Along with their supreme home theater systems and portable music solutions, Bose also makes great stand-alone speakers. Their 301 Direct/Reflecting speakers are designed to deliver a 'live' listening impact in the comfort of your home. These speakers are a great choice if you're looking for a solution for a stereo, or even a small home theater. The speakers are small enough to fit on a bookshelf, so they're a great choice for many more applications. Need some new computer speakers with a little more oompf? The 301's are a great option, and with additional mounting hardware, there are even more options for mounting. So, what makes these speakers stand out? Bose's Direct/reflecting speaker technology really takes these exceptional speakers way above the competition. As the name implies, the internal architecture of the speakers blends reflected and direct sound to create a natural, spacious sound. Like always, if you need a pair of guaranteed great speakers, look to Bose.