Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless : Great sound but let down by amateur software

This speaker works non stop if you download the soundtouch app on your laptop and transfer your wmp songs there. Then everytime you go into it and play songs, it switches on the bose automatically. I have only just recently found this out. It used to drop out of the bluetooth everytime i played it directly from my wmp but now that’s a past problem. When i reshuffle songs on the wmp it automatically syncs the app. If you love deep bass in music, this is for you. Reggae lovers will enjoy this system very well cos it brings out every detail in the reggae and makes it heavenly.

Syncs really well with the other soundtouch units i bought.

Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

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  • The best-performing one-piece wireless music system from Bose
  • 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:Dimensions and weight:System:24.638 cm H x 43.434 cm W x 18.034 cm D (18.5 lbs);Remote:11.43 cm H x 4.445 cm W x1.27 cm D (1.76 oz)
  • New item comes with 3 Years Free Breakdown Cover. T’s & C’s Apply

This bose speaker is the best sound i have ever heard. The speaker or system offer a fair few ways for you to connect too and access music. It connects to your wifi network or can be bluetooth paired with phones or non wireless devices via a mini jack auxiliary input. You can also if you like hardwire connect into your network via a cable. The instructions are fairly straight forward, displayed on large sheets of paper bigger than a3 size. Installing the bose app to your smartphone/tablet or computer couldn’t be easier. The step by step instructions guide that the app runs through show how to connect to your wireless network.

Superb sound and great system. Only two issues that are not the end of the world but would be better if sorted: the iphone app is ok but not hte best, keeps having trouble connecting to the system but close the app & reopen & all is ok so not a problem; also it is excellent to have planet rock simultaneously on here & the other soundtouch that we have in another room, but disappointing that it will not relay the aux input to other systems so playing vinyl in one room, cannot be heard in the other – a disappointment as this is one reason we got the system. But the sound quality makes up for all of this.

A big speaker with big sound. . As i already own the soundtouch 10 and 20 i bought this thinking i knew what to expect, superb sound quality from a quality speaker. Absolutely blown away with the difference between the 20 and the 30. Take nothing away from the 20 as it is fantastic but the 30 with the inclusion of bose soundwave gives off a far more powerful sound with amazing base that would has no trouble filling a 20 x 14 room at even half volume. Make no mistake this is seriously powerful and has no noticeable distortion even at full volume ( i haven’t been able to keep it at over half tho due to not wanting to annoy my neighbours). The speaker unit is large (prob 1. 5 x the size of the 20) and heavy unlike the 10 and the 20 which are probably more suited if you plan to change rooms often. The build quality is excellent.

Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White : Brilliant and sounds fantastic.

Eaisy to install and vers good sound.

Bought to replace a bose soundtouch 20 without bluetoothfast shipping to france.

Fantastic speakers but let down by the horrific app that controls them. . Fantastic speakers but let down by the horrific app that controls them. The speakers are really great with amazing sound for the size and once you get it working the internet radio is very good using the presets. The music library really does not work well with wifi and to save yourself constant frustration it is best to select your library on your phone and use the bluetooth connection which works well. If you try and use the presets via the wifi it will keep telling you it cannot find your music, this is due to your computer going into sleep mode or every time you shut it down the library is gonebut, be warned, unless you are quite good with tech stuff you will probably throw the whole thing out through the window after you have restarted your computer/router/device/soundtouch multiple times and gone through 7 different setup scenarios. Plus having some lengthy conversations with the very nice and helpful folk at bose tech help. In all took me about 5 hours to get it set up plus having to return the first one i bought back to the store, (it was a series 2 without bluetooth had to give up and admit defeat after 6 hours). Once set up and running it is excellent and i love it. The question is why does a big reputable company that makes excellent high end products produce an app written by a demented monkey?.Come on bose pay a couple of proper programmers to do a proper job.

This speaker works non stop if you download the soundtouch app on your laptop and transfer your wmp songs there. Then everytime you go into it and play songs, it switches on the bose automatically. I have only just recently found this out. It used to drop out of the bluetooth everytime i played it directly from my wmp but now that’s a past problem. When i reshuffle songs on the wmp it automatically syncs the app. If you love deep bass in music, this is for you. Reggae lovers will enjoy this system very well cos it brings out every detail in the reggae and makes it heavenly.

The sound from this thing is amazing, i already own 2 series iii 20’s and 1 series iii 10 which sound very good, but compared to this there nothing. The base and overall sound is so natural sounding. I have also connected this to smartthings and my logitech harmony hub, so have even more options to control it and automate it. When i was looking to buy other speaker for my dining room, i was looking at another series iii 20, as the price of this was really putting me off, however i took the plunge and bought this for my lounge and moved the series ii into the dining room, i did get this was £50 off which did ease the pain, however i would say hand on heart, for the extra £150 the series iii cost compare to the series ii, its money well spent.

