Bose Lifestyle 25 5.1 Channel Home Theater System Reviews

Bose Lifestyle 25 5.1 Channel Home Theater System

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  • Better Manipulation Through Research

    Jun 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Bose Uses Another Name For Dolby Pro Logic???!!!
    Cons: Expensive, Not Many I/Os, For $2500 You Can Do Much Better!

    Summary: I can't believe that I fell for the Bose marketing long ago. I used to be one of those people who said, "Bose is the best." Well, times have changed. Now, the Bose Lifestyle 25 sounds good, but you have to look much deeper into it. I was playing the ... read more

  • Excellent For Specific Audio Needs

    Jan 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fans of drama, romance and comedy will enjoy this system.
    Cons: Fans of action movies may eventually crave a better subwoofer.

    Summary: Bose is a widely recognized name in the home theater industry, but this system may not be the best for every home theater set up. Check out this review and see if this system fits your specific needs. First, there is the obvious issue of size. If you ... read more

  • BOSE - Lifestyle 25, get it while you still can

    Aug 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, convenience, styling and quality of sound
    Cons: Remote control functions, lack of fine tuning, lack of DTS.

    Summary: First, let it be known that I am not an audiophile, although I spent long and hard looking at review ... read more

  • Learned Facts

    Aug 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low Profile, Looks, RF Remote
    Cons: PRICE, Lack of True Bass, Lack of Video inputs, Number of Inputs, No DTS

    Summary: I have listened to this system with pretty much every application possible: home theater, party music at MAX volume, TV(Dig Cable) and Soft Music. I have also done a good deal of research into the physical capabilities of the system via Bose and ... read more

  • These Speakers DID Change My "Quality of Life!"

    Aug 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible sound experience.
    Cons: PRICE (and I don't prefer the CD cartridge)

    Summary: How many advertisements promise, subtly or outright, that your life will change if you buy the promoter’s particular product? Part I: My Resistance to Being Taken By the Tiny Cubes For years, my husband raved about Bose speakers, ... read more

  • Worthy the $$$

    Aug 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Truly great sound with a small footprint.
    Cons: Remote control sometime do not work properly

    Summary: Before deciding to buy this system, I did lots of research on Bose and other brands. Given Bose's reputation, it was not a surprise to have a very easy set-up. Suddenly, I can appreciate the rich sound in the movies. It is definitely worth my $$$. ... read more

  • A movie theater in your living room

    May 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Movie theater sound
    Cons: Money

    Summary: The new Bose Lifestyle 25 home audio system is the latest and greatest thing Bose has released for home surround sound and audio systems. It comes with the 5 sets of 2 inch tweeters, one Base/Terbble sub, and the central hub that houses the computer and ... read more

  • The Bose Lifestyle 25....It's the L-12 with a few more gadgets and I/O's....

    May 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: (Laugh) Well, it sounds like the New York Philharmonic is your roommate.
    Cons: HOW much did you say it costs??

    Summary: HOW MUCH? $2500.??? (Gulp) Wow....For THAT much, you'd better show me something....... It did. The Bose Lifestyle 25 series II is the next step up from the Bose Lifestyle 12, Series II (see my review of the L-12 for some ... read more

  • Turn that DOWN!

    Mar 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very discreet, and very loud.
    Cons: A bit on the pricey side.

    Summary: Pros: Great sound, discreet looks, good quality As the title implies, we'd gotten tired of looking at decent-sounding but very visible mini stereo systems and decided to acquire a good quality, non-intrusive system. After weeks of internet research ... read more

  • Bose = The Best In Home Audio

    Feb 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to Set Up, Superb Sound,VideoStage 5 Steering Logic
    Cons: None

    Summary: "Bose - Better Sound Through Research." This phrase totally rings true when you look at the Bose Lifestyle 25. It is perhaps the highest quality all in one system on the market for home theater. Not only does it work superbly for home theater, ... read more

  • Want the movie theater to come to you?

    Dec 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Worth the money!
    Cons: none

    Summary: The system is a very good choice for a person who can't get out to the movie theater but wants to go. Well this sound system brings the theater to you. It has very high quality digital video picture and sound. The sound is so clear and full you'd ... read more

  • Image being at a concert without the crazed, screaming fans

    Dec 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: That is exactly what this sound system is like. It has great sound clarity! You can hook it up to your tv so it will be like your at the movies but you can adjust the volume! You would think that it would not sound to good do to the small speakers but it ... read more

  • Extreme Loudness!

    Nov 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The quality of the sound
    Cons: the cost

    Summary: This is a great stereo, and trust me, do not under-estimate the power of those tiny speakers. The only bad thing about this system is the price, other than that is is well worth it. I could not believe how loud it is, and even when it gets loud, it ... read more

  • unbelievable !!

    Oct 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: sound
    Cons: none

    Summary: If you're looking for Home Theater and TRUE surround-sound, get this product. Movies and music will never seem the same. The remote control gives you full access to the system from anywhere in the house, even through walls ! The ... read more

  • The best in Audio

    Oct 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality, functionality and flexibility
    Cons: It has no flaws

    Summary: My wife and I are musicians. Our ears are trained to listen for quality in any sound. When we listened to this system in the store and compared it to all the others, we knew this was it. Don't even let the price fool you. To get a comparable system ... read more

  • Bose is the Best

    Aug 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic Quality, Excellent Size Choices
    Cons: Costly

    Summary: Being a Sears Electronics Associate for sometime I would give my recommendation to anyone in the market for BOSE. Unlike Sony, JVC, or any other electronics company, BOSE only specializes in Audio production. BOSE, you will find, is always going to be ... read more

  • Awesome sound; great package!

    Jul 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound, compact, ease of use
    Cons: Cd player is not "feature rich" (minor)

    Summary: I have had the Lifestyle 25 for 3 1/2 years, and I have nothing but praise for Bose and this system! The most impressive aspect of the Lifestyle 25 is the awesome sound produced from such a compact system. I have owned audiophile components in the ... read more

  • Invisible Sound

    May 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound, discreet looks, good quality
    Cons: Price

    Summary: As the title implies, we'd gotten tired of looking a decent-sounding - but very visible (= ugly!) - mini stereo systems and decided to acquire a good quality, non-intrusive system. After weeks of internet research and opinions from friends and ... read more

  • Judge for Yourself

    Feb 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: determine your own needs
    Cons: determine your own needs

    Summary: 02/17/00 I am new to this site and I just stumble upon it by chance. While I was looking around on this site, I was very intrigued by all of the opinion surrounding Bose. I did take the time to read about 20 or so pro-Bose and anti-Bose ... read more

  • Save your sanity and your $$

    Jan 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: it is good when it does work
    Cons: it doesn't last long

    Summary: I absolutely loved my home stereo system until the warranty ran out. I paid almost 3,000.00 dollars for this audio system that was only as good as the length of the warranty. I tried to see if the store I bought it from would exchange it for something ... read more

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