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21. BOSE(R) AM16-SL - Acoustimass
22. BOSE QCZ/SG Triport Headphone
$294.95
23. BOSE(R) 301-V Stereo Loudspeakers
$239.00
24. BOSE(R) Lifestyle SA-2 Stereo
$2,999.00
25. BOSE(R) Lifestyle 38 DVD home
$298.00
26. Bose Virtually Invisible 191 In-Wall
$158.00
27. BOSE(R) 161 Multi-Purpose Speaker
28. Bose Lifestyle 35 Home Entertainment
$158.00
29. BOSE(R) 161 Speaker System (White)
$299.00
30. BOSE(R) AM-3 Series IV Acoustimass
$499.00
31. Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III
$249.00
32. BOSE(R) Companion 3 Multimedia
$190.99
33. Bose VCS10 Center Channel Speaker
$197.75
34. BOSE 151 Environmental Speakers
$328.00
35. BOSE(R) 301-V Stereo Loudspeakers
$278.00 list($349.99)
36. Bose - 151 Se Box Speakers (Pair)
$2,999.00
37. BOSE(R) Lifestyle 38 DVD home
$200.99
38. BOSE(R) 201-V Stereo Loudspeakers
$499.00 list($599.99)
39. Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III
$699.00
40. Bose AM6III Acoustimass Home Theater

21. BOSE(R) AM16-SL - Acoustimass 16 Speaker System ? Silver

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Asin: B00022LD66
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 54229
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Features

  • Each dual, swiveling satellite is video shielded for placement near your TV, and equipped with two 2-1/2 drivers
  • The sixth satellite is deployed in the rear center position
  • Bass module features three 5-1/4 drivers
  • Color coded cables (included) make this
  • Recommended power -10-200 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms

22. BOSE QCZ/SG Triport Headphone

Asin: B00009MK3T
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 9057
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • TriPort headphone technology delivers deep, full bass response for exceptional personal listening using a smaller driver
  • Acoustic equalization
  • Adjustable headband provides a snug fit with several settings for a wide variety of head sizes
  • 5 Foot long cable for added freedom of movement
  • Can connect to portable or your home system

Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but Fragile
Pros:
1. Possibly the best sounding pair on the market.
2. Long cable.

Cons:
1. Fragile (Do not think you can toss these in your luggage, will break easily).

5-0 out of 5 stars Truly Amazing
The headphone looks good and sounds goods. When compared with B&O A8, Senneshier PX-200, Audio Technica CM7 and Sony 888 DJ headphone(I owned all these cans), Triport outweighs them in terms of sound(sure) and comfort. One drawback of Triport is that it is not foldable, no hard case (but only a pouch) provided for storage/protection and relatively not convenient to carry. I guess that's why there are some complaints against that the headphone is fragile.

5-0 out of 5 stars never got the best....until..
Just bought the triport from Bose Singapore yesterday. But nothing much to say except this is the incredible superb audio entertainment creature you can't miss. 5 stars is perfectly worth.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Electronics Fan" is a troll
I do not own these headphones but this guy is giving multiple bad reviews for the same product. Just check out other Bose headphones. Obviously he/she has something against Bose and is trying to influence everyone for whatever reason. I am giving it 5 stars just to counteract this troll.

2-0 out of 5 stars don't believe the hype
I have always been very attracted to the Bose product design and brand. Their noise-canceling headphones (which these are not) are advertised in very high-end magazines, and the high price point for their products in general suggests that this company offers good quality for those who care a lot about music.

Well, it turns out that I fell for the marketing. These aren't terrible headphones, but you should know what you're getting. I got my first pair to use with my mp3 player two years ago, and I loved them. Although they aren't noise canceling, they do suppress a fair amount of background noise, and the sound is crisp and clear.

I just bought my second pair of the same product, and it's a whole different story. This time, I got a pair to go with my electronic keyboard at home, which -- through my old headphones -- usually produces deep, rich, near-realistic piano sounds. What sounded great with an mp3 player now sounds horrible -- all the sounds are now impossible bright, and no matter how much fiddling i do with the keyboard controls, the realism and texture of the sound has been completely destroyed.

If you read any websites that mention Bose, you'll learn that their speakers and headphones purposefully distort the sound patterns to be more pleasing to the ear. Given my previous, positive experience with this set of headphones, I didn't believe the result could be so dramatic, but it turns out that those distortions are "work" in certain contexts -- like a mp3 player without much juice, in a busy office or airport. In other contexts (e.g., my piano), they are awful.

If you truly care about textured sound, I would look elsewhere and spend less money. ... Read more


23. BOSE(R) 301-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) ? Black

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Asin: B00006L7RV
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 8176
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Horizontal design fits easily on bookshelves
  • Exceptional performance as front left and right speakers in a home theater (best matched with BOSE VCS-10 Center Channel & BOSE 161 Surround Speakers)
  • Bass reflex design
  • Recommended Power -10-150 watts with receivers from 4 to 8 ohms
  • Removeable grill

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Not really...
Since I am the one who rated the Bose 301s earlier and have been accused of rating Bose in general rather than 301s in particular I'll answer that.

Only the foolish would choose the Bose 301s. I've owned the 301s, 201s AND 901s. Before I really sought out other speakers and ACTUALLY compared them, I was drawn into the Bose mythology.

For the same price as these piles of junk one can purchase EPOS, Klipsch, Triangle or Infinity speakers of vastly superior construction and, more importantly, design. I seriously doubt the previous poster has ever seriously compared Bose vis a vis quality speakers.

I've now built my own set of speakers, and while doing so, brought out my old 301s and tore them apart. What a shock, cheap, cheap, cheap. A cross-over that looks like it was built from a Radio Shack circa 1970. I can only shake my head in wonder as individuals "claim" they've compared Bose 301s with others in their price range and the Bose come out on top.

Oh, the power of advertising on weak minds.

5-0 out of 5 stars Only careful and deligent common experience Sound like This!
While it may be true that some other products out-perform Bose products (such as: Cambridge Soundworks 'Radio 740" vs. Bose 'Wave Radio/CD'), but not in the case of the Bose 301 Seres V Speakers and most of their other speakers. The other reviewer rated this one 1 star because of a few of the Bose products are not as good as other alternatives, but his/her judgement over these "few" maKe his/her decision/epinion of all of the Bose products.
If anybody were to put any other products in the same arrangement and of similar size as these pair of Bose Series V 'Bookshelf Speakers', those products could not reproduce the same Soundstage (Live Atmosphere / Spaciousness) as these. AND I'VE TRIED HARD, but cannot be done with a similiar pair of bookshelf speakers! Not Going To Happen (so far :) :) !!!!!
Thus I have selected these pair (over careful research) as front and rear speakers for my Home Theater System [with my Polk center speaker & Bob Carver Subwoofer and my electromagnetic shaker The ButtKicker (mounted underneath the couch!!).]
I wish others shall be able to come to the same conclusion as my careful research has concluded. And for the intelligent people to choose these Bose Series V speakers, the best of happiness and enjoyment as I have.

P.S. Sometimes "Simplicity outweighs Complexity" when refering to speakers of this magnitude!

5-0 out of 5 stars Clear and accurate reproduction
I purchased BOSE 301 speakers and am thoroughly impressed with their performance. They are exceptionally clear and accurately reproduce the music. These speakers are an incredible price performance value!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars The competition easily outperforms Bose
Bose is a fascinating case study of what the power of advertising can do for products that are acknowledged within the audio industry as being cheaply made and technically outperformed by all of its competiters. Based on audio theories from the 1960's and parts of lower quality than what can be bought at Radio Shack, Bose has built an incredible empire out of poorly designed products driven by a huge advertising budget creating an aura of "Bose".

