Summary: There is no need to spend this much money on speakers when you could get a pair of bookshelf speakers for 100 dollars. The sound is not very impressive in these Bose speakers anyways, it's flat and filled with over exagerated bass, which makes the sound muffled. If you think you have to spend even 500 dollars for a great system, then you haven't heard good cheap speakers. Bookshelf speakers paired with a subwoofer is the best cheap speaker option.
Summary: The V35 on its own is a great product. I have given 5 stars before. This review is about Bose follow-up. I am quite disappointed with Bose with the lack of product updates despite having a USB port for Firmware updates and Iphone dock. 1) Streaming music with SoundTouch™ - this upgrade function is not available for V35 despite it was advertised on V35 page before. 2) After iphone 4/4S, no further docks for iphone 5 onwards. This is ridiculous.
Summary: BUY AT YOUR OWN PERIL. THE BOSE LIFESTYLE SYSTEM SUCKs BIG TIME. IT IS A COMPLETE RIP OFF!!! What it sounds in the store is completely different to what is sounds in your home. This is simply because their demo room is acoustically engineered to bring the best out of their systems. Lets face it real homes are not made that way . Anyway , i was impressed enough in the show room and got "suckered" into buying their very expensive Lifestyle 38.
Summary: (bowers and wilkens for the same price) I have to say as an installer, home theater user and professionally trained audio engineer. stay far far away.. most who are big into theater systems and are experienced will tell you this. the bose systems are run of the mill quality if they were in the $300 price range.
Sound quality matter, shop around and don't be fooled by Bose advertising
23 January 2011
Summary: Yes like Bose claims the lifestyle v25 and v35 systems are easy to set up, easy to use, but they lack sound quality compared to similar systems at a similar price. Now before I go into this you should ask yourself would use an antenna instead getting cable box or satellite which require slight more work to set up?
Summary: Jesus christ what a joke, We bought one for the Frat house here at Nottingham and I was very dissapointed. It is built like a friggin toy, It has no progressive scan and its spec's even for three grand remian a mystery to the world, God, What are they hiding??? The freq range might be something we never get to see on paper, The machine looks nice but not three grand nice, How can Bose have the nerve to charge the consumer three grand for a toy?
Summary: My review applies to the Lifestyle 35, which I recently tried out at one of Bose's factory stores. (Truly a tale from the dark side!) I cannot believe that anyone at Bose can look at themselves in the morning knowing what kind of a fraud they have uncorked on the public while they charge nearly $3k for the privilege of getting butt reamed! This piece is a joke.