Product Comparison: Bose SoundLink Mini vs Bose SoundLink III


General Specifications
Brand
Bose
Bose
Model
SoundLink
SoundLink III
Origin
Mexico
Mexico
About the product
Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it has to sound that way. The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II delivers full sound with dramatically deeper lows than you’d expect from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. And because it’s wireless and ultra-compact, it’s easy to take Bose sound anywhere. The built-in speakerphone lets you take calls out loud with clear sound. And voice prompts make Bluetooth pairing easy. Plays unplugged for hours and can be charged from most USB power sources.
Meet the speaker that brings your music and friends together—with a style that’s all your own. The SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III is our best-performing mobile Bluetooth speaker. It plays louder and longer than its popular predecessor, with advanced Bose technologies that reproduce the fullness, clarity and depth of your music. And a colorful assortment of optional covers let you personalize your speaker.
Key Specs
Power output
50 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth
Pairs easily with your smartphone, iPad or other Bluetooth devices. The speaker remembers the most recent six devices you've used, so reconnecting is even simpler.
Range
30 ft.
30 ft.
Battery Life
10 hour(s)
14 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
3 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • I am very disappointed in the battery life of Bose products. In the 1 1/2 years I have had this Speaker I have taken very good care of it and used it very little. At this point, it will not charge over 50 percent.
  • This is my first BOSE product - I love the sound clarity and battery life.
  • The battery life is awesome. The unit itself cosmetically looks a little dated, but the sound makes it worth it.
  • The Bluetooth connects immediately upon turning on the device. Most take at least a couple seconds, but not the SoundLink.
  • Good battery life - charge level was still 100% after watching the first movie.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Silver/Black
Height
2 in.
5.1 in.
Width
7.1 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
2.3 in.
1.9 in.
Weight
1.5 lbs.
3.03 lbs.

Bose SoundLink Mini

Bose SoundLink III

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • I wanted a well made, good sounding, small portable speaker for the home and I don't think I could have made a better choice.
  • The sound from this small speaker is spectacular. It produces great bass with well balances treble and is made with precision quality- it is surprisingly heavy.
  • I enjoy the excellent battery life, sounds, tones, and volume range from this small speaker.
  • The bass is absolutely astounding from such a small unit.
  • Great little speaker; very big sound for its size. I'm also really surprised by the BT range - much better than the JBL flip I've used in the past.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Carbon
Plastic/Metal
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
Li-ion battery
February 6, 2014
Supported Systems
Windows Mobile, Android, MacOS, iOS, Windows
Hand Strap
No
Protection
Water-resistant
Accessories Included
Charging cradle, Wall charger, Cable
Extras
Built-in speakerphone, allows you to enjoy hands-free calling, Easy pairing, Charges easily
Silicone button panel protects from dirt and dust
What customers say about "Features"
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • The ability to use it as a speakerphone is a handy feature. Callers have noted that my voice sounds clear. An incoming call can be answered (or refused) with a tap of a button on top of the unit.
  • Just push the button on the speaker and you can speak through it. I can hear others well through it, and they tell me they hear me normally.
  • Connecting is also a breeze, after your initial set up. Its as easy as pushing a button.
  • The action button is a really cool way to let you pause and change tracks without fussing with your phone.
  • I like the multifunction button to pause and skip songs.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
Micro USB
Yes
Yes
USB
No
Lightning Port
No
NFC
No
Card Slot
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • They have also increased the battery life and changed from a proprietary charging connector to a standard mini-USB port.
  • I really appreciate that it can charge through the included proprietary base or through micro-USB.
  • I use it with phone and desktop computer via bluetooth and now have it working via the aux input as sound system for my TV.
  • Everything great except it buzz really loud connecting with aux when nothing is played.
  • The AUX jack, thru which music plays fine, shuts off after 15 minutes.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
cULus
Other Information
Manufacturer
Manual
MSRP
179.95 $
Closed
Site of manufacturer
4.6
Product manuals
https://assets.bose.com/content/dam/Bose_DAM/Web/consumer_electronics/support/pdfs/soundlink_bluetooth_speaker_iii/Soundlink_bluetooth_speaker_III_qsg_multi.pdf
Ebay
4.6
Number of speakers
4
Reviews
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer)
Yes

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