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Bose Lifestyle 321

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Bose Lifestyle 321. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and price. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

sound, usability, performance, design, size

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Bose Lifestyle 321 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Bose Lifestyle 321 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the size and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the reliability and price.

sound, usability, performance, design, size

price, reliability

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Bose Lifestyle 3-2-1 Home Entertainment System

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: CNET Australia (

Bose Lifestyle 321


This system is an option for less critical listeners who don't want the clutter of a full 5.1 system. With only two visible speakers, it is suited for bedrooms and smaller rooms where space is a premium.

Tiny ; Easy to set up and use ; Surround-sound effects from just two satellite speakers and a subwoofer

Overpriced ; Poor sound imaging ; So-so midrange sound

Sacrificing a degree of home-theatre realism for simplicity and fewer speakers is a compromise that will appeal to many people. But at $1999, the 3-2-1 System is overpriced. Many standard DVD players can generate moderately convincing two-channel...

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
Progressive Scan: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Wireless Music System: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No


Dolby / DTS: No