Bose SoundTouch 20 Audio Overview

Bose SoundTouch is more than just a speaker, it's a sound concept for your home. Unfortunately, explaining this to consumers is a thankless task, especially in Russia. We like simple and understandable solutions, but with Bose SoundTouch, not everything is simple.

Design, construction

The system has a rather unusual design for Bose devices, with audio fabric covering the front and back, and white patterned inserts in the middle. I'm used to Bose being gray plastic, metal and a minimum of decorations, but here it turned out to be fun. I just can't find another word. Included is a very nice remote control, rubber buttons, they are duplicated on the top of the column. A transparent insert on the front is needed not only for beauty, there is a display, it displays the name of the station or track, the Wi-Fi indicator, the progress when installing updates and more.

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On the back there is a connector for connecting a network cable (power supply inside), an Ethernet input for cable configuration, it is possible to configure it without wires. Two connectors, microUSB and USB, are also needed for system setup, you will initially need microUSB, so find such a cable. AUX input - for connecting any gadgets using an audio cable. In general, everything is clear and transparent, this also applies to management, after a little confused setup, everything becomes very simple and easy.

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There are no complaints about the assembly, the system looks good in any interior, although there are no frills here. The materials are ordinary, the appearance is boring, not only I say this, but also most of those who have seen the column.

Dimensions are 18.8 x 31.4 x 10.4 cm, weight - 3.18 kg.

Connection

If you want to learn how to connect Sonos, I recommend reading the article on our website, everything is described in as much detail as possible.

Bose SoundTouch 20

With SoundTouch, not everything is so obvious. It would seem that since there is an application for iOS, well, let everything happen within the framework of this program: install it, find the device, transfer music. In fact, everything is different, first you need to register on a special site, and for this you need a computer - you install the SoundTouch Music Server application on it. Then you need to install the program for iOS and enter the registration data there. I used the iPhone 5S for this, I always have my phone with me, I placed the system in the kitchen - the most convenient place for such a device. Then the system was detected in the program, you need to select a home access point and enter a password. Then the software update began, by the way, this is good news, the firmware update here not only improves the software, but can also (in theory) bring new functions to the speaker.

After all this tedious procedure, you can assign presets in the application, the buttons on the speaker can launch individual stations, podcasts, iTunes playlist. All of the above sounds quite complicated, but in reality you just need to follow the prompts, have a laptop, tablet or smartphone at hand. But now I can go to the kitchen in the morning to drink coffee, turn on the system from the remote control, select item one, and Proton Radio will play, without any additional witchcraft.

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Program features

A little more about the SoundTouch utility, the main thing here is the ability to assign those same presets, in functionality everything is the same as the application for OS X. If you click the hidden menu on the right, you will have access to an additional menu.It has the latest stations played, a music library (on a smartphone or on a computer), Internet radio with the ability to select filters, Featured, Local, Global, there is a search. Setup is very simple, including your account, registered systems, music services, adding a music library, tips and information. If you have Pandora, then, in theory, you can add an account here, but my item about music services is empty. Therefore, you can start a playlist from your smartphone, where six or seven mixes of an hour each - an endless techno party, or you can start Internet radio.

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And this is all very difficult to explain to users in Russia. With the Bose SoundDock and SoundLink systems, everything is clear, put the iPhone into the dock or connected it via Bluetooth, music plays. What is SoundTouch for? If the seller bothers to tell his guesses - good. If not, the buyer will move on. Few of us are familiar with streaming services, few people also listen to Internet radio - and you don’t have to raise your eyebrows in surprise if you have advanced friends, this does not mean that you are surrounded by only experts. Here is a simple person, tell him about the Bose SoundTouch 20 - in a couple of minutes he will ask if there is something simpler.

Although, it's much easier.