Consumers should do their research before shelling out money for Bose speakers. A google search will bring you to epinions or audioreview websites where you can find review after review, mostly negative, from buyers of Bose products.

The commonly accepted wisdom in the audio industry is that Bose makes low audio quality products and sells them at very high prices. In other words those Polk, JBL, Wharfedale or Infinity mid-fi products you can find at Amazon are usually higher quality at much better price points.

Compare the sound if you ever get a chance. Make sure you DO NOT depend on volume, in other words volume is a bad indicater of quality. Listen for the high and low notes and to the clarity of the music. Tough to do in a showroom at Circuit City or Best Buy, but even there the differences will show up. Bose attempts to prevent consumers from doing this by segregating their products away from the competition.

After this you might look at online audio magazines (do a google search), Audioreview (one word) and Audiogon. You'll find whole NEW world of audio products such as PSB, Paradigm, Vandersteen, Quad, Sonus Faber, ACI and many more who's products will put you on a much higher level of audio than you'd ever imagine. Usually these speakers are SEVERAL times more electronically sophisticated than Bose at the same price! What you won't find in these websites of magazines are Bose articles. Bose just isn't taken seriously by the industry.

Good luck and happy hunting! ... Read more


24. BOSE(R) Lifestyle SA-2 Stereo Amplifier

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Asin: B0002JUH34
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 27590
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Features

  • Two-channel stereo operation, 40 watts (minimum) per channel
  • Size -31/2H x 141/8W x 51/2D / Color -Black
  • Room selector switches assign the amplifier to a specific room and radio frequency remote control.
  • Mini-DIN expansion input and output easily connects multiple Lifestyle amplifiers to the Lifestyle media center in a daisy chain whenever twoor more pairs of speakers are desired in a specific location (for example, outdoors or in a large hall)
  • Wired Volume Control (VCA) input provides connection for an on-wall volume control (can be used with or in place of a Lifestyle radiofrequency remote control)

25. BOSE(R) Lifestyle 38 DVD home entertainment system

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Asin: B0002F94UA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 38301
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Features

  • Size -3-3/4H x 15-3/4W x 11-1/2D media center; 6-1/4H x 3W x 4D speaker arrays; 16-1/8H x 25W x 8-1/8D module
  • Videostage 5 decoding and post-processing circuitry delivers a high-quality, five-channel surround sound experience from practically anysource -DVDs, videocassettes, stereo CDs, even older mono TV shows and movies
  • TV sensor can determine if the TV is on or off, allowing for TV and sound to power-on with a single button press.
  • Stereo AM/FM radio offers 50 presets, scan and seek

26. Bose Virtually Invisible 191 In-Wall Speakers (White, Pair)

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Asin: B00009P2YQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 15501
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Amazon.com Product Description

Experience spacious sound from speakers that blend into your room so beautifully that you'll have only their noteworthy performance to remind you they're there. The Virtually Invisible 191 in-wall/in-ceiling speakers from Bose are compatible with your integrated stereo amplifier or your surround sound components, making them perfectly suitable for use as surround speakers in a home theater. Whatever their role in your home, you'll experience wide, spacious sound from speakers that quite nearly disappear into your walls or ceiling.

The white, easy-to-install 191s are designed for unobtrusive, flush-mount placement in walls or ceilings. You can even paint them to match your room. Each speaker uses a pair of 2.5-inch drivers using Bose's Articulated Array configuration. Turn on your favorite CD or settle in with a DVD and let rich, natural sound fill your room. You'll enjoy lifelike spaciousness and balanced stereo sound throughout the listening area. You'll also experience Bose Stereo Everywhere speaker performance almost anywhere in the room, rather than merely in the smaller "sweet spots" produced by most conventional speakers.

The speakers' proprietary ported enclosures ensure smooth, consistent low-frequency response, irrespective of where they're placed. The enclosure also directs the speakers' lower frequencies into your listening area while keeping them from radiating directly into adjoining rooms.

The 191 speakers come with both rectangular and round grilles. Consider which shape will work best in your chosen location. If you prefer the round shape, it's easy to remove the rectangular (default) frames and replace them with the round ones. And when they're painted to match your walls or ceilings, they blend right in (you can always leave them white, of course).

The speakers are optimized for use with amplifiers ranging in output power from 10 to 100 watts per channel. Automatic protection circuitry protects the drivers from being overdriven, increasing their reliability without detracting from your listening.

For installation in a drop ceiling (where tile is installed below the ceiling joists), Bose offers an optional drop ceiling kit (product code 031355) for 2 speakers, which protects the tile from bearing the weight of the speakers. For installation in new construction, use the Bose rough-in kit (product code 031353) designed for use after the studs are in place and before the wallboard is added (to reserve a place for the speakers and indicate where the wallboard hole should be made).

What's in the Box
Two speakers, 2 rectangular speaker grilles, 2 round speaker grilles, 2 round speaker frames, rectangular and round paint shields, rectangular and round templates, and a user's guide/installation manual.

Note: This product requires installation. ... Read more

Features

  • Pair of in-wall or in-ceiling speakers with choice of round or rectangular speaker grilles
  • Paintable white grilles permit artful matching with any decor
  • Stereo Everywhere speaker performance for balanced stereo sound over a wide area
  • Two 2.5-inch drivers per speaker, mounted in a Bose Articulated Array configuration
  • Measures 8.75 x 6 inches (W x H, rectangular grilles) or 10.25 inches diameter (round grilles) after installation

27. BOSE(R) 161 Multi-Purpose Speaker System (Black)

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Asin: B00006I53A
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 9290
Average Customer Review: 2.25 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Each speaker is loaded with two newly designed 2.5-inch wide range drivers
  • You'll experience incredibly enveloping sound throughout the listening area, with unique Bose Articulated Array speaker design delivering Stereo Everywhere speaker performance
  • Mounting brackets are included in the box, though you may also position the speakers on shelves or stands
  • Magnetically shielded
  • Compatible with receivers and amplifiers rated 10-100 Watts @ 4-8 Ohms

Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Over priced average sound. Civic speakers
I strongly agree with the other reviewers that Bose's speakers are way over price. They are living off the hype of their success of the wave radio and their early surround sound system that were great theater quality. That is the only reason they have to justify over pricing their other not too hot products. I got these speakers 2-years ago and the price were still the same?

Performance/quality:
These speakers are very clear and you get a good range of sound. High pitch sound can be heard, but there are no bass sound what so ever. If you have a receiver, a sub-woofer is necessary or these speakers are too boring to listen to. I would say the sound is dry/flat, not very special, but again are very clear. These speakers are loudspeaker (I noticed they renamed them multi-purpose) meaning they belong in a church, mall or other civic spaces that doesn't need bass, but have some clarity. The surround sound effect is a gimmick, they sound like any other above average quality speakers. They are bigger size then normal satellite speakers. They do have hanging bracket that can be screw to the wall. Are not weather proof.

Price:
Why did I pay for overpriced speakers? I got gift certificate and needed to finish my rear satellites of my 5.1surround system. At Good Guys nothing was cheap and I heard of Bose before and the salesman said they were great (full of nonsense). At base price of $161 they are price at a low to average price tower speakers that will give you more bass. For being a supporting cast as the rear satellite, I think they should be priced under a hundred dollar. For multi-purpose or civic loudspeaker price should be no more then a hundred-twenty dollar for these guys. If you can find them on sale for under hundred they would be a great pick up, but otherwise past on these and Polk Audio, Klipsch are better price/performance.

