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Easy setup. Sleek, cool design. Bose sound Quality. Compact and unobtrusive


Expensive. Standard 1yr warranty.


If you want quality and don't mind spending the money - then this is the home theater system for you!

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Bose Lifestyle V35 Home Entertainment System from Bose
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Bose Lifestyle V35 Home Entertainment System - Detailed Review & Product Specs

Bose, the name synonymous with quality sound and cutting edge modern styling has done it again with the Bose Lifestyle V35.

As we have come to expect from Bose this new system has everything you need for a complete home theater experience in one compact package. Like it's predecessors the V35 comes complete with a self contained receiver, ultra compact satellite and center speakers. This latest version of the system includes an LCD remote control and convenient I-Pod/I-Phone docking system.

I love a movie I can feel – surround sound, subwoofer. I want to hear the rain fall the same way the characters hear it. This entertainment system offers a crystal clear realistic sound, the sound that we have come to expect from Bose over the years.

Utilizing the audio calibration system included in the box the Bose system will tune itself to the best settings for your specific room. Speaking of what comes in the box - Bose includes the following components:

What's in the box?

  • 4 Satelite Jewel cube speakers
  • 1 Horizontal Center speaker
  • Master control module
  • Acoustimass subwoofer amplifier system
  • I Pod Dock
  • LCD remote control
  • Audio calibration headset
  • All cables including one HDMI cable to connect the bose system to your television

Setup & Installation

The greatest thing about Bose has not changed in the Lifestyle 35 unit and that is the ease of setup. Everything is color coded and labelled so that you have no need to call the neighborhood "Home Theater Geek" to set this system up in your home. Simply open up the box unpack all the components and follow the simple instructions to generate theater quality sound in you home from up to six digital devices.

So is the Lifestyle V35 the right system for me?

Being such a subjective question this is a tough one to answer, the simple answer is if you are looking for an easy to setup one box solution for your audio and home theater needs then YES this system is everything we have come to expect from Bose over the years. 

If you are looking for base thumping sheer volume, annoy the neighbors, bring down the house sound... well this might not be system for you. 

Bose is and has always been focused on the high quality sound and low spacial impact modern styled media. Anyone who has ever listened to a Bose system let alone setup one will appreciate the effort that goes into designing these one of a kind media solutions.
With that being said Bose is not for everyone, the price tag alone is enough to scare the faint of heart away. However for those that can appreciate the high sound quality levels that Bose produces this is a good buy as always. 

Price VS Alternatives

As mentioned before the price of the Bose system is quite high - remember though this is a complete system. You can expect to easily spend the same amount building a modular home theater sound system. Factor in the cost of purchasing and matching each of the items required and the wires/cabling for installation you are going to be pretty close to the price of the Bose system anyway. 
Lets not forget the incredibly complex process of setting up a home theater audio system!

(However, that said, some HQ projectors are now offering pretty decent built-in speaker systems as an "all in one" unit, if simplicity is what you're after... albeit likely not with the same sound quality).


If we factor in all of the alternatives and options involved in building a home theater sound system - the Bose Lifestyle V35 is a serious contender for those that don't mind spending the money for quality and want one of the easiest systems on the market to setup.

To check out the official "story" behind the Bose company, check out their philosophy on the official site. If you're in the market, we recommend purchasing the V35 system on Amazon...

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2011, 6:41 pm
Reviewed by Matthew Chitty
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