Saturday October 08 09:36 pm
Bose Soundlink Wireless Mobile Speaker ( Outdoor ) Review
This is a complete OUTDOOR review of the AWESOME Bose Soundlink Wireless Mobile Speaker. There are already several Indoor reviews on the web. I thought that an OUTDOOR REVIEW would be very helpful for those of you still on the fence about purchasing this product. The review covers the Bluetooth Transmitting Distance also. ( 60+ Feet ! )
I have just discovered that when using the AUX IN on rear of speaker
( Hard Wired from Source w/Included 3mm Cord ) the speaker has the capability of producing a little better quality. This is due to the fact that when using the AUX IN from a source like a LapTop with Beats Audio or similar High Quality Sound Processing Hardware / Software the Sound Card Tone Controls ( Bass-Treeble ) can be processed through the AUX IN. Whereas when using the Bluetooth connection the Sound Card Tone Controls ( Bass-Treeble ) are not processed. However I must state the sound quality via Bluetooth is STILL AWESOME !!!!!
Unfortunately now I have some UGLY to report. :( Thank God that I purchased the 4 year replacement plan from Best Buy ( $59 ) I had to take this one back. It stopped recieving the bluetooth signal from my Laptop. Nor would it reconize my son's Android phone. The Geeks @ BB couldn't get it working either. Bad Reciever I guess. Got a new one. Everything is good again.
Another " minor " negative discovery. When uploading large files 50megs+ with my Cute FTP using WiFi @ 170kb/sec or higher Bluetooth doesn't get along with WiFi. Bluetooth cuts out. Solution ? Stop one of them. :)
Another " minor " negative discovery. A Microwave Oven in close proximity to the Bluetooth source will cause sporatic loss of Bluetooth Signal.
Purchased the Soundlink II just for comparison purposes. Did a side by side test on both versions. I found that the Soundlink II does have a tad bit more treeble. But the Soundlink First Edition sounds exactly like The Soundlink II when you bump up the treeble settings on whatever music source you are using. Also, Edition I in my opinion has an edge on Edition II when it comes to The Bass Output. The Bass sounds tighter and more aggressive in Edition I.
The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival in the fall of 2009.