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Bose 161 Bookshelf Speakers

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Is this speaker really from Bose?

Jun 4, 2003 (Updated Jun 4, 2003)
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  • User Rating: Disappointing

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Pros:Sleek design, will fit in any decor.

Cons:Very ordinary sound.

The Bottom Line: Kindly compare these speakers at this price range with others at the store itself and you will know what i mean.


I got these speakers at circuit city from a friend as a gift. I connected it to my Denon AVR-1803 receiver with monster cables. I tried connecting to the front channels for testing the tonal quality of these speakers. I tried a few music cd's first and was really disappointed from the kind of sound that came from these speakers. There was no highs and no lows, just some ordinary midrange sound.
I was expecting something decent from these because of their brand names.My sony hi-fi speaker was far better sounding than this. I tried it as the rear channels and played some dvd's like The Matrix and was still unimpressed. It was just a ordinary surround sound speaker and i don't think i will buy it if i had another choice.
I still cant believe that Bose made this speaker sound like this.


Recommend this product? No


Amount Paid (US$): 154

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