Love throwing house parties? Bose’s latest wireless audio ecosystem promises to fill your home with banging tunes and acoustics with just a few taps on your mobile device. With the new SoundTouch Wireless Systems, you can play your tunes in any or all of the SoundTouch speakers stationed in different parts of your house. Bose’s wireless system works by using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. First, you connect your phone or tablet directly to a single SoundTouch unit via Bluetooth. Then, using Wi-Fi, that same SoundTouch unit can transmit your tunes to other SoundTouch units. Speed got the chance to witness the new innovation of the esteemed music company during Bose’s Open House at Aruga by Rockwell. Bose showcased the technology by playing songs by Adele from the living room, giving a serene ambiance to the venue. But when the first speaker transmitted the audio to the speakers located in the bedroom and dining room, the whole place turned into a concert. The controls can be manipulated through the SoundTouch app. The app also allows you to personalize up to six presets of any music service playlist, artist, or internet radio station, and customize them at any time. You can also choose whether you want to play music on a single SoundTouch speaker or all of your speakers. It was also announced during the Open House that starting November an in-app Spotify integration will be included in new Bose systems, which will be available to existing SoundTouch customers via a free software upgrade. “SoundTouch has always been about the experience – what listening to streaming music at home should be like,” said John Roselli, general manager of Bose Wireless Speakers. “We engineered everything around that simple idea. So, SoundTouch systems are easier to use than anything else available, they sound incredible, and now they let you listen to anything from your phone or tablet in as many rooms as you want.” Bose also welcomed the arrival of its new SoundTouch 10 speaker (P13,000), which enhances Bose’s growing audio ecosystem.
An entry-level to the SoundTouch wireless system, the SoundTouch 10 measures a mere 8.34 x 5.56 x 3.43 inches and combines Bose’s digital signal processing with the new Unidome transducer, producing louder playback and deeper tunes. The upgraded SoundTouch 20 (P25,000) and 30 (P35,000) Series III speakers, meanwhile, are the big guys of the bunch.
The SoundTouch 20 Series III is capable of delivering rich, room-filling sound, while the SoundTouch 30 Series III is Bose’s best-performing one-piece solution. Other products that Bose showcased included the SoundTouch 120 and 130 systems, as well as the SoundTouch 520 home theater system.