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Bose 161 Speaker System (Black)

B&H # BO161B Mfr # 27027
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Product Highlights
  • Two 2.5" 100W Speakers

The Bose 161 Speaker System offers outstanding performance in a design that blends into your decor. Engineered to reproduce sound over a large area, they bring you spacious stereo almost anywhere in the room with a fullness and impact you might expect from much larger speakers. And all that performance from a slim, elegant design means 161 speakers work equally well in a music or surround sound system.

Direct/Reflecting Speaker Technology
Delivers a blend of reflected and direct sound similar to a live concert. You experience the power, impact and emotion of a concert hall performance in your own home.
Stereo Everywhere Speaker Performance
Delivers balanced stereo sound almost anywhere in your room. Hence it's called "Stereo Everywhere"

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Power Rating 100w
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Frequency Response 10Hz - 100kHz (+0.5 dB)
Crossover Frequency 3000Hz
Low Frequency Driver 2x 2-1/2" Twiddler Driver
Shielded Yes
Ported Yes
Enclosure Tuned port, molded ABS resin
Terminals 5-way binding post
Finish and Grille Color Black (removable)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 11 x 4-1/8 x 5"
Weight 3.3 lbs.
Bose 161 Speaker System (Black)
  • Wall-Mount Brackets
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Bose161 Speaker System (White)
     
    4.7

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (26)
    • Attractive (23)
    • Good power output (12)
    • Easy to mount (10)
    • Easy to set up (9)

    Cons

    • Weak bass (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (11)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (9)
    • Basic systems (8)
    • Home (8)
    • Large rooms (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (13), Practical (10), Audiophile (8), Movie enthusiast (6), Technically challenged (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Reviewed by 27 customers

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    4.0

    nice for rear surround

    By ibagoalie

    from chicago

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Heavy / Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater

    Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

    I have the Bose Accoustimass 5.1 for the side surrounds, so when I upgraded my receiver to a 7.1, I decided to go with the Bose 161 for the rear to keep everything Bose. I mounted them to the walls high up in the rear of my living room and WOW, the room really comes alive! I dinged 1 star because these are bigger than I thought they were going to be, almost loaf of bread size.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect For Kitchen Music

    By Heembo

    from Berkshire County MA

    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about 161 Speaker System (White):

      Excellent Bose sound quality and fit & finish, sleak design looks nice too.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excelent

      By rchphoto

      from Argentina

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

        Comments about 161 Speaker System (White):

        Grat Sound

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Big sound little space used.

        By Tommy

        from Chicago

        About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

          Love how small they are. Replaced them for the old style big 2 foot speakers.

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          • No

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          5.0

          161 Speaker System (Black) by Bose

          By Charles

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Weak Bass

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

          I bought them to replace big outdated Yamaha speakers. The Bose are great, they don't deliver bass as well but they don't take up any room, which was my goal.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Bose 161 speakers

          By d46houston

          from Southern Oregon

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Small

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mid Sized Rooms

            Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

            Good clear sound. Not a lot of bass but appropriate for the size of the units.We have used them as surround backs with a Denon receiver and they are a great deal clearer than the original.They add a "filling" effect to the room.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Clear sound

            By Jaldir

            from Rio de Janeiro

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about 161 Speaker System (White):

              Just to enjoy good music.

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              • No

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              4.0

              great product

              By raban

              from jersey city

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Weak Bass

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems

              Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

              Sound is really very clear, a little expensive. Would have given 5 star to this product had BOSE given the wire also.

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              • No

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              5.0

              These Little Guys Pack a Lot of Sound

              By Richard

              from Georgia

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Home Theater
                • Larger Rooms

                Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

                I use these in my lab. We run our Apple TV, DVD Player and our classroom microphone through them. The room is long an somewhat narrow but these two little speakers fill the room from front to back. All my students can hear no matter where they are in the lab.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Buy This!!!!

                By Ciro

                from Brasil

                About Me Movie Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                • Weak Bass

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

                Good sound

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent

                By Maximark

                from New York,NY

                About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy to Mount
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater
                  • Larger Rooms

                  Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

                  Great sound

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  as expected

                  By Regular Guy

                  from Wapato, WA

                  About Me Regular guy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy to Mount
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Theater

                    Comments about 161 Speaker System (White):

                    Looks good. Sounds good. Easy to install.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Bose...Excellence....what did you expect

                    By Mike

                    from Burlington, WA

                    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy to Mount
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home Theater
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

                      I bought my first pair of Bose speakers when I was 17, and I haven't looked for anything else. These small Bose speakers have made an excellent addition to my surround sound room.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      ROCKS

                      By SilverStarfish

                      from CT

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

                        I love these speakers, I will never purchase any others but BOSE! For small speakers, they have BIG, Quality sound! Love them!!!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        A good value

                        By Aaron

                        from SD

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Mount
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Theater

                          Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

                          I bought two sets to use as surround speakers in a 7.1 channel home theater system. I choose them primarily based on price. I wasn't able to compare these with other surround speakers, but I'm completely satisfied with the sound. I mounted them on the wall with the included hardware. My only critique is that the flared shape looks a bit awkward when mounted on the wall. They look better sitting flat.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By srul

                          from Tel Aviv Israel

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Larger Rooms

                            Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

                            good looks and superior sound. provide balanced stereo sound .works with both stereo and home theater components

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Value with expected Bose sound

                            By Dave

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Easy to Mount
                            • Good Power Output
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

                              I mounted them in my kitchen and dining room to extend my stereo audio to these rooms. They look and sound great, but are a little bigger than I expected.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              good sound

                              By mc guiber

                              from queens village, ny

                              About Me Audiophile

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Basic Systems

                                Comments about 161 Speaker System (White):

                                good design & good sound

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                                5.0

                                Bose Knows

                                By MP3 Man

                                from Chicago, Il

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy Setup
                                • Easy to Mount
                                • Good Power Output
                                • Great Sound Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Home Theater

                                  Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

                                  I'm using six of these speakers in my office for my computer's sound. I mounted them on the wall using the provided hardware which was fairly easy considering their light weight. I had some cheap sony speakers before and these sound much clearer.

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                                  4.0

                                  Good speaker to complete surround sound.

                                  By Big "O"

                                  from Smoky Mtns, TN

                                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Easy Setup
                                  • Easy to Mount
                                  • Great Sound Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Not a stand alone speaker

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Basic Systems
                                  • Home
                                  • Home Theater
                                  • Smaller Rooms

                                  Comments about 161 Speaker System (Black):

                                  I got these speakers to use for the rear speakers in my home theater system. They are just what I hoped for. Good sound with great options of mounting. If you're looking for just speakers to use for your music system I'm not sure these would fit the bill. I would recommend the Bose 301 instead.

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