This is my second lifestyle system. When set up and installed correctly the sound stage is amazing.
My only gripe is the inability to play music in stereo rather than 5 channel surround.
Purchased in June 2019.
It is very poor performance, especially the bass
I bought it last Xmas. It took time to process for repairing. It did not improved after 2 weeks repairing. The audio performance is same. To be honest, don't buy it, please.
Purchased in December 2018 at Bose Shop for $5,820.00.
Bought this expensive Bose lifestyle 650 last year. And it have never been working fine since day one. Sounds of the speakers keep cutting off from all random speakers. Tried to brought it back to the store several times to fixed the problem but the problem have never been fixed. No one know where the problem is. Same problems still here, sounds still cutting off when turn on. Im very disappointed with this expensive investment. Will never use Bose products again. Unbelievable terrible!
Purchased for $7,000.00.
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I have the unit now for 7 months the bass unit has stopped. 4 weeks to repair. I previously had major problem getting Bluetooth to work.The support for the unit is poor, everything is basically done via an internet group as Bose has decided that support costs too much.
You will have issues with the unit and I would not suggest you purchase it. For a product that sells for $7000 Australian there should be a reasonable level of support for both software and hardware. Bose does not supply it. Save your money and buy Sonos or something else that gives you better value for money. I would not recommend the unit.
Purchased in February 2019 at Apollo Hi Fi Physical store for $7,000.00.
Difficult interface. Not good compared to other systems that are available. The
Complicated interface. Perhaps I don’t know how to operate it. The rear speakers don’t seem to work but maybe I don’t know how to adjust the volume..
A contractor installed it eighteen months ago. They were very competent but any recalls cost over $100.
It has to integrate with Foxtel but it may not be working because of the complicated controls.
Amazing sound system- only if you add an extra subwoofer
Well the old saying no highs no lows must be bose is gone forever after the lifestyle 650 hit the market. Having custom built a few systems and always used high end amps with custom sub woofers I never imagined an "off the shelf" solution would fit the bill, but moving into an apartment thought this would be a sensible option. Well so it appeared to be, and thoughts were, it might have been a bit of a compromise as the sound was really good, clear and crisp but didn't have the depth I was used to from a larger custom system. .... But then I a...dded a second subwoofer.... and the whole system was totally transformed. It is now as good overall as most high end systems with careful placement of the components. Good thing about Bose is their 30 day change of mind policy so this was virtually a no risk test, but it turns out to be the best choice you could make for this setup. Bose stores do not have this setup with 2 subs and I just can't imagine why they would not as demonstrating this would guarantee an increase in sales. Being in Electronics Engineering I look for build quality and good design and this system really is worth the large amount of money it costs. The soundtouch app and spotify make this a perfect setup
If you have the money, this is QUALITY
Purchased this about 4 months ago,thought the price was over the top however it boasts quality and precision with quality. This system meets all expectations, I did also go and purchased an additional BASS module not because the unit needs it, I just wanted to windows to rock and they do now.
Probably their worst product yet.
I just upgraded my Bose Lifestyle V35 to the $7,000 Lifestyle 650 based on a promise of 4K, internet ready greatness. This product is a disaster. Firstly, the sound is nowhere near as good as the V35. It is tinny, disconnected and terrible. The one thing Bose used to do well (because it never played well with others) was sound quality and this is abysmal.
The software engineers who designed the setup program are clueless. It is a rigid, rhetorical and inflexible process that will not allow you to skip sections. For example, there appears...no way to set it up if you do not (yet) want to install the rear speakers. It just keeps trying and then asking you to ring their support team for assistance in setting up the rear speakers. The Soundtouch app is buggy and laggy. I clicked pause - it didn't. I close the app and it doesn't re-open. You have to end-task it and then restart. I suspect it is not aware of advanced power management functions in later Android OS that pauses apps to prevent errant battery usage. Further, I click unpause (without app sleeping) and nothing happens. Five minutes later it unpauses for no reason and starts playing spotify again after I have walked up the other end of the house. Do yourself a favour and purchase anyone elses sound bar for better audio quality and forget the surround sound.
Questions & Answers
The demo I attended presented the Lifestyle 650 as a reciever with less bass though clear sound. Can you confirm that BASS is not deep enough on this system. Secondly, What Apps are installed on this system?
My experience with the apps is terrible. The product when working is great but the support from Bose is appalling and withe the apps. I could not recommend it to purchase. It is expensive yet Bose have little to nothing in the way of support. Support is by way of a kind of internet chat group. It is not effective or any value Save your money and purchase a different product.
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