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#1 of 157 Karen Maraj

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Posted July 31 2002 - 08:26 AM

Bose, I know... what else, and why? educate me!

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Posted July 31 2002 - 09:14 AM

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#3 of 157 Maneesh

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Posted July 31 2002 - 12:01 PM

I agree with ^^ Posted Image

Of course, any speakers except the ones *I* own are completely overpriced and suck Posted Image

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Posted July 31 2002 - 12:02 PM

Do a search on Bose, your question will be MORE than answered. Posted Image
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#5 of 157 Dan Lindley

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Posted July 31 2002 - 02:22 PM

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 of 157 Joseph_W

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Posted July 31 2002 - 02:27 PM

Quote:
Of course, any speakers except the ones *I* own are completely overpriced and suck
Maneesh, we must have the same speakers!
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#7 of 157 Karen Maraj

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Posted July 31 2002 - 04:17 PM

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Do the Bose threads answer her question too? Just checking, b/c I'd like to hear some thoughts without the search...


Not really, hence the question!

#8 of 157 Joe Wilmore

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Posted August 01 2002 - 04:48 AM

B&W no question.

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Posted August 01 2002 - 07:10 AM

Just about anything bought at a retail store (oops, now I've done it!)
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#10 of 157 Chris Tsutsui

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Posted August 01 2002 - 07:21 AM

Klipsch. hehe

#11 of 157 chung_sotheby

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Posted August 01 2002 - 07:24 AM

I second and third the Klipsch

#12 of 157 Adam Bluhm

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Posted August 01 2002 - 07:39 AM

Polk? (I heard this from someone else) Posted Image
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#13 of 157 Jason Wilcox

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Posted August 01 2002 - 07:40 AM

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

#14 of 157 JohnKE

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Posted August 01 2002 - 08:00 AM

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 of 157 matthew_rm

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Posted August 01 2002 - 08:00 AM

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 of 157 Steve_Corrick

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Posted August 01 2002 - 08:21 AM

Just what is overpriced ?
IMHO
It depends on what an individual can afford and wants to invest. Posted Image
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#17 of 157 matthew_rm

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Posted August 01 2002 - 08:30 AM

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#18 of 157 Adam Bluhm

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Posted August 01 2002 - 08:36 AM

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.
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#19 of 157 rodneyH

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Posted August 01 2002 - 08:47 AM

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 of 157 Phil Mays

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Posted August 01 2002 - 09:37 AM

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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