Comparison Of The Best Wireless Bose Speakers
Bose has been releasing some great products in the last few years in terms of sound. They are known for their sleek yet simple design and great sound when it comes to both speakers, headphones, earbuds and their impressive noise canceling technology.
Related Product: My personal favorite is the SoundLink Micro (click to view on Amazon), I use it daily both in- and outdoors.
As they have many different wireless speakers, it can be tough to decide which one is the best product for your need. So, today we’re gonna have a look at a few of Bose’s wireless speakers and see what makes them different so that you’ll be well informed before making a purchase.
Each Bose Speaker Reviewed
This speaker is actually a bit surprising to me for coming out of Bose. It is a bit larger than their usual portable speakers but they still managed to keep the weight at around 15 Lbs which, honestly isn’t too bad for what’s included.
The Bose S1 Pro could work as a usual portable speaker that packs great power. Although, I feel like it’s mainly meant for musicians who want a somewhat lightweight amplifier that they can bring to their jams.
Apart from the Bluetooth and AUX input, you will also find two XLR inputs for instruments as well as their separate EQ controller which allows you to adjust the reverb, bass, and treble. It also has a built-in ToneMatch system that can help instruments and microphones produce better sound along with the EQ controller which also has an auto-setting available.
By looking at the dimensions and weight in the product table at the top, you might be scared off as it is quite big when comparing to the others. This is why I feel like it may not be for everyone and why it’s primarily the best choice for musicians. However, it does have a comfortable handle on the top for carrying it and Bose has also made a sleek backpack for carrying it around if you’re planning on traveling with it (not included).
You can either have it plugged in by using the AC input, or just use the rechargeable battery inside of it that gives you up to 11 hours of playtime.
Although I mentioned that it’s the better choice for musicians, it is still a great speaker none the less for anyone and it will with no doubt fill up most big rooms or outdoor sections with its great sound. If it were to have any downsides, it would have to be the price as it is a bit more expensive than the others on the list.
- Great Sound
- Multiple Inputs
- Adjustable Settings
- Might be too bulky for some
This speaker goes in a different category than the one above as this one is more suited for outdoor use. It still works fine standing in your living room but as it has an IPX rating of 4, it works perfectly for having it stand near the pool without you having to worry.
It comes with a great handle that makes it very comfortable in terms of its portability. The handle is covered in a nice black fabric which makes it perfect for carrying it around.
As the weight is only 2 Lbs, it’s a great portable speaker that packs a lot of power that is perfect for bringing on trips. The battery time is also in the above average level at 16 hours which makes sure you have power for the whole day.
When it comes to the design, Bose made this one in a special cylinder shape that allows you to take full advantage of their 360 sound technology which works great for placing it in an open area. The great thing about the 360 sound is that you don’t have to think about what angle to point the speaker towards for the best sound.
In terms of connection, you can go either with Bluetooth or simply using an AUX cord. An additional feature on this speaker is that you can pair it with another one and get full usage out of two to make the sound even better and stronger. However, this one has enough bass and power to do well on its own in most settings.
Is this product worth it? I would say it is as it’s a very versatile speaker. It works great as a portable speaker and as it offers somewhat of water resistance for outdoor use, it does add value in my book. Especially considering the overall product with 360 sound and a battery life of 16 hours.
If there’s something to criticize, it would be that the IPX rating isn’t the best. It is definitely not waterproof but rather just splash proof, and that’s something to keep in mind. Apart from that, the price is average but I believe it’s priced fairly.
(For more information regarding water resistance in tech and explanation on IPX rating, you can check out my other article on that topic)
- 360 Great sound
- Great battery life
- Great portability
- Not the best IPX score
The Bose Soundlink Color is one of smaller speakers from Bose, along with the mini and micro versions. This one is slightly bigger but is still definitely in the same size genre.
It only weighs a bit over one pound and it could easily fit in your pocket. As for the name Color, it is most likely because of the fact that it comes in a wide variety of colors. There are five different colors available and the colors are black, white, blue, red and mint (a slight turquoise)
You will charge this speaker with micro USB and the battery is good for up to 8 hours. Compared to the other speaker listed above, this one does not offer any water resistance and is meant for indoor use mostly.
There isn’t very much to say about this product other than the fact that it’s a light and portable speaker with decent sound. As far as buying it, I believe that the price is a bit too high in terms of what you are getting. It does its job but there’s nothing more special to it.
- Compact and light
- Decent sound
- A bit overpriced
- Nothing special
Compared to the Bose Soundlink Color, this is a very small and light wireless speaker that also has great features added.
To start off, it only weighs 10 ounces or just a bit more than half a pound. To put that in perspective, you can easily slide this in your pocket and forget all about it, no baggy weight hanging around.
Although the battery time is only 6 hours, it’s about what you can expect with this size. One of the major things included which I believe add value is the fact that it has an IPX rating of 7. If you are unfamiliar with the IPX rating, you can see the full chart and explanation of what it means in my other article on that topic. I also have an extended product review post on general wireless speakers that are water resistant.
The sound is very crisp and balanced and performs very well for its tiny size. The bass isn’t astounding but it’s definitely there although you can’t expect too much bass out of a speaker this size.
Another major feature which adds value is that it has buttons for auto-connecting your phone with either Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Also, it has a built-in microphone so you can actually take calls through it.
I believe this is a great budget option and especially perfect for you if you’re outdoors a lot and want to have a speaker with you that can work well no matter what the weather is like. The price is very affordable and it’s definitely worth its price.
- Compact and light
- Crisp and balanced sound
- Great water resistance
- Only 6 hours battery
I decided to put together this list as Bose is a brand I’ve been using for both speakers, headphones, and earbuds for years. It’s a great and reputable company but it’s very clear that some of their products are different than others.
Before committing to any purchase, I advise you to check at the product table on the top and also see the pros and cons of the different kinds. As I listed the products in a few different categories, some might be better for you.
In conclusion, this is my simple ranking and description of these products.
- Well adapted for both indoor and outdoor use
- Great 360 sound technology
- The best battery life
- Best sound richness
- Great for musicians
- Overall rugged high-quality product
- A bit too bulky and expensive for some
- Great water resistance
- Good sound for its size
- Very light and portable
- Light and portable
- Variety of colors
- Nothing special