Originally Posted by Vidati
Would you say that the Bose are better value then the Edifier?
Cant really say as I havent used Edifier.
My experience is with different (and far older) equipment. I was an audio tech for a few years long long ago. So, my experience was with JBL, Klipsch, and other pro gear. I got used to flat speaker profiles that I could adjust. So, I have non-consumer tastes in equipment. For example, I use stage monitor ear buds (Mee M6 Pro v2) for head phones and I got JBL E50BT for my wife's overear headphones.
From my perspective, Bose is overrated by consumers simply because the name. But, there is a reason they are rated very high. The quality of the sound in the Companion2 (my only set of bose) is outstanding and well balanced for a small speaker that is $100ish. Base is really good and the sound carries through a house without cranking volume way up. From a pro standpoint, Bose cheats to get that effect and normal people will never notice the difference. From a normal person, 'who cares as long as it sounds really good'. These speakers also sound pretty much the same at a large range of volumes without getting weird balance effects. But louder does give it a fuller sound quality without noticeable distortion.
I attached an image of my computer's eq to give you an idea of the tweaks needed to get a sound profile that sounds correct for the large variety of music I listen to (classical, metal, funk, punjabi dance, folk, etc)
When looking for 'better' speakers than the Bose companion the question will have to be 'what are you willing to spend to get better quality that you are actually able to hear?' If you are an audiophile, probably avoid the Bose unless looking for inexpensive small speakers. If you aren't, then these are great for the price and finding better will require double the price.