Bose 161 Bookshelf Speakers Reviews
Click to see larger image

Bose 161 Bookshelf Speakers

33 ratings (8 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: Excellent
5 stars
5
4 stars
2
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
1
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Where Can I Buy It?

$149.00
+$22.00 shipping eBay
$149.99
+$9.99 shipping eBay
$158.99
Free Shipping Crutchfield

Fulfills expectations.

Aug 8, 2004 (Updated Aug 8, 2004)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review
  • User Rating: Excellent

  • Ease of Use:
  • Durability:
  • Flatness:
  • Imaging:
  • Overall Sound:

Pros:Sound, looks, excellent directions, fills in a Bose stereo perfectly.

Cons:Needs hollow wall anchors, no picture that show final wall installation.

The Bottom Line: If you need to move from Stereo to surround, this is an attractive, inexpensive way to do the job.


We've been viewing our DVD collection on Bose Acoustimass Series II, meaning as stereo audio sound only. I finally convinced my wife that we could replace theater sound right at home with the purchase of these speakers. It took some time to properly install, about two days by one person, but, it was certainly worth it. The time of installation was not the fault of the speakers. It just happens that I hide all the wiring within the walls of a non pre-wired house. We finally watched and listened to our first CD's and DVD's last night. We were blown away. Even using an old pro-logic receiver, we got more than we bargained for; we've probably gone to the theater for the last time. We own a 16X9 Panasonic TV and these speakers bring out its best. With pro-logic we are stuck with Dolby Digital sound but, with these speakers, it couldn't be better. We had read complaints about this product on other review sites and don't understand the problem. It must be that certain consumers just don't like the name Bose. The sound quality, and looks, can't be beat. To be truthful, these "rear" speakers gave as much sound quality as the Acoustimass (except you do need the bass). It's a shame that there are those, out there, that don't like the Bose name, they are missing great entertainment at a great price. We purchased ours on Ebay and beat retail by about $60. Ours are mounted at ceiling level on the side walls. If you mount the same way (we suggest you do) purchase hollow wall anchors as Bose only supplies short wood screws.


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 115.00

Read all comments (1)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


1-20 of 25 best deals

The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0

+$22.00 shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
+$9.99 shipping
Find speakers at Target.com! These bose multi-purpose speakers offer high performance in a slim and elegant design for stereo surround sound use. Ster...
Target
Store Rating: 2.0
Free Shipping
Don't have a Bose stereo but still desire the sound only Bose(R) can offer? Then connect the Bose 161(TM) speaker system to your stereo or home theate...
QVC
Store Rating: 4.5
+$5.97 shipping
Articulated Array Speaker Design/ High-Excursion Twiddler Drivers/ Magnetically Shielded/ Priced Per Pair/ White Finish
Abt Electronics
Store Rating: 4.5
Free Shipping
Part# 27027 Type Bookshelf Speakers Driver Units High excursion Twiddler drivers Power Rating 100W Nominal Impedance 4-8 Ohms Dimensions & Weight 4.13...
Newegg.com
Store Rating: 4.5
Free Shipping
Find speakers at Target.com! These bose multi-purpose speakers offer high performance in a slim and elegant design for stereo surround sound use. Ster...
Target
Store Rating: 2.0
Free Shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
Articulated Array Speaker Design/ High-Excursion Twiddler Drivers/ Magnetically Shielded/ Priced Per Pair/ Black Finish
Abt Electronics
Store Rating: 4.5
Free Shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
1.888.209.5772 About me Contact Us Shipping Payments FAQ Bose 161 Speaker System (Black) With 5% Gift Card SKU: BOS161BG Mfr. Part: 27027 Item Include...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
The Bose 161 Speaker System, with Articulated Array design, creates a large sound field, filling the entire room with audio. The Stereo Everywhere tec...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
1-20 of 25 best deals Page 1 2   Next >> Why are these stores listed?