Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless – highly recommend

After having my bose soundtouch 20 for the past 3 weeks, i can not fault it one bit. With out a doubt the best speaker i’ve ever used. Not just for the amazing quality but also for the pure accessibility. Easy to use with high quality music literally at the push of one button from any room in the houseanbsolutely amazing, debating buying more for the rest of the house.

It’s a bose so what i expected. However there have been some negative comments so my experience was great. Setting up and getting the app, taking the bass down slightly, etc quick and problem free. Personally i will only use the blue tooth so cannot see the value in the presets, wifi aspects. I spent a lot of time, in fact far too much researching umpteen blue tooth speakers for the ‘best’ sound quality. I am not an exoert but it sounds mighty fine to me, plenty of power for home listening do that time was wasted.

Love this speaker, i already had the sound touch 10 in my living room, but i thought it would be a better idea to buy the 20 for the living room and move the 10 upstairs to the bedroom. I’ve got my laptop and spotify connected to the system, i didn’t have any problems getting it connected up and working. The sound is great to my ears, although there is a bass reduction adjustment option in the app. The multi room sound option works well, you can walk from room to room and the sound transitions seamlessly which i really like. Small complaint is that the supplied remote doesn’t seem as responsive as the remote supplied with my sound touch 10, not sure if this is due to the sensor placement or change to design but the remote for the soundtouch 20 seems to need a much more direct line of sight with the speaker. Here are the specifications for the Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless:

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  • Clear, room-filling sound from a compact system that fits easily around your home
  • Works with your home Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth devices so you can play almost anything you can imagine
  • One-touch access to music services (Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music, Spotify), Internet radio stations and your stored music library with six personalized presets
  • Powerful control with the SoundTouch app for your smartphone or tablet
  • Part of an entire family of Bose wireless products. Only SoundTouch lets you save your favourite music with six preset buttons for instant listening, so you don’t have to waste time searching for your favourites

The dpeth of sound is stunning. The dpeth of sound is stunning. I have the bose wave and this puts that to shame. I like the remote control and the ability to share my apple music via my iphone. I’ve not tried output from other sources yet, but if i can get it to work with my smart tv.

Bose soundtouch 20 series iii – the pain and the glory. This is a substantial piece of kit as you would expect from the company whose shares are majority owned by the massachusetts institute of technology (mit). This reviewer has an old bose cd player which sounds as good as the day it was purchased 10 years ago. As a piece of technology, it is simple. You put in a cd and it plays, wonderfully filling the room with sound. To get to this desired state with the bose sound touch 20 series is not so straightforward. Part of the problem are the instructions which tend to optimistically suggest that you link up any bluetooth on a product like an i-phone and it will connect. While it may register on your phone or tablet ‘settings’ do not waste your time trying to pair. You have to download the sound touch app which as other reviewers have indicated is a right royal pain in the jacksy. The bose boast that this ‘takes just minutes to configure and establish a wi-fi connection’ is being economical with the truth.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • My new best friend!!!
  • Great sound but tricky to set up
  • Great for our fitness studio

Forget the price, just buy one. Been on amazon since it launched, never left a review. It’s either the wine kicking in whilst chilling out to a few tunes, or this is just an epic device with top quality sound. Reasons aside felt compelled to write this. Have a through lounge so was worried about chosing the 20 over the 30. Needent have worried as this thing fills the room with sound more crisp than all the packets in walkers factory. I just need to see if it’s going to reach the epic pinnacle of smoothness with the lionel ritchie tracks, at least enough to revitalise the love life with the mrs after two kids. Then i might give it 6 stars.

Amazing sound and seamless spotify integration. This is a fabulous wi-fi / bluetooth speaker from bose and my only regret is that i waited so long before buying it. I’ve been using a bose soundlink mini bluetooth speaker for the past four years but having recently subscribed to spotify premium, i decided that i needed an upgrade to something more powerful and after doing some testing, the soundtouch 20 proved to be the best option for me. Being bose, the sound to my ears is perfect and there is the option to reduce the bass if you find it too heavy. It goes very loud and it’s so clear and it’s more than capable of filling a room and a massive upgrade from the already impressive soundlink mini. Setting it up and connecting it to my wi-fi was very straightforward. There is no battery – it needs to be plugged in to work. It has a handy remote control. The integration with spotify premium is seamless and you can assign playlists or individual albums to the six pre-sets buttons on top of the speaker. All you then need to do is press the button and without the need for any devices whatsoever, whatever you assigned to the button from spotify will play.

Forget the price, just buy one. Been on amazon since it launched, never left a review. It’s either the wine kicking in whilst chilling out to a few tunes, or this is just an epic device with top quality sound. Reasons aside felt compelled to write this. Have a through lounge so was worried about chosing the 20 over the 30. Needent have worried as this thing fills the room with sound more crisp than all the packets in walkers factory. I just need to see if it’s going to reach the epic pinnacle of smoothness with the lionel ritchie tracks, at least enough to revitalise the love life with the mrs after two kids. Then i might give it 6 stars.

Fantastic piece of kit fills my kitchen with great sound.

Super quality as you would expect from bose. Great base, more volume than needed and looks super.

