Bose SoundLink III Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

  • Model #: SoundLink III
  • Web Code: 10283087
  • Release Date: 02-06-2014
4.8
(1,956)
$289.99
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Overview

For a summer barbecue or night in with friends, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III can set the mood. Pairing with any Bluetooth-enabled device, this mobile speaker blasts exceptionally rich and full sound that'll bring your favourite tunes to life. And with a super-long battery life, it'll keep the party going all night long.

More Information

  • Bluetooth technology allows you to connect the speaker to your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device
  • Bose technologies make your music come alive with incredible fullness, clarity, and depth
  • Lithium-ion battery provides up to 14 hours of playback time before needing a recharge
  • Curved edges and a thin profile make this speaker easily portable
  • Silicone button panel protects against dirt and dust
  • Wraparound metal grille resists fingerprints while making the speaker durable
  • Optional accessory covers let you bring colour and style to the speaker (sold separately)
  • Car charger available for charging the speaker on the road (sold separately)

What's in the Box?

  • Power Cable

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • Connectivity & Media
  • Type
    Portable Wireless Speaker
  • Colour
    Grey; Silver
  • Primary Wireless Connection
    Bluetooth
  • Network Capable
    No
  • NFC Ready
    No
  • Satellite Radio
    No
  • DLNA Certified
    No
  • Inputs/Outputs
  • 3.5 mm Auxiliary Input
    1
  • USB Input
    1 (Software Updates Only)
  • Headphone Jack
    None
  • Other Inputs/Outputs
    Aux input (3.5 mm)
  • Speaker Features
  • Shielded Speakers
    No
  • Speakerphone
    No
  • Display
  • Display Type
    Not Applicable
  • Clock
    No
  • Power
  • Power Source
    Battery; AC Power
  • Approximate Battery Life
    Up to 14 Hours
  • Device Charging
    Yes
  • Physical Features
  • Width
    25.6 cm
  • Height
    13.2 cm
  • Depth
    4.8 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    10.1 in
  • Height (Inches)
    5.2 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    1.9 in
  • Weight
    1.4 kg
  • Remote Control
    No
  • Other Features
    None
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)


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4.8 / 5
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  • 5
    1,602
  • 4
    305
  • 3
    39
  • 2
    5
  • 1
    5

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  • from Ottawa, ON
3.0

Sound quality really depends on what kind of music you listen to

If you listen to mostly music that is recorded recently (with the exception of acoustic music) you should be fine with this speaker. Current recordings are mastered and compressed for such devices as this speaker as well as smart phones. If, however, you listen to alot of jazz and classical music like I do then this is not the speaker for you. It is coloured so heavily in the bottom end that the natural low frequencies of an upright bass or set of acoustic drums will distort the bottom end. I've tried running the speaker per the Bose recommendations as well as running 4 different equalizers on my Mac and I get nothing but distorted bottom end in both Bluetooth and direct modes. Battery life and portability are a plus for this speaker, but it is not well suited to the music I listen to, which is odd because my father had a set of 1977 Bose 901 series 2 and they were the best speakers for acoustic instruments that I have heard to this day.


  • from Vancouver, BC
3.0

LOVEEEEE

Great product, great sound ... FAST DELIVERY!!! Very satisfied!!!


  • from Fergus, ON
4.0

Great Speaker

Great speaker. Price is a little high like most bose equipment. However it's worth the money. You get what you pay for. You won't be disappointed.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Sounds really good and different from other devices

It's awesome


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Excellent Bluetooth Bose

Wow..... You put the money where your mouth is. Very good Bluetooth Speaker. Recommended to buy this. Very happy customer here


  • from Burlington, ON
5.0

Love it!

Great speaker at a decent price (on sale). Fantastic sound. You won't be disappointed...


  • from Winnipeg, MB
5.0

easy to access in bluetooth, nice sound

nice sound experience with Bose


  • from Comox, BC
5.0

Superb in every resepct

The Bose SoundLink 3 easily fills a large room with clear, full-range sound and punchy bass. It is not a particularly inexpensive unit, but high quality audio equipment seldom is. Well worth the money if you really enjoy music, and want a portable Bluetooth speaker that does the job and then some. The build quality is excellent, with a tasteful and timeless design that features well-placed top-mounted controls. The speaker has a substantial feel to it, with large rubber pads on it's underside to help keep it in place. I am very pleased with my Bose SoundLink 3.


