Bose Wave Radio II Clock Radio Reviews

Bose Wave Radio II Clock Radio

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  • Bose Wave Radio/CD: I Can't Believe I Paid This Much.

    Feb 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge sound in a small radio. Simple to use.
    Cons: None

    Summary: What do you get for a man that only wants tools for Christmas or any other time for that matter? My husband is tool crazy but I hate to buy them for him, he usually already has it. This Christmas I decided not to get tools. I racked my brain on ... read more

  • I Can't Believe I Lived Without a Wave Radio

    Jan 27, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sound, Display, Alarm
    Cons: Antenna at times.

    Summary: I love my Wave Radio it has got to be one of my favorite pieces of technology. Well to start off the sound is amazing, the display is cool because it dims when the lighting changes in the room. The one thing that I cannot stand is that at times I have ... read more

  • Marketing Buzz + Status Symbol = Bose Wave Radio

    Dec 14, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Status symbol. Good sound balance without adjusting.
    Cons: Overpriced. Gimmicky. Doesn't get very loud.

    Summary: If you listen to talk radio or read upscale magazines ... you've probably been exposed to an advertisement for the Bost Wave Radio. Everyone from Bill O'Reilly to Mike Barnacle sing the praises of this 'amazing' piece of technology. You may say to ... read more

  • Rediscover Bose’s simple elegance

    Apr 6, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Proprietary acoustic, iPod compatibility, full featured clock radio, custom design, proven sound quality.
    Cons: Needs ipod connectivity kit/ Bose iPod AM/FM app  and WIFI for HD radio

    Summary: Why I purchased the BOSE WAVE II I acquired an ipod touch that I enjoy very much, but had found it somewhat limiting in that it's the digital content could only be heard through the stock earbuds that come with the product.  My ... read more

  • A Clock Radio with Delusions of Grandeur

    Jan 25, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, lightweight, nice sound for its size, with a spatial effect that's pleasant
    Cons: outrageous price tag for an old simulated stereo trick

    Summary: For decades now, I've been seeing these ads from Bose marketing something called "wave radio."  After seeing ad after ad on TV, in newsprint and in magazines, I found myself intrigued.  On a trip to the mall to pick up a replacement iPod ... read more

  • Simply Amazing........For Real......No Joke.....Amazing

    Nov 18, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Features, Style, Durrability, Audio is amazing, reception, everything about this radio says Perfection.
    Cons: HATERS who talk trash because they are wannabe AUDIOPHILES or Jealous.

    Summary: Well today was the day.....I have been waiting for this day for a very long time and today it happened. I received my Bose Wave Radio II in the mail. I paid for express shipping and extra $20 and I got it 2 days later. I ordered the graphite grey model. ... read more

  • wave radio (with and without cd)

    Apr 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice warm sound. Easy to program and use. Nice group of features.
    Cons: A bit heavy on the bass. Be prepared to have it back for repairs

    Summary: I have 3 Bose wave radios that I have purchased over the years. My first one was AM/FM only. The next one was AM/FM/CD (flip top). The third one was the newest AM/FM/CD (insert cd) I have been very happy with the sound and features of the radios. ... read more

  • Overall very happy with it.

    Oct 9, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good sound, crammed with features, nice remote, quality construction.
    Cons: Non-adjustable bass/treble, only 6 each AM/FM presets. Price.

    Summary: I purchased this on ebay used for about 3/5 of the retail price. I wouldn't say it is worth full price. Bass and overall sound is very good, but the lack of adjustable Bass/Treble controls is a real drawback. Would be nice to at least turn down the ... read more

  • 10-year customer experience: good sound... when it works

    Sep 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Bose engineers ensured I returned a very sleek unit.
    Cons: Reduced features, poor unit reliability, inconvenient single-point failure remote.

    Summary: I bought my first Bose Wave Radio to replace an aging 25-year old Zenith clock radio. While very pleased with the old $25 Zenith, I wanted something with better sound quality. Bose advertising claimed their unit would be an idea clock radio ... read more

  • How much is sound quality worth to you?

    Jan 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound! Not just loud, but QUALITY loud. Fits almost everywhere.
    Cons: Its a speaker with the time on it. Lose the remote, your sunk.

    Summary: I use this radio as a speaker for my laptop in my dorm room. I would recommend it for this use and almost nothing else. Lets face it, this is a great sounding, compact speaker with the time on it. If you are listening to talk radio and FM, although ... read more

  • I bought a Bose for the quality and name brand...

