Bose Wave music system (platinum white)
Manufacturer: Bose Corp. Part number: 33976
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CNET editors' review
price range: $249.95
- Reviewed by: David Carnoy
- Edited by: John Falcone
- Reviewed on: 11/08/2004
- Released on: 10/15/2004
The good: Simple to set up and use; attractive design; improved sound; plays MP3 CDs; line-in support for other devices; 30-day trial period.
The bad: Expensive; no bass or treble control.
The bottom line: Bose's Wave Music System improves upon the original in both design and performance.
The Bose Wave tuner and CD player
by Simone2011 on July 29, 2011
Pros: Still sounds good with CD's and iPOD after six years.
Cons: I have owned a Bose Wave radio/CD player now for the past six years. I was amazed at the beginning but became increasingly disappointed by the first 3 years. The radio tuner, AM and FM, is no longer usable because of interference, regardless of where I pl
Sounds Nice But the Price...
by wmstar on December 18, 2008
Pros: Sleek design; Easy to Use
Cons: No inividual Bass/Treble controls; Small remote ; Problems With CD Player
Summary: Having used my Bose unit for about a month now I've come to appreciate the sound quality more as time has passed. I wasn't real impressed with it ...
Summary: Having used my Bose unit for about a month now I've come to appreciate the sound quality more as time has passed. I wasn't real impressed with it for the first week or so but it's starting to sound better. The sound is crisp without an overwhelming bass and, as Bose advertises, I have heard little bits and pieces in familiar music that I had never noticed before.
The unit is sleek and appealing to the eye with a large well lit display which shows the time when the unit is off and the radio frequency when listening to that feature. When playing a CD the track number and elapsed time appears on the display.
I have had problems with the CD player however. Five or six MP3 discs that I have burned do not play at all with this unit (when inserted the display shows "Reading Disc" for a few seconds then "Not Playable" and the CD is ejected.). I have called and e-mailed Bose Tech Support about this and was asked to submit one of my MP3 discs to them for testing. The disc just went out in today's mail so I can't say what the outcome will be but I am pleasantly surprised Bose was willing to accept a disc from me.
The non-working MP3 discs were burned onto a basic blank CD-R disc. I have since tried burning MP3 material using blank CDs designated CD-Music or CD-Audio. I have found these discs will play on the Bose unit as do 99% of my other CDs both computer burned or store bought.
Minor complaints about the size of the remote and the lack of individual base and treble controls. The remote is small enough to fit pretty much in the palm of your hand and is very thin. Because of its small size it is very easy to overlook. The purchase of a spare one for $10- $12 probably isn't a bad idea.
As for the lack of tone controls I find it annoying that a company like Bose which prides itself on their audio equipment will not allow the listener to tweak the sound to individual taste.
I have no problem with the radio reception or the fact that there are "only" six presets for AM / FM. I find that's enough for me. AUX jack on the rear of the unit allows me to plug my iPod or DVD player in greatly enhancing the sound of those items.
All in all I'm fairly pleased with my Bose System and I would be thrilled if they would cut back on their advertising budget and sell these unitas for less money...a lot less money.
not sure yet
by therecanbeonlyone on July 30, 2008
Pros: fabulous fidelity. rich bass (not a thumping one though).
Cons: sound appears to be highly dependant on where the product is placed. annoying.
the top volume is rather low. ok if youre playing high bitrate music / recent cds. rather low otherwise. annoying.
Excellent small room system
Pros: Excellent sound from such a small box, easy to use- perfect for our small kitchen. Excellent radio reception.
Cons: Price, but then you get what you pay for.
Great Sound, small size, easy to use.
Pros: Very good bass response and crisp highs are welcome additions to this model compared to the original Bose Wave Radio. The navigation of MP3 files is intuitive. The appearance is very tidy.
Cons: Expensive (worth it if I can get 12 years out of it like my old one) No buttons on the unit means that all functions are dedicated to the remote (pressing a small snooze button on the remote is weird in the morning). I wish it had the option to run on b
For clear and original sound lovers
Pros: The sound it generates is so clear on whatever volume level (even max). I connect my DVD player audio output to Bose and the output is just amazing... i dont need a home theatre system. Yeah, its that good.
Cons: None so far
I like the Bose it sounds great anyone that does not think it sounds great should get a hearing test
Pros: Great sound.
Good but Cambridge is Just as Good and Cheaper
Pros: Great sound for a small tabletop radio. On par with a larger speaker system.
Cons: Cambridge Soundworks ( http://click.linksynergy.com/ fs-bin/click?id=r5RLBE5WnSk 8;offerid=32144.10000013&t ype=1&subid=0 ) makes a similar radio that sounds as good, if not better (see Wall Street Journal review) for half the price.
Missing the button operation
Pros: Overall excellent sound from a table radio. Front loading CD is an improvement.
Cons: Without button control this radio is no longer a clock radio. Find a remote control for 10 minute snooze anyone? Where is the bass and treble control for those less than perfect recordings?
Remote-only operation a step backward
Pros: I have the previous, audio CD/radio only model, which I love and would buy again today. While I like the itsy-bitsy remote it came with, I use the controls on the top of the machine often.
Cons: No way I would ever buy one of these without the convenient and well laid out controls on the CD hinge that came with the previous model.
- Manufacturer: Bose Corp.
- Part number: 33976
- Description: A bold new standard in audio performance from a tabletop system as elegant as it is easy to use. The Bose Wave music system may well become the primary music system in your home.
- Product type Audio system
- Width 14.5 in
- Depth 8.6 in
- Height 4.2 in
- Weight 8.6 lbs
- Color Platinum white
- Sound Output Mode Stereo
- Speaker(s) 2 - Built-in
Digital Media & Network Players
- Digital player type None
DVD / Blu-ray
- DVD/Blu-ray type None
- CD type CD / MP3 player
- Media Load Type Slot-load
- Playback Modes Random play / shuffle,
One track repeat,
All tracks repeat,
- CD-R Compatible Yes
- CD-RW Compatible Yes
- Supported Digital Audio Standards MP3
- MP3 Playback Yes
- ID3 Tags Support Yes
- Tuner Type Radio tuner - AM/FM - Digital
- Preset Station Qty 12
- AM Preset Station Qty 6
- FM Preset Station Qty 6
- Type None
Inputs & Outputs
- Connections 1xHeadphones(Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)-Rear,
1xAudio line-in(Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)-Rear,
1xSystem components control bus-Rear
- Headphone Jack Yes
- Display dimmer Yes
- Remote Control Type Remote control - Infrared
- Included accessories Remote control
- Built-in clock Snooze,
- Timer Wake,
- AV Furniture None
- Power Device Power supply - Internal
- Power AC 120 V
- Power Consumption Operational 60 Watt