Summary: As many of us do, I did a lot of research before buying a new home theater. I've always had the Home theater-in-a-box kind but this time I decided on the Bose based on looks, the simplicity of a 2.1 system and the mere curiosity to experience this system first hand. I have to admit that I did have a little buyer's remorse as soon as I turned it on. I don't know why but it seems to me that these always sound louder in the stores.
Summary: The sound quality is amazing. They are loud and clear. The bass can be controlled by a dial on the back of the woofer, so you can boom like a thug in a lowrider, or you can keep it in the mid-range as intended (in movies). Installation is a piece of cake and takes five minutes. Make a note to turn it on using the Bose remote.
Summary: Incredibly compact light little speakers, one per side of the tv set, woofer easy to hide behind the tv table... Very simple set up... Really amazing powerful rich sound, you can probably blow the doors off the whole street if you turned it up enough... Dont. You wont have to. Setting it up, I had trouble wiring the product to the tv and the cable box cuz im an idiot, so panicking I called Bose on the phone, and the very nice guy there had me up and running in like 5...
Summary: I literally spent a couple weeks going back and forth at a best buy comparing these speakers to the Onkyo LS3100 as I feel those speakers are one of the top competitors for 2.1 home theatre speakers. First off, if you're mostly looking for convenience over sound, the Onkyo is the way to go. With bluetooth connection you can very easily play sound from your phone, computer, etc.
Summary: I recently purchased a 60 inch Panasonic Plasma TV and after trying to use the native TV speakers I quickly realized sound is just as important as picture quality. Honestly, I am no expert when it comes to home theaters and I didn't want to mess with a complicated setup in an attempt to work within a budget. I considered a Sony Soundbar, but I figured that if I was going to get a good audio system I might as well go all out.
Summary: I purchased this to highlight my Sharp Aquos 3D t.v. due to the tinny (not tiny) hollow sound. The Bose Cinemate II produce a rich quality base with mids and highs. Everything is perfectly tuned so that you do not get too much base but still enough to rumble the house if your watching a war movie. Even used when listening to the radio channels on t.v. or listening to my networked music, it sounds great. I highly recommend. If your worried about price..
Summary: The Bose CineMate GS Series II sounds great if your room isn't set up for surround sound speakes & don't want wires everywhere. The 'But' is the cost - $700 - $800. While they are well made & sound great, they could sell more if they brought the cost down by quite a bit. That is why I give them only 4 stars! They sound great on music shows & movies. It even has a universal remote for your TV & other devices and is an easy set up.
Summary: I just love my Bose home theatre system. No, I never owned Bose gefore. Yes, I read the reviews and was mixed in the beginning. I had a Visio 5.1 sound bar system with sub woofer and 2 rear speakers. I loved that system very much; or at least I thought I did. It did sound good and I could hear sounds coming from all around, though some sounded kind of fakey. Ad at times the sound would muttle if you had it too loud.