1-0 out of 5 stars The joke of the audio industry
Bose is a fascinating case study of what the power of advertising can do for products that are acknowledged within the audio industry as being cheaply made and technically outperformed by all of its competiters. Based on audio theories from the 1960's and parts of lower quality than what can be bought at Radio Shack, Bose has built an incredible empire out of poorly designed products driven by a huge advertising budget creating an aura of "Bose".

Consumers should do their research before shelling out money for Bose speakers. A google search will bring you to epinions or audioreview websites where you can find review after review, mostly negative, from buyers of Bose products.

The commonly accepted wisdom in the audio industry is that Bose makes low audio quality products and sells them at very high prices. In other words those Polk, JBL, Wharfedale or Infinity mid-fi products you can find at Amazon are usually higher quality at much better price points.

Compare the sound if you ever get a chance. Make sure you DO NOT depend on volume, in other words volume is a bad indicater of quality. Listen for the high and low notes and to the clarity of the music. Tough to do in a showroom at Circuit City or Best Buy, but even there the differences will show up. Bose attempts to prevent consumers from doing this by segregating their products away from the competition.

After this you might look at online audio magazines (do a google search), Audioreview (one word) and Audiogon. You'll find whole NEW world of audio products such as PSB, Paradigm, Vandersteen, Quad, Sonus Faber, ACI and many more who's products will put you on a much higher level of audio than you'd ever imagine. Usually these speakers are SEVERAL times more electronically sophisticated than Bose at the same price! What you won't find in these websites of magazines are Bose articles. Bose just isn't taken seriously by the industry.

Good luck and happy hunting!

1-0 out of 5 stars disappointment land
Normally I stay away from reviews of products outside the realm of cds and books. Not this time!

If your idea of fun is waiting on a customer service line with the words "Please wait for the next available agent" ringing in your ears endlessly, only to find out - after missing several important business calls - that you are being required to spend additional money (120 bucks) to get your problem resolved, then go through Bose. Cd players getting stuck and static on the speakers is not how I used to enjoy music when listening to Pioneer equipment. And I spent less money with Pioneer.

This company (Bose) charges way too much money for original product purchases to justify the customer spending hours of his own time trying to fix a problem generated by lack of real ingenuity on the part of the company. In other words, they should build this stuff BETTER! One who can afford these products does not have time to re-enact choice product abuse scenes from movies like "Office Space" (i.e. in this case, hacking away at a cd magazine with an ice pick in order to try to remove it).

So if you do want hassles and a company website that does not empower you to directly contact anyone with any power in the organization, go through Bose.

They will not disappoint!

4-0 out of 5 stars Bose 161's
Bose continues to impress with these speakers. While a little weak in the bass area as it sounds sort of muffled, that could just very well be the poor quality speaker wires I have. Yet, when I lower the bass, I hear pristine clear quality music. I have not yet hooked up my receiver to my television to hear the sounds of a movie. Being a college student, these are an excellent buy for a speaker upgrade to a sound system, or being added to a work in progress home theater system. The only complaint I have besides the muffled bass is that the speaker wires tend to come out a lot and I have to keep putting them back in. Once again, this could just be the poor quality speaker wires I have. Once I purchase better ones, I will update my review as to whether the bass is improved or not. Overall, a very good speaker, but until I purchase the new speaker wires, I cannot upgrade the quality of the Bose 161's. ... Read more


28. Bose Lifestyle 35 Home Entertainment System - Black

Asin: B000069E1B
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 40506
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best you can get!
I've had my Bose Lifestyle 35 system for a few days now, and this system is the best you can get! My listening room has 24 foot cathedral ceilings with hardwood flooring, so the acoustics are very lively. The Adapti-Q, auto-equalization, process "listens" to your room's acoustics and sets the sound perfectly. For this reason, the media center does not have any type of readily accessible tone adjustments. You can go into the settings mode to make adjustments, but it is inconvenient and for all practical purposes, unnecessary. It amazes everyone that the tiny jewel cube speakers sound so awesome. One thing to remember: if you're building a new house and want it pre-wired for home theatre, buy this system first, as the speaker cables use special connecters at each of the five speakers, and RCA plugs at the Acoustimass module. You'll need to pre-wire with these cables rather than regular speaker wire. However, Bose can send you adapters for existing speaker wiring. ... Read more


29. BOSE(R) 161 Speaker System (White) - Pair

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Asin: B00006I53B
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 3474
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Enjoy rich, full sound from music or movies with this compact pair of sleek Bose speakers. Whether placed on a desk or bookshelf or mounted on a wallfor use as surround speakers, these speakers are designed to deliver balanced, spacious sound with minimal or moderate amplifier power (10 to 100 watts per channel). Automatic protection circuitry keeps the speaker drivers from being overdriven, heightening the speakers' reliability without interfering with your listening.

If you'll be using them in a home-theater capacity, keep in mind that they're designed to blend seamlessly with the Bose VCS-10 center-channel speaker and any Direct/Reflecting Bose speaker system.

Unlike conventional speakers, which radiate sound in a single direction, these speakers use Articulated Array driver positioning and Stereo Everywhere technology to deliver balanced sound throughout your listening area. Further, Bose's two 2.5-inch proprietary Twiddler drivers per speaker move more air from their small enclosures than similarly sized conventional drivers, creating a sound you'd expect from much larger speakers.

Be sure to use the proper gauge (or thickness) of wire or speaker cable for the length required to run the distance between your amplifier and your speakers. If the length is 30 feet, use a minimum of 18 gauge (.75 mm); use 16 gauge (1.5 mm) for 45 feet or 14 gauge (2 mm) for 70 feet. Supplied custom mounting brackets offer a range of placement options.

What's in the Box
Two speakers, self-adhesive rubber feet (three per speaker) for shelf positioning, wall-mounting brackets, and owner's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Each speaker is loaded with two newly designed 2.5-inch wide range drivers
  • You'll experience incredibly enveloping sound throughout the listening area, with unique Bose Articulated Array speaker design delivering Stereo Everywhere speaker performance
  • Mounting brackets are included in the box, though you may also position the speakers on shelves or stands
  • Magnetically shielded
  • Compatible with receivers and amplifiers rated 10-100 Watts @ 4-8 Ohms

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars Bose- Poor products driven by advertising hype
Bose is a fascinating case study of what the power of advertising can do for products that are acknowledged within the audio industry as being cheaply made and technically outperformed by all of its competiters. Based on audio theories from the 1960's and parts of lower quality than what can be bought at Radio Shack, Bose has built an incredible empire out of poorly designed products driven by a huge advertising budget creating an aura of "Bose".

Consumers should do their research before shelling out money for Bose speakers. A google search will bring you to epinions or audioreview websites where you can find review after review, mostly negative, from buyers of Bose products.

The commonly accepted wisdom in the audio industry is that Bose makes low audio quality products and sells them at very high prices. In other words those Polk, JBL, Wharfedale or Infinity mid-fi products you can find at Amazon are usually higher quality at much better price points.

Compare the sound if you ever get a chance. Make sure you DO NOT depend on volume, in other words volume is a bad indicater of quality. Listen for the high and low notes and to the clarity of the music. Tough to do in a showroom at Circuit City or Best Buy, but even there the differences will show up. Bose attempts to prevent consumers from doing this by segregating their products away from the competition.

After this you might look at online audio magazines (do a google search), Audioreview (one word) and Audiogon. You'll find whole NEW world of audio products such as PSB, Paradigm, Vandersteen, Quad, Sonus Faber, ACI and many more who's products will put you on a much higher level of audio than you'd ever imagine. Usually these speakers are SEVERAL times more electronically sophisticated than Bose at the same price! What you won't find in these websites of magazines are Bose articles. Bose just isn't taken seriously by the industry.

