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Bose LifeStyle 18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 462 reviews of Bose LifeStyle 18. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Bose LifeStyle 18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Bose LifeStyle 18


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Bose LifeStyle 18 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on There are some mixed comments about the price.

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Bose LifeStyle 18


alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Bose LifeStyle 18 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by (

Bose Acoustimass 6


Although the Bose Acoustimass 6 Home Entertainment Speaker System is slightly overpriced when considering the audio quality and performance, it is a great entry-level speaker system for the consumer who isn't too concerned with the perfection of...

Specifically designed for 5.1-channel audio systemsGreat entry-level speaker system for consumers who love BoseAcoustimass technology provides powerful soundFive

Sadly, the price seems to exceed the audio quality and performance

The Acoustimass 6 Series III system is compact and lightweight so that...

Oct, 2009

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Does the job


Does the job

Aug, 2015

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Quality product


Product as advertised. Good quality, reasonable price, quick ship. Nice transaction overall.

May, 2014

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unparralelled value


thanksfor having everything i need to build this hot rod computer

Apr, 2014

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Good product


This cables are low cost but perform as they should, no problems at all.

Mar, 2014

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Great product for price


I was a little disappointed in the time it took for delivery. I guess I was spoiled by previous experiences.

Mar, 2014

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You get what you pay for


and what you get isn't a whole of anything. This cable is very cheaply made and quite frankly doesn't work. My application was attaching a new sata hard drive to my motherboard, I picked up this cable at the store, popped it in and nothing. Made sure...

Feb, 2014

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It does what it is supposed to do.


I didn't know about having a clip being a feature until I read the other reviews. I would have liked that. And yes, it is rather stiff. But it does transmit the data, which is the main point.

Feb, 2014

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Excellent Cable


A little on the pricy side but an excellent cable that worked just fine.

Jan, 2014

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Stiff, but it works.


It was very stiff and it was hard to tell if I had plugged it in or not. The cables that came with my motherboard would click and I could feel that I had plugged it in correctly, but this one..was very stiff and hard going in. It also doesn't have a...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

The Lifestyle 28 Series III DVD system adds thrilling sound to your movies and music with the combination of performance, elegance and simplicity you expect from Bose. It customizes sound to your room with the innovative ADAPTiQ audio calibration system. The stylish media center features a progressive scan DVD/CD player and AM/FM tuner. Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays and a new horizontal center channel speaker fill your room with spacious surround sound. And all Lifestyle DVD systems feature Bose link home networking technology to connect compatible Bose products for a whole-home entertainment solution. From premium performance to elegance, the Lifestyle 28 III DVD system is made for your room - with all its unique characteristics. It includes the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system to deliver a consistent surround sound presentation in any room, while offering greater freedom of speaker placement. This proprietary technology analyzes and adjusts your Lifestyle system's sound to your room's dimensions, speaker placement and preferred seating locations. In a matter of minutes, you'll have Bose quality sound the way you like it. Nice and easy. The brushed silver media center features an integrated progressive scan DVD/CD player and AM/FM tuner. This one unit elegantly accomplishes everything that conventional home theater systems use multiple components to achieve. But it's also the hub of a whole-home entertainment system, made possible by Bose link home networking technology. This home networking technology allows you to connect compatible Bose products to your Lifestyle 28 III system for sound in as many as 14 additional rooms, even outdoors. Because, like you, your sound shouldn't live in one room. With Bose link technology, you can have independent volume control in each room, as well as access to two different audio streams from the same Lifestyle system. Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays, standing roughly 6" high, blend nicely with your decor. They combine with a sleek, horizontal center channel speaker to deliver a level of sound you'd expect from much larger speakers. And the Acoustimass module - now 30% smaller than the previous model - reproduces deep, resonant low notes while stationed inconspicuously almost anywhere in your room. The result? Riveting surround sound that seems to come from smaller speakers, whether it's the hypnotic whisper of rustling leaves or the pure power of a ferocious storm. Lifestyle systems are designed to make the most of DVDs and the rest of today's digital media. But you may still hold a spot in your heart for the film or TV classics you have on VHS. Keep them ... and enjoy them. The Lifestyle 28 III DVD system features an integrated suite of signal processing capabilities, including Videostage 5 decoding circuitry and digital 5.1 decoding. Together, they ensure a high-quality, 5.1-channel surround experience from practically any source. Even those recorded well before surround sound was an option. No matter what you want to hear - or where you want to hear it - the Lifestyle 28 Series III DVD system makes it all possible with performance, elegance and simplicity.


Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio output channels:5.1

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type:Headset/None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Videostage 5 decoder/Dolby Digital / Videostage 5 decoder/Videostage 5 decoder/Videostage 5 decoder / Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system/Media center / Speaker system/Speaker system / Media center
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD player/DVD player / AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Stereo/Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



CD Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle/All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Random play / shuffle/Random play / shuffle / All tracks repeat / One track repeat
DVD Repeat Modes:A-B repeat/A-B repeat / Chapter
Type:DVD player

Energy Management

Supported batteries:4x AAA


Equalizer: Yes


Model:18/18 Series II/28/28 Series II/28 Series III/6 Series II/6 Series III/601 Series IV
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose/Bose Acoustimass/Bose Lifestyle

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

MD System

Type: None


Color:Black/Graphite gray/Light cherry/Silver/White

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R
Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):15.7 x 11.5 x 3.7
Power Requirements:230V
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):3.07 x 3.07 x 4.02

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:5
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
FM antenna: Yes
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


Supported batteries:4x AAA


Preset stations quantity:50
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:None/Remote control/Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active subwoofer, passive satellites/Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:100Watt
Speaker System Configuration:5.1-channel
Speaker System Type:Home theater speaker system/Left / right channel speakers

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Silver


Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker weight:2.43
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):7.99 x 13 x 21.6
Subwoofer weight:26.2