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298 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews of Bose CINE MATE. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bose CINE MATE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Bose CINE MATE


alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 user reviews of Bose CINE MATE from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

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

This summary is based on the products: Bose® CineMate® Digital Home Theater Speaker SystemBose® CineMate® Digital Home Theater Speaker System

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (

Bose CineMate Review


I love our CineMate system. I don't know about you, but I don't have a weekend to spend stringing wires, bolting speakers to the wall and screwing around with a hundred idiotic menu options on a receiver just to get it to sound right. I just plugged in...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Frazier Barretto (

Bose CineMate


Too tired of watching movies with stereo sound? If you've got the cash registers ringing and a room to match, here's a 5.1 option you'd want to consider... or not.

Simple setup, Good sound Overall, Clear highs & mids, Universal remote

Bass lacks punch, No Settings at all, Suitable only for average-size rooms

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

More rubbish from BOSE - Buy Other Sound Equipment



No midrange, no deep bass whatsoever, highs sound compressed

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

Exactly what I wanted


I have no need to adjust the sound (base, treble, mid, etc) levels. So not having it as an option is not at all an issue. It may be for some. The cost was very reasonable to me. For twice the cost, Bose has a system which includes an upconverting DVD...

Exactly what I was looking for in a home theatre system: easy set up, great sound, no muss/no fuss. Bose delivered in all respects. Didn't know it existed until I haphazardly came across it. Easy installation. Few wires.

No on/off controls or manual ability to adjust volume. I've never had a remote control die on me, but this system can only be turned on/off or have volume control with the remote. If the remote dies, you might as well not have the system.

May, 2008

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Incredible sound!


I'm not really a classical or jazz fan, but the included disc is amazing! Not that it is strictly jazz or classical, but those seem to best tracks on the demo disc that best demonstrate the incredible sound. Especially the vocals and horns. The bass...

Amazing sound quality! Easy setup! The remote was impressive as far as compatibility and functionality. It's probably the best remote I've seen as far as controlling 3rd party devices. Usually the more you push a sound system, the more distorted it...

Ummm... I would have said the cost... But that was before I actually put them to the test! Even though they are pricey for a component 2.1 system, the bang for the buck ratio is pretty well worth it.

May, 2008

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Bose system


This system is sweet. It's a no brainer to hook up and use. It sounds great in my 40'x50' sq/ft room with no issues. For the price, I'm completely happy!!

It's not the top of the line, but for the price, it's great!

May, 2008

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Bose makes wonderful products


I have my HDDVR from my cable company and my Sharp Blu-Ray going through my Sharp Aquos 1080p lcd into these speakers. and i love em :)

Extremely simple installation. Turned up loud these things are crystal clear. Its not a 5.1 system so dont expect it to sound as awesome as a high priced 5.1 system. but it truely does sound a lot better than your normal tv speakers. i would recommend...

I wish there was a bass control knob as the subwoofer settings are a little on the weak side, but i knew this before i bought it. no digital inputs, so make sure your tv has audio out connections if you want to use more than 1 source.

Apr, 2008

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Awesome sound, absolutely clear. I have this hooked directly into the Samsung LCD and my movies never sounded better. I used to have a Logitech Z-something but the dammm sub woofer blew out twice so I figured I would try something a little more refined...

Not really feeling the remote control. For a Universal one, this would never be my top choice

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Bose CineMate System


May be intended for smaller rooms. Some reviews on other sites claim to have experienced sub-par sound in larger, open rooms.

Absolutely wonderful system so far. Install was a snap- basically plug and play. Very space efficient. Haven't been able to find anything yet that will not program into the included universal remote. No receiver required

No digital audio connections. Pricey for such a small system, but worth it if you don't want wires everywhere. Make sure to follow manual instructions- in some cases you may need to turn your tv sound to at least 80% of maximum setting prior to muting...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Bose CineMate System


Assembly of the speaker stands calls for close attention to instructions. The type of speaker your mounting on the stands calls for different assembly detail.

Excellent Sound, Nice Looking and takes little space. Mine are mounted on Bose Stands that look very attractive ; Small speakers that give big sound and the module hides nicely in a corner of our living room

Pricy but you get what you pay for

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

The Bose CineMate digital home theater speaker system makes it easy to enjoy the power of a home theater experience using your TV and video components, like a DVD player or VCR. There's no bulky equipment, complicated wiring or confusing installation. And there are no center or rear speakers. Just two front speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass module bring movies and music to life with four quick connections. A universal infrared remote controls your system and most devices attached to your television.


Audio output channels:1.1

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N


Model:Digital Home Theater Speaker System
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose CineMate

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
Optical disc player type:Not included

Packaging Content

Cables included:HDMI
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI in:4
HDMI out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Remote Control

Type:Remote control/Universal remote control

Satellite speakers

Wireless satellite speakers:N

Speaker System

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker System Configuration:2.1-channel
Speaker System Type:Home theater speaker system/Speaker system


Subwoofer type:Active
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black
Karaoke: No

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


Full HD: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):12.3 x 8.19 x 2.52
Main unit weight:3.28
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):7.76 x 11.3 x 14.8
Subwoofer weight:13.9