no I/O options!! beware!! only good for computer NOT TV!
20 March 2013
Summary: Sound is what you expect from Bose. Plenty of bass, no mid, plenty of highs. Very frustrating that input is limited .8" headphone jack on controller. Requires connection to computer via USB or turns off every 10min (you have to touch the stupid controller to keep it awake) which makes it useless for a TV system. No optical in. No RCA.
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!
Summary: I have purchased 2 sets of these and both times they played really awsome for about 1.5 years and both sets have died out on me after that. They are really awsome for the sound and money at first but it is VERY agrivating to have both set die on me in such a short time.
Summary: A bit about myself: I'm a big music-head. 23 Black and Native American; I listen to EVERYTHIING. Everything ranges from Jazz, Hip hop, Country, Classical, Reggae, Electronic, Techno, to movie scores, Latin, Rock, and Ambient stuff. I listen to music to help inspire me as a motion-graphics and 3D artist. I even create music myself if what I'm listening to doesn't fit my mood. (or for my projects) Perhaps about a year ago, I wasn't really big on my audio equipment at all.
Summary: DOES ANYONE KNOW THE RMS WATTAGE ON THIS? Why was it NOT included in the review? I'm CURIOUS. I hate to be the guy who asks, ''does it go to ELEVEN?'' but I really would like to know before I spend four hundred bucks on a 2.1!
Summary: PROS -- -Ultra-sleek looks. -Ease of use/set up. -Sounds great with 5.1 encoded movies and more melodic music. -Sounds good to the average listener. CONS -- -WAY overpriced. -Bass is EXTREMELY muddy. -The satellite speakers sound tinny and wreck a lot of vocals in music. -Definiately not audiophile-sounding. -Not a very large sound specrum compared to systems by Klipsh, etc. I got this set for Christmas and I was initially impressed with the looks and ease of setup.