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Bose LifeStyle 18

Bose LifeStyle 18
alaScore 82

734 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 734 reviews of Bose LifeStyle 18. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the reliability.

price, 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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose LifeStyle 18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 Theater Systems on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews are divided on the price.

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose LifeStyle 18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 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. People really like the size and price, whereas there are some mixed views about the design. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Bose Acoustimass 6 Home Entertainment Speaker System - BlackC2G / Cables to Go 28723 High-speed Internet Modem Cable (25 Feet )BOSE (R) Lifestyle 38 DVD home entertainment system

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

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...

Oct, 2009
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Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

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.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

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...

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: ewanus (pcworld.com)

Bose Acoustimass 10 Series IV home entertainment speaker system - Black

 

I used the onkyo receiver SR605 with this speaker system. The sound came out exceeds my expectation. The base is strong and I am very pleased with the purchase. I have to say that the price is on the high side for the system. However, it's a no...

Strong Base* Small cubes are very powerful

Pricey

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: t888 (pcworld.com)

Bose Acoustimass 10 Series IV home entertainment speaker system - Black

 

This system is fantastic in every way, easy to set up and add to the receiver. The quality of sound reproduction is superb in all areas from listening to a movie on THX to a song. You will not be disappointed in this product, but the only disapointment...

small with good sound

base is large in size

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: tgebbie (pcworld.com)

Bose Acoustimass 10 Series IV home entertainment speaker system - Black

 

I have an Onkyo 605 receiver that puts out 90 watts per channel, the cubes can go up to 100 watts. If you are looking for a good 5.1 system and don't plan on going to 7.1 these are good speakers. The wife and I used these speakers to watch Blue-Ray...

Setup was pretty easy, love the small profile of the speakers and the black works well with TV stand and TV that is also black

subwoofer - have to plug all the speakers into the subwoofer then run wires to sound source

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: IbarraYJ (pcworld.com)

Bose Acoustimass 10 Series IV home entertainment speaker system - Black

 

The Bose Acoustimass 10 Series speaker system is awesome! You have to experience the sound in person to appreciate the craftsmanship and engineering that went behind developing such a system. I've never seen speakers as small as the Bose cubes deliver...

Crystal clear sound and fills the room with low bass! Speakers have a small footprint

Price is somewhat high! You can't expand on the system or upgrade the speakers. Tons of wires

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: samraf (pcworld.com)

Bose Acoustimass 10 Series IV home entertainment speaker system - Black

 

My husband got this system for $764.15 at a local store during the past sales week. We wouldn't have bought it otherwise. I was pretty sceptical paying so much for a surroundsound. I mean it can't be that great. Well I was totally shocked at the...

Get bose sound for not too expensive

Price is still high eventhough it is amazing

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: joysmahal (pcworld.com)

Bose Acoustimass 10 Series IV home entertainment speaker system - Black

 

I upgraded my 5.1 Sony Surround sound speakers with these and the sound from watching movies is quite a bit better. I mainly went with the Bose because I needed compact speakers. I live in a fairly small condo and do not have the real estate to put up...

Good sound from small speakers, Speakers are compact

Expensive, base unit is too big/long

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: MargaMike (pcworld.com)

Bose Acoustimass 10 Series IV home entertainment speaker system - Black

 

The sound quality is just unbelievable, very easy to set up, has different color cables for easy setup. I also purchased Pioneer Elite receiver VSX-92THX that combination is unbelievable, I watched Blu-Ray, THX movies and hooked up iPod, Kids play...

outstanding clear sound quality, small in desing and easy to set up

Had to purchase separate wireless transmiter for rear speakers, I didn't like cable going around the room. (SL2 -wireless surround link)

Nov, 2006

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
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