To put it mildly, the Bose SoundTouch 20 works within your home network and can play all kinds of music. Whether downloaded from torrents and uploaded to iTunes (without iTunes, nowhere, Bose SoundTouch 20 only understands this program), even bought in a store, even Internet radio, even SoundCloud, you just need to install a program that allows you to transfer any sounds from a laptop to devices with AirPlay . Is everything simple? Well, yes. Just not for everyone.

I think it is because of the seeming difficulty with sales in our country that Bose SoundTouch has problems.

Bose SoundTouch 20

Versions

There are three versions of the system:

  • Bose SoundTouch 30, the largest system for the largest room in your house, you can connect it to a TV and do without a soundbar, in the USA it costs about $700, they ask us almost 40,000 rubles
  • Bose SoundTouch 20, a medium sized system that can be put in any room, for example, I can move it to the bathroom or to the balcony if suddenly people have moved there. At the same time, the sound here is quite serious, if desired, you can connect it to a TV. In the USA costs about $400
  • Bose SoundTouch Portable, a mini system with a built-in battery, can run for several hours without power. You can put it in the nursery and run the appropriate programs for the child, use it at the workplace, in the kitchen - in general, a small column for all occasions. In the US it costs about $400, yes, yes, like the Bose SoundTouch 20 - what the company's marketers thought, it's hard for me to say. Battery surcharge? It is better to buy a powerful twenty with mains power.

What is the best system for your home? Bose thinks you might want to put the Bose SoundTouch 30 in the largest room, place the 20 in the kitchen or bedroom, and have the portable system roam the other rooms. If you have a large studio, then the Bose SoundTouch 20 is quite enough, if it’s very large, it’s better to buy the Bose SoundTouch 30 here. I really like the latter, I think I’ll tell you about it somehow separately, along with Portable.

Bose SoundTouch 20

Sound quality

The sound quality is excellent, unlike other systems, the Bose SoundTouch was not filmed in a special video showing it in disassembled form. It uses four speakers and a special cabinet design to achieve the result - and the result should be such that you have no complaints. Who? Not an audiophile, but a simple person, you can turn it up louder, and friends will say “wow”, there are no special low or high ones, rather there is versatility and flexibility, Bose SoundTouch just honestly tries to show you the musical canvas, and think of the rest yourself. It's hard to talk about quality when you're listening to Internet radio, but the speaker does a pretty good job of it.

Conclusions

In Russia, this system costs about 21,400 rubles, it seems to me that this is a completely justified price (you should not look at the price in the USA) - among Sonos competitors, the niche is narrow, buyers need to be persuaded and explain to them for a long time why Bose SoundTouch is needed . I personally liked the device, but with a number of reservations. Hummer Would love an easier initial connection and would love to avoid creating any special account. I would like to add any music services here, for example, some kind of SoundCloud integration. I would like to be able to transfer music from any program from a computer with OS X using regular means, without dancing with a tambourine.

But all this can be corrected over time. I would like to believe that the Bose SoundTouch system will become as popular as Sonos, at least with sound everything is very interesting here. And I also really liked the concept of six presets, when to listen to Internet radio you just need to turn on the system and press the first or second button on the remote.

Bose SoundTouch 20 Audio Overview

Bose SoundTouch is more than just a speaker, it's a sound concept for your home. Unfortunately, explaining this to consumers is a thankless task, especially in Russia. We like simple and understandable solutions, but with Bose SoundTouch, not everything is simple.

Design, construction

The system has a rather unusual design for Bose devices, with audio fabric covering the front and back, and white patterned inserts in the middle. I'm used to Bose being gray plastic, metal and a minimum of decorations, but here it turned out to be fun. I just can't find another word. Included is a very nice remote control, rubber buttons, they are duplicated on the top of the column. A transparent insert on the front is needed not only for beauty, there is a display, it displays the name of the station or track, the Wi-Fi indicator, the progress when installing updates and more.

