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Bose 301 Series III
101 Reviews
rating  2.75 of 5
MSRP  370.00
Description: Direct/Reflecting


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Shawn a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2015

Bottom Line:   
I used a pair of these as rear channels on a Marantz 2230 with a pair of ESS on my main channels. For those unaware, the Heil Air-motion transformer is one of the fastest, most accurate honkers ever designed and behave very much like a di-pole point source emitter. The 301's in the same room as those simply couldn't compete on any level. Where do I even begin with their failings? I wasn't expecting the bass to keep up, but those things flooded the back of the room with a broken up blur of nondescript noise that contrasted so sharply with the clarity of the ESS speakers it wasn't even funny.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Antony a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2015

Bottom Line:   
Very good product

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by talldude777 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2006

Bottom Line:   
If you are thinking of buying these, just do it. If you can get some for less than $100, you will have gotten yourself a great deal. I personally think Bose overprices their speakers, and I would never buy a new pair. But you really get a good deal when you can pick them up used.
They sound great when pushed by a 2 channel stereo receiver with good clean watts. I mate my 301's with a 12" sub, and they sound fantastic!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $53.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rocky_grass88 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I don't know what you people are whining about with these speakers I have the series 2 and they are brilliant. The bass response is incredible if they are hooked up on a decent amp. I've got mine on a technics 80's amp and the sound is incredible. The room isn't just filled with sound but its exploding. The speakers are in a room sized 4x4 and the bass shakes all the fixtures and doors. Get the most out of these great bose speakers, the best you'll get for the mid ranged price. Just connect them to an amp for an awesome home theatre/music experience. Make sure your amp has an equaliser so you can actually crank up the bass output and thats when you'll say damn theses speakers are awesome. By this if you love club, dance and R&B to fully enjoy the sound range they offer. If you can't afford an amp look elsewhere.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by dude8370 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Completly Distorted speakers lacking in bass, I would stay away from this speaker. It is over-priced for what you really get. Audiophile people know to stay away from bose though. I would recommend Going for the better brands Like Paradigm, which I've had some of the best experiences with (now those people now speakers). I sold them after having them for a month.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   genesis Audio




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