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BOSE Lifestyle V30

BOSE Lifestyle V30
alaScore 83

96 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the BOSE Lifestyle V30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 96 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by:

Bose Lifestyle V30


The bottom line on buying a Bose system of any sort is whether or not you're willing to pay more for the Bose name. This attractive lifestyle system has the adaptability to create a decent sound in any room you put it in. The Bose system is an option...

Easy to set upEasy to useSleek and elegant looking

Lacks features for the $What are the speakers made of? You will be surprised

Bose lifestyle V30 may seem like it performs, but it is a bit of smoke...

Consumer review by:

Superior Quality Sound


As the owner of the lifestyle 48, V30, 321, Wave, Companion 5 & Bose Headphones I believe I am entitled to my opinion by recommending Bose therefore I will. Bose products are good investments, no exceptions! When I have guest over @ my house, they are...

Exceptional sound - need I say more

I own the lifestyle 48, V30, 321, Wave & Companion 5, Flawless! No cons

Consumer review by:

Looking forward it's soound quality.


I'm quite interested to listen bose v 30 and hopefully it will be better than my Sony DAV SC5 system. If not I will resale it on e-bay.

I'm about to buy bose v 30 because I have an I pod dock from bose which sounds clear than other brands so I decided to buy bose v 30 sound system for home cinema purpose

It is quite pricey in UK than other countries. Also not avaiable at everywhere even if you are interested to have a look


Consumer review by:

Blew me away. Period.


The V30 was designed for playing movies in 5.1 digital surround sound. It will blow you away in this scenario. I would have to assume most of the bad reviews are coming from people who are expected to be blown away by watching regular tv or listening...

Amazing sound when watching movies. You can play the speakers at max volume without any distortion, but you might go deaf. I highly recommend going to a bose store and listening to them


Consumer review by:

BOSE - Master in Originality


Bose bashers target this brand through following major arguments:

1) Quality of sound ; 2) Supreme design ; 3) Best Brand recognition and resale ; 4) Durability over years

limited product range

Consumer review by:

Good Looking, and Sounding


Bose is a company that takes a beating when it comes to online user reviews, the most common line of text being "no highs, no lows, must be bose.". To an extent this generic line of criticism is just not accurate. I assume the people that include this...

Very home decor friendly ; Ease of use is deffinetly a plus ; Sounds very good on movies and music alike

A bit lacking in the feature set

Consumer review by:

Bose missed it on this one... BIG TIME!


save your money, folks. the system has a great design and has the Bose name on it... and that's why I had purchased it. but the sound is not what you would expect from Bose.

the remote works from any room in the house

the quality of the sound is not what you would expect from Bose. i had purchased this system because of the name, Bose. that was a costly mistake that i regret every time i visit friends and listen to their less expensive and better sound systems

Consumer review by:

Doesn't work as advertised.


Bec autious in buying this product.

Sounds good. Bose pays for shipping defective components both ways

HDMI doesn't work. There are disclaimers in the box right from Bose about how some things don't work with HDMI if they haven't been certified. After an hour with Bose on the phone, HDMI still doesn't work on my system

Consumer review by:

An audio enthusiast's review.


I have heard many different brands of audio equipment in prices ranging from a $500 system to speakers costing $50,000 a pair. However, this is a review on the Bose V30, and the reason I have given it the lowest rating possible is because I've heard...

Easy set up and easy operation. However, considering you can get a system that blows this thing away for a third of the price, is easy set-up and operation worth an extra $2000

No highs, boomy and fake bass, and poor quality construction. Not to mention it's extremely overpriced (and I stress extremely to the fullest extent)

Consumer review by:

Bose sucks


Just go to a decent audio shop and tell them that you want to hear good audio before you buy a Bose Lifestyle system. Bring your own CD's. Clear your ears. Close your eyes, don't be jabbering and bonding with the sales person. Politely tell them to...

Only one thing is good about Bose. The UHF remote which can be operated from anywhere. You do not have to aim a beam at at the equipment and the remote works from anywhere including the yard as you drive your riding lawnmower

Absolutely horrible by good audio standards. When your ears 'grow up' and you learn what good sound is all about, well, you will be posting on sites like this one to save others from a gross mistake. No mid-highs, artificial bass. Just gross

Product Specifications

The Bose Lifestyle V30 home theater system combines award-winning sound with advanced technologies for your audio and video sources. It's HD compatible and works with your existing DVD player and other components. Tiny Jewel Cube speakers reproduce extraordinary surround sound, customized to your room. The system also brings out the best in everything you watch, with video resolution 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