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Their car audio systems are usually pretty nice.

My '06 Mazda 6 has a Bose system in it and I'd say it's better than most factory audio systems in comparable cars, while blending into my car and not eating up trunkspace etc.
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Back in the 80's, when the 901 was released Bose was one of the most innovative speaker companies. They just used this success as a bandwagon for the future of their company and let marketing do the rest, while others caught up and passed them in technology. I don't respect the modern Bose either, their speakers aren't bad honestly, but they are priced excessively high. This man deserves respect just for the innovations he made in various fields of technology (not just audio).
Edited by Diablosbud - 7/16/13 at 3:30pm
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I never understood why people bash Bose. Before I bought my computer speakers I've listened to every 2.1 system on the market from Harman Kardon to JBL., Bose's Companion 3 series 2 was the best among all.
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Originally Posted by sepiashimmer View Post

I never understood why people bash Bose. Before I bought my computer speakers I've listened to every 2.1 system on the market from Harman Kardon to JBL., Bose's Companion 3 series 2 was the best among all.

Generally they're overpriced for what you get, and that's most peoples' problem with them.

I mean sure you're going to run into guys who swear that they're the worst things around, but Bose designs competent equipment, at a premium.

I think people exaggerate too much sometimes.
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121 View Post

Generally they're overpriced for what you get, and that's most peoples' problem with them.

I mean sure you're going to run into guys who swear that they're the worst things around, but Bose designs competent equipment, at a premium.

I think people exaggerate too much sometimes.
I agree, completely.
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post #26 of 37
I worked at a premium hi-fi store for 6 years, and we sold Bose gear among many other brands. Of course, I do agree that their products are overpriced and when compared to competing products, not the best in sound quality. However, one thing I always had to remind myself of is that they were not made for audiophiles, they were made for the common man who needed a simple solution to their audio problem.

In this regard, Bose is a great option for people who don't need amazing sound, because they won't hear the difference. Their products were simple and easy to use. I couldn't even count the number of Lifestyle systems that went out the door to middle-aged or elderly customers because they were elegant looking head units with unobtrusive speakers, and you could get the whole system to work with the touch of a single button. They were also one of the pioneering companies to use RF remotes rather than IR, so you could use your multiroom system through walls with just one remote.

Personally, I would not have bought any of their products, but I do respect where they were coming from and the market they aimed at. Nobody can deny they were good at selling their products to their target market. The stuff basically sold itself.

Also, most people have heard of the brand, whether they're into audio or not. They deserve recognition for that too. Their motto is "Better sound through research", but we used to say "better sound through marketing". Haha.

RIP Mr Bose.
Edited by Captain Lolburger - 7/17/13 at 6:08pm
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post #27 of 37
"I would have been fired a hundred times at a company run by MBAs. But I never went into business to make money. I went into business so that I could do interesting things that hadn't been done before." -Amar Bose

Sounds like an American dream come true to me.

RIP
post #28 of 37
I have Bose to thank for introducing me to my desire for greater quality in sound. Mediocre audio quality? Sure, but it was quite possibly what caused me to find companies like Sennheiser. Honestly because of my misconception of their actually quality could I ever have justified, to myself, the idea of spending $100+ on a pair of headphones. On top of that I have always had good experiences with their customer service. They are not a bad company and their audio quality isn't anything to write home about, however the company created, at least for me, a desire for superior audio. Were it not for Amar G. Bose/ Bose the company, I'd likely still be using Apple's headphones, maybe a cheap pair of Skull Candy in-ears or some such garbage. My IE2's, albeit far from my idea of satisfactory audio, are comfortable, decent in quality, and introduced me to dropping more than five bucks on a pair of headphones.
    
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RIP
 
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Mr Bose and Mr Dolby in heaven together.
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