Wave® music system III

Wave® music system III is rated 4.9828 out of 5 by 58.
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Wave® music system III
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Wherever your music lives, it comes alive here

The Wave® music system III, the all-in-one system for all your music—now with even more convenience, more precise DAB/FM/AM radio reception and more onscreen text information. Plus, system packages work with the ways we get our music today: Internet radio, smartphone apps, tablet, music from your computer—and whatever the future may bring. These additions can turn your Wave® music system III into a complete home audio hub.

Yet even as this system evolves, its legacy remains unchanged: elegant, easy-to-use, delivering sound way beyond its size.

Touch-top control

On/off/snooze with just a simple tap

Dual independent alarms

Set two different wake-up times with independent alarms

RDS text display

Advanced tuner with radio text display

Bose Waveguide speaker technology

Award-winning sound from a compact system

Simply tap the top of the system to turn it on or off, or snooze

Elegant simplicity

Just plug in the system and you're ready to go. The touch-top controls for on/off/snooze are completely invisible. Regular or home-burned CDs/MP3 CDs load directly into the front, eliminating moving CD shelves or doors. This system fits virtually anywhere in your home.

Big sound from a compact system

Advanced digital electronics and proprietary waveguide speaker technology helps deliver performance well beyond the system's size.

Plays well with all your music

There's a built-in CD player and DAB/FM/AM radio. Custom packages also let you enjoy music from your iPod®, smartphone, computer, tablet or any Bluetooth® device.

Just tap the top of the Wave music system III to snooze or turn system on or off

Wake up to convenience

Addicted to the snooze control? We've made it easy enough to trigger in your sleep. When the alarm or music comes on, just tap the top of your Wave® music system III. No remotes or buttons to locate. And our dual independent alarms let early birds rise without having to reset the wakeup time for a late-sleeping partner. Nice. And practical.

Advanced tuner shows more radio text information on the large visual display

Easy usability

The advanced DAB/FM/AM tuner delivers better radio reception. More song and station information now appears on the large visual display, with adjustable brightness and automatic night time dimming.

A slim infrared remote control lets you conveniently operate all system functions from anywhere in the room. You can instantly access your favourite stations with six DAB, six FM and six AM presets, and even move through your iTunes® or Internet radio playlists with certain custom packages.

Additional features

  • Auxiliary input to enjoy another audio source (e.g., MP3 or DVD player) through your Wave® system
  • Headphone jack for private listening
  • Bose® link easily connects your Wave® system to a compatible Bose Lifestyle® system for an expanded home entertainment network
System packages
Wave® music system III with Wave® III dock

Wave® music system III with Wave® III dock

Got an iPod or iPhone?* Enjoy it more with this package.

  • Play iTunes®, podcasts and more with Bose quality sound
  • Custom docking station charges your iPod/iPhone even while playing
  • Move through playlists with your Wave® remote

*Wave® III dock works with iPhone and most iPod models. See compatibility »

Wave® music system III with Bluetooth® music adapter

Wave® music system III with Bluetooth® music adapter

Hear music from your smartphone, tablet or computer, wirelessly.

  • Add Internet radio and MP3s from your Bluetooth® devices to your listening mix
  • Comes ready to play: no software, networks or special setup required
  • Holds up to six Bluetooth® devices in its memory for instant playing

The Bluetooth® word mark is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any such use by Bose Corporation is under license.



Front view
Top view
Remote control - front view
Remote control - side view



  • Height: 10.70 cm
  • Width: 36.80 cm
  • Depth: 21.90 cm
  • Weight: 3.90 kg

Remote control

  • Height: 9.53 cm
  • Width: 5.72 cm
  • Depth: 0.64 cm
  • Weight: 30.00 g


  • AUX input
  • FM antenna
  • Headphone jack
  • Bose® link

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In the box

Included items

  • Wave® music system III
  • 8 foot (2.4 m) AC power cord
  • Remote control (battery pre-installed)
  • 3.5 mm input cable
  • DAB dipole antenna
  • Antenna adapter
  • Demonstration CD



What different audio devices can I play through the Wave® music system III?

