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Bose SoundDock III with Lightning Support Shipping Later This Month for $250

Following announcements from JBL and Philips regarding their new speaker docks compatible with Apple's Lightning connector, Bose has begun advertising its upcoming SoundDock III digital music system for Lightning-equipped devices. The SoundDock III is priced at $249.95 and is currently listed as shipping in 7-10 business days, making for a rather tight delivery window for holiday shoppers.
The SoundDock Series III digital music system lets you play music from any iPod or iPhone model with an Apple Lightning connector, and enjoy it with Bose quality sound.

- Proprietary acoustic design delivers a unique combination of small size and proven performance.
- Convenient remote controls the system and basic iPod or iPhone functions, including playlist navigation.
- Works with and charges iPod and iPhone models with an Apple Lightning connector.
- Auxiliary input lets you play other audio devices.

Like JBL, Bose was one of the vendors mentioned by Apple at its September media event as being an early partner on the new Lightning connector. Other early partners who have yet to announce their Lightning speaker products include Bowers & Wilkins and Bang & Olufson, although the latter has announced a free upgrade program that will allow owners of the BeoPlay A8 system to upgrade to the Lightning connector if they prefer a direct connection rather than using the system's AirPlay capabilities.

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23 months ago
No highs, no lows...must be Bose.

Bose:

Buy
Other
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Equipment

Bose...selling a $300 surround system to the ill informed for $2200.

Bose...the power of marketing.

"Why don't you buy a Bose system? I hear they are the best."

"Who told you that?"

"They did."
Rating: 23 Votes
23 months ago
Am I actually in before people start bashing Bose? Incredible!

I couldn't be happier with my QC 15's.

And Bose customer support is by far the best I have encountered in any industry.
Rating: 17 Votes
23 months ago

Can somebody explain me what the point of this product is?
The bluetooth speaker systems are superior to this.. no plugging in, the iPhone itself is the remote.

Why is this even on the market these days?


cos it's a docking station, u do know what that is for, right?
Rating: 17 Votes
23 months ago
personally, if u can't afford them, dont whine abt it.
Rating: 14 Votes
23 months ago
Can somebody explain me what the point of this product is?
The bluetooth speaker systems are superior to this.. no plugging in, the iPhone itself is the remote.

Why is this even on the market these days?
Rating: 12 Votes
23 months ago

Bose stops people from going out and buying equipment?

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I like how they extend my warranty by a full year every time they do a replacement. I've had by headphones for 3 years and they're still in warranty. I wish I could afford their more expensive equipment, because I'm sure the experience is just as nice.


Buy a Klipsch system for 1/3 the price and prepare to be blown away by the difference
Rating: 12 Votes
23 months ago

personally, if u can't afford them, dont whine abt it.


I'll put my $1200 Paradigm system against their $2200 system any day of the week.

Hell, I'll put my $250 Samsung soundbar against their $1500 soundbar. There's a reason why Bose refuses to let professional reviewers get their hands on their equipment.
Rating: 9 Votes
23 months ago

No highs, no lows...must be Bose.

Bose:

Buy
Other
Sound
Equipment

Bose...selling a $300 surround system to the ill informed for $2200.

Bose...the power of marketing.

"Why don't you buy a Bose system? I hear they are the best."

"Who told you that?"

"They did."


I am very informed and I am quite happy with my Lifestyle V20. I have been using it for several years no issues and I will be using it for many more years. Whenever I do have a question or issue I can count on someone that is knowledgeable answering the phone from Framingham, MA that will take care of my issue even if the warranty period is over.

Go ahead and buy whatever you want and then when you have an issue deal with people that can't even speak English and put you on hold for 30 minutes. Been there done that.
Rating: 8 Votes
23 months ago

Bose stops people from going out and buying equipment?

I wish I could afford their more expensive equipment, because I'm sure the experience is just as nice.

They sued Consumer Reports once upon a time. And threatened other magazines when they reported actual measured amplifier and speaker specs for Bose products. (like they do for all such reviews) Bose refuses to report real specs for some of their products. Most of the mags just quit reviewing Bose.

Their more expensive stuff is the Lifestyle cube systems, and they are very poor in real playback. They simply miss too many frequencies.
Rating: 8 Votes
23 months ago
When the Bose Bashers come in and talk about how sucky this product is, in order for their post to have any validity whatsoever:

1. Where did you buy this product?
2. How long have you been using it?
3. Besides your ears, did you use any fidelity measuring devices to compare with other products?
4. What other products did you directly compare it to? (side by side)
5. How much time each day do you use this product?

Without this information, or any direct experience really....any opinion on the product is worth less than the average Internet Opinion....which is generally worthless anyway.
Rating: 7 Votes

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