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Bose SoundDock Series III Digital Music System with Lightning Connector
- Color Category: Black, Wi-Fi Built-in: Not Available
- Headphone Jack: Yes, Input(s): Lightning
- Smart Capable: Not Available
- This system is compatible with the newest iPod and iPhone models with an Apple Lightning connector.
- Compatible with older iPhone/iPod models with 30-pin connection adapter (sold separately)
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Outsized performance Appearances can be deceiving. Bose digital signal processing and acoustic design produce wide–range sound, with consistency and clarity—all from a system so compact, you can move it easily from room to room. Proprietary acoustic design delivers a unique combination of small size and proven performance. Convenient remote controls the system and basic iPod or iPhone functions, including playlist navigation. Works with and charges iPod and iPhone models with an Apple Lightning connector. Auxiliary input lets you play other audio devices. Keep the music going Enjoy hours of uninterrupted music from your iPhone or iPod. The SoundDock system charges your device whenever it's docked and plugged into a wall outlet, even while your songs are playing. You're in control Use the remote to turn the system on and off, adjust volume, skip tracks and navigate your playlist. Expand your entertainment Get more from your DVD/CD player, tablet, laptop or other mobile device. Simply connect to the 3.5mm auxiliary input, and hear all the sound you've been missing. Works with the newest iPod and iPhone models This system is compatible with iPod and iPhone models with an Apple Lightning connector.
Top customer reviews
For casual listening, I generally want the music to FEEL loud and full, but I still want to hear stuff going on around me. I want to be able to hold a conversation without having to turn down the music. Bose accomplishes this with an uneven EQ curve. The sizzle is hyped, the mids are DIPPED reduce clutter in the range of human voices, and the bass is hyped beyond all belief for such small speakers, by using resonances that make it a little vague about the pitch information. For background music when I have a few friends over this is exactly what I want, and this thing sounds truly amazing. The music is crisp and full and it gets surprisingly loud without sounding awful.
But when I put on my audiophile hat, I shut the darn thing off because it was not intended for that. And that is OK! My audiophile gear RULES for when I am sitting alone losing myself in the music, and I can run my instruments through it and have them sound great... But it fills up the entire audio spectrum and if anyone wants to talk to me I have to turn it down to half the level of the Bose.
Think about what you WANT, and if what you want is casual listening use, then I think that this is a remarkably great choice.
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. Hope this review is useful to you.
My biggest complaint is that customer service was unwilling to process an overnight shipment of the new product and told me it would take 10-12 business days once they received confirmation of shipment of the defective unit. What is this 1999? Even the Rep. who was very professional strongly suggested I return to Amazon...I agree. You would think Bose would step up to the plate for a loyal customer. I hope this is not indicative of Bose's current build quality.