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Bose Lifestyle V20

Bose Lifestyle V20
alaScore 80

59 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Bose Lifestyle V20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 V20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 59 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Bose Lifestyle V20


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Bose Lifestyle V20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Bose Lifestyle V20 Home Theater System - Black (Old Version)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Robbins (

Bose Lifestyle V20 Home Theater System


Now, I know what you are thinking, "Your first impression is 'Gotta Have It'? What kind of Audioholic is that guy, anyway?" Well, to be honest, that IS the first impression of most people when they

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Bose Lifestyle V20 Review and Prices


The Bose Lifestyle V20 home theater is a 5.1 system that has multiple modules designed for display, connectivity, and amplification separately. The package includes four main dual-cube speakers, one center channel, a subwoofer module, the media...

Multiple A/V inputs, 1080p upscaling, auto-calibration

Very high cost, proprietary connections, cumbersome subwoofer

May, 2008

Consumer review by: jsandovalsr (

Just purchased this system $1399.99 no tax, or shi chg.


I purchased a Bose cinemate a year ago for my Mitsubishi 65 inch. I was blown away by the quality of the sound from such a small system. I decided to purchase the V20 because I found it on sale. I am still getting used to all the settings but for what...

Huge sound for the size, easily blends into any entertainment set-up. Some poeple will say that it's pricy, but the sound is worth it's weight in gold. I like the input output options of this system

don't have any

May, 2010

Consumer review by: wormsonahook (

good and bad sounds great just doesnt HD like i thought


Now i don't know everything there is to know about audio and the various types of equiptment, nor do i want to, but I realized going into this that the displays were obviously going to be setup perfect by a tech or something equal. You will notice that...

sounds great

only decodes dolby 5.1 and dts. For being there HD setup it kinda lacks in the HD department. I expected it to decode mode HD sound types like dolby true hd and dts hd and a few others pretty much anything HD go figure

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Kirkliu (

Dream Sound System!


It is fantastic sound system. When I put in a movie to my bluray player, I am shocked with the sound effect. Come on, bose-hater, you should try the dream feeling.

Excellent Sound that gives you the dream feeling

Could have more HDMI input

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Mike M55 (

outstanding sound


I bought the Lifestyle 35 for 3g's. The sound was beyond description, it was that good. But living in a apartment wouldn't allow for me to play it as loud as I would like. Neighbors would get annoyed so I exchanged it for the v20, saving me $1,000. I...

The surround sound envelopes the room. Upconverts TV image to 1080P. Even old sitcoms on TV Land look better when played through the Bose v20

pricey, but worth it

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: cmayerle (

You get what you pay for


For those folks who complain that Bose is overpriced, I completely disagree. The quality of the equipment and the crispness of the acoustics is on par with other systems that cost more. I think a lot of folks look at the size of the speakers and think...

Sound, AdatIQ works well

Have to run wires, proprietary wires, poor manual

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: JLAudioisthebest (

An Audio Enthusiast's Review


Okay, you may be thinking I'm giving this system a poor rating because I'm an audio enthusiast that insists on having big speakers that cost $1000s. Yes, I have heard speakers costing $50,000 a pair, but I have also heard speakers as low as an $18 iPod...

The RF remote. That's it

Weak highs, no mid-range, boomy "fake" bass, weak sub-bass. Out of date by today's home theater standards; it lacks 6.1 or 7.1 surround sound, and Dolby Pro-Logic II. Basically, it's EXTREMELY overpriced

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: MarcPBcup (

Bose is the all-around consumer audio champ


As an acoustical engineer (in training), I realize that there are systems out there that will sound better than Bose systems. However, I believe Bose has the best consumer complete package solution with the Lifestyle V20 and V30 systems. The V20 was...

Easy-to-use Universal Remote, Small Size with Big Sound, AdaptiQ configuration, HDMI Input, Video Processing and Upconversion, Product Quality

Original Price, Some Settings don't save on the first try

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: aldranon1942 (

Great Theater Sound, Decent Music Sound


I upgraded from a Yamaha reciever using a 7.1 speaker set up. Front L/R were 5' tower speakers with a matching Center speaker, surrounds used for all others. It sounded great with music but it would occasionally drown out the voice of characters in...

Hooks up easily, sounds great on playing movies. I've currently got a Wii, Xbox 360, Sony Blu-Ray, and ipod (via RCA jacks) connected up. The surround is fantastic playing CoD World at War, as well as great for movies

So-so on music sound. I've purchased this setup to be a home theater system to go with a nice wide screen. If you're wanting to blast your house apart with rich full range music build your own system

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

The Bose Lifestyle V20 home theater system offers HD compatibility for your DVD player and other components. Direct/Reflecting cube speakers deliver lifelike surround sound and ADAPTiQ system customizes that sound to your room. Video upscaling ensures your movies and sports always use the highest resolution capabilities of your display, up to 1080p over HDMI.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Videostage 5 decoder
Components:AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None


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


Type: None


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose Lifestyle




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control


Type: None