It all depends on who the company target. Bose is mass market and that means big sales and they can charge the money. But their marketing spend is much higher as they are advertising in the likes of The Sunday Times/ Mail on Sunday which is somewhat more expensive than WHFSAV. Rewards are higher especially if the product doesn't stand up against the best...target the masses who know no better.
Unison Research CDE, Leema Tucana 2, Kudos C2 and some cables.
My only experience with Bose was a little while ago when I was going to guy their I pod docking station to replace my MA unit, as I was listening to it in a large multiple retailer it was difficult to get a sense of how loud it would go. I went home and phoned Bose to ask the wattage output of the unit only to be told they wouldn't tell me, they don't give out this information but it would give a room filling sound. Needless to say I didn,t purchase the new unit.
Sonos > DacMagic > Arcam A90, P90 > ProAc Studio 140
I have a Bose designed stethoscope, it's my only experience of their products though. The acoustic transmission and isolation is unparalleled so I guess they must know some stuff about sound. Perhaps they should stick to designing stethoscopes though if what everyone here seems to think is correct
STETHOSCOPE you must play your music quiet
so it seems Bose is a little like caviar ..... an acquired taste!!!
On a whim the other day I bought the Sainsburys "Managers deal of the day". It was a Goodmans CD/Dab Micro unit ( a model 1104). It's for our 10yr old girl's room and at £39.95 with a What Hi*Fi five star rating had to be worth a go.
With the speakers shelf mounted in alcoves the sound, while obviously not true hi-fi, is amazing for the size/price/brand. By chance that same night I was reading a Bose ad in the Radio Times and thought with a blind listening just how much difference would there be between them??
After all there has to be a finite limit on the sound you get from a plastic (I assume) box with the speakers 2ft apart.
Always thought their marketing was a bit er....suspicious. I've an ad for their clock radio / room filling stereo thing here but I don't see any mention of power output ratings or even the price.
Great for beat music.
I've always thought their stuff sounded ok, but never thought about buying it for serious hifi/home cinema. having said that i have their in ear tri-port headphones and really like the sound. Will be comparing them to the Goldring gx200's i got free with the WHFSV subscription later on today though.
THIS IS THE LAST TIME I SAY THIS: BOSE IS VERY GOOD, YES IS VERY EXPENSIVE, BUT GOOD, BOSE IS LIKE THE AMERICAN CARS: are very good, but are betters, like germans!!!
in the hifi, bose is very good but are betters companies like Bowers and wilkins!!!!
but bowers and wilkins are the veterans in hifi!!!!
but with the bose products you will have a great quality sound in your home!!!
bose is like sony, but better!!!
ps: the 901ïs are invencible: i listen the 901 and many bowers and wilkins and i prefer the bose 901!!!!
Can someone kill this topic...it's getting quite annoying.
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I think, if 'm not mistaken, that may be the 'sound' of death
*final death rattle of thread*
you dont undersy®tand me
bose is beter better better than sony, samsung lg and pioneeer and many others
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