doesn't play nicely with its mates
I'm not going to waffle on about the whole Bose sound thing, you either hate it or love it. I have owned Bose speakers , book shelf models and the sound link mini. I currently have bigger bother soundlink 3. I like the sound and the impact the of the speaker and when this new speaker came available I was drawn by the ability of wifi connectivity and google assistant to call up new songs ect. This is a really nice looking speaker and when i unpacked it and went thought the 15 minute setup to connect my spotify account, google assistant etc, I tu...rned it on and played some music..... my wife looked and me and said "is something wrong with it"! The sound was not as full and complete as the soundlink 3 - sure it had some more base kick but it seemed muted and not as clear as the soundlink3 then we turned it up and there was a clear amount of distortion on the high end. There was even a slight distortion in the assistant voice . Overly disappointing straight out of the box and this is not what I have ever experienced from a Bose product. Then the network problems popped up.... I have an apple4K connected to a yamaha system in the TV room and a Yamaha mini system in the kitchen all play great together using airplay to direct music to the different areas as well as the soundlink 3 from my spotify account. I placed the soundlink3 next to the new Bose bucket of mess and tried to switch between the 2 which sent the Bose bucket into a frozen seizure that required a restart then after that point every time I directed the music to the TV room or the soundlink3 there would be an unexpected freeze a few minutes in to the stream. somehow the new Bose bucket had effected the airplay for all the other devices. I packed it up and took it back to Myer for a refund , removed the Bucket from my spotify account and deleted my Bose account. I don't have the airplay problems any more. Really gutted to return a Bose product as I like the Products , this one for me just wasn't where it should have been in terms of sound and software integration. I still love my soundlink3 though!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bose Portable Home Speaker
The Portable Home Speaker has a rechargeable internal battery and can move around freely. The Speaker 500 needs to be plugged in to the wall in order to function. However, the 500 has a much better speaker, and has a display showing information about what you are listening to.
|Portable Home||Speaker 500|
|Dimensions||192 x 119 x 104 mm||203 x 170 x 109 mm|
|Weight||1.06 kg||2.15 kg|
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|Category||Portable Speakers||Portable Speakers|
|Connectivity Options||AirPlay, Bluetooth, USB-C and Wi-Fi||AirPlay, Bluetooth, USB-C and Wi-Fi|
|Features||App Control and Water Resistant||App Control and Water Resistant|
|Voice Control||Apple Siri / AirPlay||Apple Siri / AirPlay|
|Battery Life||12 hours||13 hours|
|Dimensions||191.5 x 119 x 104 mm||191.5 x 119 x 104 mm|
|Weight||1,060 grams||1,060 grams|
|Colour / Finish||Triple Black||Luxe Silver|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Release date||Sep 2019||Sep 2019|
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