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PERFORMANCE. CRAFTSMANSHIP. SIMPLICITY.

Lifestyle 650 system

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 theater 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 aluminum 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 theater 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 center channel matches the sleekness of your TV and offers greater performance than previous center channel speakers. It’s packed with five precision speakers and coated in an anodized aluminum 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

  • 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 650 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.

The new Bose Skill for Alexa gives your voice the power of a remote. So, if you want to control your SoundTouch speakers, all you have to do is ask. But that’s just the beginning. We’re working directly with Amazon to keep making your experience better. Future software updates will give you even more control and convenience. And we’ll share them with you as soon as they’re ready.

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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)
  • OmniJewel speakers (each):1.84" W x 5.77" H x 1.84" D (0.78 lbs)
  • OmniJewel center speaker:21.34" W x 1.9" H x 1.84" D (2.66 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 OmniJewel speakers
  • OmniJewel center speaker
  • Acoustimass wireless bass module
  • Universal remote control
  • Front speaker cable
  • 2 rear speaker cables
  • Center speaker cable
  • 2 wireless receivers
  • ADAPTiQ headset
  • IR emitter
  • HDMI cable
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Console power supply
  • 4 Power cords
  • 4 Adhesive feet
  • Screwdriver
  • Owner’s guide
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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 AAA 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 is the Skill?

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

What can the Skill do?

With the Skill, users can:

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 on/off. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn off.”
 

How will existing customers be able to access the Skill?

The 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 companion 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 Skill?

The Skill is compatible with all Bose SoundTouch speakers.

Where is the Skill available?

The Skill is available in the US in English only.

Can the Skill control video-related functions of the SoundTouch 300 soundbar and other SoundTouch home theater systems?

No. The Skill will only control music features of the SoundTouch system, such as access to presets, “what’s playing” and multi-room music listening on home theater systems like the SoundTouch 300.

Why is it necessary to say, “ask Bose to …”?

This is how Alexa Skills are currently constructed. In working with Amazon, we determined that this is currently the best way to bring the benefits of Alexa voice control to our SoundTouch customers.

Will the level of integration between Bose and Alexa change over time?

Yes. We have worked very closely with Amazon to develop this Skill, and we will continue to collaborate with Amazon as the Alexa platform evolves to take advantage of all its latest features and capabilities.

Support

Support

Owner's guide