Product Comparison: Bose 151 vs Bose 161

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General Specifications
151 SE
About the Product
Bose 151 SE environmental speakers feature enhanced performance and durability for full stereo sound in a wide listening area. Sleek styling and rugged construction make these our most popular outdoor stereo speakers for music around the pool, on a patio, or even on a boat. Adjustable mounting brackets allow you to hang the speakers vertically or horizontally, so they blend easily into your environment.
Dedication to research and excellence has been the Bose approach to better sound since Dr. Amar G. Bose founded the company in 1964. Since those early days, Bose engineers have kept their focus on creating better technology. You'll find that focus exemplified in the Bose 161 speakers.
Key Specs
RMS Power
50 watts
50 watts
Number Of Speakers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Bose 151
  • This system complemented the Soundtouch system in my patio. I used this speaker to extend my existing 251 system to cover my outdoor spa area. Excellent sound and easy to install.
  • These are in keeping with the true bose sound, however be wary for the ones that want wireless as these still require a power source, such as a receiver.
  • Bought a pair to put outside on porch, the sound is great. Very happy with this purchase
  • Superb sound! the best choice in speakers! I'll get another pair to complete my patio sound system
  • My family loves these speakers. We have 1 pair for the deck and another pair under the deck for use by our pool. They look great and sound good too. Do not expect alot of base but do expect good crisp sound for outdoor use.
Bose 161
  • I bought these to replace a pair of makers speakers that came with a mini hi-fi and have not been disappointed.
  • Fantastic speakers, great sound
  • Loved the speakers. Sadly, missing wall brackets. It looked like the box had already been opened - a big foot print on the instruction manual.
  • Awesome pair of speakers sound quality brilliant
  • Great speakers for surround system.
Size & Weight
12.5 in
4.17 in
4.5 in
11 in
6 in
5 in
11.65 lb.
7.5 lb.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Bose 151
  • The are easy to set up, mount nicely and sound great! Thanks.
  • Very versatile speakers and powerful. Small with big punch.
  • I needed some quality surround sound speakers. Because of their shape and size I was able to place these in my my kitchen on top the cabinets. Easy hook up out of the box. Can't go wrong with Bose!
  • I agree with another reviewer, should come with a bracket to mount under the eaves.
  • Maybe i got a bad pair but the ones I tried had almost no bass. For the cost and size, I expected more from Bose.
Bose 161
  • These speakers are slim enough to sit on the window ledge (which it what I needed) and fill the room with sound.
  • Overall a great speaker, could do with updating as they have been on sale for many years now but still very much do the job, the build and weight of the speakers is reassuring too, I believe Bose give these passive speakers a 5 year warranty which gives peace of mind.
  • Great size, great sound - we have a vaulted ceiling so the smaller speakers actually seem to work better than the 201/301.
  • I wish Bose made more provision for shelf placement. The speakers seem to be designed almost solely with wall-mounting in mind.
8 ohms
8 ohms
Bass Reflex
Articulated Array® speaker design, Stereo Everywhere, Twiddler® drivers, Magnetically shielded speakers
What customers say about "Audio"
Bose 151
  • I would recommend this product for additional speakers, I added them to my home theater system, used them as my center speakers.
  • I have Bose outside by my pool. The nice thing about these Bose outdoor speakers are that you do not have to turn up the volumn loud to punch the sound through outside, you can have conversational talk and still get nice quality music and sound.
  • Absolutely love these speakers. Easy to install & work great with my Sonos amp. I decided to use the banana plugs when connecting the wire.
  • What u would expect from BOSE. Exceptional quality, nice appearance fantastic sound
  • Fill my yard with music without drowning my neighbors in noise. Sound quality is fantastic.
  • Not happy with the bass sound of these but was OK. Speakers are hooked to a power amp. I have been a musician in bands running sound for years so everything appropriate wattage/ohms/amps, etc.
Bose 161
  • The speakers produce a rich sound which could be expected from larger and more expensive equipment - I'm delighted and happy to recommend these versatile speakers from BOSE.
  • Quality speakers that do what they should without distortion.
  • Great Sound Beautiful Design Fitting In With Any Deco, Im Using The In My Gaming Room With Rich, Clear Deep Sound. Come With Very Nice Wall Mounts Too.
  • Fantastic sound for the money. Hooked them up to. Denon CEOL for the kitchen and it works superbly.
  • There is little low end bass but enough to create warm vocals so I would suggest if you like Abit of bass in your music or sound system then buy a separate subwoofer.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
278.95 $

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