We've owned Bose 901 speakers for many years. We bought them when we were stationed in Germany in the 1970s. When we returned to Germany during a later tour we bought another set, this time, Bose 301 speakers to add to the sound system, and we still have them all and use them because the quality is still there. Other speakers just don't measure up to Bose, the sound quality isn't as good. The sound of the Bose speakers is like you're at a live concert. If we buy more speakers I know we will buy Bose, because of the quality. They sound good and last a long time.