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Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers

Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers
alaScore 82

325 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 reviews of Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The usability and design are also appreciated.

price, design, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BOSE 301-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) - BlackBOSE 301-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) - Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: HomeTheaterReview.com (hometheaterreview.com)

Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

 

The sound of the 301 Bookshelf Speakers sounds big and the "seemingly good sensitivity" does a good job with background music and casual listening." Overall, they have "big sound and wide dispersion" despite having a "relatively small footprint." It...

The 301s throw very big sound with wide dispersion, which is pleasing to the listener ; The 301s fit into many different decors, and come in Light Cherry or Black. These aren't the largest amount of finishes, but the ones they have are pretty good

The Bose 301s offer sound lacking in focus and detail, as compared to more audiophile speakers in their price category ; The soundstage smears and the overall sonic picture lacks coherence, musicality and palpability when compared directly with the...

The Bose 301 provides big, expansive sound within a relatively small footprint, and fits into many space-conscious home environments. However, its sonic properties lack the raw frequency response, dynamics, imaging and soundstaging necessary for...

Apr, 2009

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

Expert Review

 

Durable, High Quality, Good Value

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: Shawn (audioreview.com)

Bose 301 Series III Floorstanding Speakers

 

I used a pair of these as rear channels on a Marantz 2230 with a pair of ESS on my main channels. For those unaware, the Heil Air-motion transformer is one of the fastest, most accurate honkers ever designed and behave very much like a di-pole point...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Antony (audioreview.com)

Bose 301 Series III Floorstanding Speakers

 

Very good product

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (audioreview.com)

Bose 301

 

very impressive all around sound I highly recommend them to anyone with the budget.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Kris65 (qvc.com)

They ROCK!!

 

First these were bigger than I expected not a bad thing at all, they ROCK out the sound. The music is so crisp, clear and awesome. Can't say enough about Bose it's simply the best for music and TV. I know own four sets of different Bose Speakers for My...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Indiana1953 (qvc.com)

Not so much to brag about

 

Disapointed in product. I thought I would be able to connect to my big flat screen TV. but that couldn't happen. The product information could have given more detail on what additional equipment is needed to connect this set of speakers. Also for the...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: cwhatibought (qvc.com)

Quick Delivery

 

the speakers were better than what I expected. Not disappointed at all! I tought because of the size that they would not look or sound right, however, I was wrong. Purchased the stands as well and they look better than I predicted. Bose did it again....

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: geek (rakuten.com)

really good

 

These are the best speakers I have ever heard and I have tried a lot. You will be blown away. They are much better than Bose 201 so worth spending extra bucks. I have hooked them to an onkyo receiver as the front channel speakers.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: qshopper38 (qvc.com)

BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKS

 

This is my second set of 301,s bought the first set in 1998, out of the two one is still standing strong. Great sound, doesn't require lots of space, easy on the eye and they last forever. I got them on 6 payments which makes them a even sweeter deal....

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Compare Bose 301 speakers against other bookshelf systems, and you'll understand why this is one of the world's best-selling speakers. These versatile and elegant speakers are ideal for movies, music and more. Advancing a long-standing tradition of high-quality audio, 301 speakers feature Bose proprietary Direct/Reflecting speaker technology to re-create lifelike, spacious sound. You enjoy a natural balance of reflected and direct sound for a listening experience most conventional speakers cannot match. Music sounds similar to what you'd hear at a concert, while movie sound effects resonate much the way they do at the theater. The 301 speakers fit practically anywhere - living room, bedroom, wherever you'd like. Acoustically and visually, they match other Bose speakers for seamless sound and styling. If you're thinking about component home theater arrangements, they can serve as front speakers with Bose's VCS-10 center channel speaker and 201 or 161 speakers for surround sound. Or use 301 speakers as rear surround speakers with a VCS-10 center channel and 701 or 601 speakers up front. With so many options at your disposal, these little wonder Bose 301 speakers are soundly above all others in their class. Most conventional speakers radiate sound directly into the room, sending balanced stereo sound to one small "sweet spot." The 301 speaker system is designed to deliver Stereo Everywhere speaker performance. You can sit just about anywhere in the room and still enjoy balanced stereo sound. Direct/Reflecting and Stereo Targeting tweeters provide mid to high frequencies over a wide, stable area between the speakers. And 8-inch woofers in each speaker enable smooth reproduction of deep, low notes, even at high volumes. You want to hear the full spectrum of audio, and this speaker delivers. The 301 speakers also feature a host of accessories for many placement options, and streamlined styling to complement your room design.

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
Signal Connection:Wired

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
HDMI:Not Applicable
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.5in/9.8in
Height:10.2in/9.8in
Weight:12.6lbs/27.6lbs
Width:14.2in/14.3in/16.4in/16.7in

General Features

Active / Passive Speakers:Single Passive Component
Number of Speakers:<=3 / Not Applicable
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Speaker Type:Front / Stereo
System Type:Not Applicable / Single Component

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Bose
Model:301/301 Series IV/301 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/3-way
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:75Watt
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers/Speaker
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