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On the back there is a connector for connecting a network cable (power supply inside), an Ethernet input for cable configuration, it is possible to configure it without wires. Two connectors, microUSB and USB, are also needed for system setup, you will initially need microUSB, so find such a cable. AUX input - for connecting any gadgets using an audio cable. In general, everything is clear and transparent, this also applies to management, after a little confused setup, everything becomes very simple and easy.

Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20

There are no complaints about the assembly, the system looks good in any interior, although there are no frills here. The materials are ordinary, the appearance is boring, not only I say this, but also most of those who have seen the column.

Dimensions are 18.8 x 31.4 x 10.4 cm, weight - 3.18 kg.

Connection

If you want to learn how to connect Sonos, I recommend reading the article on our website, everything is described in as much detail as possible.

Bose SoundTouch 20

Not everything is so obvious with SoundTouch. It would seem that since there is an application for iOS, well, let everything happen within the framework of this program: install it, find the device, transfer music. In fact, everything is different, first you need to register on a special site, and for this you need a computer - you install the SoundTouch Music Server application on it. Then you need to install the program for iOS and enter the registration data there. I used the iPhone 5S for this, I always have my phone with me, I placed the system in the kitchen - the most convenient place for such a device. Then the system was detected in the program, you need to select a home access point and enter a password. Then the software update began, by the way, this is good news, the firmware update here not only improves the software, but can also (in theory) bring new functions to the speaker.

After all this tedious procedure, you can assign presets in the application, the buttons on the speaker can launch individual stations, podcasts, iTunes playlist. All of the above sounds quite complicated, but in reality you just need to follow the prompts, have a laptop, tablet or smartphone at hand. But now I can go to the kitchen in the morning to drink coffee, turn on the system from the remote control, select item one, and Proton Radio will play, without any additional witchcraft.

Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20

Program features

A little more about the SoundTouch utility, the main thing here is the ability to assign those same presets, in functionality everything is the same as the application for OS X. If you click the hidden menu on the right, you will have access to an additional menu.It has the latest stations played, a music library (on a smartphone or on a computer), Internet radio with the ability to select filters, Featured, Local, Global, there is a search. Setup is very simple, including your account, registered systems, music services, adding a music library, tips and information. If you have Pandora, then, in theory, you can add an account here, but my item about music services is empty. Therefore, you can start a playlist from your smartphone, where six or seven mixes of an hour each - an endless techno party, or you can start Internet radio.

Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20

And this is all very difficult to explain to users in Russia. With the Bose SoundDock and SoundLink systems, everything is clear, put the iPhone into the dock or connected it via Bluetooth, music plays. What is SoundTouch for? If the seller bothers to tell his guesses - good. If not, the buyer will move on. Few of us are familiar with streaming services, few people also listen to Internet radio - and you don’t have to raise your eyebrows in surprise if you have advanced friends, this does not mean that you are surrounded by only experts. Here is a simple person, tell him about the Bose SoundTouch 20 - in a couple of minutes he will ask if there is something simpler.

Although, it's much easier.

To be clear, the Bose SoundTouch 20 works within your home network and can play any music you want. Whether downloaded from torrents and uploaded to iTunes (without iTunes, nowhere, Bose SoundTouch 20 only understands this program), even bought in a store, even Internet radio, even SoundCloud, you just need to install a program that allows you to transfer any sounds from a laptop to devices with AirPlay . Is everything simple? Well, yes. Just not for everyone.

I think it is because of the seeming difficulty with sales in our country that Bose SoundTouch has problems.

Bose SoundTouch 20

Versions

There are three versions of the system:

  • Bose SoundTouch 30, the largest system for the largest room in your house, you can connect it to a TV and do without a soundbar, in the USA it costs about $700, they ask us almost 40,000 rubles
  • Bose SoundTouch 20, a medium sized system that can be put in any room, for example, I can move it to the bathroom or to the balcony if suddenly people have moved there. At the same time, the sound here is quite serious, if desired, you can connect it to a TV. In the USA costs about $400
  • Bose SoundTouch Portable, a mini system with a built-in battery, can run for several hours without power. You can put it in the nursery and run the appropriate programs for the child, use it at the workplace, in the kitchen - in general, a small column for all occasions. In the USA it costs about $400, yes, yes, like the Bose SoundTouch 20 - what the company's marketers thought, it's hard for me to say. Battery surcharge? It is better to buy a powerful twenty with mains power.

