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Excellent For Specific Audio Needs

byelectropigeon Jan 1, 2004
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fans of drama, romance and comedy will enjoy this system.
Cons Fans of action movies may eventually crave a better subwoofer.
Recommended it? Yes

Bose is a widely recognized name in the home theater industry, but this system may not be the best for every home theater set up. Check out this review and see if this system fits your specific needs.

First, there is the obvious issue of size. If you need a small system, you will be hard... Read full review »


BOSE - Lifestyle 25, get it while you still can

bypeter4321 Aug 18, 2003
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Size, convenience, styling and quality of sound
Cons Remote control functions, lack of fine tuning, lack of DTS.
Recommended it? Yes

First, let it be known that I am not an audiophile, although I spent long and hard looking at reviews and almost fell into the trap of pretending that I was. What I needed was something that can be set up in a standard lounge, and would rarely (unfortunately) be experiencing the machine at loud,... Read full review »


Learned Facts

byghostryder Aug 24, 2001
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Low Profile, Looks, RF Remote
Cons PRICE, Lack of True Bass, Lack of Video inputs, Number of Inputs, No DTS
Recommended it? No

I have listened to this system with pretty much every application possible: home theater, party music at MAX volume, TV(Dig Cable) and Soft Music. I have also done a good deal of research into the physical capabilities of the system via Bose and independent sources. So here are my two cents:
... Read full review »


These Speakers DID Change My "Quality of Life!"

byShanti Aug 23, 2001
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Incredible sound experience.
Cons PRICE (and I don't prefer the CD cartridge)
Recommended it? Yes

How many advertisements promise, subtly or outright, that your life will change if you buy the promoter?s particular product?

Part I: My Resistance to Being Taken By the Tiny Cubes
For years, my husband raved about Bose speakers, drooled over them in mall stores, made me listen to... Read full review »


Worthy the $$$

bytestedthisone Aug 14, 2001
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Truly great sound with a small footprint.
Cons Remote control sometime do not work properly
Recommended it? Yes

Before deciding to buy this system, I did lots of research on Bose and other brands. Given Bose's reputation, it was not a surprise to have a very easy set-up. Suddenly, I can appreciate the rich sound in the movies. It is definitely worth my $$$. Since so many people have written the positive... Read full review »


Better Manipulation Through Research

bysoupcraze Jun 9, 2001
25 Helpfuls 26 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Bose Uses Another Name For Dolby Pro Logic???!!!
Cons Expensive, Not Many I/Os, For $2500 You Can Do Much Better!
Recommended it? No

I can't believe that I fell for the Bose marketing long ago. I used to be one of those people who said, "Bose is the best." Well, times have changed. Now, the Bose Lifestyle 25 sounds good, but you have to look much deeper into it. I was playing the tuner on my Marantz, and then I heard a Bose... Read full review »


A movie theater in your living room

bysteve1234 May 30, 2001
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Movie theater sound
Cons Money
Recommended it? Yes

The new Bose Lifestyle 25 home audio system is the latest and greatest thing Bose has released for home surround sound and audio systems. It comes with the 5 sets of 2 inch tweeters, one Base/Terbble sub, and the central hub that houses the computer and the C.D. player. This system is top of the... Read full review »


The Bose Lifestyle 25....It's the L-12 with a few more gadgets and I/O's....

byacescasino May 11, 2001
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros (Laugh) Well, it sounds like the New York Philharmonic is your roommate.
Cons HOW much did you say it costs??
Recommended it? Yes

HOW MUCH? $2500.??? (Gulp) Wow....For THAT much, you'd better show me something.......

It did.

The Bose Lifestyle 25 series II is the next step up from the Bose Lifestyle 12, Series II (see my review of the L-12 for some goodies), adding a few more "plusses" to an already... Read full review »


Turn that DOWN!

byEricstake Mar 23, 2001
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very discreet, and very loud.
Cons A bit on the pricey side.
Recommended it? Yes

Pros: Great sound, discreet looks, good quality
As the title implies, we'd gotten tired of looking at decent-sounding but very visible mini stereo systems and decided to acquire a good quality, non-intrusive system. After weeks of internet research and opinions from friends and colleagues we... Read full review »


