Reviews and Problems with Bose 301 DIRECT/REFLECTING speakers
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ckhaing a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
18 June 2003
Summary: Bose 301 series III. I bought it for FM radio listening with my Fihser tuner. At about the same size, price for new and power, I have been using near-field studio monitors, which are perfect with on-axis response. I need another set with wide dispersion characteristics for off-axis listening, and 301 came to consideration based on their so called "direct-reflecting technology and room filling sound".
Summary: I bought these things as rears for my my home system. I purchased them on a reputation built on a very clever advertising campaign. In the following years my ears have become very discerning. I wouldn't recommend a Bose product to anyone, for what they charge you can go out and shop high quality sound. The midrange lacks luster, it is uneventful at best. The midrange is very limited. The lows are terrible when run hard. That 8" sub is made of paper, very flimsy.
Summary: WARNING!!! If you are not an ardent BOSE proponent, and you have posted a negative review of a bose product, you may be subjected to the wrath of an individual who goes by the moniker "Mr. Bose". He will come to you in stealth, with a foul tongue and an equally lacking vocabulary totally void of any degree of usefull coherency. This person is evidently either retarted or perhaps a crack adict. Mr.
Summary: The Bose 301. No sir, I don't like it. Bose the company. No sir, I don't like it. Why don't I like Bose? Because they're ... Bad to the Bose! Bad to the Bose! Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh BOSE! Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh BOSE! Bad to the Bose! ® 2001 Mr. Horse Music Studio, Inc. Peace. Word. Out.
Summary: Brent, Bose is really the only company that I see a reason to actively focus my hostility's. I mock them for this reason: All the people who buy them and walk away thinking they have a world-class product. Then they come here and see loads of 1 star reviews and rather than accepting the horrible reality, they decide its a better idea to try and justify the bose myth.
Summary: I wanted a very accurate 2-chan music only system for my gameroom in the basement. so I decided that B&W Nautilis 803s with a Rotel RCD-990 CD player, Bryston 14B-ST amp (500 watts x2, $5500), and Bryston PB-25 MC pre-amp($2900) would be the way to go. And they where great!!! the base was incredibly dynamic with the 500 watts per chan, and the treble and mid range where some of the best I'd ever heard.
The Anti-Bose email@example.com a Audiophile, Audio Review
26 November 2000
Summary: I am uphalled that there are only a few 1 star reviews on this posting. I honestly think that if you were to add up the IQs of the 4 and 5 star reviewers and multiply by .01, you would come up with Boses profit margin; ie %80. And those who claim "I've heard B&W DM602s, and the 301s are JUST BETTER" are simply deaf people offering eulogy upon the days before they lost their hearing, a chance for them to feel "more normal".
Summary: I once thought I had a great stereo system, but it was compared to other people that I knew that had over grown Boom-Boxes (tape, CD, radio with 2 speakers in one unit). They use to come over to my house and fall in love with the music. I had Yamaha separates (pre-amp & 125 watt amp), Yamaha 50 watt surround sound, Yahama tuner & tape deck, Sony ES CD player playing through a Roger Sound Labs (may they rest in peace) sub into Bose 301's hanging from the cealing, Polk...
Summary: It's funny how many Bose owners defend their product...I would too after shelling out so much money for a marginal product. The common theme I seem to hear from their owners is that you have to spend even more bucks for a somthing that is better then Bose. Not So! (How about a Nad Integrated amp paired w/ a pair of B&W 302's?) I'll take that over a Bose 301 any day! The one thing that Bose does well is not music reproduction ..