What is the best system for your home? Bose thinks you might want to put the Bose SoundTouch 30 in the largest room, place the 20 in the kitchen or bedroom, and have the portable system roam the other rooms. If you have a large studio, then the Bose SoundTouch 20 is quite enough, if it’s very large, it’s better to buy the Bose SoundTouch 30 here. I really like the latter, I think I’ll tell you about it somehow separately, along with Portable.

Bose SoundTouch 20

Sound quality

The sound quality is excellent, unlike other systems, the Bose SoundTouch was not filmed in a special video showing it in disassembled form. It uses four speakers and a special cabinet design to achieve the result - and the result should be such that you have no complaints. Who? Not an audiophile, but an ordinary person, you can turn it up louder, and friends will say “wow”, there are no special low or high ones, rather there is versatility and flexibility, Bose SoundTouch just honestly tries to show you the musical canvas, and think of the rest yourself. It's hard to talk about quality when you're listening to Internet radio, but the speaker does a pretty good job of it.

Conclusions

In Russia, this system costs about 21,400 rubles, it seems to me that this is a completely justified price (you should not look at the price in the USA) - among Sonos competitors, the niche is narrow, buyers need to be persuaded and explain to them for a long time why Bose SoundTouch is needed . I personally liked the device, but with a number of reservations. Hummer Would love an easier initial connection and would love to avoid creating any special account. I would like to add any music services here, for example, some kind of SoundCloud integration. I would like to be able to transfer music from any program from a computer with OS X using regular means, without dancing with a tambourine.

But all this can be corrected over time. I would like to believe that the Bose SoundTouch system will become as popular as Sonos, at least with sound everything is very interesting here. I also really liked the concept of six presets, where to listen to Internet radio you just need to turn on the system and press the first or second button on the remote.

Bose SoundTouch 20 Audio Overview

Bose SoundTouch is more than just a speaker, it's a sound concept for your home. Unfortunately, explaining this to consumers is a thankless task, especially in Russia. We like simple and understandable solutions, but with Bose SoundTouch, not everything is simple.

Design, construction

The system has a rather unusual design for Bose devices, with audio fabric covering the front and back, and white patterned inserts in the middle. I'm used to Bose being gray plastic, metal and a minimum of decorations, but here it turned out to be fun. I just can't find another word. Included is a very nice remote control, rubber buttons, they are duplicated on the top of the column. A transparent insert on the front is needed not only for beauty, there is a display, it displays the name of the station or track, the Wi-Fi indicator, the progress when installing updates and more.

Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20

On the back there is a connector for connecting a network cable (power supply inside), an Ethernet input for cable configuration, it is possible to configure it without wires. Two connectors, microUSB and USB, are also needed for system setup, you will initially need microUSB, so find such a cable. AUX input - for connecting any gadgets using an audio cable. In general, everything is clear and transparent, this also applies to management, after a little confused setup, everything becomes very simple and easy.

Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20

There are no complaints about the assembly, the system looks good in any interior, although there are no frills here. The materials are ordinary, the appearance is boring, not only I say this, but also most of those who have seen the column.

Dimensions are 18.8 x 31.4 x 10.4 cm, weight - 3.18 kg.

Connection

If you want to learn how to connect Sonos, I recommend reading the article on our website, everything is described in as much detail as possible.

