Bose 3·2·1 GS and GSX Series III | Crutchfield Video

Bose 3·2·1 GS and GSX Series III | Crutchfield Video

Chris: Hi, I’m Chris. Ralph: And I’m Ralph, and we’re here in the
Crutchfield studios today to talk about the Bose 3-2-1 GS and GSX series III home entertainment
systems. Now what we have here is GSX system, with
the graphite speakers. The speakers for both these systems come in
either graphite or silver. Chris: These systems just give you a really
simple way to add famous Bose sound to your room. Ralph: They do. Chris: You get a media center, that plays
DVDs, CDs or the radio, and two stereo speakers, nice and compact, lightweight. Plus an Acoustimass module that takes care
of all the low bass frequencies with all your TV shows, movies and music. Ralph: Absolutely. Chris: You get really spacious sound. Ralph: That’s a good way to describe it. The nice thing about this system is that it
is very compact, as you can see. You can hide the Acoustimass module just about
anyplace, the corner of the room, good example. These fit very well onto a bookshelf. And this replaces a whole stack of components. You don’t need a separate DVD player, an AM/FM
tuner. It’s all right here. Looks very nice underneath your TV. And the nice thing about Bose systems is that
they’re easy to set up, they give you all the instructions you need and all the cables
you need. Chris: You got that right. Bose even includes an HDMI cable, which is
great news for people who have a high-definition TV. If you do, this media console can actually
up-convert your DVD video to 1080p resolution, which is the highest it can go, and send the
signal to your HDTV. So you get an amazing picture every time. Ralph: Right. Now, as I said, we have here the GSX system. The only real difference between this and
the GS system is that this has uMusic inside. What that means is it’s a very simple way
that Bose has come up with to let you create and maintain a digital music library. Instead of having to run through a bunch of
CDs, all you do is take your CDs, load them in here one at a time, press the ‘store’ button
and the music is copied over to the media center. Once it’s in there, all you have to do is
just your remote and you’re good to go. Press the uMusic button, you can play individual
songs, a whole album. You can rate the songs – I like this, I don’t
like that so much – and you can create playlists, which is nice. Chris: Right, you can have separate ones for
dinner, parties, exercise, even make one for the kids. Ralph: Right. Chris: Nice thing about this uMusic too is
that it actually learns your preferences, right, so over time it can start suggesting
songs.from your library. Ralph: Right, so you could actually just start
with a song and not have to worry about what comes next because you know it’s going to
work. Chris: It takes care of the rest. Ralph: Now the nice thing, the other nice
thing about this is it also works with other Bose components in a multi-room system. You can find more about how Bose multi-room
systems work together by going to our website. The address is Chris: And to learn all about the GS and GSX
systems, just go to

31 thoughts to “Bose 3·2·1 GS and GSX Series III | Crutchfield Video”

  1. Unfortunately, it does not 🙁 I went to the Bose store and I told them that I had an HDTV, TiVo and Blu-Ray Player and they said I would need to connect my devices to my TV with an HDMI cable then buy an Optical cable and connect it from the TV to the Bose system. I wish it did come with an Optical cable since a lot of people with HDTVs have stuff like Blu-Ray and since the system is so expensive! Did you end up buying this sound system? If so, please let me know if you're enjoying it 🙂

  2. People who think Bose is the best, should first know what sound quality is: Sound Quality equals to High Fidelity and there are different parameters to calculate it: soundstage, dynamics, detail, tonal balance, extension, ecc. Bose is simply uncomparable to other Hi Fi companies (B&W, Klipsch, Monitor Audio, Focal, KEF, Wharfedale, Dynaudio) they are just two different products. Buy Bose only if you have problems of space or you can't just resist to their design. Hi Fi is another world

  3. gabbee,

    I'm sorry, but we on'y ship to address within the us (with a US zip code). We do not ship internationally.


  4. asatruviking,

    I've been at Crutchfield for 14 years now, and I have asked many of the same questions to our Bose trainers over the years.

    The answer is simple, Bose isn't trying to stay ahead of the curve, or adopt every technology that comes out, or be everything for everybody.

