Setting this surround sound system up is easy-peasy - Bose supplies a disc that would enable a five-year-old to get the 3-2-1 working in no time at all.

Once it’s up and running sound is distinct, well-separated and with plenty of space around voices. That’s all thanks to a pair of 50mm drivers and one 150mm driver and 150w power. It’s a quite convincing ‘surround-sound’ attempt but we’d like a bit more body and low-frequency presence.

The DVD player produces good images, especially where contrast and colour palette are concerned so picture quality won’t ever upset you. If you’re OK with the way it sounds, it looks swish and is well-made enough to leave a lasting smile on your smug face.

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Bose 3-2-1 GS review

Good-looking, desirable but a tad expensive, the 3-2-1 is not a brilliant performer but nonetheless covetable