OmniJewel Speakers &
AV Control Console
SoundTouch Wireless Multiroom Audio
Universal Remote Control
& Acoustimass Sub
OmniJewel Satellite Speakers: The Bose Lifestyle 650 features
four newly designed OmniJewel satellite speakers; two vertical front speakers and two vertical wireless rear speakers. 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 the first omni-directional
speaker from Bose for true 360° sound and a more spacious home theater experience.
Screw terminals on the back of each speaker provide connection between the
satellites and the control console using the included 20' proprietary speaker
Horizontal Center Channel Speaker: The center channel
speaker of the Lifestyle 650 system is wider than previous versions to match the
sleekness of your flat-panel TV. It features five precision drivers inside a
bass reflex enclosure that is coated in an anodized aluminum finish. A
proprietary connector on the back provides connection between the center channel
and the control console using the included 20' proprietary center speaker cable.
Wireless Rear Speakers: The front left/right satellite speakers and the center speaker need to be
hard-wired to the Control Console (20' speaker cable included). However, the rear speakers connect wirelessly
to the Control Console using the
included wireless receivers. Thanks to the included wireless receivers, you
will not need to run speaker wire from the surround speakers back to the
Control Console. However, you will still need to run speaker wire from the surround
speakers to the wireless receivers and plug the wireless receivers into AC
outlets. The wireless receivers have a range of about 33' and connect via a proprietary 2.4GHz RF signal.
Screw terminals on the back of each speaker provide connection between the
surrounds and the wireless receivers using the included 20' proprietary speaker
Wireless Acoustimass Module:
The system's OmniJewel speakers work in concert with the included Acoustimass
wireless bass module to deliver a fuller range of theater sound and effects.
This newly designed Acoustimass bass module delivers a dynamic range of bass
from a powerful 10" driver and generously sized port with QuietPort technology
that virtually eliminates distortion. The wireless range between the Acoustimass
bass module and the system's Control Console is approximately 10'. If you prefer
a hardwired connection, the Acoustimass bass module can be wired to the console
with a minijack (3.5mm) audio cable.
Note: An available firmware update lets you pair a second
module (sold separately).
ADAPTiQ Audio Calibration: The ADAPTiQ audio calibration system is a
proprietary Bose technology that customizes the 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. To perform this audio calibration, you need about 10
minutes when the room is quiet. While wearing the special headset, the system
will ask you to place yourself in five different locations (sitting or standing)
in your listening area as the system takes measurements in each. Audio prompts
from the system will guide you through the process.
Tone & Level Controls: 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.
Mounting & Placement Options: The OmniJewel satellite speakers can be
simply table-top mounted, or you can mount the speakers on wall-brackets,
floor-stands, or table-stands (all sold separately). The Acoustimass wireless
bass module is meant to be placed on the floor (not on a shelf or table).
- Place the front speakers equidistant to the left and the right of the TV.
- Place the center speaker on a stable and level surface directly above or
below your TV, centered with the screen.
- Place the wireless rear speakers toward the back of the room just behind the
listening area at ear
height (when seated) or higher, if possible. You will need access to an AC power
outlet for both speakers.
- For best sound quality, the Acoustimass wireless bass 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.
AV Control Console
Control Console: All of the Bose Lifestyle 650 system's audio/video inputs
and outputs are found on the included Control Console. The Control Console is
outfitted with HDMI 2.0 connectivity, optical & coaxial digital inputs, analog
inputs, Ethernet jack, headphone jack, and proprietary speaker outputs. It also features
built-in WiFi and wireless transmitters for the Lifestyle system's rear speakers
and Acoustimass bass module.
HDMI 2.0a: The Control Console is equipped with six HDMI inputs (5
rear/1 front) and one HDMI ARC monitor output. The system's HDMI jacks support
the latest HDMI 2.0a specifications with 4K/60Hz pass-through, HDCP 2.2
compliance, & HDR video support.
