Beyond disappointed. After complaints (including mine) that the original sounds were mostly too "bright" (and for me, only Cascade was usable and on my 3rd st of buds, it still turns to mush after a few hours), Bose finally unveils the sleep library without a single new noise masking sounds. Only "relaxation" sounds, and those are overly "bright" when I preview them.
For a product called SLEEPbuds, I would have expected gentle, non vibrant real noise masking sounds. Does Bose NOT read/listen to feedback?
To transfer a single sound, the app states from 1/2 hour up to 3 hours.
Dec 5, 2016
Thanks for the post, and thank you for the feedback about the new sounds. I'll forward this up to the development team.
This is a normal amount of time for a transfer that size. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) uses a very small amount of power, and with that data transfer rates are much lower than standard Bluetooth.
If you have any more questions, please let us know.
Brandon - Community Support
<To transfer a single sound, the app states from 1/2 hour up to 3 hours.>
I agree, this is weird.
I can D/L a 8 Gig. kinda Blue Ray movie in about half an hour ( ofcourse depending on the seeds), ......and a Music file from Bose takes like ages
Also, One cant D/L all the files at a go, you have to do that 1 by 1......what ??????
was it so difficult to make a checkbox widget , to select all and D/L it all in 1 go . ?
This way , either I will have to take a Free day from work and D/L all the sounds 1 by 1...aaarggghh
each evening(after work) 1 or 2 sounds at a time( since it eats into the buds' power juice also) ...and this way maybe in a week I will have it all
ha ha ha .........
This is really Prehistoric stuff Guyz......
Come on BOSE, you have powerfull Servers & a 'normal' IT Dept. too . ....(gulp.....I hope)
You can update the firmware, but you are not forced to add sounds. And you don't lose what you have now. I downloaded two of the new sounds Cascade is still the only one that works for me.
I tried Boardwalk and one other. I don't know why they only added so-called relaxation sounds and zero "noise masking" sounds. They advertise these as noise masking sleepbuds. But they are not delivering what they advertise.
<Seems like they ignored every bit of feedback from this forum and went the exact opposite direction.>
I think...they already had this pre-planned with the intial product release , or these could be considered as the 1st 'service packs' that were already preplanned in the Release roadmap.
We have started to give reviews maybe only a month or so now, and it seems unlikely that they could have boxed up all the reviews within 30 days in a workable scenario. Too short for a proper project planning.
However , I do hope , the reviews we plant here will be planned from now on and we should see a new set (feedback incorporated) in the coming 6 months ....
Just my 2 cents here.
Yes that's probably the case. I think what these new sounds are aimed at is selling the product in stores. You try it out, are impressed by the variety of sounds, which seem so relaxing in the store, and only later do you realize that it's the same wind chime and the same bird call every 10 seconds. and you can't stand it.
If I could get at those sound files, I think I could edit them to be soooo much better. Or replace them with different varieties of masking noise. But I'd need an unlocked phone.
Now we have to wait months for a real update, hoping it actually gives us the masking sounds we want.
I think Bose's approach to these loopy sounds is just too simplistic.
even an amateur can record some sound digitally and re-rewind it in a loop again & again.
Bose are pioneers in Sound Tech..and seriously how they got into the loop trap here, just beats me.
Either they did not see this coming or their sound 'engineers' went cutting corners , to release the product asap. or a combination of both , or they outsourced it without proper specs.