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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

797 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 797 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 by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk 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 Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

53% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Nathaniel Wilkins (cnet.com)

Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II DVD system review: Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II DVD system

 

The Bose 3-2-1 Series II DVD home-entertainment system is an updated version of the company's older 3-2-1 system. Like its predecessor, the 3-2-1 Series II uses signal processing to give the impression of surround sound from just two small satellites...

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: (cnet.com)

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: (cnet.com)

Bose 3-2-1 GS series black

 

Simple setup Between the well-written manual and the setup poster showing how to connect the system's two small, 3.5-by-7.75-by-5.4-inch speakers, the Acoustimass subwoofer, and the combination DVD player and AM/FM tuner, the setup is a breeze. The...

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: Gordon Meyer (cnet.com)

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

 

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 (howstuffworks.com)

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 (pocket-lint.com)

BOSE 321 GS Series II DVD home entertainment system - Pocket-lint

 

Another corking system from BOSE. The price is a little off putting, but the quality can't be questioned and this system will cover all your needs.

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 (cnet.com.au)

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 CNET.com.au 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 by: Brayden87 (cnet.com)

"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 by: Alex (shopzilla.com)

Don't waste your money

 

Good sound in a compact system

Horrible performance with increasing number of crashes

May, 2007

Consumer review by: reneej (shopzilla.com)

Would not recommend Bose 3 2 1

 

great sound

the system will not play most of my DVDs

Mar, 2007

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

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
RDS/EON: Yes
Signal Connection:Wired
UPnP:No / NO UPNP
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Not Applicable / Yes
HDMI PORT:No / Yes
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

DVD

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

General Features

1080p Upscaling:No / Yes
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Number of Speakers:5
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Speaker Type:Speaker System
System Type:4.1
Wireless Music System: No

Header

Manufacturer:Bose
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

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Graphite/Graphite gray/Silver

Playback

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

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Recording

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

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital + DTS

Turntable

Type: None