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Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting Speakers

Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting Speakers
alaScore 83

95 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting Speakers. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting Speakers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting Speakers

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting Speakers from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

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reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Myndliss (audioreview.com)

Bose 201 Series IV Bookshelf Speakers

 

Kids these are Bose 201's. If you want to get the most out of these speakers, you not only need to understand the specs, but also a little Bose history to understand the true intent of each product they make! Speakers, like cars, are designed for a...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: audioarcheology (audioreview.com)

Bose 201 Series IV Bookshelf Speakers

 

I have Bose 201 IV. I think I paid no more than a price of an average restaurant meal for them. Construction is OK. They are fairly small, so vibrations of thin walls are not as bad as in 301s, especially when seams are missing some glue. 6 1/2" driver...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: panchoramos (audioreview.com)

Bose 201 Series IV Bookshelf Speakers

 

Bought the Bose 201 Series IV a year ago, they are the predecessor to the current model, Bose 201 Series V. If you are experienced in home audio, its obvious that just picking up one of these 201's feel much lighter in weight than your typical...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Monty (abt.com)

Great set of speakers for the money

 

We are enjoying the speakers very much. Great sound....and love the size....so much better than my old 80s speakers.

Attractive Design, Crisp Sound, Great Sound Quality, Powerful, Easy To Connect

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: ericchanning (audioreview.com)

Bose 201 Series IV Bookshelf Speakers

 

Picked a pair up at a pawn shop for $20. They were basically straight. I had some high end Optimus book shelve speakers on my back channels of my 7.1 surround.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Hershey the Cat (abt.com)

Excellent sound, well balanced, compact.

 

Small, powerful, yet not obtrusive in a room.....does not take away from your decor.

Easy To Connect, Attractive Design, Great Sound Quality, Unobtrusive in a room, Compact, Powerful

No drawbacks

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: (connexity.com)

Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting - Bookshelf Speakers - Light Cherry

 

I'm shocked at the negative reviews. All thes Bose bashers will make you end up wasting your money on sub-standard products which may do well on some esoteric audiophile test but fail miserably in your living room. I did. After loosing $300, I have...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Marv (abt.com)

Sound is just great

 

Allows great sound with my iPod

Easy To Connect, Great Sound Quality

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: manlystanley a Casual Listener (audioreview.com)

Bose 201 Series IV Bookshelf Speakers

 

Bought these because they fit perfectly mounted below the cabinets in my kitchen. Without running my receivers 'Auto Setup' they sounded really flat (huge middle and no highs). After running the Setup they sounded just OK.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: (connexity.com)

Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting - Bookshelf Speakers - Light Cherry

 

The Bose 201's sound wonderful in my large living room space. I listen to classical, opera, jazz and rock. The also provide very nice audio for television. They are compact, classy and have a great sound. I think they are just great.

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

Legendary Bose sound is well within reach with the 201 Direct/Reflecting speaker system. These speakers deliver remarkable stereo sound with lifelike spaciousness and can serve as a quality rear channel in a Bose component home theater setup. The 201 speakers offer a combination of performance and style for the music that moves you and the movies that keep you pinned to your seat. They integrate seamlessly with the VCS-10 center channel speaker and the Bose 301, 601 or 701 Direct/Reflecting speakers for a five-speaker home theater experience. Hear 201 speakers for yourself to appreciate this rare package of versatility and affordability. You'll understand why they have long been one of Bose's most popular speakers. At the heart of this system is Bose's proprietary Direct/Reflecting speaker technology, which re-creates a natural balance of reflected and direct sound for an experience similar to that of a live performance. This technology also allows Stereo Everywhere speaker performance to fill your room with the brilliance of soulful jazz or the raw energy of a gripping drama. Each speaker features a Stereo Targeting tweeter to create a sense of lifelike spaciousness and a 6?" woofer to reproduce the low notes with clarity, even at high volumes. From the deep, rhythmic beat of a helicopter cutting across the sky to the uplifting songs of birds at dawn, the 201 speakers present a compelling audio experience. Suitable for living rooms, dorm rooms or most anywhere you'd like to enjoy music and movies, 201 speakers take up minimal space and blend nicely with your decor. You can also choose accessories for even more placement options.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.7in/8.5in/8.7in
Height:7.9in/8in/9.5in
Weight:11lbs/21.6lbs/9.9lbs/9lbs
Width:13.8in/15.1in

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Bose
Model:201/201 Series IV/201 Series V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Light cherry

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty /5 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Max (RMS) Output Power:120Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:60Watt
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers/Speaker/Speaker / Left / right channel speakers