2 Stars By scott johnston on 2016-11-07
Compared with cheaper Polks, these disappoint.
I returned these after comparing them to Polk OWM3 (which are $50 less). The Bose speakers lacked high frequency clarity and the bass was muffled and compressed. The Polk speakers simply sounded better (they are a 2-way design - woofer and tweeter, vs tiny 3" speakers in Bose), are less expensive, and provide more mounting options. Very pleased with BTA-MALL's responsiveness re: return.
5 Stars By David Mulligan on 2016-08-06
Bose gets a lot of poor reviews from the audio world
Bose gets a lot of poor reviews from the audio world, and I will admit many of their products are overly marketed and under engineered. However these are some solid speakers that do not disappoint. Highly recommend these as surround speakers when space is at a premium.
5 Stars By HMD on 2018-01-09
These speakers live up to the Bose reputation
I was glad to see these Bose speakers sold at such an affordable price. I put them on a wall as the front speakers of a home theatre room. I am very pleased with the clarity and balance of the sound. I don't think you can go wrong with a product from Bose.
3 Stars By Anthem on 2017-11-20
Anthem; Consumer Advocate OK for surround side or back speakers. Expensive fo what they are and largely paying for Bose name.
Anthem; Consumer Advocate Sound good, however, are under engineered and are expensive for what they are. Know that you are paying largely for the Bose name. Fine for side or back surround speakers. Limited mounting options because of their shape and non-compatibility with other mounts.
5 Stars By James Cook MD on 2017-06-05
Bose 161 Speakers are great bookshelf speakers
I bought these as stand alone speakers for my den bookshelf. I had large heavy JBL speakers which took up too much space in my new house. I hooked these up with my old tweeters and they sound just as good as my 800 JBL speakers that I got years ago.
5 Stars By David H. Walker on 2017-02-07
The sound is fantastic! I highly recommend these speakers
We use them added speakers for our kitchen and dining area. They are located above the kitchen cabinets. The sound is fantastic! I highly recommend these speakers.
5 Stars By JCF Ohio on 2015-02-02
I own 3 pair!
I have 3 pair of these and they work great, could use a little more base but the sound quality is impressive. I have 1 pair in my automotive area, 1 pair in my man cave and 1 pair in my deer processing area. The ceilings are 15 foot tall, the auto area is 23x36 and with just two of these, they fill the room. Now again, not a lot of base but my receiver I am feeding them with has an equalizer so I was able to boost the base up some.
4 Stars By Ned Pajkuric on 2018-01-02
BOSE. Nuff said.
I thought I would save a few $$$ by using some old computer speakers I had lying around. BAD IDEA. They sucked!!! SO I splurged and got these. They sound great! I have them hooked up to a DENON receiver I got on BTA-MALL for the MBR surround sound system.
5 Stars By Jim B on 2017-03-08
Excellent front speakers
Duh, they are BOSE. I got what I expected.. Excellent front speakers. I am in love with my surround sound again.
5 Stars By Timothy J Godfrey on 2017-06-04
Would like another set for my main home theater room to ...
You can't go wrong with Bose speakers. Sounds incredible along with my sub-woofer. Would like another set for my main home theater room to replace the smaller cube style ones.