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Lifestyle 600 system

Overview

Overview

Details mean everything. So we compromised on nothing.

The first thing you notice is the beautiful design. Then you turn it on, and powerful audio pours from our redesigned Jewel Cube speakers. If you want great performance—and value—in a Bose surround sound system, you’ll find the Lifestyle 600 home entertainment system delivers on those expectations. And with SoundTouch included, it goes well beyond traditional home theater. For movies, TV, sports and music, it’s a great choice to keep everyone fully entertained.

 

Spotlight on speakers

Our Jewel Cube speakers have long been the standard for prodigious sound from a small design. Precisely angled drivers within each enclosure reproduce a blend of direct and reflected sound for greater spaciousness and no “sweet spots.” Sit anywhere you’d like—you’ll experience an immersive audio experience that adds depth and drama to whatever you watch. And when it’s time to relax with a favorite playlist, you’ll appreciate the clarity and fullness of your music.

 

The center channel provides clear dialogue for movies and TV shows, plus pristine vocals from your favorite music. Its horizontal design fits in well with your TV, with a small footprint that makes it easy to place.

Thunderous bass. Wireless connectivity.

The Lifestyle 600 system is more than its Jewel Cube speakers. You also get resounding bass performance for movies and music from a wireless Acoustimass module. With its premium glass-top finish, it 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

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

LIFESTYLE 600 SYSTEM
JEWEL CUBE SPEAKERS

  • Direct/Reflecting satellite speakers with angled transducers
  • Compact, 6" center channel speaker

Less effort, more music

With the Lifestyle 600 system, we put a lot of thought into taking the thinking out. Sure, there’s the premium home theater 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 favorite 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 personalize presets for one-touch access to the music you love, and control one or many SoundTouch speakers around your home.

Bose + Voice. Now you’re talking.

Play music. Turn it up. Or even ask what’s playing. Without lifting a finger.

Enjoy hands-free voice access to your music on SoundTouch speakers using any Alexa-enabled device—like the Amazon Echo Dot. Just open the Alexa app. Search for “Bose” under the Skills menu. Then follow the simple one-time setup.

So what can you do? Plenty. Start your funk playlist in the kitchen. Turn the volume up or down. Change tracks. Find out what’s playing. And even control where it’s playing—from the speaker in your kitchen to the speaker in your bedroom.

"Alexa, play some dance music in the Living Room."

"Alexa, turn up the volume in the Kitchen."

"Alexa, pause the Office."

"Alexa, next track in the Bedroom."

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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.

Specs

Specs

Dimensions/weight

  • Console:15.98" W x 2.56" H x 10.16" D (8.8 lbs)
  • Jewel cube speakers (each):2.75" W x 6.25" H x 2.75" D (1 lb)
  • Jewel cube center speaker:6.1" W x 2.7" H x 2.6" D (1.04 lbs)
  • Acoustimass wireless bass module:11.61" W x 12.8" H x 11.61" D (30 lbs)
  • Wireless receivers for rear speakers:6.54" W x 1.6" H x 3.07" D (9.8 oz)

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 analog 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 Jewel cube speakers
  • Jewel cube center speaker
  • Acoustimass wireless bass module
  • Universal remote control
  • Front speaker cable
  • 2 rear speaker cables
  • 5 AC-2 adapters
  • 2 wireless receivers
  • ADAPTiQ headset
  • IR emitter
  • HDMI cable
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Console power supply
  • 4 Power cords
  • Screwdriver
  • Owner’s guide
Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally true home theater sound I recently purchase my lifestyle 600 system. I am truly glad to say it is living up to the reputation. I wanted more bass so i got a second cube unit. It is awesome.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astounding! We bought the 600 lifestyle and we are astounded. We have a 65" curved smart tv and the deliveries of all are streaming apps is tenfold to the original system we had. Touchsound is awesome for music. All our components synced seamlessly with the system making one remote control for everything. The surround sound is so precise and in point in fact our dog runs to the other room behind the rear speakers to see whom is talking back there. Again we are amazed and LOVE this product. It was worth ever penny. Bluetooth and WiFi makes it a breeze to install. Our home is the most popular house on pizza & a movie nights. Thank you Bose for you research and development.
Date published: 2017-10-18
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FAQs

FAQs

What is the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system?

The ADAPTiQ audio calibration system is a proprietary Bose technology that customizes 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 onscreen 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 program 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, center 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 30 feet (9 meters).

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 center channel, with an electrical outlet nearby for the power cord. 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-in in 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 center 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 32 ft (about 10 m) and connect via a proprietary 2.4GHz 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 selecting the “SoundTouch” button or select 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 through 6 buttons on the remote also will 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.

What can I do with the Bose Skill?

With Bose Skill, you can play music on your SoundTouch speakers by talking to any Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo Dot. For example, say “Alexa, play my jazz playlist in the Kitchen,” and the playlist will begin to play on the SoundTouch speaker named “Kitchen.” You can also control the music that’s playing—for example, say “Alexa, pause the music in the Kitchen,” “Alexa, resume the music in the Kitchen,” “Alexa, turn up the volume in the Kitchen,” “Alexa, skip to the next song in the Kitchen,” and so on.

Which SoundTouch products are compatible with the Bose Skill?

The Bose Skill is compatible with all current generation SoundTouch speakers (SoundTouch 10, SoundTouch 20 Series III, SoundTouch 30 Series III, the SoundTouch 300 soundbar, Wave SoundTouch IV, the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier, the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter, and the Lifestyle 600 and 650 home entertainment systems) and previous SoundTouch speakers/systems that support Bluetooth connectivity.

What music services work with the Bose Skill and SoundTouch?

The music services that currently work with Bose Skill are Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM, and iHeartRadio.

Do I always have to say a speaker name with the Bose Skill?

Yes. Alexa will not know where to direct your commands unless you include the speaker name in your requests/commands.

Does the Bose Skill let me play music on multiple speakers at the same time?

No. There is currently no way to play music on multiple speakers using just your voice with the Bose Skill. However, you can still create groups in the SoundTouch app as normal, even if the music was started through the Bose Skill.

What is the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa-enabled devices?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa-enabled devices enables Bose SoundTouch customers to control elements of the SoundTouch experience through Alexa by speaking to an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap or any Alexa-enabled device.

What can the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill do?

With the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill, you can ask Alexa to:

Play music set to a SoundTouch preset. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play Preset 1.”

Play content in a specific room. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play Preset 1 in the Living room.”

Play/pause/resume and skip tracks. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to pause.”

Adjust volume. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn this up.”

Play the same music everywhere. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play this everywhere.”

Find out what’s playing. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose what’s playing.”

Turn a system on or off. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn off.”

How will existing customers be able to access the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill will be available to all existing SoundTouch owners through a free software update. The Skill itself is free, and it is enabled through the Skills section of the Amazon Alexa app. An Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot is also required to use the Skill.

Which SoundTouch speakers are compatible with the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill is compatible with all Bose SoundTouch speakers.

Where is the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill available?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill is available in the US in English only.

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