Bose 251 Environmental Speakers

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The Bose 251 is our favorite in the ‘outdoor speaker category.’ This outdoor speaker is built to produce a flawless sound and withstand harsh weather conditions that could affect a product’s quality. These Bose speakers have a multi-chamber design that gives them the durability we all want when investing in an audio device.

Upon using the speakers for the first time, we were highly impressed by their high-quality sound. The bass is present in a way that isn’t overturned but can still provide a good thump, significantly when the bass is dialed up on the amplifier. The mid-tones are warm and clean, with the higher frequency also crisp and bright. Overall, their tone connects to outdoor use and even larger social gatherings.

  • The power of the Bose 251 outdoor speakers outshines many other products in their market, as they are one of the few 100+ watt sets that can be invested in for a reasonable price.
  • You can choose the aesthetics depending on the home decor. The speakers look modern, and you can purchase them in white or black. Remember that while a white outdoor speaker can lend a lot to the aesthetic, it may require more frequent cleaning if you want to keep up appearances.
  • These are highly mobile if you want convenience in a speaker set. They are thinner than many other patio speakers, making them easier to fit into tighter locations along your home. They come with mounting hardware and a rubber foot covering to prop them up on any surface.
  • Because these speakers are built for the outdoors, you can depend on their longevity. They are designed to maintain their quality even during extreme weather conditions.
  • While some seem to think that the cost of the Bose speaker is overpriced, you’ll feel that it’s reasonable due to the sound output and how clear it is compared to other outdoor and indoor speakers.
  • Even if something were to go wrong with the speakers, you could rest assured knowing that Bose provides a 5-year warranty. This promise makes it a lot easier to invest in the product because it is a bit more expensive than your average outdoor speaker.
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Zero Sound Limitations

The bass response is one of the best features of the Bose 251 Environmental Speakers. Although the size isn’t massive, the sound quality is incredibly life-like, with a tight, punchy sound.

If you like watching movies outside on large project screens, these speakers can easily and conveniently complement that. These speakers deliver powerful audio that’s up to par with large entertainment speakers. You can watch movies easily and even hook them up to an amplifier when you have a lot of people over.

They can’t do great things indoors because these are sold as outdoor speakers. These are some of the more popular patio speakers used indoors – as we’ll discuss further below.

Bringing the Party Outdoors

The Bose 251 Environmental Speakers have yet to show any signs of aging. If you’ve ever owned outdoor speakers in the past, you may already know how difficult it is to separate a good and bad quality outdoor speaker just from the listings.

Many outdoor speakers claim to last, have great sound, and otherwise make many claims they don’t live up to. The outdoors can be harsh on electronics, and the reality is that many smaller brands that enter the outdoor market space don’t have what it takes to create a quality outdoor speaker.

We recommend using a trusted brand like Bose when buying an outdoor speaker. Even though these aren’t expensive speakers, it is always worth investing more in quality than replacing your speakers in a few years.

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Using them Indoors

So, you’ve chosen to use these indoors and outdoors due to the sound production that Bose has engineered with these speakers. This is a definite trademark product of Bose, with its precise angles that complement the audio output. The angle allows it to build more coverage and produce a wider sound so that there is consistency in audio effects. The design is multi-chambered, which helps to reduce the distortion that stems from lower frequencies.

Even the lowest and highest tones are distributed smoothly, making the music and movie process enjoyable for your guests and yourself. The speakers’ size also blends into the furniture you have inside your living room.

You can easily set these up in your office room if you spend a lot of time on the computer. By mounting them to the wall, you can get the sound you desire and do so without disrupting the activities of others around you. It’s also important to note that they are safe in extreme temperatures. You can set them up in your kitchen, outside, or garage without worrying about speaker damage.

In most cases, bookshelf speakers are a better option for indoor audio. Still, if you only want to invest in one pair of indoor and outdoor speakers, the Bose 251 Environmental speakers can cater to that.

Bose Brings Quality

Overall, the Bose 251 Environment is a great outdoor speaker that, even years after its release, is still as relevant as the day of release.

The sound is relaxed yet powerful, and it can do some damage if you have subwoofers. These are by far the best 80 to 120-watt speaker products; by now, you should have more than enough reasons to try them at least.

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Author: Bryn De Kocks

Bryn has worked in the field for several years, writing in-depth speaker reviews for various audio publications. His work has historically focused on headphones and Bluetooth speakers, while incorporating his understanding of the Bluetooth speaker market to help educate potential buyers.

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  1. I purchased my first set 15 years ago. One speaker is starting to sound distorted. I love the sound and volume on my back deck and yard. I have purchased a newer set and awaiting their arrival. Will send I my original set to Bose for refurbishing.

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