Aside from its built-in DAB/FM/AM radio and CD/MP3 CD player, the Wave® music system III can play audio from most of today’s portable music devices. The standard 3.5 mm AUX IN input accepts MP3 and DVD/CD players, music phones and even older audio cassette players. Dedicated Wave® accessories connect to the system's Bose® link input to offer a more robust listening experience from your compatible iPhone or iPod and wireless Bluetooth® devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Does the Wave® music system III offer dual independent alarms?

Yes. Two different wakeup times may be set, customized for each person's preferences (radio station or beep, volume, etc.). This is handy if two people wake at different times.

How many CDs can I load into the Wave® music system III?

The Wave® music system III has one CD slot.

Can I use headphones with the Wave® music system III?

Yes. The Wave® music system III comes with a headphone jack.

How many Wave® accessories can I connect to the Wave® music system III at one time?

One. The Wave® III dock plugs into the system's Bose® link input. Note: the Wave® III dock and Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter use the same Bose link input and thus cannot be plugged in at the same time.

Is the Wave® music system III compatible with Bose® link?

Yes. The Wave® music system III can be used as Bose Lifestyle® system expansion speakers via Bose® link.

What is the Wave® music system III warranty period?

The Wave® music system III is backed by a limited two-year warranty.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely delighted ! I purchased the Bose - Wave System III in February and was immediately impressed with the quality of sound coming from such a compact unit. It was very easy to set up and use on a daily basis as a bedside radio. At the same time I purchased a Ruark R7 at over three times the price of the Bose and there is absolutely no difference in the sound quality between the two units. I am so impressed with the Bose-Wave III that I have last week purchased a Bose Solo 15 TV sound system to improve the sound quality of the main TV and I am equally impressed with that unit. There are just three ways in which the Wave System III would be improved :- A) Make the digital clock radio controlled B) Provide independent controls to adjust the bass and treble levels C) Provide controls on the unit to enable operation without using the remote control for everything
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound I have had my Wave Music System for 5 months now and am delighted with it. The sound can be adjusted to just the right loudness and that makes it perfect to enjoy any music be it Classics or Pop. I have always had B&O in the past but they stopped supplying a system that would play all my many CD's. I am so glad they did as it made me look for something else and I found Bose!!
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Sound As i am slightly deaf i can turn up the volume and appreciate the sound quality, especially on my northern soul cds.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As normal from Bose ..... Top quality I was using my phone for music more & more and after getting the sound link I bought the sound wave 3 to link via bluetooth, its very good at everything. ..only gripe seems to lack a few audio/sound adjustments
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still the same Bose top quality I cannot emphasize enough the superb sound and appearance. Keep up the good work Bose!!
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Punching above its weight Excellent sound for the size and price. I'm thrilled that I can hook up my laptop too. My only quibble is that I would have preferred a multi-CD option.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful sound reproduction I first bought a Bose wave system in 2005 which gave me ten years of complete satisfaction. For it's size, the sound quality is just amazing. Finally after ten years it began to fail and I contacted Bose who gave me the option of returning it for complete repair at a very reasonable cost, or to trade it in for the latest wave111 for a substantially reduced price. This I accepted and I am confident that I shall never regret this decision. I am absolutely delighted with the system.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose. Go on and spoil yourself. I have had many music machines in my life, I just love music. On deciding to upgrade I looked at everything but could not find what I wanted. Now how many times I have looked at Bose and decided it cost to much I don't know. A few months back my wife bought me one. I truly have never listened too such sound reproduction in my life. A few weeks later I bought another one for the lounge. All the years I have been looking at Bose instead of getting one, I have been missing out on this wonderful sound. I am not a Rep for Bose, I am just an old guy that likes his music and great sound.
Date published: 2015-07-04
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