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Bose Lifestyle 12

“Bose technical support and Lifestyle 30”

Written on: 09/07/2014 by baz101 (1 review written)

Over about 6 phone calls and having to go through the usual antics until I got to speak to someone on each call or getting cut off after listening to some appalingly recorded musak, I tried to give them details of my system. They wanted the serial number of the 'base unit',ie the big black box that sits on the floor; I found this out on the 6th call. I could give them the number of the 'head unit' only as I was not at home, if that's what it's called but that was not good enough apparently… Read Full Review

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“Bose: Average speakers; Outrageous prices”

Written on: 13/10/2011 by mkultra87 (3 reviews written)

I've owned this set of speakers for a few years now, ever since I received them as a house warming gift. While they provide decent sound quality, they are far more expensive than they are worth. When you buy Bose products, you are paying for the name, not the sound. I've heard systems that cost half the price that sound the same if not better. If you are in the market for speakers, do yourself a favor and do some research, Bose are for the unknowing everyday consumer… Read Full Review

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“Looks good, and is easy to use. However it sounds awful. ”

Written on: 15/03/2010

Looks good, and is easy to use. However it sounds awful.

The speakers have a very poor range so all "top end" (cymbals etc will sound quiet and muffled, but even worse is the bass response. Rather than hearing individual bass notes the whole range is reduced to a rumble, theres a lot of noise, but no notes. It sounds rather like a hippo being constantly beaten with a velvet mallet. I checked with a percussionist friend who assures me that he or anyone he knows has ever used a hippo/mallet… Read Full Review

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Written on: 14/09/2010

I found this review very helpful because...
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<br/>"It sounds rather like a hippo being constantly beaten with a velvet mallet"
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<br/>Hahahaha!!!

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“Bose Lifestyle 12 are very good speakers and the sound...”

Written on: 07/09/2009

Bose Lifestyle 12 are very good speakers and the sound is great specially in surround… Read Full Review

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“A muddy sound quality, bass boom no clarity, replaced...”

Written on: 12/08/2008 by RIDGEBACK08 (1 review written)

A muddy sound quality, bass boom no clarity, replaced convential
sound system, big misstake! There are better systems out there for the price you pay for Bose!… Read Full Review

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“Bose Lifestyle 12 Review - Bose blow! I have heard...”

Written on: 02/06/2008 by johnw81floyd (1 review written)

Bose Lifestyle 12 Review - Bose blow! I have heard many acoustimass speakers and LifeStyle systems, had the demos and unfortunately in a previous job installed numerous Bose home cinema systems, even after advising customers against them! Some people will never learn!

Never had an installation without some sort of faulty kit, awkward to set the truly limited multi room side up. Plastic, gimmicky, over priced, over marketed junk! Shocking build quality and the DVD quality beggers belief!

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“Difficult to assess. It was struck by lightning and...”

Written on: 04/09/2007 by martinjfry (1 review written)

Difficult to assess. It was struck by lightning and failed after 1 week of ownership. Not Bose's fault. 13 weeks later they failed to pick it up from my local dealer so that explains my zero review. I have had zero satisfaction. JUST GOT IT BACK BUT IT DOES NOT WORK. I would love to say nice things about Bose, being a bit of an afficianado and a strong evangelist of the brand. I have owned many speaker systems from Bose, and bought the basic radio, alarm, CD player, and the next £800 DVD system… Read Full Review

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“For the hype that follows the Bose Lifestyle 12 home...”

Written on: 18/11/2005 by Deathwish238 (1 review written)

For the hype that follows the Bose Lifestyle 12 home theater system I expected a lot more for the money. The sound is very mediocre and hardly worth the price at all. Sure the speakers are small but for a little bit bigger in size I could have gotten sound that just blows these speakers away. DO NOT BUY THIS… Read Full Review

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“I found an awesome bargin on eBay. I have just...”

Written on: 08/03/2005 by pfarndell1 (1 review written)

I found an awesome bargin on eBay. I have just recently puchased this unit and it only cost me £705. Really look around as I was going to pay full wack last year from bose and I'm so glad I didn't. It's great to have as it fits into any room perfectly and the sub although big, hides away very easily. I think bose have thought very hard about this to, as they have made specific wall brackets, that from bose cost a bomb. I got some off eBay as low as £2 and they are just great… Read Full Review

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“The Bose Lifestyle 12 is a fantastic all purpose...”

Written on: 01/12/2004 by gdkjones (1 review written)

The Bose Lifestyle 12 is a fantastic all purpose sound system. The 1st time I set this up and listened to a CD, it sent a shiver up my spine. If you position yourself correctly within the soundscape it feels as if you are in a true 3d environment which uses sound instead of visual images. Unbelievable. Close your eyes and you can "see" sounds coming in from the front, rear, sides and even above your head. The quietest track on the lowest volume setting is heard with absolute clarity. Movies… Read Full Review

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Archangel919's Response to gdkjones's Review

Written on: 15/06/2010

I definitely agree with you in all aspects. I have owned my Lifestyle 12 for about 12 years and the sound is just as good if not better due to todays technology. Blu-ray pushes the digital sound to its limits. Listener and speaker placement makes a lot of difference. A lot of people who are hating on Bose Speakers have probably not used it in conjunction with the Lifestyle module. In addition fine tuning the Bass/Treble controls to ones satisfaction makes a huge difference for the other reviewers description of unsatisfied sound.

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“This Bose Lifestyle 12 home theater system is awesome....”

Written on: 10/01/2004 by goatroapr (1 review written)

This Bose Lifestyle 12 home theater system is awesome. Actually, I have the lifestyle 25 system which only adds the feature where I can hook up a second set of speakers at the same time and listen to two different sounds from the same system at the same time!! When I went shopping for a new system, I knew I did not want one that had a lot of components for big speakers. You can still crank up the volume and enjoy club sound without all of space taken in your house or many components to hook… Read Full Review

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Bose Lifestyle 12

“The sound of the Bose Lifestyle 12 Home Theater turns...”

Written on: 22/12/2003 by laura9090mi (1 review written)

The sound of the Bose Lifestyle 12 Home Theater turns your home into your own personal movie theater. Bose also makes hook up a breeze. Thier direction poster is fabulous. The money I save on not going to the theater for premium sound will make up for the cost. Shop around, you can find really good deals on this system. aka club stores which buy them in bulk and save you hundreds. Just a hint, shop the stores. I have found the best deals in the club stores where I live… Read Full Review

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