Bose SoundLink Color - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Bose SoundLink Color

Bose SoundLink Color
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Looking for a small-size speaker that would fit your life on the go? Check out the Bose SoundLink - an innovative speaker from a well known premium brand that reproduces the fullness, clarity, and dep... Read full review
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Key features
  • Voice prompts
  • Up to 8 hours of music
  • Wireless connection

Bose SoundLink Color is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Altec Lansing LifeJacket or JBL Charge 3 .

Bose SoundLink Color was released in 2014. There are a lot of newer bluetooth speakers on the market. Show newer Bluetooth Speakers

Bose SoundLink Color is $49.10 more expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($66.99).

Physical Features
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Dimensions Length x Width x Height
5.3 x 5 x 2.1 inches
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1.2 lbs
Water Resistance

Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
Dustproof Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... Show more

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
8 hours
Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
4 hours
battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
wifi_tethering Subwoofer Having a separate speaker driver dedicated to the lower frequency tones gives your speaker a more robust, rounded out sound. It allows the other drivers to focus on the sounds that they’re best equipp ... Show more
graphic_eq Frequency Range Measured in Hertz (Hz), frequency response range describes how high and low a speaker can play. The larger the range, the better the speaker will be at reproducing the audio being played. As a frame o ... Show more
wifi_tethering Connectivity
Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
33 ft
Hands-free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
settings_input_composite Aux cable port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
phonelink_ring Remote / app control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
radio FM Radio
Info at a Glance
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Release Date
August 2014
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
84 / 100
  • Clear, full-range sound you might not expect from a compact speaker
  • Voice prompts make pairing your devices easier than ever
  • Up to 8 hours of music from rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Wireless connection to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device
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Additional Features
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
AC power supply, Power supply cord (USB), Adapters
Adapters (included only in certain regions)
Limited Warranty for registered users
Not sure which one is best for you? Read our guide: Choosing a Portable Bluetooth Speaker for Home, Car and Outdoors
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Questions about Bose SoundLink Color

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I need to exchange my Soundbot SB520. I CAN'T GET A REPLY!
Related: Bose SoundLink Color, SoundBot SB520, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by N 55 days ago

According to the website they have a 1-year manufacturer product warranty from the date of the invoice, and a 14 day return policy if you’re not satisfied with the product. I would try going to, and emailing them directly about any issue you have that makes you want to exchange the product. Please be aware that we are a review, and comparison site, not the actual retailer.

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I have a large room ie 60 x 30 feet with 20 foot ceiling. What are my best wireless choices. Thank you.
Related: Brookstone Big Blue Party, Bose SoundLink Color, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 141 days ago

In the case of personal home use for your room, then I would probably lean towards the Brookstone Big Blue Party. This is a much larger, and heavier device in comparison to the Bose SoundLink Color, but with good reason. It has an impressive 72W power output, is IPx4 water resistant (splash proof), contains 4 speaker drivers, a subwoofer, a passive radiator, and about 4.5-hours of battery life. The Bose SoundLink Color is a great choice if you plan to take the speaker around with you to many places. It weighs about 1/12 of what the Brookstone Big Blue Party does, has a small design, an 8-hour battery life, and produces clear accurate sound, but it won't produce the same amount of volume.

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Is the Omaker M6 Portable Bluetooth Speakers for Outdoor compatible with Alexa?
Related: Bose SoundLink Color, Omaker M6, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 142 days ago

The Omaker M6 portable Bluetooth Speaker should be able to pair with an amazon echo, or something similar, but it doesn't automatically come with Alexa built into it like the Amazon Tap does. You can also pair the Bose SoundLink Color with an amazon echo, or something similar. If you find you have trouble pairing an amazon device with either bluetooth speaker, you can go to, and click on "device support".

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I’m looking for a speaker loud enough to be played in the street(I’m a vendor and need the music to be loud)
I did have beats pill Plus and liked that even on max volume it worked for at least 10 hours. And the sound quality with the bass was good. I had UE boom , the sound was good as well, but the battery lasted 3 hours max on high levels of sound.
Now I’m looking for some speaker maybe not that expensive, but loud and with long battery life (all day)
Wireless connection is a must as well
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