Good luck and happy hunting!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully transparent sound, reasonable price
We bought several pairs of these 161 speakers when they were first introduced a little over a year ago. We use one pair for the surround speakers in our theater system, and a pair in each of the other rooms of our home.

Although we are longtime Bose fans, we decided to audition these in an audio store as we had been disappointed in a Bose center channel speaker we had purchased previously, (based on reputation, we didn't listen first!). We were favorbly impressed in the store and have been very pleased with them in our home. Regardless of room decor, the speakers produce clean, stereo sound. (Its possible to identify orchestral instruments and their location!)

These speakers are very linear above 80-90Hz, to the audible limits. They drop off rapidly below about 80Hz. Bass frequencies are adequately reproduced for orchestral music but will need to be augmented for heavy bass or special cinematic effects. (sub-woofer)

These speakers are intended to be wall mounted and are easily installed with the included brackets. They do not sit well on a shelf! ... Read more


30. BOSE(R) AM-3 Series IV Acoustimass Speaker System

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Asin: B00006J055
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 19313
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • In the 4th series of this outstandingly popular speaker system, the left and right channel drivers are less than 4 high and direct the middle and upper ranges of the audio spectrum with exceptional clarity, definition and realism
  • The Acoustimass Module uses one 5.25 ported bass driver that accurately delivers lower frequencies with dimensional depth (without the annoying rumble associated with lesser speakers)
  • The result, when connected to your stereo system, is unbounded realism and distinctive stereo reproduction that is totally faithful to the original recording
  • The Acoustimass Module is compact and fits virtually anywhere in your room while the Satellite speakers are so compact they're barely noticeable
  • Sound is heard and not seen. The overall experience is pure ecstacy

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Bose - more than just a "name" product
We just bought the Bose AM-3 Series speakers to replace 16 year old KEF speakers. We needed the space the old ones took up, and decided since we didn't listen to the stereo as much anymore, we could sacrifice some performance quality for size.
What a wonderful surprise to find that after hooking them up we lost nothing in quality. In fact, because we could place the mini-speakers up high (off the floor and out of the way), we have much better sound separation.
We weren't sure whether to go with the 3-Series or the 5-Series, but the 3's are fine for our needs. We would definitely recommend these for anyone who has moved past the old "audiophile" phase and wants really good sound at an affordable price. ... Read more


31. Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (White)

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Asin: B000069E21
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 4323
Average Customer Review: 2.83 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Experience enhanced sound from Bose's most affordable, next-generation Acoustimass stereo speakers. The Acoustimass 3 system delivers bass that's the deepest and fullest yet. Two single-cube speakers--smaller than ever before--are elegantly designed to fit virtually any decor. And the module easily hides away behind furniture or off in a corner, so all the lifelike sound seems to flow from the tiny cubes.

You will expect to find much larger speakers when you hear the Acoustimass 5 Series III speakers. Yet the spacious sound actually comes from two tiny cube speaker arrays and a hideaway Acoustimass bass module. The improved cube speakers offer enhanced performance, contemporary styling, and a smaller size than the Series II. And the improved module fills a room with even deeper, fuller bass. These Virtually Invisible speakers are the definitive answer to the question of how to combine spacious sound with space-saving design.

Though the Virtually Invisible speaker design may seem like a disappearing act, the performance is quite noticeable. Full, resonating bass and crystal-clear highs envelop a room in beautiful stereo sound. It's all the result of years of intense research and testing. The Acoustimass 5 speakers accomplish what no conventional speakers can claim: big, lifelike sound without big, bulky speakers. Now or in the future, Acoustimass stereo speakers can be turned into a home theater set by simply adding the compatible Bose VCS-10 center-channel speaker. For full five-speaker surround sound, add the VCS-30 center-surround speaker package. ... Read more

Features

  • Acoustimass 5 speakers come with 4 surround-sound cube speakers and a matching Acoustimass bass module
  • Next-generation Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays offer smaller size and better sound
  • Improved Acoustimass module generates deep, powerful bass
  • Direct/Reflecting speaker technology delivers lifelike music
  • New cube arrays are 40-percent smaller to blend even easier into your decor

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars NOt work now-only one speakers works
Bought from pawn store, and took home to watch star Wars clones movie

took three hourz for hook ups, but then we set up, and put to stereo reciever. Big reciever sony one. play star wars movie and very loud, sounded vary good. Wanted louder, so we put louder. movie very fun movie .cool speakers, very cool! we put reciever to full blast maximum power but then get too loud and could not find remote-i lost remote in dark -could not turn down volume and volume knob was brokens .then big bang! and then we gets loud static speaker was static and the rest gots broken buts one

very angry why did they break? pawn store man says you can play full blasts and wont breaks!!! i loved my speakers and then now they's gone. gone to garbage. only have one of the five workings-kept one. very angry. now movies sound bad, only one speaker left. cannot fix-

1-0 out of 5 stars Bose: The power of advertising.
Proof positive of the power of advertising, Bose has made a name (and money) for itself by designing mediocre quality audio equipment.
Unlike AKG or Sennheiser and other high-end manufacturers, Bose uses cheaper parts and less than average electrical engineering principals. These are highlighted especially in their speakers. Their principle of direct-reflection, while novel in 1969 is now incredibally antiquated and is far surpassed by high and mid-end manufacturers whose products outperform Bose. The company was so humiliated by Consumer Reports who compared Bose with other products that it sued (and lost).

Someone once said "There's a sucker born every minute". Now that's appropriate.

5-0 out of 5 stars wow and more wow
I connected the Bose Acoustimass 5 with an onkyo tx-8511 receiver and the sound is incrediable. It really fills my entire loft area with lifelike sound. Definately a great speaker!

3-0 out of 5 stars Average but not terrible
First, I bought these for the sound, not because I'm ultra-concerned about the aesthetics of my family room. In any event, I don't understand why other 3 piece systems sell for this or more and get away with it. The sound is decent, crystal clear, bass is not quite cut out for Ludacris but otherwise tight and controlled. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a solid deal. Paired with a low-distortion high-watt amp, these aren't the best speakers you've ever heard, but they will provide you with decent stereo sound...

5-0 out of 5 stars really good
amazingly clear and deep sound in an unobnoxious package! great system for home theater or music. ... Read more


32. BOSE(R) Companion 3 Multimedia Speaker System - Graphite / Silver

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Asin: B00011CNWG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 4255
Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Proprietary TrueSpace stereo signal processing circuitry adds spaciousness
  • All speaker functions controlled from a control pad about the size of a computer mouse
  • Converts portable audio devices into high performance mini-systems, with one simple connection
  • Dual inputs
  • Tethered control pad and headphone jack module

Reviews (17)

3-0 out of 5 stars Stylish but overpriced
I was shopping around for a high end 2.1 multimedia set and it came down to the following 3 sets: Logitech z2200, Bose Compnion 3 and Altec Lansing MX5021.

The Bose set is definately the most stylish of the three as well as it takes the least amount of space. But the price (which is twice as much as the other two sets) is a great fault. Yes, they are loud and clear but compared to the other 2 sets, the sound is colored and certain frequencies are simply "not there". It should be espected since the Companion 3 system probably uses similar drivers as Bose's Acoustimass speakers (2" mid/high and 5.25" bass driver). When compared to other ($50 range) low end speakers, the Bose set will astonish you, however put it beside the Logitech set & you will notice a huge difference. Bose is great at producing PLEASANT (but not accurate) sound. The Altec MX5021 had the best overall clarity and neutrality of the 3.

