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Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting Speakers

Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting Speakers
alaScore 83

338 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 reviews of Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting Speakers. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

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 184 user reviews of Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting Speakers from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good views, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: BOSE 201-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) - BlackBose WB-3 Wall Brackets (Pair) Wall brackets for Bose 201 and 301 bookshelf speakersBOSE 201-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) - Cherry

May, 2016

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Bose 201 Series V

 

Considering these speakers are small, it is a surprise that they can stand next to bigger and more expensive speakers and sound just as pleasant. Some consumers may purchase these speakers with high expectations, so do not let the price tag fool you....

Stylish- robust yet compact shelf speakersRealistic- offers the live performance experienceTrusted- manufactured by audio veteran Bose

Technical- bass frequency and clarity issuesPricey- do not expect too much for the cost

The Bose 201 Series are ideal for small living spaces or your office...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Your Electronic Warehouse (4electronicwarehouse.com)

Expert Review

 

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

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Forbin2 (newegg.com)

Nice Pair Of Speakers

 

Bought a pair of these to replace an old 1980's pair of inexpensive Radio Shack speakers. Work just fine in the 16 x 20 room I placed them in. At 50watts/ channel I supply them with, (I rarely pass volume setting 2 on a 1-10 scale), they have more than...

Heavy for a bookshelf

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: gbrook (newegg.com)

My girlfriend noticed

 

They look great and are inobtrusive at the same time. They really do sound great even playing mp3's from the computer through my Onkyo receiver, and can handle whatever the Onkyo throws at them. Seems like a really good price too... although it's been...

My girlfriend who is very sparing in her compliments, showed up at my house this weekend and immediately started loving the music I was playing. I asked her if it was the piece of music (she likes Classical music and it was Dvorak) or the sound of it....

I had to go out to buy $2 worth of speaker wire to get it to work? Actually, I thought I had some in the house, so it was my fault

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: baus70 (newegg.com)

BOSE® 201® Series V Direct/Reflecting® Speaker System Black

 

I'm using these as surrounds for my 7.1 surround sound system driven by a Pioneer VSX-817 receiver. For the price you can't go wrong

None so far

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Hebez1 (bestbuy.com)

Christmas Gift

 

I wanted to get speakers that can handle loud music and tv so I looked at these and I know Bose is really good. They can handle any loud music. I am satisfied

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Pegleg (abt.com)

201/301

 

Got my 201's a year ago, by the pool table, there are 301's on wall 25ft away, sound great but we know 301's out play the 201's. So the 201's will go in the other room, I am happy with 6 Bose's purchases. My neighbor works for Harmon/JBL, got to listen...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: hmb (abt.com)

i really like my 201 speackers.

 

I now have had my 201's 3 weeks and the sound is very great.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: BrokenArrow (abt.com)

IMMORTAL

 

I purchased my 601's and 201's in the early 90's and had to part with the 601"s because of financial hardship but kept my 201's. I just unboxed them after 20 years and numerous military moves and these baby's still crank out some crisp clear tunes....

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: KingofIndia (abt.com)

Couldn't get better than this

 

I bought them last year...and I have stopped using surround sound options..in fact I didn't have to spend on the Powered sub-woofer I was planning to.. these are more than enough.. plugged into my Onkyo 7.1 but used only the Stereo Option. If you are a...

Aug, 2015

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