Bose® - 161™ Speaker System - Black

Stereo or surround, these speakers offer high performance in a slim, elegant design. High-excursion Twiddler drivers in an Articulated Array® provide efficient Stereo Everywhere® performance.
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Best Buy Customer Reviews

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Easy set up, clear sound3 Posted by: from: on We owned Bose in the past and they were great quality. We like how small they are and the clear sound. They need more bass, though. We didn't use the mounting brackets, so we can't review those. Very easy to set up, only takes a few minutes.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Front Speaker Replacements and They Work Great!5 Posted by: from: Raleigh, NC on I realize that these units are specifically engineered to be rear and side surround satellites when interfaced with other Bose hardware; however, that comes at a high price. Since I needed to replace my receiver with an HDCP 2.2 unit, I decided to go ahead and change out my front speakers from my surround sound system with these. I also purchased a new center speaker (Polk Audio) with another sub woofer (Yamaha). My 13 year old speaker system (5.1) was included with a receiver package and I have no complaints whatsoever but these new Bose units are notably crisper, clearer and more dynamic. I left my old speakers as the 2 rear channel components. Even Bose claims that these speakers can be used for front or rear applications. That statement is certainly valid from my experience. Moreover, if they can be used for a 2.1 system, why can't they be used as front channel for surround sound? Don't get me wrong, having a $1500, or more, home theater audio system is fantastic but if you're looking for mixed and matched hardware that does the job and sounds terrific, these can be part of that system.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
Great for the price5 Posted by: from: on Bose just has the clearest crisp sound. Its worth paying a few dollars more.

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5
Great speaker for the money5 Posted by: from: on I purchased these speakers to mount on my wall in front of the couch has my Towers wouldn't work anymore. Asa adequate and clear. I purchased these because I didn't want to spend a ton of money for high-end speakers and these definitely did the trick.

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5
Perfect speaker...for the right scenario.5 Posted by: from: on I picked up a pair of these to use as rear surround speakers. These speakers, although larger than the cheap "cube" surround speakers you'll find in some surround kits, are made to be configured as "small" speakers (confirmed by the manual). Take this note as a forewarning...you're not going to get a load of bass out of these speakers. Mids and highs? Absolutely, and they're crystal clear. Cranked to uncomfortable levels I've not been able to cause them to distort. Highs are clear without being tinny. Overall a very solid platform, and the design allows for broader broadcast of the sound across the room. The included brackets are well thought out, but be aware that they only pivot in two directions (if mounted horizontally, they'll pivot up and down). If you need more articulation than that, you'll need to buy a different set of brackets. These brackets are sturdy, and once adjusted to the desired angle, they can be locked into place via Phillips head screw. BEAR THAT IN MIND WHEN MOUNTING! If you place the speaker too close to the wall, you could leave yourself no room to insert and tighten the screw. As far as speakers go, you'd be hard pressed to find a better set for the money, or even double the money. I'm no Bose fan boy...I've always leaned more towards Polk and Klipsch for home audio, but these two have made a believer out of me. If you're expecting these to rattle the windows, you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for a solid speaker with great range and excellent clarity to use for surround speakers, you'll be impressed.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Excellent direct connect speakers WOW!5 Posted by: from: on Greetings! So I already have a set of Accoustimass 10 speakers in my home and decided to upgrade my Home Theater system from 5.1 to 7.2. surround sound. I needed one extra set of speakers and wanted the excellent sound of BOSE! These speakers are stand alone and hook directly into the receiver and NOT to an accoustimass or sound processor. I used them as my rear set of speakers (separate) from my Accoustimass 10's. WOW the sound is fantastic. And because they are a little bit bigger they really kick the deeper sounds needed for the rear sound. They are clear and very clean sounding as you would expect from Bose. The price I thought was a little cheap for what your getting. Very nice and attractive set of speakers for the money!

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

5
Great speakers.5 Posted by: from: on We love the smaller size, the color and the quality of the sound.

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5
Needed Speakers5 Posted by: from: on enough said, enough said, enough said, enough said, enough said.

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Very nice sound5 Posted by: from: on Great speakers and put out beautiful sound output.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Great speakers for my home entertainment system4 Posted by: from: on Great speakers for my home entertainment system. Ok deal

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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