All it comes down to is an individual's sound preference. I would give a listen to all 3 and make a chioce afterwards. Bose looks good but the puny 5.25" bass driver cannot compete with Logitech 8" 120W driver. Altec's 3 way stellites are 3 times bigger & give you much clearer & open sound.

For under $150 I would buy the Companion 3 and keep it. But when the competitors are offering better produts at half the price, there's no reason for spending that much uless you're really dying to have the name Bose on your desktop.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still 5 stars for the sound, but problems came...
Ok, first thing I want to say is no other brand is over Bose in Computer audio(Even less in Home, Car and Professional Audio). You can say Logitech, Altec Lansing, Creative, whatever you want.. and all of them are killed by Klipsch. And if my Klipsch 2.1 speakers are killed by the Bose Companion 3 in spaciousness and how clear the sound is, then no way any other 2.1 setup is better than the Bose. No the Companion 3 doesn't kill the Klipsch in maximum volume.. the Klipsch go a bit louder, but for what do you want speakers that go louder if after half of the maximum the bass and sometimes the voices are all distorted on them? You can't get the Bose to distort NEVER. If you are getting:
-Tiny great looking speakers that show their quality
-Clear, Lifelike, undistorted spacious sound UNSURPASSED by ANY other computer speakers(the klipsch 2.1 were considered the best 2.1 setup, the bose kills them in spaciousness and clarity so they take klipsch's place)
-Quality bass that is deep and makes nice vibrations(even on large rooms)
-Lost little details in music, that will let you know what you have missed with other speakers
-A great control pod that mutes and unmutes the volume, has the headphones jack, another line-in to mix sources and the volume control
-The name Bose on your desktop
Then they are all worth $250. Yes, the price is high, but you get what you pay for... Quality Lifelike Clear Spacious Bassy Sound. Lets say you get HUGE sound from TINY speakers. Its amazing how the Bose are like 5 times smaller(combining height, width and diameter) than the Klipsch, and still manage to sound way better than them. Dont let their size fool you.. and dont let other computer speakers fool you by making you think bass is everything. These speakers have more than enough bass.. I had the Bass Compensation to 1/2 and it made the windows vibrate already. They have about the same amount of bass as the Klipsch 2.1, the difference is the Klipsch cant handle bass to the max at high volumes, and the Bose can do so nicely with no distortion. For music you will NEVER find a better set-up than this. They sound great on my Bose CD Player, they sound great connected to the Headphone jack of my RCA 650 watt surround sound system and they sound great connected to my computer. I connected them to my Xbox and with James Bond: Everything or Nothing and Need for Speed Underground you can feel everything around you and a lot of bass. With DVDs I tested Die Another Day and the Car Chase and Hovercraft Scene blow you away! So does Star Wars Episode 1 Race! I dont care what other people have said.. these speakers get 5 stars for the great sound they make!

Now time for the problems though.. I had to return my first Companion 3 because I blew it lol. I abused the volume too much.. it isnt meant to be connected to a 650 watt system and I did that and blew it. I got it exchanged and the new one I got was having problems with one speaker so I was like AHHHH and returned it. You don't know now how much I miss it. I payed $200 for it. I called the Bose Store and now they are thinking if they'll let me get it for $200... but if it is for $250 I doubt I'll get it back. I'd rather add $200 to the $$ I got already and upgrade my RCA hometheater speakers to Bose, or just get a Wave Radio/CD. And no I am not doing it because I think it is overpriced, it is just pricey to me, I am doing it because if it is $250 now.. with $100 or $150 more I can get bigger speakers from Bose.

Summary: They deserve 5 stars for the amazing and unrivaled sound quality, for their simplicity, for no distorsion and because I can connect it to ANYTHING with a headphone or RCA Output.

Continuity: The Bose store didn't allow me to get it back for $200, I said whatever. I'll just get it later on this year or if the price ever drops.. for now I am after the Bose 321GS... full surround sound with just 2 speakers and a bass module!

5-0 out of 5 stars 1st Class Sound
With the sound, bass, and clarity these are well worth the price. Every component is made with great quality right down to the littlest of details. I'm very impressed. I'm a firm believe you get what you pay for. I feel every penny was spent well!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars My views on the Companion 3 changed completely...
...and I hope they do for EVERYONE that rated it 5 stars. Yes at first I was amazed(look at my other 2 reviews). But after a while I have decided the Companion 3 is SUPER overpriced. This thing isnt worth as low as $70 like some have said! No way! But it should be priced like at $125, $150 tops. First reason for this is that it just doen't go loud enough compared to other speakers that cost a lot less. Yes the volume is loud and it hurts your ears, but if speakers that are $100 less can go almost twice as loud then it is super overpriced indeed. Second complaint is the bass.. one thing I love is that even at the minimum volume you hear the bass booming, but the problem comes when you wanna go loud.. the bass just seems to go away completely at the maximum volume. This happened on my computer only though. I have a 5.1 RealTek sound card ith GREAT sound quality but the problem is I dont have a bass control so I cant control the bass on the comp.. I have the equalizer but it gets weird when I raise the bar onthe left even though bass increases. Anyway when I connected it to my RCA surround sound system the bass was impressively strong.. almost as strong as the RCA's 150 watt subwoofer, but then it had another problem.. if you turn up the companion to the max. and you tuen up the rCA over 35, the companion seems to "blow up" when there are explosions or loud sounds. I guess this is some protection system but it really bothers me.. this doest happen to my Bose Mediamates or with my Klipsch.. even less with my Bose Freestyle. The other complaint could be about surround.. they have great left to right and strong centering of voices, but they have almost no rear effects. The companion sucks for movies, it just doesnt have enough bass. My Klipsch own it in bass. Now the companion kills the klipsch in music.. the sound quality is just a lot better, it is more spacious and clear too. The only problem again is the Klipsch go a lot louder. Many times youd want to turn the volume up on the companion even more and you will see theres no more to turn up. The last words: the companion 3 is the BEST looking computer speaker system ever made, and it has great sound quality, but it needs a lot more powerful bass, more surround, optical digital connection and more volume. My opinion: If you cant afford higher than $250 buy Bose Mediamates.. those speakers are the BEST 2.0 for movies and games! And they are good for music, they are only $100. Now if you can pay over $300, and you are lucky to have a Bose Factory Outlet Store close to you, go and buy a Bose Freestyle if theres any left! I put that thing on my computer it is like making the companion COMPLETELY PERFECT WITHOUT LIMITS! It has so much surround and bass! And the sound is so loud! It is a HOMETHEATER! Forget the Companion 3 and get a Freestyle! I can assure you not even a 7.2 computer setup can stand against the freestyle!(2 speakers with a bass module that make full surround sound.. something like the 321, but the 321 is even better, and lets not mention the 321GS which is PERFECTION!). I own many Bose products, and if theres one product from Bose that sucks, that is the Companion 3. Dont get it, let them see they got to put more efforts into it. I recommend for your computer:

1) Bose Mediamates: The best 2.0 setup, super spaciousound for movies and games.. they WILL amaze you! They have a lot of bass too. they are very nice for music too, but the companion is better for music.
2) Bose Triport/QuietComforts: You can use these headphones as your computer's speakers. the Triports are great but the QuietComforts go even further! They sound like a huge hometheater suround system! they have very nice deep bass and surround sound.. these could be your computer's speakers. Trust me, better than them is nothing and I have compared LOTS of headphones.
3) Bose FreeStyle-This is a SERIOUS system! Mix the Companion 3 with the Mediamates and the Quietcomfort and you get this! This system has great bass and you feel surroundsound out of just 2 speakers!! This is the best you can get under $500 theonly problem is its hard to find because it was discontinued.