    Jan 24, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I was very happy with my wave radio in the beginning.
    Cons: Do not trust the Bose name.

    Summary: I wanted a radio/CD player I could trust. I even recommended this product to my parents. I have owned this product for 4 years and now my cd player does not work. I am very disappointed. I did not purchase the extended warranty thinking I wouldn't ... read more

  • NEW: Slot Loading CD/MP3 BOSE Wave Radio

    Dec 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: • Best sound on the market relative to unit's size. • Excellent bass.
    Cons: • No on/off or control buttons (only on remote). • $499 MSRP! • Lacks treble.

    Summary: 2010 UPDATE: This BOSE Wave Radio isn't my primary listening device because I am somewhat of an audiophile and own a Harmon/Kardon AVR635 and a Yamaha AV receiver. So with some surprise after 6 years of ownership and very light-duty use in my ... read more

  • Bose Wave Radio - Poor Quality and Workmanship

    Dec 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I like how the display like dims
    Cons: Poor quality and service

    Summary: Having spent $350 on a Wave Radio you would think the unit would last more than four years. But, no! Out of the blue my unit initially displayed a single numeral and now every character on the display is lit. Bose's response was to try to upsell me to ... read more

  • Sleek, but substandard FM reception

    Nov 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sleek, compact, snazzy little remote
    Cons: Terrible FM reception, distorts when turned up even moderately loud

    Summary: After moving from a small apartment into my own home, I decided to do away with a lot of clutter, including the dinosaur stereo system I had. I purchased the Bose Wave Radio/CD player on e-bay, new. It was surprisingly shipped from the Bose factory, ... read more

  • well... how do I say this?

    Oct 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful design, striking in black, heavy, auto dimming clock, ramping alarm, bose name
    Cons: highs, bass, price versus performance, you cant control anything about the sound, bose name

    Summary: well, I bought one of these when I didn't know any better. When I was in 7th or 8th grade, I thought that Bose produced the best sound around. I will not get into what I currently think of certain Bose speakers in this review, although Bose has impressed ... read more

  • Over Priced Gimmick

    Oct 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality Plastic Table Radio
    Cons: Gimmicky, Overpriced, You’re paying for name and bragging rights, you may get laughed at.

    Summary: Back in the early days of radio to create an echo or delay effect the radio studios would build a long wooden box along one wall of the studio and mount a speaker at one end and a microphone at the other. Because sound travels slower through air than ... read more

  • Unreliable Alarm

    Oct 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A company that really tries to satisfy you.
    Cons: Unreliable alarm in some units.

    Summary: My Bose Wave Radio CD unit had a strange problem. The alarm was unreliable. Most of the time, the alarm would go off as programmed, but sometimes not. This defect would occur as a result of changing some of the alarm parameters. For example, if I ... read more

  • Bose Wave Radio/CD Clock Radio: Not worth it!

    Sep 28, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound for music. Good 30 day return policy.
    Cons: Unlighted remote control only. Weak AM reception. No battery backup. Muddy sound with talk radio.

    Summary: I bought this radio because of all the hype I'd heard about it and it's predecessors for years. I needed a new clock radio and wanted a good one, with good sound. The unit I purchased worked as advertised. The music sounded great, particularly at ... read more

  • Bose Wave Radio/CD: Under featured and overpriced

    Jul 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good sound quality for the size
    Cons: Cheap radio, dumb CD player

    Summary: I visited a Bose store in a large mall to see this product. I explained to the salesman that we live in an FM radio fringe area and asked him if the radio was as sensitive as a car radio. Oh yes he assured me. It isn't! Even with booster ... read more

  • ...it depends on why you want one!

    Apr 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Perfect size for office or den Great low-volume sound
    Cons: No bass/treble controls or EQ No external AM antenna jack - only FM

    Summary: I've read numerous comments & complaints about the Bose Wave radio. Here's my spin on it - it was probably never meant to replace a 500 watt component system w/subwoofer. And here in cubicle land - no room for something like that! What you get is ... read more

  • A glorified clock radio that needs retrofitting

    Mar 25, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clarity of Sound, quality construction, cute little remote
    Cons: Anemic sound, dated look, overhyped, overpriced

    Summary: The small footprint, simplicity and that cute little remote hooked me in initially. It also boasted a great "room filling" sound and so I purchased it from the website in graphite. I didn’t buy the built-in CD version because I knew it had inputs ... read more

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