Bose Lifestyle 48 Theater System

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  • Don't waste your time AND money!

    Jun 15, 2010 by
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    Pros: Decent audio & video, esp bass
    Cons: Remote control, Umusic

    Summary: I bought Bose Lifestyle 48 System over a year ago. Overall video and audio are good, but minor problems include: a) No Blue-Ray capability for DVD's b) Poor synchronization of remotes for peripherals like TV & cable; despite what Bose store reps tell ... read more

  • What Four Grand Won't Buy You

    Jan 27, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: sounded pretty good in the demo room, which was total blue smoke and mirrors
    Cons: $4,000???????????? Are these people high?

    Summary: I made a trip to a mall in Tampa, to get a replacement for an iPod whose home button had gone to the great Apple in the sky.  While there, it occurred to me to walk into the Bose store and check out its "wave radio."  The moment my ... read more

  • The Sound will blow you away

    Dec 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: All of your TV shows are in surround sound, Movies, Sports, and Video games,
    Cons: Price is high, but than the old saying that you pay for what you get.

    Summary: I had heard of Bose, and I got a chance to hear it and I was ((wow)) by it for the size and sound. Movie,Sports and Video games is just so life like it unreal. I'm very happy with it. Anyone who is reading this should go hear it first before you knock ... read more

  • Love the sound, but known DVD problems plague Bose Lifestyle systems

    Jul 22, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Love the great sound from compact speakers.
    Cons: Everything good canceled out by known bugs because Bose won't spend profit to fix it.

    Summary: I've had 2 Bose lifestyle systems over the last several years and have always found it unbeatable to get great sound from such a small package. However, my first Lifestyle system 25 did not have a DVD player, so I wasn't aware of the issues surrounding ... read more

  • Bose Lifestyle 28 System Met My Needs

    Apr 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Balanced sound, accurate base, full midrange and silky highs. Great calibration software.
    Cons: None for me.

    Summary: My background As an audiophile of many years, I have some very incredible sounding high end gear and built a music room ideally suited to music reproduction. I'm also a concert goer and know what live music of many different kinds sounds like. I've ... read more

  • Bose life style for the rich.

    Feb 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small sized powerful speakers, good picture.
    Cons: Not as good as it should for the asked price.

    Summary: I was in the USA 2 years a go during my travels and I had a chance to look, see and hear the "life style system. When I came into the the bose store I was invited to a show room to see the "amazing life style system" :) as the sales man called it. ... read more

  • Sound System - Bose style

    Jan 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small footprint in a living room. Somewhat ok sound for the size.
    Cons: LAN jack is not active

    Summary: I've had LifeStyle 48 System for almost a year. I was very excited to buy it. At the begging the sound was great until I heard other speakers... The size of the systems is great - small compare to other systems. Bose is doing a relatively good job as far ... read more

  • Great for movies, Ok for Music... but... you pay a premium..

    Oct 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sound, easy to listen to, easy set-up, highs and lows are respectable.
    Cons: Pricey. Larger speakers offer better range.

    Summary: I'm going to try and write as best I can about my Lifestyle system, the reason I paid the money I did for it.. and why overall it isn't a bad system. I'll also explain what I dislike about the system. First of all, I'm not a newbie to speakers. I've ... read more

  • Bose Lifestyle 48 - Looks and sounds amazing.

    Oct 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks, sound quality, processing, bass, sturdy build-quality.
    Cons: Price, but it has great resale value and selling it is easy.

    Summary: I have no idea what these other people are talking about, but this system sounds and looks absolutely astonishing. It has the deepest bass, clear highs, and great compatibility with my video i-pod. The DVD/CD player is amazing. It stores tons of ... read more

  • Easy to Use and Good Looking; Bose just Sounds Awful.

    Nov 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Bose looks nice, and it is easy to operate. It handles dialogue very well.
    Cons: Sound quality is abysmal, especially considering the price. The system also lacks expandibility.

    Summary: Bose is one of the most recognized names in audio. Bose's advertising is outstanding, but how about their audio systems? I took a trip to my local Bose dealer to put their Flagship, the Bose Lifestyle 48 to the test. It retailed for only $3,999.00. I ... read more

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  • Good sound but problems with video enhancer

    Jan 3, 2009 by
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    Pros: Sounds is good
    Cons: video and HD Enhancer suck

    Summary: Love the basic system. The sound is great. The problem seems to be the video portion that plays DVD's. When I bought the system it was also for use with HDTV, which I purchased a few months later. I found that the system isn't compatible with all HDTV ... read more

  • Lifestyle 48

    Jan 27, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Brilliant sound. Access to anything in your collection within seconds.
    Cons: Haven't found any yet.

    Summary: Heard it in the store and was blown away. The system lets me hear things I've not heard before on my CDs.The ability to access any track throughout my entire CD collection with one remote is great for me as I have MS and handling discs is troublesome. ... read more

  • Pimp My Bose

    Feb 1, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy set up, calibration, Tech manual reads well and sounds great on regular music.
    Cons: If I knew it would't play HD discs, I would think twice.

    Summary: My recent purchase of the Bose System 48 was to hook it up with my Pioneer 50" HD plasma...all went well, except the Bose does not play HD DVD's ! I kept getting an error message " Format Not Supported " nice.....all that coin and it doesn't even play ... read more

  • Super System 48

    Dec 17, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great sound for music and movies. Surrounds are wireless by adding a transmitter and receiver.
    Cons: Expensive but I have two years to pay for it with no interest.

    Summary: This Bose system sounds great for movies and music. Watching movies on DVD look fantastic. This Bose product is very easy to setup and use. I bought this system because of limited space in my two story family room. I have a forty inch high ... read more

  • EXCELLENT SYSTEM

    Oct 14, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great sound, Expandable, Compact, one component does it all.
    Cons: To expensive, expensive to expand.

    Summary: I trust Bose as being an innovator with some of the best sound systems available. It is very easy to install and it's one compact system. Excellent customer support. They make you feel like a member of their ... read more

  • Lifestyle 48.......

    Oct 11, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Discreet, easily expandable, easy to use, easy to install.
    Cons: Maybe alittle pricey. But then show me another system this small and punches heavy weight.

    Summary: The system has been problem free. When an issue has cropped up about using the functions on the system. I have found that very helpful and polite people are at the other end of the phone. The customer service is excellent. Included in the price ... read more

  • Unexpected crappy sound from a $4000 system.

    Aug 11, 2006 by
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    Pros: maybe the bass,but not good enough for its size
    Cons: bad sound,bad look,bad price,speakers are too small,subwoofer is too big.

    Summary: I did not buy the product,these are my opinions after my testing the speakers.I went to a compusmart store to buy something for christmas for me,then I saw the Bose Lifestyle 48 System.I was curious about how a $4000 speaker system sounds like,then I did ... read more

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