Rock" for a bit of treble and bass boost. Bass is full and tight, much deeper than I expected from such small speakers. For tracks with very deep bass punch there will be holes...4" drivers can only go so low, but the limits are way down there and I can't imagine any small unit can go there anyway.
I've been on a Moby kick lately, and the Sounddock handles almost all of his ever-present bass. Treble is fine...present but not over-boosted. All the detail is there, but it doesn't sound artificial or over-done. But where I think the Bose really excels is in the midrange. Vocals are perfectly clear and distinct, shockingly so. Its difficult to describe, but I really do feel that I hear much more of the music with this unit. It isn't at all "tinny" like cheap units that over-boost midrange. Its...just right.
Overall sound is superb, rich with detail. Cello is full with all the bite and edge of a live performance. Opera is beautifully balanced with unbelievably clear and detailed vocals perectly balanced with the orchestra. Anything acoustic is as life-like as I've ever heard with the subtle details that aren't easily reproduced in recordings...guitar, strings, drums, etc. Rhythm and big bass are tight, with much better than expected low-frequency response. Also, whether at high or low volume the sound is the same...something you wont hear with lesser-quality audio bits. So much to my surprise Bose has won me over with a well-balanced and superbly-detailed sound.
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