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7.4 out of 10

Bose 301 DIRECT/REFLECTING speakers

Bose® 301 ® Series V Direct/Reflecting ® bookshelf stereo speake Read more

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

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Josh Burkett a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
11 December 2010
  • Summary: fyi...these are the 2010 model. I guess I am another one of those guys who never really paid attention to the bose products. My father purchased the acoustimas 10 system around 1 year ago and was very happy with it. I thought it sounded 'ok' for a small system, but was not overly impressed. Over the years I have had some very nice Klipsch speakers and have also had a very nice pair of realistic optimus T110 speakers that were outfitted with new Klipsch crossovers.
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
8.0

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Jimbocity a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
11 May 2010
  • Summary: Back when I was on a budget - 1987 or so - I purchased these speakers - paired with the best reciever I could afford at the time. My DG Berlin Philharmonic with Karajan conducting Holst or Beethoven sounded amazing, as did well produced pop fare like Crowded House. I noticed things on my Steely Dan CDs that I never heard before. But they LACKED mid-range punch. They didn't rock hard with everything. Some have said the mid-range was good but no high and no bass.
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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Bert a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
14 April 2010
  • Summary: I bought my pair of bose 301´s back in 1976 together with a HK 330B and a Thoréns record player. I was one of the first who bought them in Sweden. The HK has done it so now I'm looking for a new amp for my speakers. I'll never get rid of them. Need I say more??
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

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wallace Karbe a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
26 June 2008
  • Summary: I cannot for the life of me understand why it's become a national passtime to roast these speakers. In this site, folks talk of old technologytweeters, cheap electronics and poor stereo imaging. The are missing the point comeplely. While most modern silmilar priced speakers are technically excellent and brilliantly detailled, they lose the plot when it comes to painting a portrait of the music. These Bose do not!.
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
8.0

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JonBeGood2U a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
7 June 2007
  • Summary: I purchased the BOSE 301's V in aproximately 3 years ago to complete a 5.1 surround system using the previous Bose 301 model for surrounds. In spite of the salesma's insistance that the bass is improved in the latest version, I conclude otherwise. The 2 round ports of the newest 301's produces some port noise with a muddy sounding bass while the earlier version's sloted port produced clean sounding bass with no accoustic complications.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

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donbagley a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
16 January 2006
  • Summary: I bought my 301s in 1978 and owned them for about ten years. They were a good pair of entry level speakers for a budding audio nut. They had a full spacious sound, and nobody who ever visited my living room ever had a negative comment on the sound. I drove them with a Marantz receiver and had Revox and Sony tape decks. It was a good little system for the time, and I believe that the bose 301s are still good speakers, though not necessarily the best in their class.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

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john121 a Casual Listener, Audio Review
13 January 2005
  • Summary: These Bose 301 Series V speakers have an expansive, full sound that makes the individual speakers seem to disappear. This feature, found in the highest quality speakers, comes at a tradeoff - namely poorer stereo imaging than many bookshelf speakers. The 301's sound improves drastically when paired with high powered amplifiers. I'm using an HK3480 (125W per channel at 4 Ohms, measured at 20 Hz [beware most companies measure at higher frequencies]).
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

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bruckner a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
10 September 2004
  • Summary: I am a professional classical musician and teacher, and I recommend the Bose 301 speakers for classical music. I am aware that few in this forum have made this kind of recommendation, but I think they simulate a concert hall experience pretty well. OK, so they use paper cones and tweeters, but classical instruments aren't made out of the latest polymers, either. Maybe the magnets aren't very big, but classical musicians don't play with bionic arms and lips.
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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ces a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
29 December 2003
  • Summary: have a pair of series 2. about 1986ish? had them 10 yrs. been very pleased with the all around sound. clean highs and nice mid. good bass for a 8 in. driver. these are over 15 yrs. old and still going strong. foam is fine. sound as good today as when i first got them. just bought a new denon receiver and they are great for music or movie tracks in my 12' X 21' family room. have to admit this and the 901s are the only BOSE speakers i like.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

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Groove Monster a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
10 September 2003
  • Summary: Wow! Most of these posts are totally full of it! Thank you to all the posts who like to brag about spending over $1000 on something besides a house, car, or engagement ring. And then get all pissy about a $318 pair of speakers that many people happen to enjoy. Ignore the hype and all these biased reviews! Good or Bad. Go listen for yourself! Everyone hears things differently and you should buy what your ears like and what you can afford.
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