- 4K Pass-Through: The Lifestyle 650 lets you maintain 4K
quality from source to screen by allowing 4K video to "pass-through" and be
displayed on a 4K TV or projector, without compromising image quality.
Giving you the pure 4K experience makes this system the perfect partner for
4K-capable TVs and Ultra-HD Blu-ray players. 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and
1080p video signal are also supported (there is no upscaling).
- HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported by all of the system's
HDMI jacks. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content
Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility
with Ultra HD Blu-ray players, 4K Satellite/Cable providers, and 4k online
- HDR (High Dynamic Range Video): HDR (High Dynamic
Range) reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness
levels, bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This
increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed
blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.
Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity
Note: The Lifestyle system does not offer analog video inputs and does not
support upscaling of video.
Dolby Digital & DTS Compatible: The Lifestyle 650 supports Dolby
Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, & Multichannel PCM audio via its
HDMI inputs and output.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the system's
HDMI output allows audio to be sent from your ARC compatible TV to the Lifestyle
600 system through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and
video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your
Optical & Coaxial Digital Inputs: The Lifestyle 650's Control
Console provides two Optical (Toslink) and two Coaxial (RCA) digital inputs.
These digital inputs will support Dolby Digital, DTS, & 2Ch PCM audio.
Dual Analog Inputs: The Control Console is fitted with two stereo
analog RCA audio inputs for connecting legacy devices.
Front-Panel Headphone/Aux Input: The Control Console's front-panel
minijack (3.5mm) input can be used as a headphone jack (default) or Aux input.
Proprietary Speaker Outputs: The Control Console features proprietary
speaker outputs for the center and front speakers, while the included wireless
receivers provide proprietary speaker outputs for the rear speakers. 20'
proprietary speaker cables are provided for all speakers.
SoundTouch Wireless Multiroom
SoundTouch Wireless Audio: The Lifestyle 650 is
part of the
Bose SoundTouch wireless music ecosystem which allows you to play music
throughout your home. The SoundTouch ecosystem is able to stream music
wirelessly throughout your house over your home's WiFi network; it even works
with your Bluetooth devices. With SoundTouch, you can stream Internet radio,
select music services, and your music library throughout your home. A free Bose
app transforms your Apple iOS or Android mobile device into the system's remote
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Bose Lifestyle 650
system offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your
home network. The Lifestyle 650 features an Ethernet R-J45 port and
built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4/5.0GHz). The Lifestyle 650's network connection can
be setup initially from the SoundTouch Controller App on your Apple iOS (7.0+)
device or Android (4.1+) smartphone/tablet.
SoundTouch Controller App: The Bose SoundTouch Controller
app is required for initial setup and control of the Bose SoundTouch music
system. The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS
iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. Now
you'll be able to setup and control the SoundTouch system from your Apple iOS or
Android device, or from your Windows or Mac computer. Once initial setup is
complete, you can use this app to explore Internet radio, select online music
services, or browse your music library from your home network and computer for
playback on the Bose SoundTouch speaker system.
- For Apple iOS or Android: You can download the free
SoundTouch Controller app (from
App Store or
Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 7.0+) or Android (4.1+)
device so you can setup and control the Bose system from your mobile device.
- For Windows PC or Mac Computer: The SoundTouch
Controller app for Windows & Mac lets you setup and control the Bose
SoundTouch system from your Windows PC (XP /7/8) or Mac computer (OS X
10.6.8+). Simply install the
SoundTouch app onto your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Variety Of Music Sources: The Bose SoundTouch wireless audio
system supports a variety of music options; including Internet Radio, select
online music services, music files stored on your computer, as well as stored
music & music apps on your Apple iOS or Android device.
- Internet Radio & Online Music: The SoundTouch wireless
system lets you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also
get access to the
Spotify Connect, iHeart
Radio, and Deezer
(coming soon) online music services. More music services will be added in
- Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch system
can play back MP3, WMA, AAC. and ALAC music files that are managed by iTunes
or Windows Media Player on your Windows or Mac computer. You computer must
be connected to the same wired or wireless home network as the SoundTouch
- Bluetooth Music Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, the
SoundTouch system wirelessly plays back stored music and music apps from
your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth
compatible device. You can pair up to eight devices (via SSP or NFC) with
one actively connected.