Bose SoundTouch 20

With SoundTouch, not everything is so obvious. It would seem that since there is an application for iOS, well, let everything happen within the framework of this program: install it, find the device, transfer music. In fact, everything is different, first you need to register on a special site, and for this you need a computer - you install the SoundTouch Music Server application on it. Then you need to install the program for iOS and enter the registration data there. I used the iPhone 5S for this, I always have my phone with me, I placed the system in the kitchen - the most convenient place for such a device. Then the system was detected in the program, you need to select a home access point and enter a password. Then the software update began, by the way, this is good news, the firmware update here not only improves the software, but can also (in theory) bring new functions to the speaker.

After all this tedious procedure, you can assign presets in the application, the buttons on the speaker can launch individual stations, podcasts, iTunes playlist. All of the above sounds quite complicated, but in reality you just need to follow the prompts, have a laptop, tablet or smartphone at hand. But now I can go to the kitchen in the morning to drink coffee, turn on the system from the remote control, select item one, and Proton Radio will play, without any additional witchcraft.

Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20

Program features

A little more about the SoundTouch utility, the main thing here is the ability to assign those same presets, in functionality everything is the same as the application for OS X. If you click the hidden menu on the right, you will have access to an additional menu.It has the latest stations played, a music library (on a smartphone or on a computer), Internet radio with the ability to select filters, Featured, Local, Global, there is a search. Setup is very simple, including your account, registered systems, music services, adding a music library, tips and information. If you have Pandora, then, in theory, you can add an account here, but my item about music services is empty. Therefore, you can start a playlist from your smartphone, where six or seven mixes of an hour each - an endless techno party, or you can start Internet radio.

Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20 Bose SoundTouch 20

And this is all very difficult to explain to users in Russia. With the Bose SoundDock and SoundLink systems, everything is clear, put the iPhone into the dock or connected it via Bluetooth, music plays. What is SoundTouch for? If the seller bothers to tell his guesses - good. If not, the buyer will move on. Few of us are familiar with streaming services, few people also listen to Internet radio - and you don’t have to raise your eyebrows in surprise if you have advanced friends, this does not mean that you are surrounded by only experts. Here is a simple person, tell him about the Bose SoundTouch 20 - in a couple of minutes he will ask if there is something simpler.

Although, it's much easier.

To put it mildly, the Bose SoundTouch 20 works within your home network and can play all kinds of music. Whether downloaded from torrents and uploaded to iTunes (without iTunes, nowhere, Bose SoundTouch 20 only understands this program), even bought in a store, even Internet radio, even SoundCloud, you just need to install a program that allows you to transfer any sounds from a laptop to devices with AirPlay . Is everything simple? Well, yes. Just not for everyone.

I think it is because of the seeming difficulty with sales in our country that Bose SoundTouch has problems.

Bose SoundTouch 20

Versions

There are three versions of the system:

  • Bose SoundTouch 30, the largest system for the largest room in your house, you can connect it to a TV and do without a soundbar, in the USA it costs about $700, they ask us almost 40,000 rubles
  • Bose SoundTouch 20, a medium sized system that can be put in any room, for example, I can move it to the bathroom or to the balcony if suddenly people have moved there. At the same time, the sound here is quite serious, if desired, you can connect it to a TV. In the USA costs about $400
  • Bose SoundTouch Portable, a mini system with a built-in battery, can run for several hours without power. You can put it in the nursery and run the appropriate programs for the child, use it at the workplace, in the kitchen - in general, a small column for all occasions. In the US it costs about $400, yes, yes, like the Bose SoundTouch 20 - what the company's marketers thought, it's hard for me to say. Battery surcharge? It is better to buy a powerful twenty with mains power.

What is the best system for your home? Bose thinks you might want to put the Bose SoundTouch 30 in the largest room, place the 20 in the kitchen or bedroom, and have the portable system roam the other rooms. If you have a large studio, then the Bose SoundTouch 20 is quite enough, if it’s very large, it’s better to buy the Bose SoundTouch 30 here. I really like the latter, I think I’ll tell you about it somehow separately, along with Portable.