Bass excellent 4 n half/5 every thing else 4/5 looks very good but n gr8 for tv n movies if you get n analogue 2 digital convertet but music excellent.

Bought it for my husband who thinks it’s great. We really rocked the foundations of the house when we turned the volume right up. Recommended by our son in law so great job.

Syncs really well with the other soundtouch units i bought.

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  1. Good but not that good, but sometimes it is the only best. This bose st30 has good sound quality, 3 stars goes – 1 for the sound quality, 1 for the bluetooth feature, and 1 for quality features (6 preset buttons + digital display + 3. Never stops listening or move out from this room when your favourite songs are played. Well, recently after software updating, if you want to play the radio, it is not possible sometimes using the remote control where you can press the required preset button. Even after pressing the remote preset button, the bose st30 keep searching for the radio. But if you use the sound touch software installed on your computer or phone, it will start instantly. Sometimes while listening to the radio there is a long break or stop, that means the st30 keep searching the radio. So that is annoying when you are listening to your favourite song on the radio. Bluetooth works fine all the time. Just for the curiosity i have tried connecting this to my television set using aux cable and the sound quality is not bad. Also for some movies and some official video songs from youtube, you may not hear some of the sound effects clearly which you might have heard before without using this speaker. Now bose sound touch 30 is in my dining area.
  2. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    Good but not that good, but sometimes it is the only best. This bose st30 has good sound quality, 3 stars goes – 1 for the sound quality, 1 for the bluetooth feature, and 1 for quality features (6 preset buttons + digital display + 3. Never stops listening or move out from this room when your favourite songs are played. Well, recently after software updating, if you want to play the radio, it is not possible sometimes using the remote control where you can press the required preset button. Even after pressing the remote preset button, the bose st30 keep searching for the radio. But if you use the sound touch software installed on your computer or phone, it will start instantly. Sometimes while listening to the radio there is a long break or stop, that means the st30 keep searching the radio. So that is annoying when you are listening to your favourite song on the radio. Bluetooth works fine all the time. Just for the curiosity i have tried connecting this to my television set using aux cable and the sound quality is not bad. Also for some movies and some official video songs from youtube, you may not hear some of the sound effects clearly which you might have heard before without using this speaker. Now bose sound touch 30 is in my dining area.
  3. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    I bought 2 bose soundtouch 10s they are great but they needed something else to go with them so i got the bose sound touch 30 and dam it’s great very very loud in fact to loud works great with my amazon dot.
  4. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    I bought 2 bose soundtouch 10s they are great but they needed something else to go with them so i got the bose sound touch 30 and dam it’s great very very loud in fact to loud works great with my amazon dot.
    1. It is way way better than bose soundtouch 20 & 10. It is way way better than bose soundtouch 20 & 10.
  5. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    It is way way better than bose soundtouch 20 & 10. It is way way better than bose soundtouch 20 & 10.
  6. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    Great sound but let down by amateur software. Having been a user of bose products for many years, i purchased the soundtouch 30 along with a selection of 10s and a 20 for use in multiple rooms. The sound quality is great and certainly up to the bose standard i have come to expect but it is seriously let down by the app which is unreliable and lacks some basic features (alarm clock function?) that users have been requesting for some time. The ability to play the same music across multiple rooms is great – when it works. The app (running on mac os and ios) is flaky and keeps crashing. I have lost confidence in bose products. Great hardware but the software is way behind where it should be.
  7. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    Great sound but let down by amateur software. Having been a user of bose products for many years, i purchased the soundtouch 30 along with a selection of 10s and a 20 for use in multiple rooms. The sound quality is great and certainly up to the bose standard i have come to expect but it is seriously let down by the app which is unreliable and lacks some basic features (alarm clock function?) that users have been requesting for some time. The ability to play the same music across multiple rooms is great – when it works. The app (running on mac os and ios) is flaky and keeps crashing. I have lost confidence in bose products. Great hardware but the software is way behind where it should be.
  8. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    Great bose sound as usual. . As per usual another superb product from bose great sound from a relatively small speaker. I use only as a speaker and can’t comment on its other functions.
    1. Great bose sound as usual. . As per usual another superb product from bose great sound from a relatively small speaker. I use only as a speaker and can’t comment on its other functions.
  9. This review is from : Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi) Speaker System – White

    Bit big for taking somewhere – it’s possible but really meant to stay in a room.
    1. Bit big for taking somewhere – it’s possible but really meant to stay in a room.