Multiroom Audio: For most home networks, you can link up to
four SoundTouch music systems together for a multi-room/multi-source audio
experience. For more than four rooms, Bose recommends using Ethernet wired
connections to some of the SoundTouch systems. You are able to play the same
music source or different music source on each SoundTouch system, using the
SoundTouch app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer.
Multiroom audio sources include the following -
- Internet radio & online music sources
- Music stored on your computer
- Bluetooth source devices
- Analog Aux inputs (an available firmware update required)
Note: HDMI inputs, as well as optical & coaxial digital
inputs do not support multiroom audio.
Six Presets: You can personalize six presets to your
favorite streaming music services and Internet radio stations, or playlists,
artists, albums, and songs from your computer's music library. The presets can
easily be set, changed, and accessed directly with the included remote control
or the free SoundTouch app on your Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/tablet, or Windows/Mac computer. You cannot set presets to a
Bluetooth or AV connected source.
Alexa Skill (via Firmware Update): The new Bose Skill for Amazon Alexa
is available through a free network firmware update and is enabled through the
Skills section of the Amazon Alexa companion app on your Apple iOS or Android
device. The update enables you to control certain elements of the SoundTouch
experience through Alexa by speaking to an
Echo Dot, Tap,
Echo Show, or other Alexa-enabled device. Simply say "Alexa, ask Bose
Voice control functions include-
- Play music set to a SoundTouch preset.
- Play content in a specific room.
- Play the same music on all SoundTouch devices (everywhere).
- Find out what's playing.
- Play/pause/resume and skip tracks.
- Adjust volume.
- Turn on/off.
Universal Remote Control
RF Remote: The Bose Lifestyle 650 system's advanced RF (radio
frequency) remote control works from practically anywhere in your room (up to
33') without requiring you
to aim the remote at the Control Console.
- LCD Screen: The remote control's LCD screen guides you
through your sources and system settings. A power saver mode conserves
battery life by dimming the brightness of the remote control's LCD and
adjusting the duration that the display remains actively lit.
- Glow Button: Pressing the glow button on the rear of
the remote illuminates the remote's buttons and display. The light turns off
automatically after several seconds to pro long battery life.
- IR Emitter: The remote control also offers IR commands
using the included IR emitter cable to control up to three connected IR devices.
Unify Technology: Unify Intelligent Integration System uses
on-screen navigation to simplify system setup & everyday use. This proprietary
technology walks you through setup, showing the right inputs & best connection
options, & even verifies you've done it correctly. Clear, on-screen menus
provide all the information you need for your connected sources. The Unify
system is available at any time to help you connect and/or disconnect your
entertainment sources and even program the remote.
- System Setup: Once an HDMI video connection is made between the
Lifestyle 650's 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.
- Auto Input: Each device is then automatically added to
the source menu accessed on your TV screen. No more toggling through video
inputs to find the right source. If you add a Blu-ray player, it will be
shown as "Blu-ray" in the on-screen menu. This makes it easy & intuitive for
anyone to use the Unify system.
- Remote Programming: The system's Unify technology
simplifies programming the Bose remote to control the Lifestyle system and
your components attached to it. During setup, the Unify system references an
internal database to identify each connected component, and automatically
teaches the Bose remote to control it.
HDMI-CEC: HDMI-CEC allows you to easily manage and operate the
Lifestyle system along with an HDMI-CEC compatible TV, Blu-ray player, satellite
receiver, and cable box with a single remote; when all components are connected
via HDMI. HDMI-CEC is supported by all the system's rear-panel HDMI inputs, but
not the front-panel HDMI input.
USB Port (Service Only): The system's USB-a port is
for service only. The USB-A port is not designed to playback or charge
smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or other similar devices.