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Old 01-17-2013, 08:30 AM   #46  
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^^ I suppose. But, if you can get something that sounds better and costs less...
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:16 PM   #47  
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You can get a decent sounding speaker, that are well constructed for a fraction of the price.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:35 PM   #48  
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I keep 3 sets of book shelf speakers in my computer room - B&W 602's - JBL 4406 Studio Monitors - and a set of Bose 301's. These are all digitally fed to an older Onkyo NR801 receiver. At lower levels, the B&W's are sweet and rich. Mid-levels, all three perform but I slightly prefer the JBL's. At higher levels, the 301's flatten out, the JBL's perform, but the B&W's stand out. I would like to point out that the JBL's are the oldest of the 3, have titanium tweeters. The B&W's, kevlar mids and titanium tweets. Bose,,who knows what the construction is. Please keep in mind that all 3 are, or were comparativly priced when new. Aww, shit,,who am I kidding. The Bose suck. The only reason they are not out in the garage is so I can keep them hooked up to show other people what crappy overpriced pieces of shit they are. The only reason BOSE is still around is because they have an expert marketing department. That, and a gullible clientele that think mp3's sound good.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:14 PM   #49  
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Time to put this to bed

years ago the old time tv repair men had a saying
about Zenith TV's, the junk goes in before the name goes on
Bose has a great marketing system not sound system.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #50  
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I think Loves2Watch does an exceptional job describing the deficiencies of Bose speaker systems. I will add that Bose spends a lot of money on the rooms they set up for customers to audition their products as well. I no longer have a 5.1 set up as I am more of a two channel guy, but when I did, it was not Bose.
That said, I would put two channel set up,with my 24 year old Polk SDA's against any Bose system.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:37 AM   #51  
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I've heard many Bose sound systems before, and they are by FAR the best speaker setups I've ever heard. Even their standard speakers can sound as good as a surround sound system.

What allows Bose speakers to sound so much better than regular speakers? What's so different about them that makes them so special?
B (buy) O (other) S (sound) E (equipment) BOSE
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I keep 3 sets of book shelf speakers in my computer room - B&W 602's - JBL 4406 Studio Monitors - and a set of Bose 301's. These are all digitally fed to an older Onkyo NR801 receiver. At lower levels, the B&W's are sweet and rich. Mid-levels, all three perform but I slightly prefer the JBL's. At higher levels, the 301's flatten out, the JBL's perform, but the B&W's stand out. I would like to point out that the JBL's are the oldest of the 3, have titanium tweeters. The B&W's, kevlar mids and titanium tweets. Bose,,who knows what the construction is. Please keep in mind that all 3 are, or were comparativly priced when new. Aww, shit,,who am I kidding. The Bose suck. The only reason they are not out in the garage is so I can keep them hooked up to show other people what crappy overpriced pieces of shit they are. The only reason BOSE is still around is because they have an expert marketing department. That, and a gullible clientele that think mp3's sound good.
Those B&W are Kevlar. And considered High end. Bulletproof!
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:11 PM   #53  
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its so good because they say its so good. they sure spend enough or advertising. if they were that great they wouldnt have to advertise.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:18 PM   #54  
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Bose sounds good for their size. People in the article have said they they probably only cost $100 to make, which is probably true but that is also true for most speakers, the profit margins are high.

As far as what the "best speaker" is thats tough to say, I would say in the moderately priced systems Klipsch and Definitive Technology take the cake. My absolute favorite speakers of all time are Klipsch Forte II's but they need the right power source, tube amps and some of the old Marantz and Pioneer receivers from the 70's make them sound like nothing else. Also, if you like small size check out Def Tech's Mythos line, truely phenominal sound, especially out of the Mythos ST super tower speakers.

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Yeps. bose is always good. you can buy nomex underwear.
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Yeps. bose is always good. you can buy nomex underwear.
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I just loved reading this thread. Absolutely useful information with lots of examples of various different high-quality speakers. Also, you provided information about what to look for in a high-quality speaker (other than "it sounds rich to me"). Thanks guys.
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I don't know, but I am a JBL surround speaker person.
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