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Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Speaker Review (Synced with Spotify)


Our new Bose SoundTouch 10 Music System is the best music system we've ever had (using with Spotify). Read the full review here.

Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Music System

Finally, finally, finally we have an incredible music system set up in our home on which we can listen to anything (except Adele and Taylor Swift who boycott Spotify), anywhere and anytime with Spotify synced with the Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Music System.

I’ve never been a big fan of CDs.

I never really got into buying music from iTunes. Digital music files is a lot of digital file management, something I avoid as much as possible.

About 3 months ago I gave Spotify a shot. I decided within 30 seconds to get the paid version.

Being able to listen to pretty much any song whenever I wanted without having to download anything is what I’ve wanted for a long time. Making my own playlists couldn’t be easier. If you have a smart phone and/or tablet, Spotify is a must-have.

However, the tinny Galaxy phone speaker got old. It certainly can’t pump quality sounding music throughout our home.

Since Spotify is perfect for us (we have a smart phone and iPad), it was time to get a smart music system that synced up to Spotify on our devices.

Actually, I didn’t decide this… my wife came up with the perfect Christmas present for me by researching the latest and greatest bluetooth music systems and decided on gifting me the Bose SoundTouch 10 music system.

Her research paid off. As far as I’m concerned, I couldn’t be happier with the system.

Spotify-Focused Review
This Bose SoundTouch 10 review and set up info focuses on using it with Spotify since that is how we use it.  It works with other music sources, but I’m unfamiliar with it so please do your own research before buying this.  If you have Spotify, our review should pretty much explain everything you need to know.

The Physical Product

It’s super simple.  It’s 3.4 x 5.6 x 8.3 inches in size and 2.9 pounds so it’s super easy to move to different parts of the house (although I’m tempted to get a second unit for the other side of our home).

Also, it’s compact size makes it easy to put pretty much anywhere, including most bookshelves.

You can choose white or black.  My wife chose white, which is perfect for our home.

Top View

The number buttons correspond with presets in the SoundTouch app (see below).

Control Panel of the Bose SoundTouch 10 Stereo

Rear View

Rear of the Bose SoundTouch 10 Music System

USB Cord

USB Cord of the Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Stereo

The Remote Control

It comes with a remote control, which you can see below.  Again, the numbered buttons correspond to presets set up in the SoundTouch app.

Bose SoundTouch 10 Remote Control

Setting Up This Wireless Music System

I’m not terribly good with setting up electronics.  However, I was able to get this system up and running on 2 devices synced with Spotify in about 25 minutes.

The set up requires downloading the SoundTouch app on the devices from which you wish to control your music.

The app will step you through connecting to your wireless internet.

TIP:  Ensure you turn on Bluetooth capability on every device on which you set up SoundTouch.

Screenshots of the SoundTouch App

Below is a screenshot of the main screen.  To access Spotify, I click the blue “EXPLORE” link on the right.  The large numbers on the left are presets you can set up.  I never bothered with presets because we only use Spotify.

SoundTouch App Screenshot

The next screen offers Spotify.  Click the Spotify icon to access your full Spotify account.

Screenshot of the Bose SoundTouch App with Spotify

Below is the Spotify interface inside the SoundTouch app.

Screenshot of the Bose SoundTouch App - Main Page

Control Music Directly from the Spotify App

While the SoundTouch app is good, I prefer the Spotify app for playing music.

Fortunately, once Spotify is synced with SoundTouch, you can play your music directly from the Spotify app.  Within Spotify you can choose which music system to use, whether it’s the Bose SoundTouch system or the device system or any other system you have set up.

Yes, you can even control volume within Spotify.  Actually, your device volume controls will control the volume through the Bose music system.

Syncing SoundTouch with Spotify

This was easy too.  Once you’ve set up your SoundTouch account, you can click the “EXPLORE” link on the right which will provide a list of music services, Spotify being one of them.

Select Spotify, input your Spotify account credentials, and you’re good-to-go.

Wireless Range:

I haven’t tested this within an inch, but so far I’ve had no problems controlling the system from 20 feet away.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality that is plenty loud for any room.  It serves our main floor with several adjoining rooms (no doors – just separated by walls and open doorways).
  • Syncs perfectly with Spotify (a must-have feature for us);
  • The system connects directly with your wireless internet.  No additional components or services needed;
  • Compact size offers plenty of places to put it and/or move it around your home;
  • Decent wireless range; and
  • Convenience: With Spotify, this is by far the most convenient and enjoyable music system I’ve ever used!

Cons

  • You must provide quite a bit of personal information to the SoundTouch app to begin set up.
  • The sound is incredible and it’s pretty loud, but if you have several segregated rooms, you’ll need at least 2 speakers to pump the music throughout your home.

Please keep in mind this review focuses on this music system using the Spotify app.  I have not set it up with other music systems.

 

 

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