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Bose CineMate 520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Bose CineMate 520. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

usability, size, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Bose CineMate 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Bose CineMate 520 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback, whereas views about the reliability and price are different.

usability, design, size

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose CineMate 520 Home Theater SystemBose CineMate 520 Home Theater System

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: Steve (

Bose Cinemate 520


Great integration with everything you put through it

Difficulty in setting up music sharing from computer

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Daniel (

Bose Cinemate 520


Without doubt the closest sound to a full atmos setup for a fraction of the price. Would recommend to anyone who wants crystal clear, definitive sound that really enhances your viewing experience. The ability to stream music from your PC, Mac, iPhone,...

Paying an extra £200 for speaker stands

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Michael (

Bose Cinemate 520


It didn'the work

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: C (

Bose Cinemate 520


Beautifully designed and presented, the sound is out of this world and cinema like. You can actually feel the sound vibrate through you during action films etc. All of our hi-fi and TV gadgets now run via the Bose remote and this is definitely a big...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: D (

Bose Cinemate 520


Small and stylish and sounds great for movies. Really sounds impressive for its size.

Not very good for music, has quite a few software bugs and not very good Bose customer service on the forums.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Andrew (

Bose Cinemate 520


Easy setup Self calibration and away you go with full surround to suit your room

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Robert (

Bose Cinemate 520


Stunning sound! Simply Bose!


Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: David (

Bose Cinemate 520


Very good defined sound which immerses you in what ever your watching. The bass is punchy and the quality is as you would expect from Bose

Nothing which I've found yet.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Robert (

Bose Cinemate 520


I would recommend anyone who appreciates good quality sound to purchase this item. The 520 is reasonably priced, and the sound and facilities are top notch. Everything is crisper and much more dynamic. The Bluetooth facility is great and easy to...

After my purchase, I wanted to buy the speaker brackets for this system. It would have been nice to buy them in store. I would recommend them. Or even offer them as part of the package, they are a must, the icing on the cake

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: L (

Bose Cinemate 520


Sounds amazing

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:5.1

Hard drive

Built-In Hard Drive: No

Management features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
Optical disc player type:Not included

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI

Packaging Data

Package weight:20.4

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI Out:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:1


AC input voltage:100-240

Satellite speakers

Wireless satellite speakers: Yes


Wireless Subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Internet Radio: Yes

TV tuner

TV tuner integrated: No

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):185 x 84 x 86
Center speaker weight:1
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):313 x 208 x 64
Main unit weight:1.49
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):84 x 84 x 191
Satellite speaker weight:1
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):198 x 287 x 376
Subwoofer weight:6.3