1-0 out of 5 stars Nice $79 speakers... but wait, they're $249
I listen to music all day while at work and play games on my system at home at night. I have owned easily a dozen or more computer speakers over the last couple of years and have listened to a number of other speakers owned by friends. I've also owned the Bose companions. I've listened to several in side by side tests at home - not sitting in some canvernous big box store and I think I have a pretty good idea of what you can get for the money.

I'd say the Companions, with their undersized satellite drivers, are excessively bright and have very little mid range. Aside from other speakers that use the "micro drivers" like the Creative iTrigues, I can't think any other speaker above $50 that uses a driver as small as 2".

The sub is ok. Bose says it "delivers impressive lower tones". Perhaps the people at Bose are easily impressed, but I beg to differ. Two problems here; the sub has a 5 1/4" driver - small by comparison to like priced products - and the power, which Bose doesn't publish, but I would estimate at less than 50 watts, isn't enough to recreate much in the way of low frequency effects.

Overall, if these were $79 products, I could see how one might, and I stress might, pick these over a set of Altecs or Logitechs. At $249 these things are obscenely over priced. Sometimes I have to step back in awe at how much Bose can get away with charging for their products.

The Companion 3s are further evidence that Bose is an exceptional marketing company and a mediocre audio company. ... Read more


33. Bose VCS10 Center Channel Speaker

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Asin: B00005T3NH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 12518
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Compound loaded drivers optimize low frequency output for rich, cinema-like dialogue from a small enclosure
  • Two flared ports help reproduce bass with no audible distortion
  • Compatible with surround sound receivers rated from 10 to 100 watts/rated 4 to 8 ohms
  • Electronic protection circuitry prevents the speaker from being over-driven, offering increased reliability
  • Magnetic shielding prevents interference with your television

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Nothing wrong with this Center Channel Speaker
Some of these reviews are unbelievable. Can you believe the person who writes, "I have had mine for 3 years now and have not once been able to hear the actors speaking during a movie". Yeah, sure...real believable.

I have owned this speaker for about a year, and dialogue is crystal clear, and a big improvement over my previous center channel speaker. I have this speaker plugged directly into my surround sound receiver's center channel plug, not into a Bose subwoofer unit, and it still works great.

You won't be disappointed with this speaker. At the $200 center channel speaker level, it is king. If you don't like it, don't complain about it, just return it. Bose has an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee.

2-0 out of 5 stars weak sound
I bought this primarily based on the BOSE reputation as well as the fact that it would sit nicely on top of the TV and fit in my stand.

I could not have been more disapointed. I was replacing a KLH 3 way center channel, and the sound was not even close to that.
The sound was weak, with little presence. After bringing up the center channel 12db and dropping the left and right channels -10db I could finally hear the dialogue from the center channel. I was not expecting bells and whistles, but I was expecting that I could actually hear the dialogue CLEARLY, and without a 22db difference in loudness between center and left/right.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do Not Buy This
Like everyone else has said, this thing is a waste of money. I have had mine for 3 years now and have not once been able to hear the actors speaking during a movie. I thought it was my tuner, but it must be this piece of garbage

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than it's reputation!
I almost didn't order this based on the poor reviews and Consumers Reports findings. I needed a thin center speaker to go with the acoustimass cubes - this was the logical choice. After researching it at length there were mixed reviews with many negative comments. I called Cruthfield and the Bose Outlet to get their opinions. They were surprised to hear that there were negative comments. The Bose outlet advised theirs sounded great and noted it must be hooked directly to the receiver - not the module like the cubes. I have had the speaker for a couple weeks and it sounds great. I have two other surround systems, one high end and a lower end system and the Bose performs admirably for such a compact system. The articulation of words coming from the center speaker sounds like a real person. I don't understand the bad reviews - unless it's not being connected properly. Worked for me - and as most retailers note you can always send it back.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bose VCS-10 Center Channel Speaker - Well worth the money!
I would have to say that I'm a bit surprised by the number of negative reviews for this exceptional product. I purchased a Bose VCS-10 Center Channel Speaker as soon as Bose started selling them. Given the overwhelming quality that is always associated with Bose speakers and my past experience with their speakers in the 401's and 301's; this choice, for me, was an easy one.

If you're like myself and the years has done a bit of a job on your hearing, the Bose VCS-10 Center Channel Speaker and the proper settings on your receiver will make a world of difference in your home theater system and ultimately your movie watching experience. With those proper settings on your receiver, this speaker will beautifully bring the dialogue out in your favorite movies that has previously been somewhat drowned out by the other speakers in your system and you will soon find yourself rarely asking what it was that they said!

Along with the exceptional quality in speakers that Bose is known for, this speaker will sit right there on top of your television set and as it is magnetically shielded, it will not have an effect on your television set at all.

I highly recommend the Bose VCS-10 Center Channel Speaker to any and all that are in the market for a center channel speaker and are of a mood to get the highest quality product available without spending way too much money. I've used one for years and have been thoroughly happy with it, only recently replacing it on one system with a Bose Acoustimass system but that VCS-10 is right there, leading the way on another system! For years of quality output, you'd be hard pressed to do better for the meager price! {ssintrepid} ... Read more


34. BOSE 151 Environmental Speakers ( Pair ) - Black

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Asin: B00006I539
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 5242
Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Rugged, weather-resistant outdoor speakers for deck, boat or patio
  • Engineered to withstand temperatures ranging from a searing 140?F (60?C) to a frigid -22?F (-30?C)
  • Proprietary Bose 4 1/2 (11.4 cm) full range driver with a special composite cone delivers high-fidelity sound with lifelike highs
  • One Bose proprietary 4 1/2 (11.4 cm) full-range driver with a special composite cone
  • Color -Black

Reviews (7)

1-0 out of 5 stars Chuckling at the positive reviews!
Luckily for Bose there are enough naive consumers out there buying their products to supply the company with profits galore. Oh, how the purveyors of the Yugo wished they had employed the same ad agency as Bose.

The humorous part is how the pro-Bose lobby of 'suckers' stuck with a poorly designed product call others 'bourgeois'. Apparently electrical engineering concepts are 'bourgeois'. You, there, pointing out the Yugo's poor engine construction- you're 'bourgeois'. Hey you over there, claiming the earth is round- you're 'bourgeois'.

Then there are the other sad twits who claim that anyone try to sell you a product other than Bose is attempt to get several times more dollars out of your pocket. They betray their own ignorance of the marketplace filled with speakers similarly priced to Bose with much higher quality build and performance.

Save yourself the grief and spend the same amount of money on Polk, Klipsch, Infinity, Wharfedale or JBL. Or just throw your money away like a sucker.

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm sick of the Bose Bashing...
I am so tired of reading so-called audiophiles bashing on BOSE for being a successful audio line. I personally own BOSE, JBL, Harmon Kardon, and other brands of audio products and think that saying a whole product line is "not taken seriously" by a bunch of audio elitest snobs is both the antithesis of the hyped marketing being lamented in the first place and also an indicator that the reviewer is trading one set of hype (BOSE marketing) for another (so-called audiophile popular opinion). Let me give you a clue -- I like the way BOSE sounds and so do many other people. These particular speakers are great, and at around $150, these beat the socks off other outdoor speakers in its price range. If you don't like them, it's ok. Just lay off the Bourgeois audiophile rhetoric, ok?

