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 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: 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 recently purchased the system for my 50" Panasonic Plasma & Panasonic Blu Ray / CD units. I am very satisfied with the quality of the range and precise highs & lows on all setting. I feel it is a good investment. Does not need much room with easy set up. Looks good.
Bose Cinemate GS II vs. Bose 1 SR Soundbar vs. Others?
Cameron Monti "Cameron, Esq.", Amazon
29 December 2012
Summary: So, if you're like me, you're looking to be a minimalist and NOT get the 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound for your TV. I wanted to avoid all the speaker wires and extra A/V equipment. I'm not a Bose basher, but I do look for the best sound and bang for my buck. I'm not reluctant to give a negative or positive review irrespective of the brand or reputation. I was considering the Sony HT260 soundbar, Energy Elite soundbar, Klipsch SB3 soundbar, and Bose 1SR Soundbar.
Summary: Did not know what I was looking for to replace a Sony 5.1 Surround System - the Abt rep guided me to the Bose system. Great sound. Really easy to set up - in about 10 min. Works well if you are just using it for sound for a TV in a family room. Also saved me some $$$ by not having to also get a receiver.
Steve Fox ""...I'd rather be judged by 12..., Amazon
6 August 2012
Summary: First off great system, after years of use my Kenwood 5.1 gave me great quality at a fraction of the cost. It was time to upgrade--with the help from income tax time. I decided to give the Bose systems a try. Now, anyone who knows Bose, knows their quite expensive. But, with that said--after hearing it even with the optic link(Digital Optic Cable)--which I believe makes any system better--I purchsed this system. 1500$ was way outta the First Lady's price range..