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Lifestyle 650
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Overview

Overview

Details mean everything. So we compromised on nothing.

Beauty's in the eye—and ear—of the beholder. So we designed the Lifestyle 650 home entertainment system to be beautiful in every way. Acoustics. Aesthetics. Craftsmanship. Simplicity. For your movies and music, it's the most uncompromising 5-speaker home cinema system we've ever made.

Spotlight on speakers

We have a long history of creating big sound from small packages. With OmniJewel satellite speakers—even smaller than our Jewel Cube speakers, which are also available for this system—we're rewriting that history with a new chapter on elegance. Each of these tiny speakers features a carefully milled aluminium housing with two acoustic enclosures for dual-opposing drivers. This is the key to creating our first omnidirectional speaker for true 360-degree sound and a more spacious home cinema experience. It took a team of 30 people to perfect every last detail, ensuring the acoustics would work with the aesthetics. And the rear speakers? Wireless.

The centre channel matches the sleekness of your TV and offers greater performance than previous centre channel speakers. It's packed with five precision speakers and coated in an anodised aluminium finish.

Thunderous bass. Wireless connectivity.

Of course you want that resounding bass performance for movies and music. But you don't want a monstrous piece of equipment to enable it. With its premium glass-top finish, our wireless Acoustimass® module delivers on sound and style. A powerful driver and QuietPort™ technology combine for best-in-class performance for its size.

Statements in elegance, continued…

The polished glass curvature of the console has a singular style you can't ignore. But it's more than just good looks. The console houses all of your technological needs: Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® connectivity for wireless music streaming, 4K video compatibility, 6 HDMI™ inputs and more. And it's all controlled with a universal remote.

 

Same system, different speakers.
Which is right for you?

 

LIFESTYLE 650 SYSTEM

OMNIJEWEL SPEAKERS

 

These are the most spacious satellite speakers we've ever produced. With 360-degree output, these speakers work with the centre channel (about 53" long) to provide an incomparable, immersive experience. They are made from a single piece of extruded aluminium and blend seamlessly in your room.

 

 

LIFESTYLE 600 SYSTEM

JEWEL CUBE SPEAKERS

 

These speakers feature Direct/Reflecting technology, with precisely angled transducers inside each speaker. The output is stunning — what you'd expect from speakers many times their size. They are complemented by a Jewel Cube centre channel that is much smaller (about 15 cm long) than the OmniJewel centre channel."

 

Less effort, more music

With the Lifestyle 650 system, we put a lot of thought into taking the thinking out. Of course, there's the premium home cinema performance that you'll love for movies, TV and sports. But when it comes to enjoying your music, you can listen whichever way you want, without worrying about which technology is best. This system features SoundTouch®, which lets you play music through your Wi-Fi® network for instant in-home listening. Or listen directly from a phone or tablet using a Bluetooth® connection.

 

Fast, simple control of all your music

Experience your favourite music from your SoundTouch® speaker with the SoundTouch® app. SoundTouch® lets you take total control of your listening experience. Browse popular music services such as Spotify® and Deezer, Internet radio or your stored music library. Easily personalise presets for one-touch access to the music you love, and control one or many SoundTouch® speakers around your home.

 

Engineered to keep it simple

Unify technology walks you through setup with guided onscreen messages, and ADAPTiQ audio calibration fine tunes the sound specifically to your room and the things in it. So when you hear it, you hear it at its absolute best. The rear speakers and bass module even connect wirelessly for easier placement.

 

Specifications

Specifications

Dimensions/weight

  • Console:40.59 cm W x 6.5 cm H x 25.8 cm D (4 kg)
  • OmniJewel speakers (each):4.67 cm W x 14.66 cm H x 4.67 cm D (with foot installed) (0.35 kg)
  • OmniJewel centre speaker:54.2 cm W x 4.82 cm H x 4.68 cm D (without feet) (1.2 kg)
  • Acoustimass wireless bass module:29.5 cm W x 32.5 cm H x 29.5 cm D (13.6 kg)
  • Wireless receivers for rear speakers:16.6 cm W x 4.1 cm H x 7.8 cm D (0.28 kg)

Additional details

  • Supported audio formats: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, Multichannel PCM.
  • Video source compatibility: Support for six 4K/60 video sources (HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2)

Inputs and outputs

Rear panel of the console

  • 1 HDMI™ output with Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • 5 HDMI inputs
  • 2 optical digital audio connections
  • 2 coaxial digital audio connections
  • 2 analogue L/R audio inputs
  • 1 3.5 mm connection for the Acoustimass module
  • 1 data port
  • 1 IR repeater port
  • 1 Ethernet port for SoundTouch and software updates via a network
  • 1 USB connection for software updates only

Front of the console

  • 1 HDMI input
  • 1 3.5 mm jack for ADAPTiQ system and headphones
  • 1 power button
  • 1 source button
  • 1 system setup button

What's in the box?

