Summary: These speaker have the BOSE sound minus the sub-woofer. I wish they were a little smaller. The only problem I have with the speakers is, there is no off/on switch. Over all these are good speakers, no great speakers.
Summary: I purchased this Series 1 set over the newer Series 2 because I like the styling better along with the fact that I could get a pair that's all black with no silver accents. The frequency range seemed wide with excellent clarity and balance which made it pretty obvious when there was a difference in the quality of the audio source. The problem with this system was the continuous low-level hiss that wasn't variable with the volume control.
Summary: I have had more expensive and less expensive speakers. These are over priced for what they put out. They are fuzzy and they don't produce crisp clean sound. Plus they have to be plugged into a headphone jack on my MAC and that doesn't always work well. Seems it sets off the MUTE function and I have to reboot and play around with them before they will work again. I would not buy another Bose product. Just over priced and over-hyped for the function and sound.
Summary: I think this is the first time I have ever heard a blown Bose speaker. Within two months of setting up these speakers, the base slightly blew out and now anytime the volume is past the 2/3 mark you can here a slight rattle from the base. It's not horrible, but highly unexpected given my previous experiences with Bose products. The sound quality however is that of Bose, rich, delicious, smooth sound.
Decent speakers if you don't want a bulky subwoofer
4 October 2012
Summary: They're more than loud enough for my usage (listening to music or watching movies on my computer). I've never had to put them above 50% of the maximum volume. I especially like that they do not require a bulky subwoofer. They play sound from about 100hz to 15khz, but there is a large hole at 150hz. Still, for the speaker size, can't complain too much about the midbass. The midrange doesn't sound as "crisp" as I would like.