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TIP&ME 01-20-2014 11:33 PM

High quality Radio w/ bluetooth - BOSE?

I'm obviously brand new to the forum. Hello. I am looking for a high quality radio with bluetooth integration. I have looked at the BOSE Wave radio III and the Tivoli Model One - BT.

I was partial to BOSE because it is such a popular choice among consumers here and around the world, but after reading some of the anti-BOSE threads here and elsewhere, I thought I would look around and see what else is out there.

I know nothing, zilch, about what I should be looking for as far as specifications regarding good/bad sound quality. I will use the radio primarily for sports (local baseball and football) and classical radio. I will use the bluetooth for most of my tunes (streaming Pandora, etc.) Any advice/recommendations would be appreciated and links to information that would educate me on sound (layman's terms) would be nice as well.


RBTO 01-21-2014 10:42 AM

Perhaps for the simplified configuration a Bose would offer (a portable box), it might be a decent choice, but if you value music quality (you mentioned classical), you'd be better off with a blue-tooth capable AVR and small surround system using quality speakers & sub. That said, music recovered from many blue-tooth sources (i-pads and the like), leaves something to be desired in the first place so a good surround system could be overkill.

quad4.0 01-21-2014 10:54 AM

Bose-suks. Once you listen long enough, you will get what's known as "listener fatigue" because it's all middle frequency's and no others. There is a little phrase around-"no highs no lows that's Bose"
This brand is touted as being a good sound, when in all reality, it is all hype. Because it's costly people who have the money, think it has to be good, when in fact it's not.
Tivoli on the other hand is a class act. This brand is intelligently made, and the design is by a professional engineer, unlike Bose that is just consumer oriented to sell high volume.
It's your money-don't be fooled by the hype and advertising of Bose.
A side note: It was this Dr. Bose who opposed quad radio broadcasts in the 70's, even going as far as the as the govt. to stop it. I'm sure it was done to ensure his brand was successful.

RBTO 01-21-2014 12:47 PM

I too could give you a few insights on Bose but I'm a kinder, gentler type so I try to keep my mouth shut.

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