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Bose 3.2.1 Series III

Bose 3.2.1 Series III
alaScore 80

9 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Bose 3.2.1 Series III. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Bose 3.2.1 Series III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Nic Tatham (

Bose 3-2-1 Series III


If you're short on living space and don't need a Blu-ray player, the Bose 3-2-1 Series III home theatre system has plenty of "lifestyle" appeal.

Convincing 2.1-channel pseudo surround ; Easy to set up and use ; 1080p DVD upscaling looks good

Flat musical performance ; No Blu-ray playback ; Limited decoding/DSP options

This entry-level Bose is a doddle to set up and use, plus it makes a decent job of providing pseudo movie surround from a 2.1 speaker configuration. Musically, it's not quite so convincing, but if you're short on living space and don't need a Blu-ray...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: MASKYKUN (

Bose 3-2-1 Series III


Really good sound. Better than my Sony 3360 5.1 dts home theater. The only thing I would like to have is more HDMI ports for my Xbox 360 and my PS3. Also it is too expensive, but the sound is awesome, well that is if you like more fidelity than...

The crisp of the sounds

Need HDMI ports for bluray and xbox; expensive

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Trout (

Bose 3-2-1 Series III


Very good for acoustic music. And also for action movies. I like. Price is high, but you never get anything for free.

Simply to setup, sound, look


Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Rob (

Bose 3-2-1 Series III


I cannot fault the Series II for its 2.1 audio (at the relevant price point). However, the Series II requires constant main power cycling when changing audio input from digital to analog. Wary of the Series III having the same problem, I have managed...

Sound quality


Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: John (

Bose 3-2-1 Series III


I bought this at a good price in one of the store. I would say that this is a better quality sound than some other 5.1 or 7.1 set up. These are little speakers that produce a lot of sound better than some bookshelf speakers and rear speakers. I set up...

Never change, crisp, clear, clean sound. The 3 c's of Bose sound

The low base quality of the subwoofer in the acousticm

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS