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Bose 501

Bose 501
alaScore 85

19 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Bose 501. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bose 501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 19 reviews)

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Consumer review by: frank (

Bose 501 Series V Floorstanding Speakers


I read the reviews on these 501's and quite frankly I don't understand the high reviews. I bought mine back in 94 or 95 and had them for 30 days being powered by a HK PA2400, I tried various positions and locations in the room, even tried spikes under...

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: randy (

Bose 501 Series V Floorstanding Speakers


i have tthem hooked up in conjunction with a pair of 601 series 111to dennon thx receiver I

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Eric a Casual Listener (

Bose 501 Series V Floorstanding Speakers


Just bought a set of the Bose 501 series V. Hooked them up to an older 600 watt Sony tuner/amp, then I hard wired my cell phone in and went to you tube to listen to a new album with some bass and acoustics. These little guys rock hard, with little or...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Brian (

Bose 501 Series V Floorstanding Speakers


Ok, first off, anyone who says these are bad speakers hasn't heard them setup properly (which is the case in most stores that used to sell these). Back when I bought these 20 years ago, I thought they sounded OK in the store. When I got them home I was...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Julian K (

Bose 501 Series V Floorstanding Speakers


The Bose 501 Series V is an interesting speaker. It doesn't really fit well into any category. A bit of background. I use these speakers in my basement which is a rectangle 12x18 room. It has a sofa and carpeting and is a pretty decent sound room.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: andy (

Bose 501 Series V Floorstanding Speakers


one person wrote that they picked up a pair for $70...lucky dog! I just picked up a pair from a pawn shop.a review I saw stated,that anything above 200,isn't worth it.well, at 150,in excellent condition,they are totally worth it.although Bose will not...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: The Bose Man (

Bose 501 Series V Floorstanding Speakers


I just picked up a pair of BOSE 501V for $70 Bucks Man Thats better than sex

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Tom (

Bose 501 Series V Floorstanding Speakers


Amazing sound if placed or positioned properly.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Audioquest (

Bose 501 Series V Floorstanding Speakers


The don't call 'em BLOES for a reason now do they? This describes every model, series, or year they were and are produced and always will.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Me (

Bose 501 Series V Floorstanding Speakers


It is simply amazing how many people own BOSE speakers and don't know how to listen to them. They do not perform like any other speakers. Bose must be place properly in the room. You are listening to reflected sound, that is the way they work best.

May, 2011

Product Specifications

As the most affordable floorstanding speakers from Bose, the 501 speaker system takes up little living space. In fact, each speaker's footprint is smaller than a sheet of writing paper. But you still enjoy the benefits of Bose Direct/Reflecting and Stereo Everywhere speaker performance. Two Stereo Targeting

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose


Color:Black ash

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers