Summary: Sounds good and looks good. These are not a good option if you're planning on using Digital audio workstation (DAW) software as this system does not support WaveRT or ASIO when select there is no sound. Calling Bose the tech was not even aware of ASIO or WaveRT.
Summary: I purchased a Lifestyle 25 system 6 months before the digital model came out. Sound reproduction like earlier models was superb. The new Bose Companion 5 Multimedia along with the Cinimate models do not have any of the robust crispness of the high end cycles & feature diminished reproduction of surround sound compared to the Lifestyle models. It will be hard to find a replacement without spending another $2000.00!