Bose 501 Series V Main / Stereo Speakers

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  • They're Back Again...And Still Not Right!

    Mar 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Solidly built! Attractive! Nice Owner's Manual!
    Cons: No quality sound whatsoever! Constricted as if being squeezed through a tube of toothpaste.

    Summary: I have to ask myself..."What's the matter with Bose?" Does the company's founding father have any idea how low the performance level of the current floorstanding models really is? Or is it that Amar Bose is so far removed from the design team now ... read more

  • Nice pleasant listening experience

    Nov 1, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: With proper receiver:
    Great bass.
    Fills room. Almost surround sound
    Fits anywhere.
    Looks great.
    Cons: Was expensive at the time. 
    Needs a capable receiver.
    EQ needed for best performance.

    Summary: I've had these for about fifteen years.i got them because they looked good and I liked the way they sounded in the showroom. I was also probably suckered by the Bose name.  These are not high end reference speakers but more of a "listening" ... read more

  • Good as rear channel or B speakers

    May 31, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent as rear channel speakers in surround sound system.
    Cons: Poor quality sound when used for main or front channel speakers.

    Summary: I got a pair of Bose 501's in 2001 after being disappointed with the quality of the Sony speakers I had just gotten with a surround sound system. I bought the surround sound system only for the receiver, which was a good value and had decent specs and ... read more

  • WOW! A New Low!

    Apr 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Again...You can brag to people saying that you have 'BOSE' speakers!!!...A decent high-range?
    Cons: No midrange, Poor low-range, Bass stinks, Looks bad (That's what I think)

    Summary: These things are cheaper than the 701s, and they look different from any speaker that I have ever seen. Well anyway, I decided to try these things out. I compared them to Sony SSMB515 towers, JBL N-38 Northridge towers, and Boston VR950 towers. The Bose ... read more

  • Not Bad.....

    Jan 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Sound
    Cons: Not privy to the specs.

    Summary: I was never seriously interested in any BOSE products until I started reading all the negative comments. That alone sparked an interest, and I wanted to find out why so many consumers had such strong negative views on these products. So I ... read more

  • Over-priced, over-rated...

    Sep 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None significant
    Cons: Sound quality, price, no bass or treble, connectors

    Summary: Overview: Bose has been making speakers for many years, and generally appeals to the upper end of the speaker market. My question is how they have managed to stay in business that long. It's not that their speakers are completely rotten to the ... read more

  • Best Ever I Ever will Here, WHY?

    Sep 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Bass, and clean sound
    Cons: Some people like the big speaker can care aless about the size!

    Summary: I went thru the the process of elimination and came down to hearing the most sensitive speaker Bose make's to these. Unlike the high end 701, the 501 pushes massive low end and fill the room exactley like the Acoustimass series. The bass is earth shaking ... read more

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  • how i see 501 series V

    May 13, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: small and loud.excellent sound with proper wattage,placed 6 inches from wall
    Cons: made of MDF

    Summary: i have had a used pair of them for a couple months now.completely impressed.the only thing that my sub does now ,is add 5 more hz to the drop range,and more rattle.i am usinng an older technics to push them.it throws about 40-50w RMS to each ... read more

  • Very accurate Speakers

    Sep 1, 2012 by
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    Pros: A whole lot of sound from a slender cabinet
    Cons: None

    Summary: I Have had these speakers a long time now and I have to say, all these negative comments are not true, These speakers work well and front or rear speakers as long as you are not powering them with a wimpy receiver. As for the guy who says they don't have ... read more

  • these babies rock

    Feb 11, 2008 by
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    Pros: Fabulous sound, fabulous look
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have 7 pairs of Bose speakers including 501s, 301s, 201s, 4.2s and an old pair of 602s that could probably blow the windows out of my house. I read reviews of other speakers in which people write about placing them this way or that way, here or there, ... read more

  • Bose 501 Series V Speaker System

    Apr 23, 2004 by
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    Pros: Exceptional clarity. Responsive frequency range. Compact. Classy and good looking styling. Durable.
    Cons: Cheap speaker wire terminals (spring type)

    Summary: I purchased a pair of these on May 22, 2000. After 4 years and still going strong, I thought I could confidently write an honest review. I paid $250/each back in 2000, and feel I got my moneys worth. The sound quality and clarity is unmistakable, and ... read more

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