Beautifully clear sound. The lack of bass really lets the product down. Feel like Bose is living of their name without actually producing anything outstanding anymore. Would not recommend, and definitely won’t be buying Bose again. Over all disappointing.
Purchased in December 2021 at Myer for $440.
The best portable speaker ever!!
This is the best portable speaker i have ever owned! The sound is crystal clear the volume is amazing!
Great for listening to chill music at home or outside and even better for a party. Love taking it to the park and chilling with friends with great sounding music.
Battery life is also great, plays for hours!
Purchased in October 2021 at Bose for $365.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Quality sound for the right price
I recently bought the Bose Soundlink Revolt Plus for my dad. The slick black look of it along with easy to use features was an instant hit.
Up to 50hrs of charge which is just incredible. Might have to buy one for myself.
Cost is just over $400.00 but to have the ability to take it anywhere with it being so lite was just the perfect purchase i couldnt resist.
Purchased in October 2021 for $430.
Good sound, but fails to do basics I would expect of a high end speaker
Excellent sound, especially for a compact speaker of this size. I read plenty of reviews online that pointed to good sound & I wasn't disappointed there. However overall I'm not happy with the speaker, it struggles to perform some functions I would simply expect of a high end speaker like this, especially Bose.
Most annoyingly it is unable to act as a throughput for VOIP calls e.g. whatsapp, facetime etc. What I mean is it doesn't work as a microphone so you can conference call with it. Having reads some reviews online from customers & the s...upport forums it would seem that this is a design issue. One that they haven't bothered to fix in 2 years the speaker has been around. This was a function that I would have assumed all higher end speakers could handle as standard.... Other annoying little foibles include difficulty with pairing with multiple devices & poor assistant features. From Bose marketing you would assume it has full google/alexa assistant functionality, this is not the case. You have to hold down a button on the speaker to activate it on your phone, which to be honest is a little gimmicky, I thought it would function much like my google home mini. Overall, good sound, but fails on some critical functions, something I would have expected to be standard for a speaker of this cost. No attempts from bose to fix this despite concerns raised from the community. Annoyingly I nearly bought a B&O speaker for the same price which doesn't seem to have these issues. I think I will buy from them in the future...
Purchased in July 2021 for $280.
CAUTION!! DANGEROUS CHARGER. good sound, Horrible everything else.
You can get something better for half the price.
The speaker sound ok but no features work, it unnecessary invades your privacy and it comes with a very cheap and potentially dangerous universal power brick but at a premium price.
I will NEVER buy Bose again!
After 2 months of very casual use it stopped charging with the supplied universal charger but still worked with my phone charger, i unplugged the bose power brick for the first time and it arked and shorted out because the AU plate is sloppy when clicked in to the bose universal plug causing small sparks if it's moved or bumped.
Software:...can't connect using bose software with my Galaxy note 9 or S8 but my sony Experia Z3 connected once and i was able to setup the speaker. I tried to connect a few days later to turn off google assistant and sign out of spotify but couldn't with the 3 devices i own and after a few hours of trying updates, fresh installs and older app versions on multiple devices i gave up and preformed a factory reset, it's been near 2 years and i still can't connect with bose app to do the initial setup, adjust EQ, select a language or link devices. PRIVACY WARNING!!! To connect to speaker with bose app: Location MUST be turned on. Bose MUST have access to all your Location Data/History. You MUST creat an account and sign into Bose server before you can connect to your speaker with app WHY BOSE???????????
Purchased in January 2020 for $500.
360 sound, build quality
- When it works, it works great. The 360 sound is truly unique and they are solidly built.
- The bose connect app however is flaky.
- Pairing is not always successful. Whilst connected to one, when you try to connect and pair another revolve plus, the connection to the first is lost. Very frustrating. Even after couple of updates to the app, this issue wasn't fixed.
- Updating the firmware for the speakers takes ages. Give it a good 4-5 hours for the transfer to occur and if you disconnect the app, blue tooth device then you gotta restart th...
Purchased in August 2019 at JB Hi-Fi.
A practical speaker with high quality sound, that offers great durability. The battery is excellent and the fact it is relatively waterproof make it even more valuable. Long lasting battery.
Great sound. Tech connectivity horrible & unacceptable at this premium price point.
Bose were founded on buildable systems & still markets that along with premium sound as their point of difference but they are really not delivering that at all. The sound quality of Bose speakers is second to none. Right now that’s where Bose ends & that should be limited to wired/cord until they actually take their wireless tech seriously and get it right. Their current app, wireless connectivity and software integration is horrific, an absolute insult to any Bose loyalist or other customer in this price point. I have 2 of these speakers. C...urrently any Bose wireless customer will need to set aside time investment of at least 8-10 hours a week, starting and finishing most days in pure frustration of party/stereo mode pairing, device switching, Bluetooth reconnection, resets & factory defaults for battery charging fails, flimsy charge connectivity and cradles that fail completely. Don’t think Bose will address it in newer versions, my 2 were purchased 3 years apart. The second is worse.
Purchased in May 2020 at Myer for $375.
Awesome portable speakers
I have always liked bose speakers for their sound, clarity, base and portability.
Its easy to connect and also has nfc if your phone has it just a tap away.
Like other speakers these are best near a corner so that the sound can bounce off walls.
Purchased in April 2018 at eBay for $340.