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to Bose products...
...if you have thousands of dollars invested in so-called "high-end audiophile" products - because you will realize just how much money you've wasted. I have ten-year-old in-door versions of these speakers and have yet to find any competitors in the same price range that can match their sound. I also have 20-year-old 901s and have never found a pair of speakers - at any price (and that includes systems costing ten times as much) - that can compare to them for accurate and thunderous reproduction of acoustic vocal and instrumental music - from classical to jazz to broadway. (If you listen to heavy rock at unhealthy sound levels, I'd suggest a more traditional speaker design.) The only people who don't like Bose are the ones trying to sell you systems that cost 2-10 times more and sound worse.

Buy Bose and see for yourself. You can always return them if you don't like them.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bose- for naive consumers only
Bose is a fascinating case study of what the power of advertising can do for products that are acknowledged within the audio industry as being cheaply made and technically outperformed by all of its competiters. Based on audio theories from the 1960's and parts of lower quality than what can be bought at Radio Shack, Bose has built an incredible empire out of poorly designed products driven by a huge advertising budget creating an aura of "Bose".

Consumers should do their research before shelling out money for Bose speakers. A google search will bring you to epinions or audioreview websites where you can find review after review, mostly negative, from buyers of Bose products.

The commonly accepted wisdom in the audio industry is that Bose makes low audio quality products and sells them at very high prices. In other words those Polk, JBL, Wharfedale or Infinity mid-fi products you can find at Amazon are usually higher quality at much better price points.

Compare the sound if you ever get a chance. Make sure you DO NOT depend on volume, in other words volume is a bad indicater of quality. Listen for the high and low notes and to the clarity of the music. Tough to do in a showroom at Circuit City or Best Buy, but even there the differences will show up. Bose attempts to prevent consumers from doing this by segregating their products away from the competition.

After this you might look at online audio magazines (do a google search), Audioreview (one word) and Audiogon. You'll find whole NEW world of audio products such as PSB, Paradigm, Vandersteen, Quad, Sonus Faber, ACI and many more who's products will put you on a much higher level of audio than you'd ever imagine. Usually these speakers are SEVERAL times more electronically sophisticated than Bose at the same price! What you won't find in these websites of magazines are Bose articles. Bose just isn't taken seriously by the industry.

Good luck and happy hunting!

4-0 out of 5 stars Bose 151- How to enjoy
If you have Bose 901s and want to use them as a basis for home theatre? Pick up two pairs of these and use them for rear surround and front channel. Or, use all 151s and a subwoofer for an amazing sonic treat, stereo or surround. The drivers in these babies are the same ones found in the arrays in the 901s. They have a rich fat sound on their own, but we slapped a small pioneer sub with them and were astounded by the sound. Try them standing vertically when you listen to them. It really provides a nice sound, but the recommended way of listening to them in the horizontal mode is great as well. Bose really rules the roost in smaller speaker sound, and the 901 is a classic that everyone respects. ... Read more


35. BOSE(R) 301-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) ? Cherry

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Asin: B00006L7RW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 23570
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Horizontal design fits easily on bookshelves
  • Exceptional performance as front left and right speakers in a home theater (best matched with BOSE VCS-10 Center Channel & BOSE 161 Surround Speakers)
  • Bass reflex design
  • Recommended Power -10-150 watts with receivers from 4 to 8 ohms
  • Removeable grill

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars The Bose emperor has no (audio) clothes.
It's amazing that consumers who wouldn't be caught dead driving a substandard car such as a Yugo or AMC Gremlin would devote themselves to the audio equivalent called the Bose 301 (or any Bose product for that matter). This can only be attributed to the lack of consumer knowledge and a strong advertising campaign by Bose.

In the audio industry it's a well acknowledged fact that Bose isn't an industry leader in either technology nor audio quality. In fact you will never see Bose products advertised or reviewed in Stereophile (not since the early '70s), The Absolute Sound nor any other serious audio/video publication. Why? Bose is a known sub-standard product.

But, year after year, unknowing consumers flock to the product blissfully unaware that they can buy better quality for the same money elsewhere. After making their purchase they stoutly defend Bose while at the same time knowing very little about audio. Few know what a crossover is or I would bet, understand the deficiencies the Bose drivers have (if they know what a driver is).

I am after all a former Bose 201, 301 and 901 owner. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bose- A testament to the advertising industry.
Bose is a fascinating case study of what the power of advertising can do for a product that is cheaply made and outperformed by nearly all of its competition. Based on audio theories from the 1960's and parts of lower quality than what can be bought at Radio Shack, Bose has built an incredible empire out of poorly designed products.

Consumers should do their research before shelling out money for Bose speakers. A google search will bring you to epinions or audioreview websites where you can find review after review from buyers of Bose products.

The commonly accepted wisdom in audio circles is that Bose makes low audio quality products and sells them at very high prices. In other words those Polk, JBL, Wharfedale or Infinity mid-fi products you can find at Amazon are usually higher quality at much better price points.

Compare the sound if you ever get a chance. Make sure you DO NOT depend on volume, in other words volume is a bad indicater of quality. Listen for the high and low notes and to the clarity of the music. Tough to do in a showroom at Circuit City or Best Buy, but even there the differences will show up. Bose attempts to prevent consumers from doing this by segregating their products away from the competition.

After this you might look at online audio magazines (do a google search), Audioreview (one word) and Audiogon. You'll find whole NEW world of audio products such as PSB, Paradigm, Vandersteen, Quad, Sonus Faber, ACI and many more who's products will put you on a much higher level of audio than you'd ever imagine. Usually these speakers are SEVERAL times more electronically sophisticated than Bose at the same price! Good luck and happy hunting!

5-0 out of 5 stars Bose 301 Series V Loudspeakers - Superb/affordable speakers!
This review is actually for the pair of Bose 301 Series III direct/reflecting loud speakers that I bought way back in 1993 and is a testament to the quality of Bose speakers and specifically the 301 series speakers. I originally purchased them as the front speakers in a system but replaced them in the front with Bose 401's and put the 301's in the rear as surround speakers.

In either the capacity of front or rear/surround speakers, the model 301 works beautifully to enhance the listening experience whether as a home theater system for DVD's or just straight out stereo or CD playback. As further testament to the quality of these speakers, if you're seriously interested in purchasing the Model 301 Series V speakers; I've been using the Series III speakers for almost eleven years now and they work just as brilliantly today as they did when I first took them out of the box and this includes several moves since I'm in the military.

Although these speakers have now been replaced with the Bose Acoustimass 10 Series III Home Theater Speaker System on my primary system, they are now featured as the primary speakers in a second system and are providing crisp and clear high quality sound, made that much better by the direct/reflecting feature which serves beautifully in enhancing the listening experience.

I highly recommend the Bose 301 Series V Loudspeakers to any and all who're looking for high quality sound at an affordable price. As a note of caution, these speakers are not magnetically shielded so I would also recommend either the wall/ceiling mounts or the floor stands that Bose specifically manufactures for these incredible speakers, both at highly affordable prices. {ssintrepid} ... Read more


36. Bose - 151 Se Box Speakers (Pair) - Black
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B0001H9TGS
Catlog: Sports
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 6622
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37. BOSE(R) Lifestyle 38 DVD home entertainment system

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Asin: B0002F94U0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 38562
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Features

  • Size -3-3/4H x 15-3/4W x 11-1/2D media center; 6-1/4H x 3W x 4D speaker arrays; 16-1/8H x 25W x 8-1/8D module
  • Videostage 5 decoding and post-processing circuitry delivers a high-quality, five-channel surround sound experience from practically anysource -DVDs, videocassettes, stereo CDs, even older mono TV shows and movies
  • TV sensor can determine if the TV is on or off, allowing for TV and sound to power-on with a single button press.
  • Stereo AM/FM radio offers 50 presets, scan and seek

38. BOSE(R) 201-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) ? Black

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Asin: B00006L7RT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 6316
Average Customer Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Each 201 speaker includes a long excursion 6-1/2 woofer and a highly sensitive 2 Stereo Targeting tweeter
  • Proprietary Stereo Everywhere technology combines direct and reflected sound to deluge the room with beautiful sound
  • Unique port geometry for clean bass
  • Compact size and horizontal for flexible placement options
  • Perfect as front or rear home theater speakers, along with a BOSE VCS-10 center channel & BOSE 161 surrounds ? or a second pair of 201s

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Bose 201s? Typical Bose joke speakers
I've owned Bose 201s, 301s and 901s in my life. Then I began to get into speaker building kits. My eyes were opened. I began to learn about crossovers, tweeter construction, woofers and cabinet resonancy. I also began to seek out commercially sold speakers for ideas and for quality.

