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bose vs bose *opinions*

hiwind
07-05-2006, 12:03 PM
For just a two speaker system, what would sound better - the Bose Cinemate or pairing up the bose AM3 w/ Pioneer VSX816K 770watt reciever, not a big room so i can't run wires around for 5,6,7.1 - whata u think?

rbinck
07-05-2006, 12:45 PM
Why Bose?

GISMO
07-05-2006, 01:19 PM
why not bose? bose are awesome.

rbinck
07-05-2006, 01:51 PM
I'm not saying it the way you took it. The question was is the only choice Bose?

Awesome may be a reach for many people.

Besides the question is a little bit like which will be better blue or red underwear.

The picking of speaker systems should be done with the listeners ears, not somebody elses.

IMO.

hiwind
07-05-2006, 02:24 PM
yea yea yea i know bose isn't the only system out there! but these are the two systems ive been trying to decide on, i think ill go for the reciever+ am3 just because i can add surround later on, the cinemate is nice but limited to upgradability and anaolg connections.... even though they sound great in a small/mid size room.

bmwcyle
07-05-2006, 03:33 PM
For just a two speaker system, what would sound better - the Bose Cinemate or pairing up the bose AM3 w/ Pioneer VSX816K 770watt reciever, not a big room so i can't run wires around for 5,6,7.1 - whata u think?


I have met Dr. Bose and the other designers at the Consumer Electronic Shows in Chicago and Las Vegas. I had a chance to talk with them and get to know them. FORGET BOSE! :cool:

hiwind
07-05-2006, 03:44 PM
I have met Dr. Bose and the other designers at the Consumer Electronic Shows in Chicago and Las Vegas. I had a chance to talk with them and get to know them. FORGET BOSE! :cool:


haha why? overpriced? what do you recommend

daleb
07-05-2006, 04:11 PM
haha why? overpriced? what do you recommend

Here's a test:

If you have a Magnolia A/V store near you (they are also inside some Best Buys).. go listen to all their speakers in the price range you are interested in. If no Magnolia, then another more high end a/v store..that sells speaker systems in your price range.
(I only mention Magnolia because they carry a lot brands which could save you running around.)

If none sound better than Bose, then I recommend you shop online or ebay for the best Bose price. Or hit one of their outlet stores when they have a sale.

hiwind
07-05-2006, 05:02 PM
well price of bose really isn't that bad considering the company i work for offer 50% off from their accomidations website! ;D than would you say go for bose?

daleb
07-05-2006, 05:12 PM
Go for it if they sound good enough!

Pistol Pete
07-05-2006, 05:54 PM
The AM 3 is the lowest end product. Not much depth of sound.

At least, for my taste and I used to own a set.

I went through the whole gamut of Bose speakers.

Listen to what the kind folks are saying. Compare them with any others.

ANy others. They don't compare at any price.

If space is an issue, there are many small speakers that should suit your budget and ears.

However, if that's what you want, go get em. Your money, your ears. Your decision.

tanaka
07-05-2006, 08:17 PM
Please listen to these people before you make up your mind on what you think is a superior product before you even know what is out there.

I owned a lifestyle system for 5 years and all I can tell you is that it was junk but I didn't know any better.(sort of, my ears were telling me, but I didn't know any alternatives)

Go to a specialty audio shop and bring some of your favorite cds and listen listen listen.
If you cant find one, go to tweeter or magnolia.

Also, ask yourself this:
Why do all of the other speaker companies allow there speakers to be placed in the same room with one another but bose demands that there speakers be set apart, where they cannot be compared with other speakers. That right there would be enough for me to question the route that you are thinking about going.

Good Luck.
I hope you don't make the same mistake I did.

GISMO
07-06-2006, 02:14 PM
i am in a small apartment and bose work GREAT for me i do have to have the center channel level kinda high.but that is no big deal they sound awesome as being over priced i really do not know i did not shop around i heard the bose liked what i heard and bought them.

justloafing
07-08-2006, 05:58 AM
hiwind, If you like the Bose...........Go for it!!! but I can about bet you if you do a side by side with other quality speakers(price range) you will get a better sound out of the other speakers. JMHO. I would put my Polk system up against Bose any day.

It really is just a matter of taste but you need to go listen.

bboncorr
07-11-2006, 11:45 AM
like the last poster stated if you like bose go for it. but i suggest taking a long listening to other speakers before anyone puts them anywhere near the top. personaly i used to think bose made great speakers. now after taking the time to actually go out and listen to other brands and not letting preconceived notions get in the way now my veiws have changed. dont get me wrong bose is good quality but not for the price they charge. better speakers can be had for the same price. i think bose has been sitting on there behind and have believed there own hype for to long. which left room for other speaker makers to blow past them.

but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. i guess the same could be said for your ears as well.

directvfreak
07-14-2006, 09:06 PM
I would recommend the AM 5. It is a lot better than the AM3.

proaudiotech
02-15-2010, 01:51 AM
As a professional technician I do have personal opinions about speakers, however, that said I do install and do modifications on whatever the customer chooses to purchase.

There are a lot of things to consider before declaring a speaker good bad or indifferent. What do you listen to? How loud do you listen? How good is your hearing? Size Shape of room? Carpet, Wood or stone floors. Lots of windows few sindows? Do you want mostly vocals and that range or are you into surround or stereo imaging?

These are things that change whether it does great for you ro if you will hate them. You did not mention if you have a family or not, that also changes things Neighbors close or far away? On the technical side if you listen loud and like lots of bass, the bose will not do it for you. You will be asking your 770 watts to go through very small speakers at a range in the 100 Hz and up. They may not physically survive without damage. If you have a family and don't do loud then they may be perfectly adequate.

As the others said, you need to go and listen to speakers. You should take a wide range of what you listen to regularly. A lot of people I work with tend to take the bestsources they have to demo products. If you don't always listen to those, then it won't tell what they do with what you use the most. Demos should take time, the big box stores don't like it when you stay for long. Specialty stores do have the expectation that you will be there for some time and a good salesman will not rush you. I often had people not decide the same day but come back and spend more time later. Moods and feelings change. You want something that you are consistantly happy with

sorry to be so long winded/ Hope this helps

DoctorCAD
02-15-2010, 06:47 AM
Holy crap, a reply to a 4 year old post...

Is this some kind of record?

SantaPimp27
02-15-2010, 08:09 AM
As a professional technician I do have personal opinions about speakers, however, that said I do install and do modifications on whatever the customer chooses to purchase.

There are a lot of things to consider before declaring a speaker good bad or indifferent. What do you listen to? How loud do you listen? How good is your hearing? Size Shape of room? Carpet, Wood or stone floors. Lots of windows few sindows? Do you want mostly vocals and that range or are you into surround or stereo imaging?

These are things that change whether it does great for you ro if you will hate them. You did not mention if you have a family or not, that also changes things Neighbors close or far away? On the technical side if you listen loud and like lots of bass, the bose will not do it for you. You will be asking your 770 watts to go through very small speakers at a range in the 100 Hz and up. They may not physically survive without damage. If you have a family and don't do loud then they may be perfectly adequate.

As the others said, you need to go and listen to speakers. You should take a wide range of what you listen to regularly. A lot of people I work with tend to take the bestsources they have to demo products. If you don't always listen to those, then it won't tell what they do with what you use the most. Demos should take time, the big box stores don't like it when you stay for long. Specialty stores do have the expectation that you will be there for some time and a good salesman will not rush you. I often had people not decide the same day but come back and spend more time later. Moods and feelings change. You want something that you are consistantly happy with

sorry to be so long winded/ Hope this helps

are you serious? :what: