Bose FS-1 Speaker Stands Review

Bose FS-1 Speaker Stands Review

If you are investing in a new sound system, there are so many things that you will have to consider while you are making your purchase.

For example, you will have to consider the frequency response of the speakers that you are planning to buy if you want to get a good idea of the range of sounds that they are capable of.

You will then want to compare this frequency response range to the acoustic qualities of your room to find out what kind of range would work best with it. Some rooms are better optimized for highs, while other rooms help amplify the bass in your music. Aside from this, you should consider the maximum volume output of your speakers.

frequency response range

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Are you going to be using your speakers in a larger room where you will require more power, or are you going to be using them in a room which is relatively compact? Smaller rooms will amplify the sound of your speakers since there is simply less air that the sound waves have to travel through before they reach the audience.

You will also have to consider how you are going to manage all of the cables that will be necessary to ensure that your speakers remain properly connected. You can always tell the quality of a sound system by not only the number of cables but also the manner in which those cables are organized.

If your cables are better organized, you will find it easier to make adjustments to your sound system further down the line. If you conclude that a particular speaker doesn't work with your setup, you will find that well-managed cables are the best way to take it out and replace it with a new one.

Cable Management

As we were already discussing cable management, we figured that we might as well move on to how it is critical when you are choosing the best speaker stand. Speaker stands come in many different shapes and sizes, and some of them will be better-suited for cable management than others.

A speaker stand that comes included with a cable management system will make your life much easier as you won’t have to worry about finding a way to hide your wires right off the stand. While many choose to make use of wireless speakers when they place them on stands, most wired models will feature better sound fidelity.

Cable Management

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If you are looking to keep your wires hidden, regardless of whether it is for presentation or simple convenience, few things are more helpful than built-in cable management. If it is included with your speaker stand, you will find it far easier for you to hide your cables than it would be otherwise.

Most newer speaker stands will come equipped with a certain method of cable management, but do not assume that this means all of them will.

You may be surprised to learn that a speaker stand does not feature the cable management that you needed after you make your purchase. Do not take the inclusion of a cable management system for granted.

About The Product 

Bose is one of the world's foremost manufacturers of audio equipment, from sound systems to headphones, and now speaker stands. Let's take a look at whether this pair of speaker stands can properly uphold the reputation of Bose.

Features

  • Comes included with two floor stands for use with stereo or surround sound speakers
  • Features a height of 24 inches for better sound dispersion
  • Compatible with the Bose 301 Direct or Reflecting speaker system​
  • ​Features these dimensions for the platform: 11.5 inches (width) x 7.5 inches (length)
  • Features a weight of 20.4 pounds
  • Features a cable management system in the columns
  • Comes included with rubber footpads for floor protection

Overview

These speaker stands had quite a few properties that contributed to their effectiveness during our testing process. The first thing we noticed is that they are ideally sized for use with Bose’s 301 and 201 speakers, but this doesn’t mean that they can’t be used with other types of speakers from other brands.

Bose FS-1 Bookshelf Speaker Floor Stands (pair) - Black and Silver

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The 20-pound weight makes assembly a little more difficult, but it also ensures that these speaker stands are much more hefty and durable than the competition. The weight is not only there to make sure that your speaker stands are resilient, but also to keep them from tipping over with your speakers on top of them.

The inclusion of a cable management tunnel in your columns ensures that you will always be able to set up wired speakers without having to worry about the cables dangling everywhere. We were also impressed by the height of two feet, which is usually sufficient to ensure that you don’t have to worry about obstacles.

What Others Say

After looking at a few of the more pertinent customer reviews, we have learned a bit more about this product. Most of the reviews were positive, as customer expressed their satisfaction with these speaker stands due to their excellent build quality and a rather affordable price point.

There was one complaint that kept getting repeated over the course of several reviews, however. When this product comes shipped, some of the screws are already in the column. According to some customers, it is nearly impossible to get these screws out of the column, taking a day of effort in some cases.

Buying Advice

If you are looking for a more affordable pair of speaker stands, keep in mind that this set is a little more expensive than some of the competition. As with most Bose products, you are paying for superior quality when you buy these. These stands can be found on Amazon for around 80 dollars.

Conclusion

If you are looking for quality speaker stands and you don’t mind paying a little more than usual, this is the best choice. We hope that this review has given you a good idea of the quality of this speaker stand set.

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