That is when I began to see just what a joke Bose speakers really are. For the same price, consumers can get better quality sound, build and design from Polk, JBL, Infinity or Klipsch. And they are the commonly available makers.

While the Bose 201s aren't as horrible a value as the 901s, you're still foolish to get these when much better higher quality speakers are out there.

An indicator of Bose priority is the fact that their advertising budget is higher than their research budget. Hey, its your dollar, if you want to waste it go right ahead, but done't fool anyone else about Bose 'quality'.

4-0 out of 5 stars good speakers for a good value!
Bose is a good performing speaker all around. These speakers are no exception. I have had the speakers for awhile and they work great for all types of music. Keep in mind that these speakers are small they will not perform like large speakers. They will not fill a large room with tons of bass. They are bookshelf speakers, or small room speakers. For that they are great. For the money these speakers are perfect!! I highly recommend these speakers to people who want a good value but don't want to sacrafice quality and performance.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bose?
A lot of people think that bose is the greatest. But have you ever went to a place like circuit city or ultimate electronics and asked a sales rep. what they think of Bose? I used to think Bose was the greatest until I heard them and compared them compared them to a speaker company like Infinity, for less! Bose do have their fans but stay away from Bose you will be happier. The drivers ( the actual speaker inside) on Bose are made of paper. Bose speaker also rely on reflecting sound so, if you don't have a square room you will be digusted with the sound and not even hear most of it. They also sound distorted at low and high volumes. Do not buy this speaker, don't waste your money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice
Once again, Bose comes through with a quality product at an affordable price. If you've ever had a pair of Bose speakers, you know they'll give you quality sound for the life of your system.

These speakers are redesigned for 2003, and I think the bass response sounds better. If you're on a budget, or don't need to rock any houseparties with your system, you could just go with these as your primary speakers. But if you want a truly awesome home theater system, these make GREAT rear-channel speakers.

Plus they give amazing sound for being a little bigger than a toaster. ... Read more


39. Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black)
list price: $599.99
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Asin: B000069E1H
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 11518
Average Customer Review: 2.83 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Experience enhanced sound from Bose's most affordable, next-generation Acoustimass stereo speakers. The Acoustimass 3 system delivers bass that's the deepest and fullest yet. Two single-cube speakers--smaller than ever before--are elegantly designed to fit virtually any decor. And the module easily hides away behind furniture or off in a corner, so all the lifelike sound seems to flow from the tiny cubes.

When you hear the Acoustimass 5 Series III speakers, you'll think you're listening to much larger speakers. Yet the spacious sound actually comes from two tiny cube speaker arrays and a hideaway Acoustimass bass module. The improved cube speakers offer enhanced performance, contemporary styling, and a smaller size than the Series II. And the improved module fills a room with even deeper, fuller bass. These Virtually Invisible speakers are the definitive answer to the question of how to combine spacious sound with space-saving design.

Though the Virtually Invisible speaker design may seem like a disappearing act, the performance is quite noticeable. Full, resonating bass and crystal-clear highs envelop a room in beautiful stereo sound. It's all the result of years of intense research and testing. The Acoustimass 5 speakers accomplish what no conventional speakers can claim: big, lifelike sound without big, bulky speakers. Now or in the future, Acoustimass stereo speakers can be turned into a home theater set by simply adding the compatible Bose VCS-10 center-channel speaker. For full five-speaker surround sound, add the VCS-30 center-surround speaker package. ... Read more

Features

  • Includes 4 surround-sound cube speakers and matching Acoustimass bass module
  • Next-generation direct/reflecting cube speaker arrays offer smaller size and better sound
  • Improved Acoustimass module generates deep, powerful bass
  • 40 percent smaller cube arrays blend into decor
  • Acoustimass module measures 19 x 14 x 7.5 inches (W x H x D) and cube arrays measure 3.1 x 6.2 x 4 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars NOt work now-only one speakers works
Bought from pawn store, and took home to watch star Wars clones movie

took three hourz for hook ups, but then we set up, and put to stereo reciever. Big reciever sony one. play star wars movie and very loud, sounded vary good. Wanted louder, so we put louder. movie very fun movie .cool speakers, very cool! we put reciever to full blast maximum power but then get too loud and could not find remote-i lost remote in dark -could not turn down volume and volume knob was brokens .then big bang! and then we gets loud static speaker was static and the rest gots broken buts one

very angry why did they break? pawn store man says you can play full blasts and wont breaks!!! i loved my speakers and then now they's gone. gone to garbage. only have one of the five workings-kept one. very angry. now movies sound bad, only one speaker left. cannot fix-

1-0 out of 5 stars Bose: The power of advertising.
Proof positive of the power of advertising, Bose has made a name (and money) for itself by designing mediocre quality audio equipment.
Unlike AKG or Sennheiser and other high-end manufacturers, Bose uses cheaper parts and less than average electrical engineering principals. These are highlighted especially in their speakers. Their principle of direct-reflection, while novel in 1969 is now incredibally antiquated and is far surpassed by high and mid-end manufacturers whose products outperform Bose. The company was so humiliated by Consumer Reports who compared Bose with other products that it sued (and lost).

Someone once said "There's a sucker born every minute". Now that's appropriate.

5-0 out of 5 stars wow and more wow
I connected the Bose Acoustimass 5 with an onkyo tx-8511 receiver and the sound is incrediable. It really fills my entire loft area with lifelike sound. Definately a great speaker!

3-0 out of 5 stars Average but not terrible
First, I bought these for the sound, not because I'm ultra-concerned about the aesthetics of my family room. In any event, I don't understand why other 3 piece systems sell for this or more and get away with it. The sound is decent, crystal clear, bass is not quite cut out for Ludacris but otherwise tight and controlled. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a solid deal. Paired with a low-distortion high-watt amp, these aren't the best speakers you've ever heard, but they will provide you with decent stereo sound...

5-0 out of 5 stars really good
amazingly clear and deep sound in an unobnoxious package! great system for home theater or music. ... Read more


40. Bose AM6III Acoustimass Home Theater Speaker System (Black)

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Asin: B00006WNKR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Bose
Sales Rank: 8222
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Features

  • Five magnetically-shielded cube speakers, each with a 2.5 directional high-performance, full-range driver, to cover all 5 surround channels
  • Hideaway Acoustimass module with two 5.25 Woofer bass drivers for adding rich levels of dimension for realistic theatrical sound
  • Compatible with all surround sound receivers (including Dolby Digital and dts formats) or separate power amplifiers rated from 10 to 100 watts per channel (4 or 8 Ohms rated impedance)
  • Includes a full set of color-coded pull-apart bundled cables and mistake-proof connectors for simple and convenient installation
  • Each of the five Cube speakers is 3 1/8 High x 3 Wide x 4 3/4 Deep and can be mounted anywhere including walls (with optional wall-mount kits)

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