I nearly didn't demo the Bose OE2i because of preconceptions. Ended up buying them, love em to bits and I still can't believe something sounding that good and soo comfortable can fit in a pocket.
I dislike the downer many audiophiles have about Bose. Head-fi, which has a majority of US members can be quite vociferous about Bose. There is an example of conformism where audiphiles ignore Bose as they supposedly don't sound as good as they claim and their price would suggest.
Internet - laptop - DAC - amp - lots of headphones.
"A music lover will stop what he's doing and stay glued to a favorite piece of music even if it's coming over a 3" speaker or a public-address system..." - Ken Rockwell
I agree. I haven't been a fan of their home cinema systems, but their headphones & computer speakers are brilliant.
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
I personally didn't own even the most basic iPod until 2 years ago, when I got one as a prize for winning at tenpin bowling at a works do.
I now own 2 iPhones (1 for wife), my son has an iPod touch (great for cheap gaming & face timing his mates), we have 2 iPads (one for work that I use for presentations etc.) and the new apple TV.
Why, not because I'm conforming, but they are just so easy to use.
P.s. not even my son has stuck with the original earphones BTW.
Panasonic 50GT30B | Marantz SR5006 | Boston Acoustics A26 front - A225C - A26 rear | Panasonic BDT310 | Sky+ 1TB HD | Virgin TiVo | iPad 2 | Samsung Galaxy SIII | New Apple TV | Control: Roomie via iPad & iPhone | Xbox360
[Fr0g]Not to mention that I hate with a passion the music they represent, rap with a silent "c".[/quote]
Funniest thing I've read all day
Samsung PS50Q96HD (Screen) | CA 640c V2 (CD) | Pioneer BDP 320 (BluRay) | Onkyo 905 (Amp) | B&W CM8, CMC & CM1 (Speakers) | MA RS-12 (Sub) | Chord Odyssey 4 (Speaker Cable) | Van den Hul - The Name (Interconnects)
I am not a number...
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds - the pessimist fears this is true."
James Branch Cabell
MAIN: Apple TV2 & iTunes Match, CA Azur 751BD or Panasonic P42V20B into audiolab M-DAC, feeding a Primare A34.2 via XLRs, 2x 5m of Atlas Ascent 2 firing up Totem Arros.
ON THE HOOF: iPhone 4GS/Sennheiser MM450.
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