Product Comparison: Bose 151 vs Bose 251 Environmental

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General Specifications
151 SE
251 Environmental Speakers
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.
Music is made for the outdoors, so make sure getting the most from it. Experience balanced stereo sound over a much wider area than most conventional outdoor speakers can offer. Our 251 speakers deliver that sound with a refined design that adds a touch of elegance to your outdoor spaces. They’re guaranteed to withstand harsh weather.
Key Specs
RMS Power
50 watts
50 watts
Number Of Speakers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Bose 151 SE Environmental Speakers, elegant outdoor speakers - Black
  • 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 251 Environmental Outdoor Speakers
  • The system sounds great around the pool and has plenty of power to irritate the neighbors.
  • These are really great speakers. I use them in my work van. I have them on a 200 watt amp with a powered subwoofer. they sound great
  • They sound fantastic, even when compared with my Lifestyle 48 system. The power it very nicely. Makes my pool so enjoyable.
  • When pushing the Pioneer ICE amp to its peak, the power out of these units was more like a professional setup that a neighbor getting his rock on.
  • You need to drive the AMP hard to obtain good output sound level SPL. The speaker lacks crisp highs - and lacks acceptable bass (you need a sub)
Size & Weight
12.5 in
13.5 in
4.5 in
5.75 in
6 in
8 in
11.65 lb.
8 lb.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Bose 151 SE Environmental Speakers, elegant outdoor speakers - Black
  • 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 251 Environmental Outdoor Speakers
  • These speakers are very compact in size, especially considering the performance you get from them
  • SOLID BUILD QUALITY: The cabinets are durable and designed to last.
  • The 251's build quality is great, they mount nice and look good.
  • The durability will insure you have an amazing outdoor experience for years to come even in the most extreme weather conditions.
8 ohms
8 ohms
Bass Reflex
Water-resistant composite casing, Articulated Array® speaker design, Mineral and glass-filled polypropylene cabinet
Min. Frequency Response
10 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
88 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Bose 151 SE Environmental Speakers, elegant outdoor speakers - Black
  • 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 251 Environmental Outdoor Speakers
  • The design of the Bose 251 addresses that issue by including two 2.5" "twiddlers" (a Bose trademark) in each speaker. These are larger than typical 1" to 1.25" tweeters, and cover a broader frequency range.
  • The result of the design of the Bose 251 is that the mid and higher frequency sound is dispersed over a much wider area than in a conventional speaker design.
  • Overall, a great, well rounded pair of outdoor speakers. Frequency response tested as ~40Hz-15kHz. I do find that the Twiddler design does make for great mid-ranges and reasonable bass
  • Has anyone noticed how hard it is to find the specifications on the speakers, frequency response and power handling - just an observation.
  • Very clear sound, very neat, but no bass, not deep. Need a Subwoofer.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
278.95 $
398.95 $

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