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Bose LifeStyle 18

Bose LifeStyle 18
alaScore 83

238 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews of Bose LifeStyle 18. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Bose LifeStyle 18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Bose LifeStyle 18


alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Bose LifeStyle 18 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

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Bose Acoustimass 6


Although the Bose Acoustimass 6 Home Entertainment Speaker System is slightly overpriced when considering the audio quality and performance, it is a great entry-level speaker system for the consumer who isn't too concerned with the perfection of...

Specifically designed for 5.1-channel audio systemsGreat entry-level speaker system for consumers who love BoseAcoustimass technology provides powerful soundFive

Sadly, the price seems to exceed the audio quality and performance

The Acoustimass 6 Series III system is compact and lightweight so that...

Oct, 2009

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Bose 601 Main / Stereo Speaker Floorstanding Speakers


IMO, not really a 601, which used to mean 6 speakers in each cabinet. I have a pair of 601 series 3, love them. ( even all by themselves ) 2 8" woofers, 4 high/mid tweeters. My rating is for the older 601 series 3. circa 1985.

Mar, 2016

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Bose 601 Floorstanding Speakers


It's been a while since I last posted on here, my last review was of the Bose 701 series 1 I paid £1000 for them, full uk price from Roy pollards...In my review I slated the build quality and the sound which to me just didn't cut the mustard for a...

Feb, 2016

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Bose 601 Floorstanding Speakers


Great speakers and still working.I painted the speakers. Looking to sell 250.00

Jan, 2015

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Bose 601 Floorstanding Speakers


if you have the bose 601 you don need all thouse sattelites speakers - you got the best trully soround in one side and precize sound in mater of locations of the orchestral instrument and the precize sound with the real bass when it in the music and...

Sep, 2014

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Bose 601 Floorstanding Speakers


today is the last day I will hear my 601 III I bought them new in 1987 and have loved them for years. I am moving and have M&W matrix and Carver A III in my two main systems in the house. These ended up in the garage so I had great sounds while I...

Jan, 2014

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Bose 601 Floorstanding Speakers


To start with the fact i always kept my hands off Bose because of the critics in most of the reviews that can be found. As i could buy a bose 601 series III set for about 50 euro's from someone, who even warned me not to buy them, i gave it a go.

Aug, 2012

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Best Of Bose


Awesome speaker. Small package with a big sound. Am using this on my Harman Kardon 5.1 with low frequency connector for lower bass high volume. Get this :)

Jun, 2012

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Bose 601 Floorstanding Speakers


purchased a pair of bose 601 series three new back in 1986. here i am sitting here today 6/19/2012 listening to the these 26 year old speakers and they sound just as good as the day i bought them. no foam rot, nothing. matter of fact, they look brand...

Jun, 2012

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Bose 601 Floorstanding Speakers


After reading the entire 84 reviews on these speakers, here is what I have to say...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

The Lifestyle 28 Series III DVD system adds thrilling sound to your movies and music with the combination of performance, elegance and simplicity you expect from Bose. It customizes sound to your room with the innovative ADAPTiQ audio calibration system. The stylish media center features a progressive scan DVD/CD player and AM/FM tuner. Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays and a new horizontal center channel speaker fill your room with spacious surround sound. And all Lifestyle DVD systems feature Bose link home networking technology to connect compatible Bose products for a whole-home entertainment solution. From premium performance to elegance, the Lifestyle 28 III DVD system is made for your room - with all its unique characteristics. It includes the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system to deliver a consistent surround sound presentation in any room, while offering greater freedom of speaker placement. This proprietary technology analyzes and adjusts your Lifestyle system's sound to your room's dimensions, speaker placement and preferred seating locations. In a matter of minutes, you'll have Bose quality sound the way you like it. Nice and easy. The brushed silver media center features an integrated progressive scan DVD/CD player and AM/FM tuner. This one unit elegantly accomplishes everything that conventional home theater systems use multiple components to achieve. But it's also the hub of a whole-home entertainment system, made possible by Bose link home networking technology. This home networking technology allows you to connect compatible Bose products to your Lifestyle 28 III system for sound in as many as 14 additional rooms, even outdoors. Because, like you, your sound shouldn't live in one room. With Bose link technology, you can have independent volume control in each room, as well as access to two different audio streams from the same Lifestyle system. Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays, standing roughly 6" high, blend nicely with your decor. They combine with a sleek, horizontal center channel speaker to deliver a level of sound you'd expect from much larger speakers. And the Acoustimass module - now 30% smaller than the previous model - reproduces deep, resonant low notes while stationed inconspicuously almost anywhere in your room. The result? Riveting surround sound that seems to come from smaller speakers, whether it's the hypnotic whisper of rustling leaves or the pure power of a ferocious storm. Lifestyle systems are designed to make the most of DVDs and the rest of today's digital media. But you may still hold a spot in your heart for the film or TV classics you have on VHS. Keep them ... and enjoy them. The Lifestyle 28 III DVD system features an integrated suite of signal processing capabilities, including Videostage 5 decoding circuitry and digital 5.1 decoding. Together, they ensure a high-quality, 5.1-channel surround experience from practically any source. Even those recorded well before surround sound was an option. No matter what you want to hear - or where you want to hear it - the Lifestyle 28 Series III DVD system makes it all possible with performance, elegance and simplicity.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type:Headset/None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Videostage 5 decoder/Dolby Digital / Videostage 5 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 / DVD player/DVD player / AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Stereo/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

Dimensions & Weight



CD Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle/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:18/18 Series II/28/28 Series II/28 Series III/6 Series II/6 Series III/601 Series IV
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose/Bose Acoustimass/Bose Lifestyle

MD System

Type: None


Color:Black/Graphite gray/Light cherry/Silver/White


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:None/Remote control/Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active subwoofer, passive satellites/Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:100Watt
Speaker System Configuration:5.1-channel
Speaker System Type:Home theater speaker system/Left / right channel speakers


Type: None