Reviews and Problems with Bose 301 DIRECT/REFLECTING speakers
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Value for money 6
Alex a AudioPhile, Audio Review
21 June 2011
Summary: Lately i bought a pair of Bose 301 Mk2 in perfect condition. I must say that my Studiocraft 220 (manufactured by bose as well) sound better than the 301's particularly in the upper frequency range.
Summary: I've live with the same pair of bose 301 series 1 since 1980.I have replaced the bass drivers once and they are still going strong. For 9 years I worked for Bang & Olufsen, have a sound degree for the film industry, and am a musician. I believe I know music when I hear it. These speakers have the capability to really give a very warm musical sound, it's all in the equipment that's driving them, plus cables.
Summary: II like to start with why I dont like the design.reflective speakers.lets enter 4 601 bose series 111 floor standing speakers as an example.ive done this test.this equals to 16 tweeters 4 woofers. to me theres to much treble.I always use regular speakers with it.then it sounds fine.the same test can be done with bookshelf speakers,I think it would sound better less tweeters.people always want to hear my system,there not interested in hearing the bose,although half...
Summary: 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 higher price...
Pros: Well matched for shelf usage, provide ubiquitous sound without dead spots
Summary: thought these where good speakers till i compared them to others in same price range. recently bought some boston acoustics cr speakers that put these bose to shame(approx. same retail price). i didnt notice all the sound i was missing. i also found out bose uses paper cones in all their speakers and the crossovers are simple inline capacitors, not real electronic type. know i understand why bose refuses to release any specs on any of its products.
Summary: Well a few years ago one of my good friends gave me there pair of the bose model 301 from 1977 my amp blew out the flex coil in the woofers so i went to radio shack and bought 2 5"7 optimus 100 subs and place them in the cabinet the fit perfictally i still kept the mid range speakers and now to my amasement they sound great (Concidering i have them hooked up to a kenwood krx-793 witch gets music from my computer.
Summary: I bought these because they were $32 and I needed to fix or replace my beloved Celestion 3's. Not totally impressed; they certainly don't live up to their hype (by Bose). Still they can handle the juice of my bridged NAD 2100 and the sound IS reflected nicely around my small living room as advertised. Unfortunately, the well reflected sound is not that impressive.
Summary: This review is for the Bose 301 Series II. For the $83 I paid for the pair they are a tremendous value. I bought them to use for a background system in another room. All music is run through computer and a Pioneer receiver. Out of the box they didn't appeal to me very well, but with the help of SEVERE DSP (31 band EQ, and some additional enhancers). I managed to get the speakers to sound pretty good and I’m satisfied with the sound.
Summary: This review is for the 301 series II. I purchased them new in 1988 and have used them ever sense. They started off as my mains, then surrounds(and they made a damn good surround),and finally as part of a second room system.Although I don't use direct-reflecting speakers anymore I do think that this was one of the best. For the money this is one of Bose's Best. Good mid-bass thru upper midrange. Really throws the sound around the room.
Summary: It is probably true that this Bose model is over hyped and should be sold for less. I have opened the box myself using a screwdriver, and I have observed that the construction is somewhat low in quality. Bose used cheap materials like ordinary capacitors, pressed board, paper cone and screws. This model must be targeted for budget conscious individuals who love to show off well-known brands like Bose. However, I still feel it is a little expensive for what you get.