Bose = The Best In Home Audio

byprincethunder Feb 5, 2001
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to Set Up, Superb Sound,VideoStage 5 Steering Logic
Cons None
Recommended it? Yes

"Bose - Better Sound Through Research."
This phrase totally rings true when you look at the Bose Lifestyle 25. It is perhaps the highest quality all in one system on the market for home theater. Not only does it work superbly for home theater, the technology which Bose calls "VideoStage 5"... Read full review »


Want the movie theater to come to you?

byproracer321 Dec 2, 2000
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Worth the money!
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

The system is a very good choice for a person who can't get out to the movie theater but wants to go. Well this sound system brings the theater to you. It has very high quality digital video picture and sound.
The sound is so clear and full you'd think you were in a movie theater.

... Read full review »


Image being at a concert without the crazed, screaming fans

byA_K_M_25 Dec 1, 2000
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great sound
Cons expensive
Recommended it? Yes

That is exactly what this sound system is like. It has great sound clarity! You can hook it up to your tv so it will be like your at the movies but you can adjust the volume! You would think that it would not sound to good do to the small speakers but it will rock you ears! Its great because you... Read full review »


Extreme Loudness!

byVette_Queen Nov 30, 2000
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The quality of the sound
Cons the cost
Recommended it? Yes

This is a great stereo, and trust me, do not under-estimate the power of those tiny speakers. The only bad thing about this system is the price, other than that is is well worth it. I could not believe how loud it is, and even when it gets loud, it stills sounds great. You can hook it up to your tv... Read full review »


unbelievable !!

bylagace Oct 24, 2000
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros sound
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

If you're looking for Home Theater and TRUE surround-sound,
get this product.
Movies and music will never seem the same.
The remote control gives you full access to the system from anywhere in the house, even through walls !
The set-up was easy due to a special CD which is enclosed... Read full review »


The best in Audio

bychakey1 Oct 6, 2000
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Quality, functionality and flexibility
Cons It has no flaws
Recommended it? Yes

My wife and I are musicians. Our ears are trained to listen for quality in any sound. When we listened to this system in the store and compared it to all the others, we knew this was it. Don't even let the price fool you. To get a comparable system from another manufacturer, you must shell out... Read full review »


Bose is the Best

byMaximumC2 Aug 25, 2000
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fantastic Quality, Excellent Size Choices
Cons Costly
Recommended it? Yes

Being a Sears Electronics Associate for sometime I would give my recommendation to anyone in the market for BOSE. Unlike Sony, JVC, or any other electronics company, BOSE only specializes in Audio production. BOSE, you will find, is always going to be the best.

BOSE allows you so many... Read full review »


Awesome sound; great package!

byfondueski Jul 20, 2000
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great sound, compact, ease of use
Cons Cd player is not "feature rich" (minor)
Recommended it? Yes

I have had the Lifestyle 25 for 3 1/2 years, and I have nothing but praise for Bose and this system! The most impressive aspect of the Lifestyle 25 is the awesome sound produced from such a compact system. I have owned audiophile components in the past, and the Lifestyle 25 performs on par with... Read full review »


Invisible Sound

byhagelund May 15, 2000
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great sound, discreet looks, good quality
Cons Price
Recommended it? Yes

As the title implies, we'd gotten tired of looking a decent-sounding - but very visible (= ugly!) - mini stereo systems and decided to acquire a good quality, non-intrusive system. After weeks of internet research and opinions from friends and colleagues we were down to Bose or Bang and Olufsen... Read full review »


Judge for Yourself

bywjackso5 Feb 17, 2000
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros determine your own needs
Cons determine your own needs
Recommended it? Yes


I am new to this site and I just stumble upon it by chance. While I was looking around on this site, I was very intrigued by all of the opinion surrounding Bose. I did take the time to read about 20 or so pro-Bose and anti-Bose reviews. As you will see in my profile I have worked... Read full review »


Save your sanity and your $$

bysowens1 Jan 6, 2000
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros it is good when it does work
Cons it doesn't last long
Recommended it? No

I absolutely loved my home stereo system until the warranty ran out. I paid almost 3,000.00 dollars for this audio system that was only as good as the length of the warranty. I tried to see if the store I bought it from would exchange it for something comparable, and of course they would not. If... Read full review »

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