Bose SoundTouch 20

Sound quality

The sound quality is excellent, unlike other systems, the Bose SoundTouch was not filmed in a special video showing it in disassembled form. It uses four speakers and a special cabinet design to achieve the result - and the result should be such that you have no complaints. Who? Not an audiophile, but an ordinary person, you can turn it up louder, and friends will say “wow”, there are no special low or high ones, rather there is versatility and flexibility, Bose SoundTouch just honestly tries to show you the musical canvas, and think of the rest yourself. It's hard to talk about quality when you're listening to Internet radio, but the speaker does a pretty good job of it.

Conclusions

In Russia, this system costs about 21,400 rubles, it seems to me that this is a completely justified price (you should not look at the price in the USA) - among Sonos competitors, the niche is narrow, buyers need to be persuaded and explain to them for a long time why Bose SoundTouch is needed . I personally liked the device, but with a number of reservations. Hummer Would love an easier initial connection and would love to avoid creating any special account. I would like to add any music services here, for example, some kind of SoundCloud integration. I would like to be able to transfer music from any program from a computer with OS X using regular means, without dancing with a tambourine.

But all this can be corrected over time. I would like to believe that the Bose SoundTouch system will become as popular as Sonos, at least with sound everything is very interesting here. I also really liked the concept of six presets, where to listen to Internet radio you just need to turn on the system and press the first or second button on the remote.

Bose SoundTouch 20 Audio Overview

Bose SoundTouch is more than just a speaker, it's a sound concept for your home. Unfortunately, explaining this to consumers is a thankless task, especially in Russia. We like simple and understandable solutions, but with Bose SoundTouch, not everything is simple.

Design, construction

The system has a rather unusual design for Bose devices, with audio fabric covering the front and back, and white patterned inserts in the middle. I'm used to Bose being gray plastic, metal and a minimum of decorations, but here it turned out to be fun. I just can't find another word. Included is a very nice remote control, rubber buttons, they are duplicated on the top of the column. A transparent insert on the front is needed not only for beauty, there is a display, it displays the name of the station or track, the Wi-Fi indicator, the progress when installing updates and more.

On the back there is a connector for connecting a network cable (power supply inside), an Ethernet input for cable configuration, it is possible to configure it without wires. Two connectors, microUSB and USB, are also needed for system setup, you will initially need microUSB, so find such a cable. AUX input - for connecting any gadgets using an audio cable. In general, everything is clear and transparent, this also applies to management, after a little confused setup, everything becomes very simple and easy.

There are no complaints about the assembly, the system looks good in any interior, although there are no frills here. The materials are ordinary, the appearance is boring, not only I say this, but also most of those who have seen the column.

Dimensions are 18.8 x 31.4 x 10.4 cm, weight - 3.18 kg.

Connection

If you want to learn how to connect Sonos, I recommend reading the article on our website, everything is described in as much detail as possible.

Not everything is so obvious with SoundTouch. It would seem that since there is an application for iOS, well, let everything happen within the framework of this program: install it, find the device, transfer music. In fact, everything is different, first you need to register on a special site, and for this you need a computer - you install the SoundTouch Music Server application on it. Then you need to install the program for iOS and enter the registration data there. I used the iPhone 5S for this, I always have my phone with me, I placed the system in the kitchen - the most convenient place for such a device. Then the system was detected in the program, you need to select a home access point and enter a password. Then the software update began, by the way, this is good news, the firmware update here not only improves the software, but can also (in theory) bring new functions to the speaker.

And this is all very difficult to explain to users in Russia. With the Bose SoundDock and SoundLink systems, everything is clear, put the iPhone into the dock or connected it via Bluetooth, music plays. What is SoundTouch for? If the seller bothers to tell his guesses - good. If not, the buyer will move on. Few of us are familiar with streaming services, few people also listen to Internet radio - and you don’t have to raise your eyebrows in surprise if you have advanced friends, this does not mean that you are surrounded by only experts. Here is a simple person, tell him about the Bose SoundTouch 20 - in a couple of minutes he will ask if there is something simpler.