    They are really good at doing what they do, building equipment that is easy to use, solves a problem, and performs well.

    They know they have haters, but they also have a lot of fans, they are cool with that.

  5. Hey viking,

    I hear that a lot, that Bose should lower their prices. And I can understand that, they offer expensive products that not a lot of us can afford.

    However, they are expensive products that are in high demand. For example the Bose Soundock is routinely our number one selling iPod dock, and their Quiet Comfort headphones are routinely our number one selling headphones.

    If Bose products stopped selling so well, they would lower their prices.


  6. Viking,

    It's been a pleasure chatting with you as well.

    Obviously I'm not saying Bose preys on the ignorant. Bose has diehard fans that won't buy anything else, and they tell their friends, and so on. They don't mind if you disagree with the way they do business.


  7. For the materials Bose uses in their speakers, they have no right charging that much, ESPECIALLY for the Lifestyle 48. For that $4000 I could get some nice Paradigm Monitor 7 wood towers, a Monitor CC-190 center, 2 Monitor ADP-190 surrounds, a Paradigm DSP-3200 subwoofer, a 7.1 surround sound (the LS48 is only 5.1) receiver (Yamaha RX-V665), and a Blu-Ray player (Bose has no excuse for not building their systems w/o a Blu-Ray player).

    If you wanna see in more details, check out my videos.

  8. @BobbyBossett Please accept my apologies for the delayed response. The Bose 3-2-1 systems produces a simulated surround effect with the two “Gemstone” speaker arrays and the subwoofer. For true surround sound, you would need at least 5 speakers and a subwoofer. All of the 3-2-1 systems are designed to provide a convincing surround effect with just two speakers and the subwoofer. Feel free to call for additional assistance: 800.315.0030

  9. @Donarudo88 We offer lifetime tech support on every Crutchfield purchase. If you bought the Bose system at another retailer and they will not help, you may want to contact Bose directly: 800.367.4008. HTH!–Crutchfield

  10. I just was shopping around today looking to purchase the bose cinemate II system (seeing as £750 was too much for the GS style) but with hesitation i then walked into my local currys and just randomly asked about this system, to my amazement the guy said we have one left for £490 NEW SEALED ETC… UK RRP – £1,200!!!! snapped up in a heartbeat! can't wait to set this up! and not only that i got the GS styled speakers with a proper amplifier! with EQ settings 😀 well chuffed!

  11. It was a little pricey but I love it and it's worth every dime. Lucky the store had a home layaway and after three months, it was mine… Had it since 2006 and not one day of trouble. Thank God it wasn't build on a Monday! LoL

  12. If they were hundreds in some cases thousands of dollars cheaper they would get a lot better ratings and people would like them more but noooo they want to still have the price so high and the speakers arent even worth it!

  13. You sound like you have no idea what you are talking about, or you expect the bose viewers to have no idea what they are talking about….

  14. Man, Crutchfield will sell their own mother and then go to sleep with no difficulty at all. Spineless bastards.

  15. I like how Bose does not release specs on the speakers like frequency response, impedance or sensitivity…That way you can't compare them to any competition. 


  16. I have a bose model av3-2-1II media center and I'm curious to how I can hook it up so I can hear audio through my tv for cable and through my xbox one? My cable isn't HD nor does my media center have a HDMI input

  17. bought my 3 2 1 gs iii, 10 years ago and its still going strong. Sounds as good as the first day i bought it. I had to add a bluetooth receiver to bring it up to date to play through my phone, but other than that its amazing. I will use it until it decides to stop working. Then maybe I will think of Sonos system.

  18. My buddie's girlfriend's parents have this system. It's GARBAGE! The fact that people spend $1000 for this system is laughable to say the least, especially when there are MUCH BETTER systems out there for the price.

  19. I have a Bose 3-2-1, it’s amazing. I hate people saying that Bose has bad sounding quality and they’re way to overpriced. Bose has great sound quality, and they’re expensive because of the sound quality you get. The price matches the sound

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