Bose 301 Series III Floorstanding Speakers

2.76/5 (102 Reviews) MSRP : $370.00


Product Description

Direct/Reflecting


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2017

Bottom Line:   
I'm using these as secondary units on a balcony mated to a Yamaha Rs700. 901's are primary. The sound is great with adequate bass even without an enclosed room to support the sound. I found mine used for under 100 bucks. For the money, their a good value as secondary speakers, or as primary in a smaller (dorm?) room but make sure you use them with a good 2 channel amp. The used speaker market is teeming with good examples of this speaker. Just be careful and make sure they have been tested.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Arno Schollmeyer a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2017

Bottom Line:   
For a small box, the 301 III series can deliver a whopping 150 watts. This is good for those who have limited space.. While they are touted as direct reflecting speakers, this is an advertising stunt and as far as I am concerned, they don't image well at all. Personally, I think they are way over priced. Bottom line....If they are hooked up to a good amp, you will get a clean sound, however I would recommend using a subwoofer.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998



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




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