Although, it's much easier.

To be clear, the Bose SoundTouch 20 works within your home network and can play any music you want. Whether downloaded from torrents and uploaded to iTunes (without iTunes, nowhere, Bose SoundTouch 20 only understands this program), even bought in a store, even Internet radio, even SoundCloud, you just need to install a program that allows you to transfer any sounds from a laptop to devices with AirPlay . Is everything simple? Well, yes. Just not for everyone.

I think it is because of the seeming difficulty with sales in our country that Bose SoundTouch has problems.

Versions

There are three versions of the system:

  • Bose SoundTouch 30, the largest system for the largest room in your house, you can connect it to a TV and do without a soundbar, in the USA it costs about $700, they ask us almost 40,000 rubles
  • Bose SoundTouch 20, a mid-sized system that can be put in any room, for example, I can move it to the bathroom or to the balcony if suddenly people have moved there. At the same time, the sound here is quite serious, if desired, you can connect it to a TV. In the USA costs about $400
  • Bose SoundTouch Portable, a miniature system with a built-in battery, can run for several hours without power. You can put it in the nursery and run the appropriate programs for the child, use it at the workplace, in the kitchen - in general, a small column for all occasions. In the USA it costs about $400, yes, yes, like the Bose SoundTouch 20 - what the company's marketers thought, it's hard for me to say. Battery surcharge? It is better to buy a powerful twenty with mains power.

What is the best system for your home? Bose thinks you might want to put the Bose SoundTouch 30 in the largest room, place the 20 in the kitchen or bedroom, and have the portable system roam the other rooms. If you have a large studio, then the Bose SoundTouch 20 is quite enough, if it’s very large, it’s better to buy the Bose SoundTouch 30 here. I really like the latter, I think I’ll tell you about it somehow separately, along with Portable.

Sound quality

The sound quality is excellent, unlike other systems, the Bose SoundTouch was not filmed in a special video showing it in disassembled form. It uses four speakers and a special cabinet design to achieve the result - and the result should be such that you have no complaints. Who? Not an audiophile, but a simple person, you can turn it up louder, and friends will say “wow”, there are no special low or high ones, rather there is versatility and flexibility, Bose SoundTouch just honestly tries to show you the musical canvas, and think of the rest yourself. It's hard to talk about quality when you're listening to Internet radio, but the speaker does a pretty good job of it.

Conclusions

In Russia, this system costs about 21,400 rubles, it seems to me that this is a completely justified price (you should not look at the price in the USA) - among Sonos competitors, the niche is narrow, buyers need to be persuaded and explain to them for a long time why Bose SoundTouch is needed . I personally liked the device, but with a number of reservations. Hummer I really wish there was a simpler initial connection and I really wish I didn't have to create any special account. I would like to add any music services here, for example, some kind of SoundCloud integration. I would like to be able to transfer music from any program from a computer with OS X using regular means, without dancing with a tambourine.

In Russia, this system costs about 21,400 rubles, it seems to me that this is a completely justified price (you should not look at the price in the USA) - among Sonos competitors, the niche is narrow, buyers need to be persuaded and explained to them for a long time why Bose SoundTouch is needed. I personally liked the device, but with a number of reservations. Hummer Hummer I would really like a simpler initial connection and would really like to do without creating any special account. I would like to add any music services here, for example, some kind of SoundCloud integration. I would like to be able to transfer music from any program from a computer with OS X using regular means, without dancing with a tambourine.

But all this can be corrected over time. I would like to believe that the Bose SoundTouch system will become as popular as Sonos, at least with sound everything is very interesting here. I also really liked the concept of six presets, where to listen to Internet radio you just need to turn on the system and press the first or second button on the remote.