The Bose Soundtouch 10 is perhaps the smallest addition to the company’s line of wireless home speakers. However, at its price, it’s not priced with a compact tag. Hence, you might be expecting some boss “Bose” magic experience (excuse the pun), such as loud volumes or a robust bass, but in truth, this speaker is only able to deliver mono output which doesn’t even get very loud. Bass response isn’t that great either.
The Bose Soundtouch 10 is a Compact Wireless Home Speaker With a Lot of Heft in its Price Tag
For its design, the Bose Soundtouch 10 measures in at 8.4 x 5.6 x 3.5-inches. Those who are interested in getting this should know that they are available in either black or white colors. On its front panel, it is mostly covered by a cloth speaker grille. At its rear, there is only a single transducer that will not even provide you with a stereo mix option.
At its top, there are the standard buttons for the device, namely the Power, Volume Up/Down, Bluetooth/Sound Source, and six numbered memory presets. There are also status LEDs that can be found across the front panel which will tell you if the speaker is connected wirelessly with either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi sources, or wired through auxiliary sources. Its volume controls work in conjunction with a mobile device’s volume so both can be used when the devices are connected.
The Soundtouch 10 is a multi-room audio system that is largely based around online streaming and locally networked music. These are accessible via many apps in Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows apps. This device supports many music streaming services including Deezer, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Spotify. It can also play tracks that are stored within a network.
The lack of stereo audio is one of this device’s major flaws. A wireless home speaker that should be built for multi-room areas is a letdown when the only option you have is mono. Furthermore, this is a stand-alone device that offers no compatibility even to its kind. Hence, you can’t purchase multiple speakers and pair them to act as a left or right channel.
While audio performance does deliver a solid bass response, this type of sound quality can only be achieved at moderate volumes. Speaking of volumes, this speaker has much to be desired in that area. Simply put, it’s not loud. At low volumes, the bass response is minute that you won’t even know it’s there.
While there is nothing terribly wrong about the Bose Soundtouch 10, it just feels that it should have spent more time in R&D. It still misses a few things and needs refinement here and there.