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The Bose speakers are great for movies and Jazz/Softer music.. this is from personal experience. I also noticed the bose speakers sound even better from further away.. I wondered why I didn't like the sound of Bose speakers at the desktop, but hearing them from 8-10ft away, made them sound great and spacious..

If you like rock/rap/techno/trance and you're a big gamer, I would not recommend the bose speakers..
Edited by Criswell - 5/21/08 at 8:02pm
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post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by myresolution_72 View Post
Most of the time it's because of who makes it but sometimes along with the brand comes quality and safety when speaking of cars I guess speakers are the same, but all I'm trying to say is try other things out and research other things before you decide on that one pair.
I agree, but when all things considered and how much some of these guys spend on their computers $250 is a good deal.
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I agree, but when all things considered and how much some of these guys spend on their computers $250 is a good deal.
Yup but what about me, I didn't spend a penny on my laptop. Man I want a job! But for now, I have a Duraband 200W 5.1 and at max bass level it just blends in, doesn't stand out or anything.
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Well I can tell you this, My x-530's and my Z-4's are of GREAT sound quality. I've compared Bose speakers to my logitechs and I really can't hear a difference, all 3 sets have crystal clear speech, mid tones and sound coming out of them. All 3 are fantastic speakers. And 2 of them cost a resonable amount. The bose system (which is 2.1) Cost about $800 My Z-4's cost me 80. My X-530's cost me 75. Now I'd put my Z-4's over my X-530's in terms of sound quality and ease of use but still, their all great systems, but your paying for the name of Bose.
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post #25 of 33
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Look you guys, it's just like buying expensive cars. Sure you can buy a cheaper car that will outdo a more expensive car but why do we spend the money on the more pricey car?
That's not a good real world comparison. The average every day driver isn't going to buy an extremely expensive car just for driving to work and the grocery store. He's going to get only what he needs. Someone will buy more expensive cars based on application. Comparing a $20,000 car to a $100,000 car is like comparing $100 Logitech computer speakers to $10,000 studio monitors. The BOSE are still going to be those $100 computer speakers in the end. They can just jack up the price because of advertisement and because of the look of the speakers. They're designed to look good inside of a $1,000,000 home more so then they are designed to actually sound good. A+B comparisons done by myself, as well as other audio professionals concludes that BOSE simply aren't worth the price tag based on sound quality. No Highs, No Lows? Must be BOSE!
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Bose is overpriced. But so is a Ferrari - it doesn't make the Ferrari any slower. Bose speakers do sound fantastic but you are paying a premium for the name as with any luxury product.
You usually can't pick up chicks with speakers.

Look into some of the other companies people here have mentioned, I guarantee it won't be very hard to find something better then Bose.
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Cambridge Ftw!
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post #28 of 33
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The Bose speakers are great for movies and Jazz/Softer music.. this is from personal experience. I also noticed the bose speakers sound even better from further away.. I wondered why I didn't like the sound of Bose speakers at the desktop, but hearing them from 8-10ft away, made them sound great and spacious..

If you like rock/rap/techno/trance and you're a big gamer, I would not recommend the bose speakers..
When your listening further away your ears are taking into account the natural acoustics of your listening room, adding a natural reverberance which can make any dull system sound more pleasing.
 
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Original question: NO, NO, NO!
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Well I can tell you this, My x-530's and my Z-4's are of GREAT sound quality. I've compared Bose speakers to my logitechs and I really can't hear a difference, all 3 sets have crystal clear speech, mid tones and sound coming out of them. All 3 are fantastic speakers. And 2 of them cost a resonable amount. The bose system (which is 2.1) Cost about $800 My Z-4's cost me 80. My X-530's cost me 75. Now I'd put my Z-4's over my X-530's in terms of sound quality and ease of use but still, their all great systems, but your paying for the name of Bose.
X-530's and Bose premium speakers are no comparison. Were you listening to 92kbps mp3 or something?
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