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    Has anyone tried the (very expensive) Bose systems? Thanks.

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    Bose's carefully augmented reputation is based on their products' audio superiority to (most) table-top radios.


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    I will give Hilltroll72 kudos for understatement and yet accuracy.

    In simple terms of data, rather than opinion, one can buy much higher levels of reproduction accuracy at Bose prices. To their credit, Bose delivers very high profit margins for their company despite elaborate marketing. As a scientist, that is the best I can do here.

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    Ah, kudos! Thanks, hrpschrd, I'm not sure I ever received kudos before, at least in TC.

    Hmm, wait a minute... kudos aren't like whines, are they? I get whines once in awhile.

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    As tabletop systems go, Bose is pretty darn good, albeit they are pricey. High price does not always equate to high end sound!

    There is something to be said for floor systems - I still enjoy the feel of the low end from my KLH 9154's, which I do not from the Bose systems.

    If one has the real estate to spare, they could put together a far better system with separate components for the same price equivalent, imho.

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    How are Bose headphones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukko View Post
    Ah, kudos!
    http://www.kudosaudio.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by albertfallickwang View Post
    How are Bose headphones?

    Like every other Bose product I have ever heard, they a reasonable job with the midrange, not much with bass and treble. The noise canceling feature does work well.

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    "No hi's no low's, it must Bose"! Actually, I have a pair of their on-ear headphones that I bought for $99 at an outlet store--they sound perfectly good enough for an i-Pod or something.

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    I have the Bose QC-15s on-ear. Good build, good sound, no lack of highs or lows. I bought these when I was traveling a lot on business. For airplanes etc. they're great, because the NC really works well. But for normal use, I'd buy a $50-100 pair of regular headphones.


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    Quite amusing
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertfallickwang View Post
    How are Bose headphones?
    I bought a noise-cancelling pair a couple of years ago and use them very little. Actually, I hate them. They're too heavy on my head and the sound quality is just pretty good. My big mistake was going for the noise cancellation; I feel so closed off. And let's not get started about having to use batteries. Buying Bose was a major goof on my part.

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    I enjoy my car's OEM Bose Centerpoint (and AudioPilot) Surround Sound System (9 speakers). This is my only Bose, other than headphones many years ago. I wouldn't buy their product(s) for home usage.
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