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Bose Wave SoundTouch Music System IV Review

Bose was kind enough to sponsor this video, and I’ve partnered up with them to review some of their exciting new audio products. In this video I’ll be reviewing the Bose Wave Sound Touch Music System IV. This is a room-filling wireless speaker with some other convenient elements built in to it.

So stick around and find out if this is right for you. The Wave Sound Touch Music System IV is a feature-packed speaker that is looking to be an all-in-one solution for music lovers. It currently comes in 2 colors, espresso black and platinum silver. The system is about 5.5″ tall, 14.5″ wide, and around 8.5″ deep and it weighs just under 10 pounds.

You can wirelessly stream music to the speaker via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi using a compatible device such as your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It also has a built-in radio which I was able to tune into my favorite radio stations just fine with no need for an external antenna. It has dual alarms which come in handy if you and your partner need to get up at separate times, and it also has a CD player built in just in case you can’t seem to give up those mixed CD’s that you burned in 2007.

You know who you are. The first thing you might notice about this speaker is that it’s really attractive. It’s very sleek and it looks good just about anywhere in your home. There is no physical power switch because to turn it on and off all you need to do is tap the top of the speaker. Now other than the fact that it’s an all-in-one system, the sound that it produces from such a compact speaker is one of its best-selling points.

It’s able to produce a clean, rich room-filling sound by utilizing the Bose Wave Guide technology. This is essentially a series of passages from the speaker driver to the speaker grill that guides air through two 26″ folded wave guides. It makes it possible for a compact system like this one to replicate a larger system’s stereo sound.

I was able to play music from the corner of my living room and you couldn’t really pin point exactly where the sound was coming from. So it has a crisp loud sound quality for sure, but as with many Bose products the bass is very strong. Luckily, if you don’t like a strong bass it’s easy to reduce through the system settings.

Even though it does have an AUX port, this speaker’s most notable feature is its wireless capability. With built-in Bluetooth you can easily pair it with your smartphone, tablet, or computer and start playing audio immediately. But with the free Sound Touch app you can easily connect the Wave Sound Touch Music System to your Wi-Fi network and play music from popular music services such as Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime music, thousands of Internet radio stations and even your own music library.

Once your music sources are connected you can play them through the speaker via the Sound Touch app. I pretty much exclusively use Spotify and Pandora on mine, and it seems to work great with both of those.

Updated: March 11, 2017 — 2:25 pm

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