Cons: My experience with Bose is ongoing 5 years to be exact and it never worked right. Even after a service that to my amazement was very fast. A turnaround of 5 days. When I got the Acoustimass Base Module back It was damaged, I chose to accept it as long as it worked and it did for 20 minutes. Then the same thing that plagued the system since I bought it happened again, rear speakers stop working. I still have it and it still doesn't work . Plus 4 very expensive receiver...
Pros: Small and compact, some what to convenient .
Cons: Oh my I don't know where to start. I've been a home theatre Tech for 2 years now and I have worked with audio systems for over 10 years. Bose is has terrible frequency response, Very poorly constructed, Bose is generally behind with Technology.
Pros: The cardboard they make the drivers out of is recyclable.
Cons: You'd think for $1000, you'd at least get a sound system that was full range. Bose won't release their system specs because these speakers have one of the worst frequency responses of any speaker on the market. Shoddy construction coupled with poorly designed cabinets = bad sound.
Summary: My neighbor bought these and was raving about them so I went over for a listen.... Not impressed, there is an obvious lack of mid range response..that I confirmed with EFT5, the bass seems tight - but only could handle tones down to about 40hz - so it's not a real subwoofer Some people really like these, the price has come way down - and they are small - so they have got that going for them. But there are far better systems available for the same money.
Summary: Bose has always been overrated, i mean the system may-be small but look at the price lol. I would rather the Psb 5.1 surround sound definitely for 599. People that don't know anything is where they make their money! I have a logitech z-5500 5.1 and it only cost just under 500 bucks and blows any bose surround sound out of the water.
Summary: Considering the large emphasis on marketing that Bose places on its products as well as the ostentatious boasting of innovation and performance, I am curious as to why none, count them ZERO, of their speakers are THX-certified. Build Quality. None of the three woofers Bose employs has adequate driver bracing. This is just one of another crucial aspects of a speaker's design that Bose missed the mark on.
Excerpt: "...a way typical of all Bose systems. There is a charateristic Bose sound which bears no relation to Hi-Fi whatsoever. It can be characterised as a bloated, flatulent bass which overpowers a weak veiled midrange all topped off with a screeching, strident top end. The design of the system goes against everything that quality manufacturers know to be essential get speakers to sound natural or even 'right'. When I sold Hi-Fi and people would ask about ...
Pros: Relatively easy to fit in the dustbin
Cons: Everthing about it, starting with the price .