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Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers

Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers
alaScore 83

383 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 383 reviews of Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BOSE 301-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) - CherryBOSE 301-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) - BlackBose 301 Series IV - Speaker - 75 Watt - 3-way

Nov, 2015

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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 (

Expert Review


Durable, High Quality, Good Value

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: gropey321 (

Bose Bose 301 V Black Pair Speakers - Home Audio Bookshelf/Stand


I am quite disgusted with these speakers. They have fairly good bass and treble, but that's basically it. These speakers totally lack midrange, in order to be more impressive. They come off sounding like the satellite speaker/sub combinations which I...

excellent low and high frequencies

totally lacks all midrange. are matched complimentarily and not congruently

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: vkrishan (

Bose Bose 301 V Black Pair Speakers - Home Audio Bookshelf/Stand


These are a decent pair of speakers that provide good value for money and decent sound. However, for those of you seeking high end sound in a shelf format, I would suggest the B&W shelf range of speakers which provide better freq response, but at a...

Well matched for shelf usage, provide ubiquitous sound without dead spots

Poor mid range and unimpressive low range

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: tomygo82 (

Bose Bose 301 V Black Pair Speakers - Home Audio Bookshelf/Stand


These speakers sound great! They can really fill up a room with rich, full-range sound. My only complaint is that they need to be placed in an open space, not an entertainment center for the best sound. I love Bose.

sound good

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: Greg (

Outstanding Sound


The ultimate in sound reproduction.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: MH in the sandhills of Nebraska (

Nothin like the sound of Bose!


I have been with Bose since 1972. Nothing beats the sound of Bose. The 301\'s are perfect with a 100 watt receiver. In 72 it was my Bose 601\'s. They went to my son. Now my

Attractive Design","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

No Power Switch

May, 2011

Consumer review by: lori rocks (

Crisp sound and excellent quality!


For the size and price and quality, you can\'t go wrong with these sharp speakers.

Attractive Design","Easy To Set Up","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Peter-BAN (

Wonderful Speakers


I am using these in my Movie Theater.Previous main speakers are 40 years old Snasui book shelf type. Those were good, but some times they had some noise. Maybe wiring problem inside of the box. At any rate, I decided to buy BOSE.Why BOSE? Because I am...

Great Sound Quality

No Power Switch

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: TT Lover (

They have NO right to sound so good!


I bought a pair of small TV wall mount stands that are the perfect size to hold the speakers. They adjust side to side and up and down. Some Blu-Tak will secure the speakers to the stands securely. With this setup, I am able to align the front tweeters...

Attractive Design","Easy Setup","Easy to Mount","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

No Power Switch

May, 2010

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.

Dimensions & Weight



Model:301/301 Series IV/301 Series V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose


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