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Bose® - Lifestyle® 600 home entertainment system - White

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The Lifestyle® 600 home entertainment system immerses you in your music, movies and TV with more than just powerful sound. Instead of creating one “sweet spot,” your whole room is pulled into the performance. Sleek, compact Jewel Cube® speakers and a bass module deliver clarity and bass at all volume levels. The glass-topped console has 4K pass-through and 6 HDMI™ inputs, works with many other sources and wirelessly connects the rear speakers and bass module.

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  • Bose® Lifestyle® 600 home entertainment system

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 9)

Features


Jewel Cube® satellite speakers are sleek and compact, and create dynamic surround sound

The wireless bass module utilizes QuietPort™ technology and an advanced DSP to virtually eliminate distortion and create surprisingly deep, clean bass

Wireless rear surround speakers are easy to place, and work with the front speakers for immersive home theater performance

Unify® technology’s guided onscreen messages make setup simple

Bluetooth® with NFC pairing let you stream music from your phone or tablet

SoundTouch® technology lets you use your Wi-Fi® network to play just about anything you want, and the accompanying app offers simple control of your music

ADAPTiQ® audio room calibration fine-tunes the system’s sound to your room

Works with Amazon Alexa

Voice control your music by telling Amazon Alexa what to play

6 HDMI™ inputs and 4K pass-through ensure it works with the highest-quality audio and video

Universal remote with a LED display simplifies control of your devices

Add other SoundTouch® speakers to expand music to other rooms

Multiple inputs for different devices

Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS ensure the system sounds the way the movie or song intended


Customer rating

4.1
89%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose raises the bar on their Lifestyle systems!

    Posted
    dvanderloon
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was the proud owner of a Bose Lifestyle V35 (which use jewel cube series I speakers) before switching to the Bose Lifestyle 600 (which use jewel cube series II speakers). I thought to myself how much better can the sound get? I wasn't expecting much difference. Well Bose managed to raise the already spectacular sound quality of the V35 another notch with the Bose Lifestyle 600. The jewel cube series II speakers have better treble details than series I. As a result they are a bit brighter sounding than the jewel cube series I. Series I is still a phenomenal speaker and maybe some would prefer the slightly "warmer" sound with the toned down trebble. Overall, I would say the Series II is an upgrade with the slight improvement in treble clarity and slightly crisper sound across the board. The Acoustimass 300 bass module that comes with the Lifestyle 600 is very impressive. The V35 Acoustimass module (PS48III) also impressed me but the 300 raises the bar here. It has even more oomph behind the bass as well as a bit cleaner sounding bass. I have faith the max bass output is a fair amount higher on the 300 vs the PS48III even though I haven't pushed the 300 that hard yet. The PS48III was already quite an impressive bass module so this should give you an idea how good the 300 really is! Setup was a breeze with this system. The first step is to connect the console to power and connect it to your TV using the hdmi ARC connection. Then the system walks you through the rest via the on screen display. The 2nd step is pairing the remote since it isn't paired from the factory. The oncreen display says to hit the "OK" button on the remote but it does nothing until the remote is paired. As another reviewer mentioned, the manual or on screen directions don't seem to tell you exactly how to do this. One quick phone call revealed you pair the remote by simultaneously pressing and holding 3 buttons for about 10 seconds: 1) the power button on the console, 2) the "OK" button on the remote and 3) the "glow button" which is on the back side of the remote. The system then walks you through connecting all the speakers, connecting all devices as well as programming the remote for controlling those devices if you choose to. Bose did an excellent job on making this very user friendly! One interesting difference from the 600 to the V35 is on the 600 the front 3 speakers are connected with one thick cable directly to the back of the console which splits into 3 separate cables for each speaker. The surrounds are "wireless". I say "wireless" because technically they're not wireless because they still each require being plugged into an outlet which powers a power brick which is then wired directly to the speaker. This can help with eliminating long wire runs to the back of the room but it could also complicate things if you don't have a plug by each surround location. Luckily Bose thought of this and added a good 10 feet of extra wire to run so you don't have to plug in the power brick TOO close to the surround speaker location. I also heard Bose will have an option for directly wiring the surrounds at a later date. For me and my setup the wireless works in my favor and made our setup process easier. On the other hand, the V35 had all the speakers directly connected to the Acoustimass module and one proprietary cable (which carries all 5 channel's signals) connected from the Acoustimass module to the console which created a rats nest behind the Acoustimass module. The 600 Acoustimass module conveniently only needs one power cable connection and that's it! The signal is received wirelessly. SoundTouch enabled means you can connect the Bose console to your wifi and stream high quality music and even update the system wirelessly using the SoundTouch App (which I heard some people don't like the App). I used it a little bit and it worked fine but since I have Chromecast I just use that to stream music via Spotify premium. That way I can navigate Spotify directly from the Spotify App. This system will also allow you to stream music via Bluetooth which is another great option. On a side note, we actually first bought the SoundTouch 300 soundbar with the Acoustimass 300 bass module and virtually invisible 300 wireless surrounds. We didn't realize until later that the SoundTouch 300 only supports Dolby Digital and DTS which are older sound formats. To Bose's defense I couldn't find another soundbar system that decoded the latest sound formats such as Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master-HD or PCM multichannel which are today's highest quality lossless formats. So this may be a limitation of soundbars not having a dedicated console like the Lifestyle systems have. I also missed having an RF remote since the SoundTouch 300 only comes with an infrared remote so you must point directly at the soundbar. There also was no volume # so it was always a mystery what volume your system was at which I found to be very annoying. The SoundTouch 300 also only comes with 1 hdmi arc, 1 standard hdmi and 1 optical. The idea was that you plug everything into your TV and run one cable (hdmi ARC or optical) from your TV output to the Bose input. Essentially you use your TV as the central hub in this system. Unfortunately, most TV's only have 3 or 4 hdmi inputs which could work for simpler setups but unfortunately it wouldn't work for us. You can add a switcher to get more hdmi inputs but that setup is not ideal in my opinion. I highly recommend going with the lifestyle 600 over the SoundTouch 300 setup. I know it's almost twice as expensive but the extra features are so worth it! Bottom line, this is my dream system and I wouldn't buy anything different! I love the tiny speakers in combination with the unbelievable sound quality that Bose is famous for. I will recommend this system to all my friends and family. If you're interested but skeptical or on the fence, I dare you to try the 30 day risk free trial out in your own home before you judge this system!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nothing But Aggravation

