Product Comparison: KEF E305 vs Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V


General Specifications
Brand
KEF
Bose
Model
E305
Acoustimass® 10 Series V
Origin
China
Mexico
About the Product
A perfectly balanced, seamlessly integrated high end 5.1 sub/sat system based on KEF's new 4.25" Uni-Q driver array and a superlative matching subwoofer, the new E305 home theatre system outperforms the competition by filling the room with a spacious, exquisitely detailed and compellingly natural soundscape that captures all the magic of the original performance.
Spacious, five-speaker performance. Powerful bass. Sleek design. The Acoustimass 10 Series V speaker system has it all for component-minded home theater enthusiasts. It's our best-performing Acoustimass system, with redesigned Direct/Reflecting® Series II cube speakers that pair nicely with your HDTV. Resounding bass performance from an advanced Acoustimass module lets you enjoy all your entertainment even more, every day.
Key Specs
Receiver Type
Audio Receiver
Audio Receiver
Watts Per Channel
100 watts
200 watts
What customers say about "Key Specs"
KEF E305 5.1-Channel Speaker System - White
  • The Sats with the latest UniQ drivers are great. A standout example is watching True Detective with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey and their quiet, slow soft southern drawl accents.
  • Experiencing great sound against everything I previously enjoyed, feels very clean and clear, even at lower volumes.
  • Homogeneous embraced home theater sound where the bass seems to come from the speakers and no subwoofer. Really lovely surround sound. The films provide new experiences.
  • The sound is open and clear without being sharp. The subwoofer and satellites are playing very well together. But the subwoofer is too weak to get the real cinema experience.
Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Home Theater Speaker System (Black)
  • Good speaker system easy to install works great with Yamaha amp
  • Very happy to buy this product. An excellent surround system
  • Got the system up and love the quality of surround sound in my room. High quality and very happy camper.
  • You know what you're getting when buying anything from Bose! This system not only looks good but sounds amazing...if you're in the market for surround sound I highly recommend.
  • After researching several speaker systems, I decided to go with the Bose system, primarily because I already had a Lifestyle V20 system I was replacing.
Size & Weight
Height
10.2 in.
30.2 in.
Width
5.4 in.
12.8 in.
Depth
6.3 in.
25.8 in.
Weight
5.3 lbs.
60.7 lbs.
Audio
Speaker Type(s) Included
Satellites, Subwoofer, Center Speaker
Center Speaker, Front Speakers, Surround Speakers, Subwoofer
Equalizer
Yes
No
Total Power Handling
750 watts
270 watts
Surround Sound Supported
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, DTS
Number of Channels
5.1
5.1
What customers say about "Audio"
KEF E305 5.1-Channel Speaker System - White
  • I have added 2 more speaker on the ceiling to make it 7.1 channel, plus my 65 inch 4K TV and pioneer VSX-1130-K 7.2-Channel AV Receiver. I am so enjoy the system with movie, TV and music play.
  • This is a quality speaker set. Used with a mediium-powered receiver, these speakers provide a full range room-filling 5.1 audio system. Plenty of volume and dynamics for an apartment.
  • Its a pretty good sized room and this 5.1 system not only fills the room with KILLER sound but it looks so cool.
  • Music from Pop / Rock to Piano to Jazz to Classical are all reproduced wonderfully, the front soundstage is wide and flat which is a good thing.
  • I'm driving these with lots of clean power. They were professionally installed and calibrated. The subwoofers rattle like they're going to fall apart during movies, even on medium volume, forcing me to turn them down so low it's almost like I have no subwoofers.
Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Home Theater Speaker System (Black)
  • A few people have had bad reviews on it saying it lacked power,but it really comes down to what receiver you use for this system to get the best performance out of these speakers .
  • These speakers sounds awesome yet they are so compact that they can fit nearly seamlessly into any set up. I highly recommend them to anyone.
  • These speakers replaced the original Bose Accoustimas speakers that did not have a powered subwoofer.
  • Friend of mine recommended these speakers. Easy set up and a cleaner look with the wiring.
  • Needed small speakers for bookshelves but wanted good sound for surround and enjoy music, too.
Features
3D-Ready
No
No
Radio Tuner
No
No
Extras
New 4.25inch Uni-Q driver array, Uni-Q Tweeter, Uni-Q MF/LF driver
Notable bass performance, High-performance surround sound, Direct/Reflecting speakers
Number Of FM Presets
0
What customers say about "Features"
KEF E305 5.1-Channel Speaker System - White
  • The subwoofer is actually also insane! I thought it would be weird because there isnt really good pics of it so i twas hard to tell what it was going to be like but its a down-firing sub. POUNDS the floor with intense quick bass. Movies are so much better now.
  • Amazing!!! I'm almost got dissapointed with the way the subs is sounding, but after a few tweaks in my old Yamaha receiver it started to boom the bass!!!
  • Quality Feeling. The speakers feel heavy and solid and the finish is very fine (matt white). Provides a very sober impression.
  • The rubbery Blk paint over time becomes disgusting and filthy with dust that you cannot remove. KEF customer support won't address the issue either and they don't stand by their 5yr warranty.
  • It is not possible to tension "tilt brackets" completely which means you risk tightening too hard, and simply take apart the brackets. The brackets are those which are built-in speakers, which angles the speaker and then covers it in a selected location.
Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Home Theater Speaker System (Black)
  • It has all the features we like and wanted. still and video
  • Good sound clarity. Nice small hideaway speakers. Will definitely recommend this.
  • System sounds great, although it takes some tweaking to figure out where the speakers should be placed for best sound quality.
  • The direct reflecting Bose makes it too difficult to place for good sound and causes distortions issues and missing parts of the music.
Connectivity
Inputs
Line Input (Analog Audio), LFE input
Module input connector
Outputs
5x Speaker terminals
What customers say about "Connectivity"
 
Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Home Theater Speaker System (Black)
  • Bose speakers has it's own custom wires. difficult to install if you have prewiring in home.
  • The wiring for them is also a I confidence. You have to run all of your speaker wires for every channel into the sub and then back out of the sub to the speakers
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
999.95 $


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