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Bose Lifestyle 520

Bose Lifestyle 520
alaScore 89

58 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Bose Lifestyle 520. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 Lifestyle 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 58 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Charles Ward (

Bose Lifestyle 25 II Home Theater Speaker Systems


Bose Lifestyle 25 series iv

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: accousic psycho (

Bose Lifestyle 25 II Home Theater Speaker Systems


when was the last time you felt your spine tingle or your gut feel the rumble of a well set up bose i would say about 10 years ago when i heard an am9 bose i cant afford thongs. got one of ebay 250 the subs blew the front off the ageing rockers sub...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul a Casual Listener (

Bose Lifestyle 25 II Home Theater Speaker Systems


I am not happy with this system at all, I have had it for 7 years. My wife and I can't hear the vocals in movies. I went for the small, clean , simple packaging of this system. I am now convinced Bose is mostly about marketing, and that they way...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Les K (

Bose Lifestyle 25 II Home Theater Speaker Systems


First off, I will not comment extensively on the sound of this product. Enough has been said about that by other reviewers, and it is obvious that sound quality is highly subjective and that there are many different opinions. My main intent here is to...

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Derek1971 (

Bose Lifestyle 25 II Home Theater Speaker Systems


One of my good friends purchased the Bose Lifestyle system and a second friend followed suit and did the same. I had patiently waited to get my new system, reading reviews, listening to a lot of differnt systems, and watching for sales. I was in the...

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: Coco Marantz (

Bose Lifestyle 25 II Home Theater Speaker Systems


If I may... Personally, I do like the sound of an old Bose AM 5 speaker system I purchased about 10 years ago. It's still hooked up to my Naim Nait 2. And personally, it's a mis-match from hell : ) So here's where I commit the Audiophile's Sin ... I...

Sep, 2003

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD
Audio output channels:5.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Handheld remote control:Y


Ethernet LAN:Y

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:N / No
Optical disc player type:Not included

Other Features

Remote Control Type:RF
Speaker depth:2.6
Speaker height:6.18
Speaker width:2.6
Subwoofer depth:11.6
Subwoofer height:12.8
Subwoofer width:11.6

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC, Audio (3.5mm), HDMI / AC, HDMI
Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2 / 3
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:2
Composite video out:2
Digital audio coaxial in:1 / 2
Digital audio coaxial out:2
Digital audio optical in:1 / 2
Digital audio optical out:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI in:3 / 5 / 6
HDMI out:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:4
Wireless satellite speakers:Y


Subwoofer type:active subwoofer
Wireless subwoofer:Y

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black / White
Internet radio:Y
Karaoke: No
Power LED: Yes
Power Source:AC
Wireless connection:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):6.1 x 2.7 x 2.6
Center speaker weight:16.6
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):2.6 x 6.2 x 2.6
Front speaker weight:15.9
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):16 x 10.2 x 2.56 / 16 x 2.56 x 10.2 / 16.6 x 9.29 x 3
Main unit weight:7.5 / 8.8 / 8.82
Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):6.54 x 1.61 x 3.07
Receiver weight:9.88
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):1.81 x 1.81 x 5.77 / 3.11 x 4.02 x 6.18
Satellite speaker weight:12.5 / 2.43
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):11.6 x 11.6 x 12.8 / 11.6 x 12.8 x 11.6 / 7.99 x 21.6 x 13
Subwoofer weight:26.2 / 30