Brilliant sound for the size of this speaker
Bose makes great quality products that are easy to use brilliant speaker amazing sound for the compact size. My kids love it I am just blown away how good the sound is we will be taking the Bose speaker on our holidays. Its easy to use and the sound is just fantastic. I use it in my BBQ area and the sound quality even with many people around is just great. I would highly recommend the product.
Purchased in October 2019 for $430.
Overpriced, mediocre all-round performance with poor support base from manufacturer.
Based on the rave reviews I bought the Bose Soundlink Revolve Plus Bluetooth Speaker. I was under the impression the sound quality would exceed all expectations. But my experiences were to the contrary and to date, I cannot justify the exorbitant price of this over-rated speaker. For the price, sound quality is pathetic. Considering the size of this speaker, the bass is surprisingly good - but that's where the positives end. Treble is not as crisp as one would expect and the midrange is really lacking - to the degree that the speaker sounds muf...fled, and without the rhythmic musicality that makes for a great speaker. My initial impressions were that the speaker needs some run-in time but after 3 months, no improvement to the sound whatsoever. I also experimented with placement and tried placing the speaker in various areas and on different surfaces - no improvement. This speaker can at very best be described as clinical. There are no bass, midrange or treble settings that one can adjust. And a huge CAVEAT EMPTOR regarding connectivity. Although the Bose Soundlink Revolve Plus works as intended with my iPhone, and as claimed by the manufacturer, it fails dismally when connected to a (Windows 10) laptop as the volume controls become inoperable. One cannot increase or decrease the volume on the laptop, or the Bose. It should be noted that volume control issues are not confined to Windows 10 and or laptops. Internet search results were very telling, with hundreds of complaints about this fault saturating the internet. The owner's manual (leaflet) is pathetic and I wonder why Bose even bothered. And as a comprehensive manual is not available as a download, problem solving is by trial and error, and by word of mouth. To date, my problems remain unresolved. Overall, one huge disappointment. The only plus for Bose is that it is constructed from premium materials and build quality overall is superb. But that is as good as it gets - don't waste your money or time as there are dozens of superior options to choose from out there for half the price.
Purchased in June 2019 at Myer Online Store for $389.
Hard to fault
Easy to use. Great battery life. Highly portable. For a blue tooth speaker, the sound is great. It follows me around the house... bathroom, kitchen... streaming radio, Sound Cloud, Spotify. Great quality and good value. Highly recommended.
Purchased in January 2019 for $330.
Use it all the time, excellent sound
Great sound and 360 coverage. Battery life seems to last most of the day without any issue. Build quality is top notch, typical from Bose. I've also been pairing it with the Bose micro which works really well, especially across 2 rooms.
Purchased in December 2018 at eBay for $351.20.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Excellent sound with fantastic design
Wow, the Revolve+ speaker produces amazing sound all around and the size & weight of the unit is perfect.
- Excellent battery life
- Handle feels great
- I liked being able to pair my phone by just tapping on the top of the unit - made it so easy!
- I also have the speaker paired to my laptop which is awesome as laptop speakers are always poor.
- The sound from the Revolve+ easily fills a large room or patio and very good low volume for the bedroom or small spaces.
- You need to download the Bose app (I have android) to disable to annoying voice prompts. I don’t need a speaker to speak to me – I need it to reproduce music.
Purchased in March 2019 at Myer Retail Stores for $370.
Quality Sound Beyond Size
For the past seven months I have been looking for an outdoor Bluetooth speaker that can connect to an auxiliary cable, as well as via bluetooth. This would be the family go-to speaker for connecting Bluetooth smartphones and old iPod Classic music players via a cable.
The device needed to:
• be waterproof, in case of any rain
• fill the outdoor spaces with sound
• have a clear and punchy sound...
Purchased in January 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $347.
Questions & Answers
hey, does anyone know if the connect app allows you to change inputs from bluetooth to aux? and also can you adjust the volume once playing through said aux input? thanks
Yes and yes
why does my bose speaker keep disconnecting from my phone/ipad
Could be that your iPhone is placed too far from your Bose speaker. If not, try re-install as it could be that your existing Bluetooth connection is corrupt, causing disconnection.
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- The Bose Soundlink Revolve Plus is a 360° speaker, projecting deep sound in every direction.
- It has a water-resistant design, so you can use it at the beach or by the kitchen sink without worrying about accidentally splashing it.
- Play music from the Revolve Plus for up to 16 hours.
- The speaker is made of soft materials, so you can bump, knock, and toss it around.
- Dual-passive radiators deliver high quality performance and reduce excess vibration.
- A flexible handle lets you comfortably take it wherever you want to bring your music.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that this speaker had an excellent battery life.
- The majority also said that it had a high quality of sound, with both deep bass and crisp treble. Some also mentioned that the sound was best when placed near a corner, so that it could bounce off walls.
- Reviewers also praised the durability of the speakers, saying that they still looked and worked as new even after using them outdoors and exposing them to water at the beach and in wetter conditions.
|Connectivity Options||3.5mm Jack (AUX) and Bluetooth|
|Features||App Control, Multiple Speaker Pairing, Speakerphone and Water Resistant|
|Voice Control||Apple Siri / AirPlay and Google Assistant|
|Battery Life||16 hours|
|Dimensions||184 x 105 x 105 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
- GTIN12: 017817726016, 017817825351 and 017817825429
- MPN: 858366-5130, 858366-5330, BOS-SLREP-SV and KHBOSEREVPBLK
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