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Bose S1 Pro System Review

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The Bose S1 Pro System had testers quite happy with its balanced sound profile when they used it for playing music and movies. They also appreciated its loud max volume and long battery life. Still, they didn’t like its missing WiFi connectivity and lack of voice assistant support.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Bose S1 Pro System is a top-tier Bluetooth speaker that was first released in late 2019. This ultimate all-in-one PA system has a battery life of up to 10.3 hours, and its rechargeable Lithium-ion battery takes only 4.5 hours to get charged to full capacity. The Pro System connects to other devices mainly through Bluetooth, and like some of the best speakers on the market, it can be paired with two devices simultaneously. Its range of connection is also pretty wide, as it can maintain a connection with devices up to 234 ft away. Its long-range connectivity is also in line with most highly rated Bluetooth speakers. The S1 Pro System has a three-channel mixer and is also easy to move around with since it has a top handle. Weighing 15.4 pounds, the speaker might be heavy for some, so if you’d prefer a more lightweight alternative, have a look at our Bose Portable Smart Speaker review.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Bose S1 Pro System had expert testers praise its balanced sound profile and impressive portability. Expert reviewers from Rtings were pleased with how loud it got during their tests, and they also commended it for its 10.3-hour battery life. They were delighted that it had a top handle for one-hand carrying and that it could connect to mics and instruments. If you’re looking for a more home-based alternative, check out our Bose Home Speaker 300 review. Product specialists from Tech Review Advisor liked that its output could be adjusted through the Bose Connect App and that it had multiple sensors to optimize sound based on positioning.

However, testers noted that it didn’t have voice assistant support and that it couldn’t be used as a speakerphone. These features can be found in the Bose SoundLink Flex and the Bose Soundlink Revolve II, which we’ve covered in our Bose SoundLink Flex review and Bose Soundlink Revolve II review. . It also doesn’t come with an equalizer and lacks WiFi connectivity.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Long battery life
  • Good portability
  • Long range connectivity
  • Multi-device connectivity
  • Loud max volume

Reason to Avoid

  • No voice assistant support
  • No WiFi connectivity

Bose S1 Pro System Specs

Battery LifeBattery Life11 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In Microphonen/a
Charge TimeCharge Time5 hrs
SizeSize13" (h) x 9.5" (w) x 11.2" (d)
Smart AppSmart AppYes
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater Resistantn/a
WattageWattage150W
Wireless RangeWireless Range30 ft

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)10.3
Volume Output (dB)98.6
Low End Roll Off (Hz)63.496
High End Roll Off (Hz)17,221.559

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Market Context

The Bose S1 Pro System is a top-tier Bluetooth speaker that was first released in late 2019. This ultimate all-in-one PA system has a battery…

The Bose S1 Pro System is a top-tier Bluetooth speaker that was first released in late 2019. This ultimate all-in-one PA system has a battery life of up to 10.3 hours, and its rechargeable Lithium-ion battery takes only 4.5 hours to get charged to full capacity. The Pro System connects to other devices mainly through Bluetooth, and like some of the best speakers on the market, it can be paired with two devices simultaneously. Its range of connection is also pretty wide, as it can maintain a connection with devices up to 234 ft away. Its long-range connectivity is also in line with most highly rated Bluetooth speakers. The S1 Pro System has a three-channel mixer and is also easy to move around with since it has a top handle. Weighing 15.4 pounds, the speaker might be heavy for some, so if you’d prefer a more lightweight alternative, have a look at our Bose Portable Smart Speaker review.

The Bose S1 Pro System is more portable than the JBL PartyBox 300 since it weighs 15.4 pounds, while the PartyBox 300 weighs 35.1 pounds….

The Bose S1 Pro System is more portable than the JBL PartyBox 300 since it weighs 15.4 pounds, while the PartyBox 300 weighs 35.1 pounds. The PartyBox 300 also has a stereo output while the Pro System does not, and its battery life is 18.3 hours, while that of the Pro System is 10.3 hours.

There aren’t many differences between the Bose S1 Pro System and the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM, but the existing ones might swing buyers either way. For…

There aren’t many differences between the Bose S1 Pro System and the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM, but the existing ones might swing buyers either way. For example, the Bose S1 Pro System does not have a graphic equalizer, while the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM does, and the HYPERBOOM is also capable of a stereo output, while the Pro System is not. Also, the HYPERBOOM’s battery lasts a longer 23.9 hours compared to the Pro System’s 10.3 hours.

The Bose S1 Pro also has a detachable cable and an AUX input, while the Bose Portable Home Speaker does not, but the Portable Home…

The Bose S1 Pro also has a detachable cable and an AUX input, while the Bose Portable Home Speaker does not, but the Portable Home Speaker supports WiFi and voice commands, while the S1 Pro does not.

Battery Life

11 hrs

18 hrs

Built In Microphone

n/a

No

Charge Time

5 hrs

5 hrs

Size

13" (h) x 9.5" (w) x 11.2" (d)

Smart App

Yes

JBL PartyBox

Speaker Pairing

Yes

Yes

Water Resistant

n/a

No

Wattage

150W

240W

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Customer Score

93

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True Score

83

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    68
    The Bose S1 Pro is adequate for music. It has a pretty neutral sound profile… Read More

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • Spy.com
    25.18

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Yes! Overall, the only potential downside is the price. If you’re willing to invest, it’s… Read More

    By:

    Taylor Galla
  • Guitar World
    0

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Bose S1 Pro functions as an impressive portable PA, practice amp and monitor —… Read More

    By:

    Chris Gill

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