Summary: So, I purchased this system used, and believe I saved quite a bit of money doing so. However, my configuration didn't come with the jewel cubes, so my speakers are a little bigger. They are the ones with two speakers per modual. First, Bose AdaptIQ definitely limits certain items from performing correctly. When I first unpacked and set everything up, I was amazed by how poor the sound was.
Summary: Lifestyle v25/v35 Review The only difference between these is that v35 has better speakers. Pros: By far the best IPod dock anywhere with RF, rather than IR control, and two way feedback to the remote. Excellent distance of remote control. Easy to add zones with SA2 or SA3 amp and PMC expansion remote. Built in IR blaster to control other non-Bose components, except TV.
Don't listen to the haters, this systems is VERY good. Here are the pros and the cons
25 June 2012
Summary: I purchased this system after many years avoiding Bose like the plague. And I have to say I feel very dumb about that now. I replaced a component system with a Pioneer Elite receiver, Paradigm speakers and a Velodyne sub. My main motivation for switching this old system out was that we recently had our first child and I needed something smaller form factor in our family room. More importantly something that we wouldn't worry about tipping over.
Good entertainment system but IPod functionality needs improving
L. D. Auerbach, Amazon
24 December 2011
Summary: Upon setting this up (about 2 hours hooking everything up and hiding all the wires) I was anxious to see how the V35 played my IPod. My only problem was the searching of music on the IPod was limited. For instance when searching thru the V35 you can only search within a genre>artist and no further. It does not then list all your albums within that genre. All artists within the genre are never listed so searching for a particular album within a genre can not be done.
Summary: I will make this review short and sweet and avoid any arguments with true audiophiles who will go on endlessly about specs that I could care less about. I gave this system four out of five stars for two reasons: 1) The high price tag; and 2) There are better sounding systems for the price. I bought this system to replace my aging 1995 Bose Lifestyle 12 system which was incompatible with current technology.
Summary: First off, this is my 5th home A/V system and this has been the most satifying yet. I equate getting a Bose system over other Stereos to getting an Mac vs PC. It just works better! The set-up and multimedia experience is better. It is not as versitile, but the setup and finish works better, looks better and sounds great. More to follow as I test out the system over the next two weeks.
Summary: I want to start off by stating I do not own this system, after various tests at Bose retail stores I just couldn't justify the price tag. My first impressions of this system were awe inspiring. I listened to several songs the store had installed and viewed their "theater" demonstration. Both were very powerful, and was nearly convinced to buy them. However at nearly 4 grand I wanted an in depth examine.
Summary: OK, so I wanted a system that could deliver high quality sound while looking nice in a modern apartment. I dint want big speakers or components (I have a toddler) and too many wires. Also, I have 25 ft ceilings in my living room so I need something that will fill this room with sound. Solution: The Bose. During demo's at the stores, I clearly noticed the difference in sound between the jewel cubes and those of the LS 28, so I went with the LS 35.
Summary: This review is of the Bose Lifestyle 30 which is similar to the 35 and uses the Jewel cube speakers. I have been all around the audiophile roost, with vacuum tube monoblocks, planar speakers, sub/sats, various manner of separates, MIT cables, etc.. ad nauseum. The Bose Lifestyle is not an audiophile's dream system. Nor is it meant to be. It is a mistake to judge it on those terms.