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Bose 321 GS Series II 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sys

Bose 321 GS Series II 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sys
alaScore 80

766 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 766 reviews of Bose 321 GS Series II 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sys. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Bose 321 GS Series II 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sys is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Bose 321 GS Series II 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sys


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Bose 321 GS Series II 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sys from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose ® 3.2.1 Home Entertainment SystemBose ® 3.2.1 Home Entertainment System

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Bose 321 GS Series II 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sys


alaTest has collected and analyzed 367 user reviews of Bose 321 GS Series II 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sys from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II DVD Home Entertainment System - DVD surround system - radio / DVD - silverBose 3-2-1 GS Series II DVD Home Entertainment System - DVD surround system - radio / DVD - silver

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (

Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II silver


The Bose 3-2-1 Series II's compact design makes it a suitable candidate for bedrooms and small home theaters where center and rear speakers and their associated wires would be too intrusive. The two small, graphite-gray satellite speakers (3.5 by 7.9...

Compact system has integrated progressive-scan DVD player, AM/FM tuner, two satellite speakers, and subwoofer; delivers simulated surround-sound effects without rear speakers; easy to set up and use.

Expensive; no HDMI output; only one A/V input; proprietary cables limit speaker-placement options; lackluster sound with music.

The Bose 3-2-1 Series II DVD system does a surprisingly good surround-sound imitation with just two satellites, but it's overpriced.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Gordon Meyer (

Bose 3-2-1 GS series (black) review


Leave it to Bose to buck the current fashion that calls for more and more speakers in home theaters. The signal processing built into the company's 3-2-1 Home Entertainment System gives the impression of surround sound from just two small satellites...

Tiny; easy to set up and use; surround-sound effects from just two satellite speakers and a subwoofer.

Overpriced; poor sound imaging; so-so midrange sound.

This system is an option for less critical listeners who don't want speakers littering their living rooms.

Dec, 2001

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Bose 3.2.1 GSX compact home theater system Review and Prices


Sure, anyone can put together a fancy home theater system, but leave it to Bose to create something entirely unique. The Bose 3.2.1 GSX takes the acclaimed 3.2.1 GS series a step further by adding a hard drive that can store up to 200 hours of music....

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Charlie Brewer (

BOSE 321 GS Series II DVD home entertainment system


Like some remote theological concept, sometimes the more you search for an explanation for something, the harder it becomes to find. Understanding why American audio R and D guru's BOSE have chosen Ted Rogers' famous catch phrase, 3.2.1, for their...

Look, size, sound, acoustic technology

Price, display size, no recording capacity

Overall, if you've got an overriding desire for quality, design, compact style and £1250 you are itching to be rid of the product bus stops at BOSE. The 3.2.1 Series II GS is another example of why the guys in the lab make the serious sound-lovers...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Stuart Gibson (

Bose 3-2-1 Series II


This is a beautifully designed system, with great features for the price.

Quick setup, well written owners guide ; Good quality sound ; Value for money

Not a true surround system ; No HDMI output ; Lack of treble response

Stuart Gibson writes reviews for through his work with Enex TestLab, which is one of Australia's most experienced, independent technology test facilities. After more than 16 years with RMIT IT TestLab, Enex's founders acquired the business...

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (

Lousy sound, over-hyped product


The set up was easy.

Muffled bass, poor highs, not what you would expect from a product of this cost.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Perfect for smaller rooms! Blows most other 5.1 systems


Sound bounces off walls and creats a 5.1 speaker experience! I had a 7.2 system and this honestly sounds better using no space at all. just wish it read blu-ray and had more hdmi slots.

Quality sound, great looking speakers, easy to install.

Stupid price tag, ugly home centre, not blu-ray ready.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

Way overpriced product


Purchased the 321 System from a Bose Store. Like many others I though it sounded great in the Bose store however when I got it home it sounded terrible. Took it back and Bose gladly gave me a new one. Sounded the same. I thought the speakers needed...

The best selling factor is it's size. Bose did a great job in creating small speakers that are easily hidden. The setup is also very easy with only a few wires to connect. This makes this system fairly idiot proof. The all in one receiver design is...

The sound quality it terrible. Sounds way to boomy and muffled at mid to high volume levels. Surround effects get muted and distorted in high action sequences. Sub fails to punch unless the sound you are playing is primarily bass. In action movies the...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (

Sounds mediocre


I am an idiot for believing the Bose commercials. Don't be an idiot like I was.

Friends are impressed. At least those that know nothing about speakers

I thought they sounded bad. Then I learned only after I got this did I learn that Bose is not universally respected. If you read any stereo review magazine or even look up reviews online, Bose speakers are the laughing stock of the speaker world

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (



If you want great sound with a small footprint, this is a definate player. (pun intended.) Music is unimpressive, movies sound great.

Sound. I have the series II, same thing minus the HDMI. It's hooked up to a Panasonic BD. It's an awsome bedroom system. It's great sound and small footprint make it perfect for a medium to small room

Price. It sounds better than my kw 5.1 but it comes at a primium

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

The Bose 3-2-1 GS II DVD home entertainment system puts you at the center of exciting home theater with greater simplicity and fewer wires. Just two visible Gemstone speaker arrays - small, powerful 3-2-1 speakers - and a hideaway Acoustimass module deliver enhanced sound performance from almost anything you watch. Setup is simple: No center or rear speakers means no wiring to the back of your room. An elegant media center features a progressive scan DVD/CD player with AM/FM tuner. And an easy-to-use universal remote control is programmable to run most of your entertainment devices together with your system. Enjoy the spaciousness of theater-like sound in the comfort of your home. The 3-2-1 GS II DVD system builds on the award-winning performance of the original system to create exciting home entertainment with crisp, clear dialog and dramatic sound effects. Bose patented Gemstone speaker arrays with breakthrough TrueSpace digital processing circuitry transform home entertainment into a dramatic sound experience. And these elegant speakers are 50% smaller than the original 3-2-1 system speakers. The hideaway Acoustimass module provides the cinematic depth and orchestral sweep that bring movies and music to life. It doesn't have to be seen to be effective: You can place this module out of sight to enjoy enhanced performance with fewer visible components. Best of all, this system is simple to install and use. You just connect three wires and plug it in. A setup disc even walks you through the process, step by step. The 3-2-1 system's elegant media center orchestrates your complete home entertainment experience, including today's most popular audio and video content. It houses an integrated progressive scan DVD/CD player, AM/FM tuner and inputs for three additional sources. And the sleek media center is designed to complement the look of most plasma/LCD televisions. Bose 3-2-1 II systems are equipped with Videostage 5 decoding circuitry to deliver home theater performance from almost any source. Even classic movies and TV programs recorded before surround sound will sound lively and room-filling. From vintage videotapes to the latest DVDs, 3-2-1 systems make a difference in all your home entertainment. You can also enjoy this DVD system as part of an expanded home entertainment experience. With Bose link, the 3-2-1 Series II system is now compatible with select Lifestyle systems.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Videostage 5 decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system/Media center / Speaker system
Functions (KA):DVD player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Type:DVD surround system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No


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

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II DVD Home Entertainment System/Bose 3-2-1 Series II DVD Home Entertainment System

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

MD System

Type: None


Color:Graphite/Graphite gray/Silver


Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

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


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black


Type: None

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


3D compatibility: No