Summary: Besides it being great, if you are really a user that likes to hear music and watch movies very loud, I would not recommend this system. I would go for a more powerful sound system from Bose. I have a SoundTouch 30 and it sounds better than this Bose Lifestyle Single bar System.
Summary: Purchased this to replace older outdated Sony ES receiver and Bose speakers. Was skeptical of how well this new console would sound in my large 20X30 cathedral ceiling room. Not only is the sound awesome (thanks to AdaptiQ), but the console has increased the picture quality of my Dish HD programs and Blue-ray DVDs. Never dissatisfied with any Bose product or the awesome customer service and ease of ordering from Crutchfield.
Pros: Compact with less cords for other components plus great sound and picture quality. Easy set-up with AdaptiQ.
Cons: Bose Remote did not recognize my Dish Remote.
Summary: I bought this to go in a large open room with no place to put surround speakers. It was easy to set up and the remote programmed well for all the devices I have in the system (Samsung TV and BluRay, Apple TV, cable box). The only thing the remote won't do is open and close the blu ray player, which is annoying because it is tucked away and hard to reach. So I have to keep that remote around.
Summary: Is not a secret that bose sound hasn't comparison. The 135 system has an excellent design and awesome sound. I connected my blue ray, directv and ipod systems very easy. I had never seen a setup as easy. I'm very happy with my Bose.
Summary: I waited for a while and debated with myself for quite a while as to whether I could justify spending this money and finally gave in when the price came down by $400. I had looked at the SR1 Soundbar as a relatively (only relatively) cheaper option when I finally felt that this kind of technology had reached a level that might be worth trying.
Probably the most impressive "small" speaker system ever
H. Huddleston, Amazon
16 February 2013
Summary: Let me start out by saying that i'm not a Bose "fanboy" by any stretch. I've always felt that Bose products, while not terrible, were far from hi fidelity. To me, they've always been the rich lazy man's easy system. They're very expensive comparable to what else is out there, but always very self-contained and easy to setup. Kinda like "home theater for dummies," but dummies with money to burn.