    Posted
    Greg
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Initial setup is simple following on screen prompts but, after that, it is nothing but trouble and aggravation. The system frequently switches from the Bose speakers to television speakers for no apparent reason. Sometimes it turns on the television speakers when the Bose speakers are on and there is an echo because the two sets of speakers are not synchronized. When using the Sound Touch to listen to music, it automatically turns on the television. Even when the television is manually turned off, the system turns it on again in a few minutes. It will not allow the television to remain off. For the price of this system it is absolutely shameful that it does not work properly. I would NOT recommend this system to anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great theater system except...

    Posted
    Trebass
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I did not know nor was informed that my 6-7 year old Samsung HD TV would not be compatible with this Lifestyle 600 system. I called Bose support and after 57 minutes on the phone it was determined that "my TV must not be compatible with this system". The TV has NO HDMI (ARC) port. Why was I not informed of this?

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Bose

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Lifestyle 600 home entertainment system, Trebass. We apologize for any confusion, HDMI ARC is not required to use the Lifestyle 600. For an HDTV similar to yours, we would recommend using the digital optical audio cable. The optical cable would go from your TV's digital audio output to the digital optical input on the 600's media console. After this, please connect your other components (Blu-ray player, game console, etc.) to the TV directly using the HDMI cable. The cable would go from one of the standard HDMI ports on your TV to one of the HDMI inputs on the 600. Thank you, and have a great day. Jesse - Bose Support Bose

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sounds!My very first Bose and didn't fail me

    Posted
    SUPER1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First time to have this Bose home theater system and didn't disappoint me at all!.The more i listened to it the more I love sounds.Highly recommend esp.to those who appreciate and love music/sounds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the sound!

    Posted
    Bill
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Replaced my bose T20 with this unit, as usual bose never disappoints. Great sounding system, just wish the wall mounts came with the unit that sells for $3000.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    Higgy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Great sound from Bose yet again. It’s my 3rd Bose system in the last 20 years. Each system gets better and smarter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good sound

    Posted
    hwitalian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The sound quality is great. the only issue is that my PS4 and XBOX One do not work when routed through it and I have to plug them directly into the TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME

    Posted
    RICK
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I HAD AN OLD BOSE SYSTEM AND THIS BLOWS IT AWAY. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SYSTEM

    I would recommend this to a friend



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