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

very glad to order it!

love it. easy to set up and very handy with nice sound


  • from Muskoka, ON
5.0

Great Portable Speaker

Speaker costs a little more then other portable speakers, but the sound is so much better it is worth it. Very happy with the speaker


  • from Surrey, BC
5.0

Bose Soundlink III

This unit is very portable, very convenient and produces very good sound. I bought another one for my daughter.


  • from Ontario
5.0

Quality

Originally bought the Beats Pill+ which was good speaker but it just lacked the full sound that most Bose products have. Returned it for the SL 3. A little more money but better quality. Ya NFC would be nice to have or even microUSB charging but I'm already over that. It's plenty loud but not overly bass heavy when turned up. Sounds best around mid volume and as one other review said it is louder when playing music already in your library as opposed to streaming.


  • from Rodney, ON
5.0

Excellent

I got this as a Christmas gift and absolutely love it. The sound is awesome. Can't wait for summer. We'll have some music as we sit around the campfire. If you're looking for quality, this is it!


  • from Winnipeg, MB
3.0

Great sound but

I've had this speaker for a year now and have a few comments: - excellent sound - goes loud enough when I want it to Slightly clunky interface: - difficulty when switching between various computers or tablets - The power cord looks like it came from a mid 90's PC. Very large and clunky. I expected better. Overall, would I buy it again? Yes. The sound is incomparable. The quibbles are minor but I was surprised to be spending that kind of money on a speaker (nearly 3x vs. competitors) and be laughing at the mickey mouse power cord.


  • from Courtice, ON
5.0

Awesome speaker!!

I bought this speaker for my personal enjoyment and it is amazing! The sound quality is great and the base is powerful. I find it to be very loud when playing songs from your iphone's music library. If you are streaming music from the internet, youtube etc the volume can decrease a bit. I love this speaker and would recommend it to anyone. It's well worth the money.


  • from Sydney, NS
5.0

great product

Bought this while on vacation and were not disappointed. Great sound and easy to move around. Highly recommend it to anyone.


  • from Chatham ON
5.0

BOSE SPEAKER

THE BOSE SOUNDLINK THREE IS SIMPLY PUT THE BEST SPEAKER ON THE MARKET


  • from Cambridge, ON
5.0

Clear Sound

Great small, compact and portable sound system. Very clear and holds battery life for hours of play time.


  • from Delta, BC
5.0

Great sound

Great sound quality and is fairly loud. I use it with my iPad while working around the house. Long battery life. I carry it with me while I move around the house.


  • from Pefferlaw, ON
5.0

Awesome

Great sound and portability is what I wanted and I am pleased to say this speaker meets my expectations


  • from Kamloops, BC
5.0

Best speaker ever

This is my 3rd wireless speaker and nothing has come to the sound of this speaker, so worth the price wish I got this speaker sooner


  • from DDO, QC
5.0

Bose Sound Link 111

I tried other portable speakers and Bose Sound Link 111 is the best for me. I do wish it was made with remote control other than that sound quality, battery life and portability one word AMAZING!


  • from Edmonton, AB
5.0

Love the Bose Speaker

I really love this speaker as it is light and portable. The sound is awesome and I found it easy to operate. Good quality for the price as I have bought other bose products. I would recommend buying this unit.


  • from Ottawa on
5.0

Small Packages

Quite happy with this unit. It has great top and bottom end for such a small package.


  • from Sherwood Park, AB
5.0

Bose Quality

Love my Soundlink III. Easily pairs with my device,sound quality is Bose excellent and battery life is great. 10-14 hours.


  • from Rossland, BC
5.0

Glad I bought the Bose not the Sony

I mean, Sony's not bad, but Bose is beautiful. Great sound, fine design.


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Worth the money

Everyone should be hesitant to drop [price] on a portable sound dock, but I can safely say this is a great investment. Perfect for rafting, the campfire, the kitchen, the car when you're out of radio range, or the nightstand table when you're looking for a little background theme music... big fan!


  • from Burnaby, BC
5.0

I just love it

Everything about this speaker is superb.


  • from Bracebridge, ON
5.0

Wonderful gift

bought this for my husband for Christmas and he LOVES it. It's a nice match with our bose system - we knew the quality of the sound would be terrific. Battery life is quite long too.


  • from Winnipeg, MB
5.0

awesomeness to the highest level!!!

it is really great having BOSE soundlink bluetooth speaker III. perfect for outdoor and indoor...


