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Bose Lifestyle 48

Bose Lifestyle 48
alaScore 80

212 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Bose Lifestyle 48 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BOSE (R) Lifestyle 48 DVD home entertainment systemBose (43478) LIFESTYLE 48 Home Entertainment System - Series IV - (Black)BOSE (R) 5.1 Lifestyle 48 Series III DVD Home Entertainment System (Black)

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Bose Lifestyle 48


For Bose fanatics, this lifestyle system is a slam dunk but. People understand that when they pay for a Bose system, they are paying for Bose sound. Many people in the industry that are not trying to sell a Bose product will advise that there are...

Bose sound and designADAPTiQ system customizes sound340 hours of music storage

High price for limited featuresLots of highs and lows, less mid-range

The playback/ music storage system allows you to customize your music...

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Bose Lifestyle 48 Series


Do you sometimes wish you could just buy a product that would essentially "do all the figuring" for you? Well, those remarkable folks at Bose have granted your wish with its Bose® Lifestyle® 48 Series home theater system. Plug in your new Bose system...


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Bose Lifestyle 48 home theater system Review and Prices


The Lifestyle 48 sits atop Bose's collection of Lifestyle tabletop DVD home theaters. As with other top-end Bose systems, the Lifestyle 48 employs Bose's small but potent Direct/Reflecting cube speakers that provide a rich sound response while blending...

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Bose Lifestyle 48 home cinema system review


Bose are always at the top of end of the market, offering solutions to those who can afford it. Of course with that expense comes a system that is easy to use and at the same time something that produces that all important draw dropping awe. So can...

Sound, sound, sound

Pricey, not HDMI support for the purists, have to use Bose cables, subwoofer is bigger than a tower PC

At £4000 you have to expect that the player is going to be good, but it's not all perfect

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Easy setup, crisp sound quality

Can't transfer from the hard disk to CD or MP3 players

There are more powerful and much cheaper systems on the market, but if your lifestyle demands an unobtrusive system that delivers high-quality audio and video, the Lifestyle 48 is a good option.

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Bose Lifestyle 48 DVD Home Entertainment System


The first thing that impressed us about Bose's top-line home theatre system was the packaging. Every component is shrink-wrapped, the various cables t...

Easy setup, crisp sound quality

Can't transfer from the hard disk to CD or MP3 players

There are more powerful and much cheaper systems on the market, but if your lifestyle demands an unobtrusive system that delivers high-quality audio and video, the Lifestyle 48 is a good option.

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Bose Lifestyle 48 Series III


The latest Bose Lifestyle 48 home theatre kit is more living room friendly in its third incarnation, with a smaller Accoustimass module and a centre speaker designed to complement flat panel televisions.

Outlook With a price tag of AU$7,999, there's no doubt the Lifestyle 48 Series III -- available in black or white -- is a prestigious system aimed at big spenders and home entertainment enthusiasts. Bose also sells its AU$599 SC2 Wireless Surround Link...

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Bose Lifestyle 48


The Bose Lifestyle 48 can store up to 340 hours of music from your CDs, learn what music you like and play back similar tracks. It's tiny speakers produce top-quality audio that is hard to beat.

Tiny speaker package produces fantastic sound ; Up to 340 hours of music can be stored on the HDD ; Remote control works through walls

Very expensive ; Irregularly shaped Media Center hinders the stacking of other components

The elite Lifestyle 48 produces purely stunning sound but with an AU$8,000 price tag, it certainly isn't for everyone.

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Very compact best for the small places


Cable lengths should be able to cut to required length without compromising the integrity and the originality

Very compact speakers, can hide the base module, remote works from any where in the house, best for condos

Few inputs, lengthy wires, extra VS2 enhancer

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An Audio Enthusiast's Review


I have heard audio equipment costing as little as an $18 iPod dock to a pair of speakers costing $50,000. But, this is a review on the Bose Lifestyle 48, therefore speaker equipment that expensive is irrelevant. The audio equipment that is relevant,...

Easy set-up, low profile. But seriously, continue to read

Weak highs, no mid-range, boomy "fake" bass, no sub-bass. Out of date by today's home theater standards; it lacks 6.1 or 7.1 surround sound, Dolby Pro-Logic II, and a Blu-Ray player. Overall, it's extremely overpriced to the fullest extent

Product Specifications

The Bose Lifestyle 48 Series III DVD home entertainment system will change the way you think about movies, music ... even your CD collection. Digitally store and organize up to 340 hours of music in the media center, featuring a progressive scan DVD/CD player. The ADAPTiQ audio calibration system analyzes your room and adjusts your Lifestyle system's sound for great performance. Tiny, award-winning Jewel Cube speaker arrays and a newly designed horizontal center channel speaker fill your room with wondrous surround sound. And there's more. Bose link allows connections for compatible Bose products in as many as 14 additional rooms. The hidden beauty of the Lifestyle 48 III DVD system lies in the Bose technologies that make enjoying music and movies intuitively simple. Start with your main room - the size, shape, textures and other elements that affect the sound you hear. The ADAPTiQ system, found only in Lifestyle DVD systems, was developed to analyze your room and then adjust the Lifestyle system for a consistent, high-quality performance each time you listen. No need to move furniture, speakers or anything else to get the best possible sound in your room. Just sit in up to five of your preferred listening spots, and allow the ADAPTiQ system to automatically make the necessary adjustments. Consider the hassle of managing your treasured, but unwieldy, CD collection. The Lifestyle III 48 DVD system changes all that with unique Bose technology that stores up to 340 hours of music. The uMusic intelligent playback system actually listens to your music and learns your preferences, then makes selections based on what you like. No more searching for CDs or deciding which tracks to listen to. Whatever mood you're in, the uMusic system is ready with just the songs you want to hear.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS 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 / Digital recorder / DVD player/AV receiver / DVD player/DVD player / AV receiver/DVD player / AV receiver / Digital recorder
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


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


CD Playback Modes: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: Yes


Model:48/48 Series III/48 Series IV
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose Lifestyle

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control


Type: None