Lifestyle 650 system



Details mean everything. So we compromised on nothing.

Beauty's in the eyeÔÇöand earÔÇöof 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 speakersÔÇöeven smaller than our Jewel Cube speakers, which are also available for this systemÔÇöwe'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 QuietPortÔäó technology combine for best-in-class performance for its size.

Statements in elegance, continuedÔÇŽ

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 HDMIÔäó inputs and more. And it's all controlled with a universal remote.

Same system, different speakers.

Which is right for you?


  • 360-degree output, our most spacious satellite speakers
  • Powerful, 21" centre channel speaker 


  • Direct/reflecting satellite speakers with angled transducers
  • Compact, 6" centre channel speaker

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, right from your smartphone or tablet. Browse popular music services like 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.





  • 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┬ácm W x 32.5┬ácm H x 29.5┬ácm D (13.6┬ákg)
  • 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 HDMIÔäó 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality with a little aggrivation I have the Bose Soundtouch 300, a pair of Soundtouch 10's, and mini the woofer that came with it. The packaging included a ridiculous 3-4' USB that barely reached the tv that was mounted standard height. If you can operate a smart phone you can do the setup. The app is a great feature however it wont let you play your own playlists on Spotify. The sound is extremely crisp, full, with a robust finish. So far the speaker seem very durable around my three dogs.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplistic Excellence My system arrived three weeks ago. First of all, if you order online, make sure to be home when the package is expected to arrive. It comes in a giant white box with a picture of the system on it. If you are concerned about packages being stolen from your doorstep, well this package screams, "guess whats in this box". Despite reading reviews indicating that set up was difficult, I quickly realized that although it does take about 2 hours to unpackage, run cords, place speakers, assemble stands (optional), this system is extremely simple and intuitive. The set up was very simple, assuming you understand the difference in cables and inputs. My room is 15x12 with two door openings. The sound is amazing. I can not believe the sound that comes from those tiny omni jewel cubes. The low frequency capability of the sub woofer is astounding considering it's size. I read many negative reviews online from whom I would assume to be audiophiles planning on having multi amp systems, regarding the inability of the Bose system to reproduce music and concert material. I am not an audiophile but would say as an enthusiast, I was extremely surprised how great music content sounds. Truth be told, I was shopping for a reference floor standing system, my wife preferred the space savings of the Bose. I am glad I opted for the compact system, the audio is anything but compact. For those of you who plan on incorporating 4K UHD Blurays and a UHD 4k Bluray player,here are a couple helpful hints. I paired my system with an Oppo UDP-203. The Lifestyle module does have 4K pass through, so it will not make any changes of the output video signal that the hd bluray player will send through. HOWEVER, after experiencing green lines on my LG OLED screen during playback of a 4K movie, actually filmed in 4K, it became apparent that there was a signal issue. After speaking to OPPO and Bose, it was determined that the hdmi cable supplied with the Bose system is a standard HDMI cable. Although many say cables are cables, in order to transfer all of the true 4K content, you need to use a high speed 2.0 HDMI cable since there is so much information being transferred. The simplicity of the remote is nice, however, if you have a feature packed device like the OPPO, you will need to use the device remote, as all of the menu items do not carry over. I would also add, when you are using the Bose remote for other device functions, there is a delay from when you can select a command. For example, when scrolling through the menu of the TV with the Bose remote, you can move the cursor, but you cannot select if the Bose remote status screen is active, once it shuts off, it becomes live and you can activate the command. I am hoping this is something they work out in a future firmware update. One other complaint, which is probably an unrealistic expectation, is that since the OPPO has incredible 4k upscale ability, you can run your cable signal into it and use it to increase the resolution and output it through the Bose 4K pass through and into the television. The problem is, if you take advantage of this feature, you can not use the Bose remote for your cable box. The source selected is the blu ray player, so you are limited to functions for the bluray remote, if you were to select cable box hoping to gain control of the cable box features, it would change the device. Realistically, if you are taking advantage of all of these features, you probably need to keep all of the remotes accessible. One other slight issue is with source switching when paired with the LG OLED. Bluray, chromecast,cable box, and tv source will switch over when you select. So in other words, if you are watching cable, cast something from your phone and chromcast and Bose will take control of the television, select cable box and it will go back. The only time it will not is if you are using the built in internet applications on the television. In order for the Bose module to switch both sound and picture, you must exit out of the application before you change the source, otherwise it must be done manually. It is as though there is is a power struggle between the Bose and the LG OLED. If you were to stream from your bluray player or chromecast, there is no issue. ( OPPO) does not have streaming capabilities so I use the TV. The supplied IR extender works great for components inside of a cabinet. The Bose remote has great range. Overall, I am very happy with the system. We plan to add sound touch speakers to other rooms. We are looking forward to taking advantage of the Bose app. It is very simple to use. Very cool to be able to stand in the kitchen and fire up the Bose system in another room, from your phone. Which by the way, when you do this from the app, it will only turn on your Bose and the television, despite the power macros being set to turn on tv,cable box and Bose. I found this feature neat, so that you are not firing up the cable box for no reason.
Date published: 2018-01-26
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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 AA 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 menuÔÇösimilar 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®.



Lifestyle 650 home cinema system