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Bose Lifestyle 38IVB Theater System

Bose Lifestyle 38IVB Theater System
alaAverage 3.8

4 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Bose Lifestyle 38IVB Theater System. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 75/100.

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Don't buy a Bose Lifestyle system!


I've owned a Lifestyle 38 (which has the same control software as the Lifestyle 28 and 48) for about 18 months, and I'm very dissatisfied with the design and performance of the highly acclaimed "uMusic" intelligent playback system. I was told by the ...

Adequate music quality

The uMusic feature is like having a stubborn and opinionated nanny manage my music playback

Apr, 2008

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Lifestyle Bose 38


We work from home and were listening to music through our NuTone intercom system. Although we could connect CD players and MP3 players to the NuTone system, it was only a monotone unit. After meeting with several vendors about the retrofit of a whole ...

The versatility of the system is the biggest asset. The technical support is outstanding

The biggest downfall has been the inability to load MP3 tracks. I HATE THIS

Apr, 2006

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Great System


I have had this system for about 7 months now, so hopefully I have experienced all I can and offer you my full personal opinion about the Bose Lifestyle 38. As a result, I am quite satisfied with the system overall. Too bad it isn't close to perfect, ...

Outstanding Sound, Progressive Scan, IR Remote, Slick Design, uMusic, Small Speakers, Easy Setup, Updates

Hard Drive Glitches, Lack of Mid-range Sound, Can'tPlay Dual-Disc Audio Cds

Oct, 2005

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Very good system but a few GLARING drawback


The system is very good in terms of sound. Standard CDs churn out very impressive surround sound, with its own 'Bose Sound Stage' decoding. Goes without saying for DVDs. As all cubes are of the same high quality, the sound is extremely natural, even ...

Excellent Surroundsound CDs-Excellent sound on DVDs-Excellent remote control-Non Intrusive

Doesnt play SACD in-full Dolby5.1 DVD-Audio inits full qualityCannot connect all 5.1 output

Aug, 2005