Bose Wave Music System Review
In preparing the follow-up to its original Wave radio/CD player, Bose was on a mission to keep the device of the same size while improving its sound quality, which could pose a serious challenge when it compact for a device that is also speaker. Bose also decided to replace the top-loading CD player with a flashy front-loading, and did away with all buttons on the device with the Wave sleek, minimalist design and improve things as simple as possible. The New Wave is available in two colors: white and platinum gray slate.
A buttonless Wave means that the supplied credit card style remote to control all functions use the device. This is usually a good thing. The remote control is well labeled and easy to use, although it make a quick examination of the manual to make sure that helps you become aware of certain keys double meaning. For example, if in radio mode, the Tune/MP3 keys to the next/previous channel scan in the CD mode you can through the folders on an MP3 CD navigation. Meanwhile, the play mode button a Shuffle and Repeat CD play modes selected but also turns on the bass-trimming Talk Radio mode if You listen to stations to increase artificially low frequencies to your favorite Blowhards sound authoritative.
You can enter up to 6.00 and six FM stations into memory, and the shaft, like its predecessor, is a competent radio alarm clock that gives you the option of waking to a CD or a radio station. Unlike Bose SoundDock for iPods, this model with auxiliary input (mini jack), to ensure that not only can you have an iPod, but all the other player as well as a DVD player. On the back you will also find a headphone input, a jack for an external antenna (not included) and a Bose Link jack that you can choose to connect the shaft connecting-enabled Bose Lifestyle systems and turn it into Zone 2 stereo speakers. (Requires a separate cable to engage the Bose Link functionality.)
The only major disadvantage to have to control everything through the remote is that tiny remote control easy to install or lose. Set the alarm go off and not able to activate the alarm immediately, or press the snooze button (the Sleep button on the remote) because your clicker mysteriously disappeared. Grrrr. We therefore recommend you buy an extra remote (about $ 10) to have on hand in case the included one pulls a DB Cooper.
Now for the what really matters: Does the Wave sound better than the original? Yes, yes, if we found that it sounded a little different in each room we placed it in so it’s worth experimenting with different locations. (Bose offers a handy 30-day trial version.)
Small as he is, can fill the unit fairly large rooms with sound. CDs of Frank Zappa’s orchestral work extravagances, the fury of rock duo White Stripes shone over the shaft. Bass was full and rich, but we wanted the device sometimes had bass and treble controls to compensate for the inclusion of variability. The wave AM and FM tuner pulled in all of our favorite stations, including most of those difficult to obtain.
hooked the whole range of its possibilities, we find the Wave a DVD player’s audio outputs: At the suggestion of the Bose people who changed this model’s name from the Wave Radio/CD II to the Wave Music express system better (market to them). The sound slightly exceeded the speakers in most televisions, especially flat screens built. Although it was his stereo image to the space between the Wave two speakers is limited, but the Master and Commander DVD sounded amazingly clear and present. Just do not expect miracles from this table system. The DVD’s battle scenes lack the visceral impact you get from better HTIB systems and components will, but the waves certainly do not embarrass themselves or openly distort sound. We think it is yeoman’s service in comfortable caves, bedrooms, kitchens or provide.
The price tag, we are pointing out what an obvious obstacle for some buyers may be canceled. All that we can say is, sticker shock aside, the Wave is a nice looking, good sounding board radio/CD player. In other words, while you are overpaying for the right to own, you will not feel terribly torn.
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