Rated 5 out of 5 by Computek It's a Bose.
Those who know their Bose products need not be told anything about the audio quality, that was already in the bag years ago. Those new to Bose, buy it, love it, that simple. For me anything other than Bose is a compromise. This unit is solid, great features in the app and just so powerful. I use my soundlink mini all week when I'm working away, but the soundtouch 30 goes on the second I return home! The only problem with Bose is that you get so used to the quality, everything else stands out like a sore thumb, for example my van stero, my dad's hifi and our current sound bar for the TV all sound so naff in comparison to the point it becomes irritating, but I can't yet afford a couple of thousand on the Bose surround sound cinema :( !!
November 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by vish Well designed
This is a wonderful speaker. My first speaker was a old bose ipod speaker and for the age of the speaker it is very good sound.My new speaker has over doubled the sound and quality. Bose has had good sound from the beginning.
Bose all the way!!!
October 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nath98 If you love bass and sound quality this is for you
Purchased the speaker having experienced a demonstration in the shop and blown away by the bass and excellent sound quality. Even at 100% volume (yes I went that high) the quality is impeccable.
The 6 preset buttons are a great feature, being able to save your favorite radio stations, Spotify playlists and songs and play them at a touch of the button is ace.
With the Ethernet cable it means I can play songs through my PC which is hardwired.
Being able to play songs through Bluetooth and through secondary apps such as Youtube, Spotify, apple music is a bonus too which cannot be done the SONOS equivalent where music can only be played through its app.
Only critic is that the app seems a tad old fashioned with the font styles etc but works faultlessly. But as this is BOSE, I'm sure it will be updated in no time soon.
October 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike F Best buy
I had always wanted a Bose but could never justify the cost. I got the motivation when I got very ill and so spent part of my last pay cheque on this wonderful device.
It is easy to set up and has been upgraded to to take Spotify. It looks beautifully understated and the sound fills the room. Liked it so much that I have also since bought a baby brother and noise cancelling earphones.
Beautiful rich sound...... Flawless but pricey.
August 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by nick2624 It's all about the sound! - Or is it the looks?
For me it was all about the sound. I'd done the usual research but for me it was about personal choice, in terms of sound quality, than winners in magazine reviews. I personally love the rich, deep, room filling sound of the Bose SoundTouch 30 and, for me, it beat the recommended 'winner'. I was also fortunate that Bose had updated the design to incorporate the grey cloth facia which fits in with our home decor and also helped to secure the purchase. The only, slight, issue has been with the app which for me is a little too basic. It also has failed a couple of times and has required going through a system reset. But, as I said, it is a minor gripe given the performance. The music does not distort: even at room shaking high volume (when the neighbours are out of course ;-) Initially, I was a little apprehensive moving to an 'online' system but it has turned out to be a total joy as we have relived our personal musical history's using the recommended online streaming service. I highly recommend this product. In fact, I have been so impressed that I have bought Bose's AE2 bluetooth earphones for when I'm away from the SoundTouch 30.
July 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Mr Fox Actually it's too good....
After a couple of very challenging months, I decided I needed cheering up, so off I went to London and purchased my fifth BOSE product, the Sound Touch 30 in black. There are no gimmicks here, it's visually unassuming, not shaped like a Rugby Ball and doesn't look like something out of the sixties either, but what lurks behind the blackness is brutal.
I don't work for What HIFI, or Which, and I'm not a sound technician either, but I can say that it is a remarkable achievement to manufacture a product so small whilst emitting a sound so huge in clarity and ooompfff. With my four other products, BOSE have never failed to please me, and the same applies here. Go and buy one, immediately, your neighbours won't like it one bit, but you will.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by deff great sound for a small system
i just bought this sound touch 30iii and the sound is very very good
May 30, 2016