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Bose Home Theater System (Lifestyle 38)

Bose Home Theater System (Lifestyle 38)
alaScore 78

56 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Bose Home Theater System (Lifestyle 38). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design is also mentioned favorably. The reliability and price get negative comments.

usability, design, size

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Bose Home Theater System (Lifestyle 38) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose Home Theater System (Lifestyle 38)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Bose Home Theater System (Lifestyle 38) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com. Many are negative about the price and usability.

usability, price

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose Lifestyle 38 White DVD Home Entertainment SystemBose Lifestyle 38 White DVD Home Entertainment System

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Bose Lifestyle 38

 

The Bose Lifestyle 38 home entertainment system plays favourites - yours. It can store up to 200 CDs and then it remembers what you like best and automatically serves up those tracks for playback.

Outlook If your CD library is a mess and you have the patience to set this up, the uMusic capability of the Lifestyle 38 could be a godsend. And if you don't think the Lifestyle 38 is big enough for your needs, Bose has also launched the Lifestyle 48,...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Bose Lifestyle 38 Home Theater System Review and Prices

 

The Bose Lifestyle 38 is the perfect home theater system for someone who enjoys music as much as they enjoy movies, provided they have a rather large budget.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Bose Lifestyle 38

 

Your problem with loading comes from trying to load too much too quickly. It is best to turn the system off and load your cd, it takes only a few minutes. With only the storage action in use it stores more quickly/.

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Bose Lifestyle 38

 

Your problem with loading comes from trying to load too much too quickly. It is best to turn the system off and load your cd, it takes only a few minutes. With only the storage action in use it stores more quickly/.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Bose Lifestyle 38

 

I the lifestyle 38 is not all what it's hyped up to be. If I had know then what I know now I would have gone a different route. I've had better surround sound from much cheaper systems the rear system speakers are distorted and please don't get me...

Very compact sytem

Very expensive system, and very expensive for add on devices such as the price for the AL8 over $350.00 just for the reciever and transmitter even the HDMI cable is over priced

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Bose Lifestyle 38

 

I really like the compact size and looks of the system. The sound quality is very good with great separation, however the sub-woofer is a little weak

Great sound and modern looks with plenty of music storage

Weak sub-woofer and push type speaker wire connectors

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Bose Lifestyle 38

 

I the lifestyle 38 is not all what it's hyped up to be. If I had know then what I know now I would have gone a different route. I've had better surround sound from much cheaper systems the rear system speakers are distorted and please don't get me...

Very compact sytem

Very expensive system, and very expensive for add on devices such as the price for the AL8 over $350.00 just for the reciever and transmitter even the HDMI cable is over priced

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Bose Lifestyle 38

 

Love it, and have no regrets, despite the price tag.

Excellent home theatre sound. We've twice caught ourselves thinking "it must be pouring outside", only to find out it was background sound to the movie ; Haven't had any problems with uMusic, and love that hearing a variety of tunes no longer involves...

Price. Yeah...it's costly. Also, although uMusic hasn't caused any problems, it has an uncanny knack of picking the songs I least like off of the loaded CDs, resulting in a "-" rating, and the system sometimes deciding I don't like the entire CD

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Bose Lifestyle 38

 

Fantastic sound from such a compact package but too expensive for what you get,for this price you can get much much better sond

compactness,Bose brand image

Price,real bad value for money

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Not worth the price"

 

The uMusic option is buggy and hangs often when uploading CD's, requiring a complete power down and restart. My system has developed various problems over the course of the 2 months it's been installed - the rear surround speakers have developed...

Decent sound and relatively easy setup. Aesthetically pleasing

No in-home service available, buggy software, too expensive

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio output channels:5.1

Management features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD, DVD-R
Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other features

Cable Length:1.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):399 x 292 x 94
Power requirements:230V
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):78 x 157 x 102
Surround speaker weight:1.1
Weight:4.1

Packaging Data

Package weight:33

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:5
Composite Video In:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
FM antenna: Yes
S-Video outputs quantity:1

Power

Supported batteries:4x AAA

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Silver / White

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):159 x 1052 x 79
Center speaker weight:1.07
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):203 x 330 x 549
Subwoofer weight:11.9