Originally purchased this to replace the bose sound link mini that was in my kitchen but found that it was too powerful so put it in the living room which was perfect. Rich, lovely sound that fills the room, bought the sound touch 10 for the kitchen and they work perfectly together.

It’s a bose so what i expected. However there have been some negative comments so my experience was great. Setting up and getting the app, taking the bass down slightly, etc quick and problem free. Personally i will only use the blue tooth so cannot see the value in the presets, wifi aspects. I spent a lot of time, in fact far too much researching umpteen blue tooth speakers for the ‘best’ sound quality. I am not an exoert but it sounds mighty fine to me, plenty of power for home listening do that time was wasted.

Love this speaker, i already had the sound touch 10 in my living room, but i thought it would be a better idea to buy the 20 for the living room and move the 10 upstairs to the bedroom. I’ve got my laptop and spotify connected to the system, i didn’t have any problems getting it connected up and working. The sound is great to my ears, although there is a bass reduction adjustment option in the app. The multi room sound option works well, you can walk from room to room and the sound transitions seamlessly which i really like. Small complaint is that the supplied remote doesn’t seem as responsive as the remote supplied with my sound touch 10, not sure if this is due to the sensor placement or change to design but the remote for the soundtouch 20 seems to need a much more direct line of sight with the speaker.

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  1. Treated myself to this and would never usually spend this much on myself but i know i will get so much pleasure out of this. It was very easy to set up, the app is really good, and of course the sound is amazing. I have put this in my kitchen and can operate it from my lounge using the app.
  2. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    Treated myself to this and would never usually spend this much on myself but i know i will get so much pleasure out of this. It was very easy to set up, the app is really good, and of course the sound is amazing. I have put this in my kitchen and can operate it from my lounge using the app.
  3. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    Beautiful crisp sound, very simple to set up, practically fool proof. Possibly the best quality sound i have ever invested in, definitely on my recommend list.
    1. Beautiful crisp sound, very simple to set up, practically fool proof. Possibly the best quality sound i have ever invested in, definitely on my recommend list.
      1. As expected great sound from bose,nice user controls from smart phone & play your own play lists. Lots of internet radio availableso great music choicesplenty of volume if you want.
  4. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    As expected great sound from bose,nice user controls from smart phone & play your own play lists. Lots of internet radio availableso great music choicesplenty of volume if you want.
    1. So far so good, very pleased with it. Videos on setting it up don;t quiet match what i had but hey ho. Excellent sound quality though.
      1. So far so good, very pleased with it. Videos on setting it up don;t quiet match what i had but hey ho. Excellent sound quality though.
  5. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    Moved into the new century of sound. . I bought this bose to replace a bose docking station series 1 for ipod after my ipod broke. I found the bluetooth adapter unreliable and very difficult to get for the bose series 1 docking station. However, the soundtouch is like being in a different century. Unlike my bose series 1 docking station, which was made for the ipod, this speaker can play your music collection directly from the computer itunes files, by bluetooth from my new ipod touch, by aux cable input from any device and with the app for phone, pc and ipod select and play a wide range of internet radio with a fab sound. While some people criticise the fact that there is only 6 preset buttons i don’t have a problem with this. I should also mention it also plays from the subscription music services such as spotify but personally i don’t use these. Found a great music station from london ‘mellow music’. Very happy to move into the new century of music and giving my bose series 1 to an old ipod friend that is still alive.
  6. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    Moved into the new century of sound. . I bought this bose to replace a bose docking station series 1 for ipod after my ipod broke. I found the bluetooth adapter unreliable and very difficult to get for the bose series 1 docking station. However, the soundtouch is like being in a different century. Unlike my bose series 1 docking station, which was made for the ipod, this speaker can play your music collection directly from the computer itunes files, by bluetooth from my new ipod touch, by aux cable input from any device and with the app for phone, pc and ipod select and play a wide range of internet radio with a fab sound. While some people criticise the fact that there is only 6 preset buttons i don’t have a problem with this. I should also mention it also plays from the subscription music services such as spotify but personally i don’t use these. Found a great music station from london ‘mellow music’. Very happy to move into the new century of music and giving my bose series 1 to an old ipod friend that is still alive.
  7. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    Quality sound and easy to use. It’s bose with the usual high quality that is synonymous with the brand. Quickly connected to my wifi router and vinyl record deck to give crystal quality sound.
    1. Quality sound and easy to use. It’s bose with the usual high quality that is synonymous with the brand. Quickly connected to my wifi router and vinyl record deck to give crystal quality sound.
  8. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    I used to love how good the 12 year old bose sounddock sounded. I had read reviews about this before but didnt believe it. My advice to you would be to go to an actual store and try different speakers out.
  9. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    I used to love how good the 12 year old bose sounddock sounded. I had read reviews about this before but didnt believe it. My advice to you would be to go to an actual store and try different speakers out.
    1. Fantastic sound system as you would expect with a name like bose. Have several other products from bose and all are above and beyond expectation. This is no different and the app is working perfectly. Could not rate this soundtouch20 highly enough.
      1. Fantastic sound system as you would expect with a name like bose. Have several other products from bose and all are above and beyond expectation. This is no different and the app is working perfectly. Could not rate this soundtouch20 highly enough.