Bose Portable Home Speaker

Bose Portable Home Speaker
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Based on 91 reviews

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Review highlights
  • Great for the price
  • Easy to use and set up
  • Lightweight design with carrying handle
  • Alexa and Google Assistant built in
  • No trouble understanding you even if you're far away or in a noisy room
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Good sound, poor Alexa integration, minor design flaws

I have two of the Bose speakers and would not have purchased them if the Amazon Echo version one was still available and could be used with an improvised handle and aftermarket battery add on. It's disappointing that the Bose speakers do not fully integrate with Alexa. There are long volume change l...

Joe Rines
2 years ago

Bose Portable Smart Speaker

The Bose Portable Home Speaker is a fairly small speaker with outstanding voice assistant capabilities. It has Alexa and Google Assistant built-in, and it has no trouble understanding you even if you're far away or in a noisy room. It's incredibly portable, thanks to its lightweight design and carrying handle

John Panoryios
15 days ago

Which Bose Speaker Should You Buy?

The Home Speaker 500 can’t be synced with Bose’s SoundTouch wireless models, either, which can be a drawback if you’re a longtime fan deeply entrenched in the Bose ecosystem. Who should buy it: Someone looking for an option that delivers smart speaker versatility with a little added visual information about the tracks on that Remember the 2000s playlist.

15 days ago

Excellent Speaker For Size!

I currently own a variety of portable speakers, hard wired speakers and a home theater system. I have always been a fan of BOSE for the sounddock systems and the portable battery powered Revolve +. Bose is known for over emphasized & artificially created soundstage. However, this in my opinion is a ...

2 years ago

Great speaker!

Ergonomic design, brand new as advertised, excellent shipping transit time.

10 months ago

Can get pretty loud

I have had this for a couple of weeks now and love it. This it is the first item I have had with built in Alexa and thought it was going to be hard to get it going, but it was really easy. All I had to do was download the Alexa app on my phone and add all the other apps I wanted to use, like Pandora...

2 years ago

Close but not quite, can probably be fixed with an update though.

I use to own the Bose soundlink revolve+ and I liked the sound from it but it was eventually beat out by the Zipp 2 mainly because of the Zipps ability to connect to WIFI and play radio internet stations through the feature rich app which had a type of EQ. the revolve has none of this and at the tim...

Brian Barber
3 years ago

Easy and beautiful

I had the Beats pill for quite a while now and needed something modern that could stream music, radio etc... After a little while, my first feedback is that The design is beautiful, the sound is cool and the battery has long duration without forgetting how easy it is to carry it and move it ... In t...

Abou Guindo
2 years ago

Good quality sound but pricey

Wow... what an amazing little POWERFUL speaker. Quality is excellent. The build, the structure are well made.

Wow this packs a punch. I turned this speaker on and BOOM.. that sound coming out was crystal clear. It feels like the music is coming a full 360 of sound in the room . The Bose App that yo...

2 years ago

A leap forward over the Revolve+

When I bought the Bose Portable Home Speaker (PHS), I wanted to know how it measured up to the older Bluetooth-only Bose Revolve+. I've had it for a little over a year now and it is a significant generational leap forward over the Revolve+. Pros over Revolve+: a) 20-30 % louder b) Higher fidelity an...

2 years ago