Strangely enough, i find my Soundlink III has way too much bass. So when music is played at low to medium low sound levels it sounds detailed and rich. However when you ramp up the volume, the bass becomes a bit overwhelming. Incidentally, this it is clearly designed for static indoor use and ideally, you need to purchase the additional base charging dock because if you don't use it regularly and keep it charged, the internal battery goes flat. I bought mine 2nd hand from CEX and overall i do like it, although it is pricey for what it is. IMO the styling is aimed at the generously pensioned pipe and slippers brigade. So my advice for folk under the age of 60 is look elsewhere. Update: Forgot to mention, that this is an excellent price. I paid more 2nd hand.
Having owned a Bose Soundlink 3 two years ago I have to say that Bose are falling behind the pack of other portable Bluetooth manufacturers. Whilst it doesn't distort at high volume levels I found the bass and maximum volume lacking compared to my JBL Xtreme. Add to that the fact that the Bose is more of an indoor speaker whereas a lot of competitors are more rugged, louder and feature packed.
Yes, my brother owns the soundlink mini 2. This one is more powerful, where the soundlink mini2 distorts probably on 80 percent, the soundlink 3 still goes strong with plenty more bass than the sl2. I can turn the sl3 all the way to the max with no distortion. Definitely the big brother of the sl2.
Thanks, managed to get last one. Do you know how it sounds comparing to soundlink mini II?