My buddy gave me a bose lifestyle 5 system (immaculate) for my mothers place. I set it up perfectly and it sounds XXXXXXXXXX awful!! It's like the amp in the sub is not powerful enough?????? (as they are drivers and are power hungry. My mother had a set of beolab 6000's and a beolab 2 sub. People say Bose is the poor mans B&O (not the best speakers of course - design la di da).. but hell, there is a massive DIFFERENCE!!!! Now I get why people rip the xxxx out of Bose!! When i was a kid I had a beosound 3000/beolab 2500's. For a lifestyle unit compared to the Bose, it is just chalk and cheese, & that's before we get on to the good stuff!! At least the B&O stuff has full range and is kind of detailed and crisp.... Back me up people!! Terrible!!!