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.
A Refurbished product is one that’s been returned to Bose, for any reason. It’s then thoroughly inspected, tested and serviced to meet strict Bose sound quality standards—the same as a new product. Appearance is closely examined; products occasionally have minor, nearly imperceptible blemishes. All Refurbished products have the same warranty as new products. And are available only from Bose. Quantities are limited.
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.
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.
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®, Wi-Fi® and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility for wireless music streaming, 4K video compatibility, 6 HDMI™ inputs and more. And it’s all controlled with a universal remote.
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 or Apple AirPlay 2.
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 stations through TuneIn 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.
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.
Unify technology walks you through setup with guided messages on the screen, 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:6.5 cm H x 40.59 cm W x 25.8 cm D (4 kg)
- OmniJewel speakers (each):14.66 cm H x 4.67 cm W x 4.67 cm D (with foot installed) (0.35 kg)
- OmniJewel centre speaker:4.82 cm H x 54.2 cm W x 4.68 cm D (without feet) (1.2 kg)
- Acoustimass wireless bass module:32.5 cm H x 29.5 cm W x 29.5 cm D (13.6 kg)
- Wireless receivers for rear speakers:4.1 cm H x 16.6 cm W x 7.8 cm D (0.28 kg)
- 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)
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 x 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 x 3.5 mm jack for ADAPTiQ system and headphones
- 1 power button
- 1 source button
- 1 system setup button
- 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
- Owner’s guide
Is the system compatible with Bose Home Speaker family products?
The products cannot be grouped together through a Bose app. Entertainment systems use the SoundTouch app; while the Bose Home Speaker family uses the Bose Music app. However, Apple device owners can use Apple AirPlay 2 to group the entertainment system with Bose Home Speaker family products for multi-room synchronised playback. Apple AirPlay 2 requires a Wi-Fi connection.
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 that it delivers high-quality performance.
How does the Unify intelligent integration system work?
Once a video connection has been 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 messages on the screen. It even confirms that the connection has been made properly. The Unify system is available at any time to help you connect and/or disconnect your entertainment sources and programme your remote control.
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 using 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 socket 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.
Does the system support AirPlay?
Yes. Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility allows access to Apple Music and other music services via a Wi-Fi connection.
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 (32 ft) and connect via a proprietary 2.4 GHz radio.
How do I access SoundTouch music with the universal remote control?
You can 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 buttons marked 1 to 6 on the remote control 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.
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 the 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 turn this up”.
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.