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RIP, but their stuff never got any respect in audio circles.

If you did half he did, you deserve respect. Give him the one he deserves.
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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.

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.

In my eyes, they're the Apple of speakers, just as Beats (with Beats being a more obnoxious branding).
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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.

I'm rocking those speakers right now. Let me tell you this, they are fantastic. Wouldn't pay retail for them but they are great. Good sub unit, well built product. Metal stands and cool metal mesh in front of the speakers. For a stereo setup, I can't recommend anything else. I've tried them all. Klipsch, Logi, Harman-Kardon and I prefer my companion III's. Im sure there better products on the market, but for good solid, commonly found retail set, its hard to beat.

They still have problems with other products though. I find a lot of their car speakers and other home theater sets have over saturated bass. I prefer flat. Still, they have some innovative products.

R.I.P Bose
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I month ago I went to his nephew's house for a party.

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In my eyes, they're the Apple of speakers, just as Beats (with Beats being a more obnoxious branding).

Except the Macbook Pro/Air are two incredible products that have a high price premium on them.

If you can afford to play, you can't beat the build quality of the MBP/MBA. Sure their thermal characteristics aren't the best, but your'e going to run into that across the board when you're jamming decent hardware into a thin slim form factor.

Not everybody wants an Asus G series that's 4" thick with copper heatsinks, or an Alienware M17 with 2 fans and a giant heatsink.

Go find a PC laptop that has the same build quality and materials. It's near impossible, I think Dell has a XPS that's all metal, and even then I don't think the screen is glass covered.

I think there may be a few ultrabooks that are aluminum, but I don't know the models.

The iPhone/iPad are competent products for what they are; smartphones and tablets for noobs. Just like Bose equipment...it's decent sound equipment for noobs. You can pay the premium, snap it together, and you've got an audio system that sounds decent without a ton of research and time invested.
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Except the Macbook Pro/Air are two incredible products that have a high price premium on them.

If you can afford to play, you can't beat the build quality of the MBP/MBA. Sure their thermal characteristics aren't the best, but your'e going to run into that across the board when you're jamming decent hardware into a thin slim form factor.

Not everybody wants an Asus G series that's 4" thick with copper heatsinks, or an Alienware M17 with 2 fans and a giant heatsink.

Go find a PC laptop that has the same build quality and materials. It's near impossible, I think Dell has a XPS that's all metal, and even then I don't think the screen is glass covered.

I think there may be a few ultrabooks that are aluminum, but I don't know the models.

The iPhone/iPad are competent products for what they are; smartphones and tablets for noobs. Just like Bose equipment...it's decent sound equipment for noobs. You can pay the premium, snap it together, and you've got an audio system that sounds decent without a ton of research and time invested.

You missed his point about comparing it to Apple.
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