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most overpriced but popular speakers?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Karen Maraj, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. Karen Maraj

    Karen Maraj Well-Known Member

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    Bose, I know... what else, and why? educate me!
     
  2. John F. Palacio

    John F. Palacio Well-Known Member

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    You have no idea what you have just started here.
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  3. Maneesh

    Maneesh Well-Known Member

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    I agree with ^^ [​IMG]
    Of course, any speakers except the ones *I* own are completely overpriced and suck [​IMG]
     
  4. John Garcia

    John Garcia Well-Known Member

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    Do a search on Bose, your question will be MORE than answered. [​IMG]
     
  5. Dan Lindley

    Dan Lindley Well-Known Member

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    Karen asked NOT Bose. Do the Bose threads answer her question too? Just checking, b/c I'd like to hear some thoughts without the search...

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  6. Joseph_W

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  7. Karen Maraj

    Karen Maraj Well-Known Member

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  8. Joe Wilmore

    Joe Wilmore Well-Known Member

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    B&W no question.
     
  9. Tyson

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    Just about anything bought at a retail store (oops, now I've done it!)
     
  10. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Well-Known Member

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    Klipsch. hehe
     
  11. chung_sotheby

    chung_sotheby Well-Known Member

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    I second and third the Klipsch
     
  12. Adam Bluhm

    Adam Bluhm Well-Known Member

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    Polk? (I heard this from someone else) [​IMG]
     
  13. Jason Wilcox

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    B&O and to a much lesser degree...Klipsch and Cambridge soundworks
     
  14. JohnKE

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    Absolutely, without a doubt, THE BEST speakers for the money are any that come from the back of a white van.
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  15. matthew_rm

    matthew_rm Well-Known Member

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    Klipsch ,B&W overpriced? I don't think so. And Polk is cheeper then both.

    Infinity is THE most overpriced speaker I can think of that is not Bose.
     
  16. Steve_Corrick

    Steve_Corrick Well-Known Member

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    Just what is overpriced ?
    IMHO
    It depends on what an individual can afford and wants to invest. [​IMG]
     
  17. matthew_rm

    matthew_rm Well-Known Member

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    Should this thread be closed??[​IMG]
    I wouldn't want to see anyone get into a fight
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  18. Adam Bluhm

    Adam Bluhm Well-Known Member

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    Overpriced: too much money for the products quality.
    If speaker A cost $500 and speaker B cost $500, but speaker A was much better (in all aspects) than speaker B, I'd call speaker B overpriced.
    ..just a general deal. I wouldn't exactly call a $5,000 speaker overpriced, because it may perform like a $5,000 speaker.
     
  19. rodneyH

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    Adam, VERY VERY well said. Overpriced is a relative thing, and just like anything else, you have to pay a lot more the get a slight increase in performance (law of diminishing returns). $500 speakers can sound 85% as good as $3000 speakers, but you know what, I want that last 10-15% because this is one of MY HOBBIES, if it wasn't, I wouldn't care about owning $500 speakers.
     
  20. Phil Mays

    Phil Mays Well-Known Member

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    I think that little speaker that is in my Emerson clock radio.
    Man that thing absolutely has no headroom. You would think it would have a laid back, subtle, and warm sound. But no....quite the opposite...it is harsh and "tinny" sounding with very little to no soundstage. I was going to rip it apart and rebuild the guts using solid silver braided wire and installing tubes hoping for more clairity but decided against it. Instead I have decided to pre/pro the alarm and AMP it with a bridged Aragon 200WPC deal thingy.
    Currently it sounds much better than my friends Bose.
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