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Bose 3.2.1 GSX

Bose 3.2.1 GSX
alaScore 80

324 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 reviews from magazines and websites.

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

Review analysis

(Based on 324 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by:

Bose 3·2·1 GSX


You can't really beat the novelty and convenience of this system – it's very unobtrusive, and in these days of multiple components in and around your home theater system the size and number of components is refreshing. You pay a lot for this...

Progressive scan DVD/CD playerHDMI output200 hours of music storageComplete surround sound with only 4 components

Quirky DVD player hangs too easily

It's a complete DVD surround sound system with only 4 components...

Consumer review by:

Bose 3-2-1 GS series (black)


Older system that has great, real sound for little cost.

Compact, sound quality and Digital Dolby effect from only 3 speakers. Solid. All metal satelite speakers. Made in the USA

Doesn't play MP3 CDs

Consumer review by:

5 for sound - 3 for ease of use (CD music)


purchase without the memory and you'll be fine.

sound; few wires

will not store CD's bruned from iTunes; cumbersome to insert CD info into system; the CD info update files have yet to reach me, and do not include my pop titles mostly


Consumer review by:

Bose 3-2-1 GS series (black)


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. Clean ,clear and crisp sound. The 3 c's of Bose sound, state of the art

The low base quality of the subwoofer in the acousticmass

Consumer review by:

Bose 3-2-1 GS series (black)


Its probably cheaper for me to buy a Sony DVD and only use the BOSE speakers, because just to remove the CD BOSE want me to enter into an AMC or pay the minimum charge, which is just too high.

It felt nice to own a BOSE

The cost of the BOSE 321 has been priced high. The problem I find with BOSE is with after sales support. I packed up and moved the BOSE system and accidentally left a CD inside, and its stuck there now

Consumer review by:

Bose 3-2-1 GS series (black)


a good all rounder with particularly good cinema sound. maybe not exactly surround but there's only two front speakers. what do you want?

compact. dynamic sound. maybe not strictly hi fi whatever that is

quite expensive, but that's bose

Consumer review by:

Easy setup/use, ok sound, shabby service; stock will dive


I anticipated replacing my multi-component high end system with simple Bose system. Promised revolutionary "surround" using just 2 spkrs. Decent but not as promised. Previous Onkyo/Yamaha much superior. But Bose ok. Problem: less than 20 hrs. DVD/CD...

Easy set up, less clutter

No tech support, does not provide "surround" as hyped

Consumer review by:

Not what i expected:


The wife and I got this because we love bose products but didnt want to spen the extra money on a lifestyle system. After we set it up it sounded ok. After spending $900.00 ok is not what i wanted. The Sub-Woofer, while i enjoy bass, was to much for...

Easy Set-up and Compact

Very Poor Sound Quality, No HDMI

Consumer review by:

Junk, repaired 4 times and broken again


NO more BOSE for me. I dropped a thousand bucks on this junk and it's going to the garage as the radio is the only thing that works. JUNK JUNK JUNK!!!

Simple to set up

Constant problems, it's going to the garage

Consumer review by:

Bose 3-2-1 GS series (black)


I anticipated replacing my multi-component high end system with simple Bose system. Promised revolutionary "surround" using just 2 spkrs. Decent but not as promised. Previous Onkyo/Yamaha much superior. But Bose ok. Problem: less than 20 hrs. DVD/CD...

Easy set up, less clutter

No tech support, does not provide "surround" as hyped

Product Specifications

The Bose 3-2-1 Series II DVD system delivers a home theater experience with fewer speakers and far less complexity than most conventional home theater systems. Setup is easy: With just two front speakers and an Acoustimass module you're connected to home theater sound performance that brings your favorite movies and music to life. A sleek, integrated media center features a progressive scan DVD/CD player and AM/FM tuner. And a programmable, easy-to-use universal remote control lets you command your TV and most of your entertainment devices along with your DVD system. The 3-2-1 II DVD system delivers the home theater experience you want, but with less complexity, fewer speakers and no wires running to the back of the room. It even comes with a step-by-step DVD to walk you through the process. But there's more to enjoy than easy setup. Articulated Array speaker design combines with TrueSpace digital processing circuitry to create spacious home theater sound from two front speakers. The Bose Acoustimass module completes the package, providing the rumbling of a speeding train or the bellowing of a bassoon that brings movies and music to life. Place it out of sight, and enjoy full, lifelike sound for all your home entertainment. A DVD system shouldn't limit your home entertainment to the latest DVDs and CDs. From classic films to older television shows to your videotape library, Bose proprietary Videostage 5 decoding circuitry brings home theater excitement to practically everything you listen to. An integrated media center houses a progressive scan DVD/CD player and AM/FM tuner in an elegant design that blends easily into your home decor. And with three inputs, you can easily connect a VCR and other equipment you already own. You can also enjoy this DVD system as part of an expanded home entertainment experience. With Bose link, the 3-2-1 II system is now compatible with select Lifestyle systems.


Output Power / Total:50Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Videostage 5 decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system/DVD player / radio tuner / Speaker system/Main unit / Speaker system/Media center / Speaker system
Functions (KA):Digital recorder / DVD player / Radio/DVD player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke/AV systems
Type:DVD surround system/Micro system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


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


Equalizer: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose 3/Bose 3-2-1 GS DVD Home Entertainment System/Bose 3-2-1 GS Home Entertainment System/Bose 3-2-1 GSX DVD home entertainment system/Bose 3-2-1 Home Entertainment System

MD System

Type: None


Color:Black/Graphite gray/Silver


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control/Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Type: None