  • from New Westminster, BC
5.0

Good but Bluetooth Challenges

The sound on this portable speaker is excellent. Rich deep and full. Good design but it would be an excellent add-on to have remote control and be able to hook-up to my laptop via USB. The battery life is every bit as good as represented maybe better. My only concrete frustration is the Bluetooth connectivity. It doesn't connect right away and has challenges reconnecting. Takes a lot of playing with the Bluetooth controls and the speaker itself. And the sound seems worth it.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Great sound quality - indoors & out

Very good sound quality in a portable speaker. Use it consistently outdoors and indoors, sound is clear & rich in both.


  • from Winnipeg, MB
5.0

Excellent

Have owned several Bose products and the Soundlink iii meets the high expectations I have re Bose. Some have said pricey, but I don't mind paying for quality. You won't find a better portable Bluetooth speaker.


  • from Victoria, BC
5.0

Best blue tooth portable I've bought

Amazing sound. Bass is awesome, loudness is awesome. Perfect for inside, outside, taking camping. The only thing I wish is that Bose would make one that also had an AM/FM radio built in. Just get it, you won't be disappointed and get the case for it too.


  • from Keswick, ON
5.0

Best portable speaker.

I am a big music fan and love the quality of the sound frequency this little unit produces. Great base, mid and high range sound. Downloaded a good equalizer app to balance the sound to my liking and would suggest anyone buying one of these does the same. Battery life seems to be no problem and Bluetooth capability is good as well. Went from one corner of the house to the other, aprox 50' away and no issues with it losing signal. Very impressed. Well done Bose. I am a fan.


  • from Windsor, ON
5.0

Such a great buy!

I originally bought a Soundlike Mini because they didn't have a demo I could hear for both the Soundlink Mini and the Soundlink III. After purchasing, I did love the sound quality, but I needed something a bit louder for my taste. Exchanged it for the this one, and was that ever a great idea! This product rocks! I followed the tip of one of the other reviews on here by downlaoding the app Denon Audio. He was right! The sound quality it enhances is amazing! So good! Don't cheap out, go right for the best!


  • from Grande Prairie, AB
5.0

Perfect

Originally bought a Beats Pill XL but exchanged it for this. A no brainer, better in everyway.


  • from Simcoe, ON
5.0

Great sound!

I was looking for a quality Bluetooth speaker to buy my wife for Christmas. Our son recommended this one and after reading the reviews I figured it was what I was looking for. No regrets.....it works and sounds great.


  • from Sudbury, ON
5.0

Awesome Speaker

Had a family gathering at camp recently. We passed the iPad around so everyone had opportunity to play DJ. The Boss speaker provided plenty of volume and outlasted the dancers! At home, with less volume, I definitely appreciate the incredible quality of sound from this unit. I highly recommend this product for campers and any music lover.


  • from Ajax, ON
4.0

Clear but....

Although the sound clarity is amazing, the speaker really isn't that loud. Depending on what you are using it for, you may find bettter options. I was looking for louder speakers with a good base. I ended up returning this product and got an older model which I am very happy with.


  • from Mtl, QC
5.0

little but powerful speaker!!

I was having friends over for a little party and I wanted to able play music for entertainment. I did a lot of research online before actually going to store and trying the actual. What eventually sold me on the soundlink III was its very long battery life, the sound quality of this speaker, the quick connectivity with bluetooth devices are all great features. Despite the heafty price tag of this device, you will not regret having purchasing this product especially when you raise the volume without hearing distorshing.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

AMAZING SOUND!

Recently, i was shopping through bestbuy for new wireless speakers for myself so i can travel with it anywhere i go. i asked one of the associate which one is better the ultimate ears or bose but he told me to go for the bose. i was thinking of the same thing since the sound quality and the BASS was fantastic, it was something i love. i was debating since the price was abit high but for what itès worth i bought. til now ive been enjoying the bass and the sound quality! WORTH YOUR MONEY :)


  • from Renfrew, ON
5.0

No Regrets

We are completely satisfied with our Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III - small enough to easily carry from place to place with power and intensity that can easily fill a room with quality, ambient sound, ranging from rock to easy listening. Also a great speaker for the laptop and MP3 player. Just make sure your MP3 music has been recorded and saved with present equalizer for the appropriate genre.


  • from Brampton, ON
5.0

Excellent

Two thumbs up


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Great speaker

This is worth buying and is probably pound for pound the best speaker out there that is small and portable. Looks great too! 14 hour battery, how could you go wrong.


  • from Coquitlam, BC
5.0

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

Was a little hesitent at the price when purchasing. But I was right in buying. Sound is great, speaker is loud and strong. Battery life is great!.... If you like bluetooth speakers and don't need it for receiving phone calls (like me) .. This is the one to buy!


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