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Bose LifeStyle 18

Bose LifeStyle 18
alaScore 83

744 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 744 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability, while there are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

usability, size, design

reliability

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

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose LifeStyle 18

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Bose LifeStyle 18 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theatre Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose LifeStyle 18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Bose LifeStyle 18 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, size

reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Bose Acoustimass 6 Series III (black)

 

Bose is one of the most polarizing brands in home audio, especially on the Internet. Some home theater enthusiasts are quick to dismiss Bose products as overpriced and overhyped, but user reviews for Bose's products are often overwhelmingly positive....

The Bose Acoustimass 6 Series III is a 5.1 speaker system with tiny, stylish satellite speakers and a large powered subwoofer. It creates a big, dynamic sound (especially for its size) and requires very little tweaking to sound good

The Acoustimass 6 Series III is more expensive than competing systems that sound better and look just as good. It also has an unusual configuration that requires more wires than other 5.1 speaker systems. And although the satellites are tiny, the...

The Bose Acoustimass 6 Series III speaker system delivers a big sound from exceptionally small speakers, but its high price keeps it from being a good value pick.

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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...

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Bose Lifestyle 28 Series II home theater system Review and Prices

 

The Bose Lifestyle 28 Series II is a complete home theater system with a self-calibration function that takes the guesswork out of installation, providing optimal acoustic response for whatever environment it inhabits.

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Bose Lifestyle 28 Series II

 

Having recently looked at the and feel...

Sounds pretty good

Costly beyond belief, No proper high definition outputs, Lacks features

Whilst the sound quality might be above average with no real component or HDMI connections and a price tag that rivals the economy of New Zealand we cannot in good faith recommend this unit. There are better sounding, more fully featured packages for...

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"Bose Love or Hate Them A Matter of Taste"

 

1. No one system is best for everyone each person's hearing is different.

1. Easy installation all wires are marked and color coded.

Not suited for people looking for a direct high end sound system.

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Great surround speaker system for the money!

 

I've been a big Bose fan for many years, and the Acoustimass 6 system certainly lives up to my expectations. A great looking, well built set of speakers, with a unique and convenient wiring set up, these little guys [and the hefty sub] deliver clean,...

Great sound, easy to connect, well built

A little pricey but worth it

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"Great surround speaker system for the money!"

 

I've been a big Bose fan for many years, and the Acoustimass 6 system certainly lives up to my expectations. A great looking, well built set of speakers, with a unique and convenient wiring set up, these little guys [and the hefty sub] deliver clean,...

Great sound, easy to connect, well built.

A little pricey but worth it.

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Great surround speaker system for the money!

 

I've been a big Bose fan for many years, and the Acoustimass 6 system certainly lives up to my expectations. A great looking, well built set of speakers, with a unique and convenient wiring set up, these little guys [and the hefty sub] deliver clean,...

Great sound, easy to connect, well built

A little pricey but worth it

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"Excellent speaker package at the right price"

 

All major speaker manufacturers keep coming up with new products, while Bose stays with the main range of its products simply because it still sells like hell! Having said that, people are not silly to fall for mere marketing especially when they have...

Realistic, spacious, lifelike and seamless surround sound (Just as they market!!!)

Speaker brackets are sold seperately and are quite expensive.

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Excellent speaker package at the right price

 

All major speaker manufacturers keep coming up with new products, while Bose stays with the main range of its products simply because it still sells like hell! Having said that, people are not silly to fall for mere marketing especially when they have...

Realistic, spacious, lifelike and seamless surround sound (Just as they market!!!) ; Beautiful aesthetic design ; World famous brand; Keeps its value ; Highest possible WAF :) ; now for all these, Bose AM6 III is definitely well worth the price tag

Speaker brackets are sold seperately and are quite expensive

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 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

Connectors

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8in
Height:32in
Weight:28.9lbs/30lbs/35.3lbs/36.2lbs
Width:8in

DVD

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

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Bose
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

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

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

Radio

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

Turntable

Type: None