  • Console
  • 4 OmniJewel speakers
  • OmniJewel centre speaker
  • Acoustimass wireless bass module
  • Universal remote control
  • Front speaker cable
  • 2 rear speaker cables
  • Centre speaker cable
  • 2 wireless receivers
  • ADAPTiQ headset
  • IR emitter
  • HDMI cable
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Console power supply
  • 4 power cables
  • 4 adhesive feet
  • Screwdriver
  • Owner's guide
Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from superb, read even if your a bose hater bought this and a ls600 for our new house. previous house had a nice separate hifi system i put together b&w satellites, sub and denon av receiver. whilst i will say i was a bose basher a few years ago being one of the hifi boys a pair of qc15 changed my perception. I then started using my own ears and must admit that for the size of the equipment this is seriously good. so the denon/ b&w system was louder and much more hifi like than the bose, however the bose is discreet and still manages to produce a great sound. i had an older ls28 system in my spare room at old house and whilst it sounded good the sub never dropped as low as id liked- though it was punchy. However the new systems with the 10"drivers drop seriously low. so after 3 weeks i love these 2 systems as does the wife. i am very impressed overall, i really recommend you go and listen to one in a store and let your ears decide, don't read any negative reviews by folk who hate bose- believe me the hifi forums are full of them! also just to add i had a slight issue with this system first and bose customer support were top notch in sorting the issue very quickly
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well refined product! Setting up a home system has never been easier! To begin with, setting up the lifestyle 650 takes just under 10 minutes, you do not have to be an expert to know how to get started and that is a big accomplishment on a design perspective, ease of use. The advantage of this is that you can quickly move the 650 from room to room or tranfer it to a friends house for a gathering. Once out of packaging the 650 commands attention in any setting you may place it, living room, bedroom, hallway because of it's beautiful slick design, personally had the black version. With an architecture background I can truley appreciate the clean lines and simple shapes and proportional volumns. The sound quality is mind blowing, you are totally engulfed and surrounded by sound, totally experiencing the 360 sound. This system achieved full marks on all fronts for example: listening to jazz - hip hop - rock - watching movies such as Transformers and especially listening to Animal documentaries were you can here the minute sounds of insects accompained by the barritone voice of the presenter, a phenominal experience. The solid bads impressed me the most it's effortless and at high volumns thesound is still comfortable and even more inpressive at low volumnes when you are relaxing or studying the sound is surrounding but not intrusive. Perfect. Downsides to this would be the long cables that I did not expect, originally thought each speak would have been completly wireless and you don't have much control over the output i.e equalizer. However, having said this It is not enough to put me off recommending such a beautiful piece of design. If you are in doubt, don't be! This machine will not let you down it will introduce you to a whole new world of sound
Date published: 2017-02-07
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FAQs

FAQs

What is the ADAPTiQ® audio calibration system?

The ADAPTiQ® audio calibration system is a proprietary Bose® technology that customises your Lifestyle® system's sound to the unique size, shape and furnishings of the room it's in to ensure it delivers a high-quality performance.

How does the Unify® intelligent integration system work?

Once a video connection is made between the Lifestyle® control console and your TV, the Unify® system walks you through initial system setup, step by step. As you're connecting components to the control console, the system recommends the best connectors via on-screen messages. It even confirms that the connection was made properly. The Unify® system is available at any time to help you connect and/or disconnect your entertainment sources and programme your remote.

Can Lifestyle® systems upscale video?

No, Lifestyle® systems do not upscale video.

Are Lifestyle® systems compatible with 4K video?

Yes, your Lifestyle® system supports 4K resolution.

Which audio formats do Lifestyle® systems support?

Lifestyle® systems support Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS and Multichannel PCM.

Is it possible to adjust bass and treble?

Yes. The bass can be controlled with the bass button on the universal remote control or via the settings menu in the SoundTouch® app. The bass, treble, centre and surround levels can be adjusted through the universal remote control.

What is the range of the wireless link between the console and the Acoustimass® module?

The wireless range between the console and the Acoustimass module is about 9 metres (30 feet).

Can the Acoustimass® module be wired?

Yes. The Acoustimass® module can be wired to the console with a 3.5 mm shielded audio cable.

What placement guidelines should be considered to ensure optimal audio performance of the Acoustimass® module?

For best sound quality, the Acoustimass® module should be placed on the floor against the same wall as the television and centre channel, with an electrical outlet nearby for the power cable. The module should not be placed on a shelf or table.

Do Lifestyle® systems have Bluetooth® and NFC built in?

Yes. The NFC chip is built into the control console near the Bose® logo on top of the console.

Do the speakers need to be hard-wired to the Lifestyle® control console?

The front left and right satellite speakers and the centre speaker need to be hard-wired to the console. The rear speakers connect wirelessly using the wireless connectors. The connectors have a range of about 10 m (about 32 ft) and connect via a proprietary 2.4 GHz radio.

What kind of batteries does the remote control use?

The remote uses 4 alkaline AAA batteries.

How do I access SoundTouch® music with the universal remote?

You access SoundTouch® music by pressing the "SoundTouch" button or selecting it from the source menu—similar to how you access other entertainment sources. From there, you can select one of your presets or browse the Recents list. The 1 to 6 buttons on the remote will also play a preset once the system is turned on and the SoundTouch source is selected.

Can I stream video from the Internet, like Netflix®, to the Lifestyle® system using SoundTouch®?

No. SoundTouch® is designed to stream audio/music formats only. It does not stream Internet-video sources or videos stored on a computer. For this, you would need to use a streaming device such as Apple TV® or Roku®.

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PERFORMANCE. CRAFTMANSHIP. SIMPLICITY.

Lifestyle 650 home cinema system