Bose is such an easy target

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by JamesCB, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. JamesCB

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    I just can't help picking on Bose. I love to just search for discussions about this company and laugh at the resulting conversations.

    I do have a question though. Whenever I see an ad on tv (infomercial usually) or in a magazine or on the 'net, I always see the phrase "award winning". Whether its "award winning sound" or "award winning design". WHAT AWARDS HAS THIS COMPANY ACTUALLY WON?? I would be interested to know. Or, is this just another aspect of their marketing scheme?

    Ranting question ends here.
     
  2. Mike_J_D

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    I think they won an award for being the brightest speakers on the market. And another one for being the biggest friggin rip off. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA I really hate Bose.
     
  3. Ron_L

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    Bose sucks, I wonder why Audi and Cadillac use their sound systems in their cars.
     
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  5. Brett DiMichele

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    Caddilac uses Bose simply because GM has a long standing
    contract with them. Bose supplies GM with garbage Bose
    speakers cheap and GM charges a thousand dollars for the
    "premium" stereo package.

    My 00 Corvette has Bose (as did the two before it) and
    every car that had it sounded like utter trash. Unfortunatly
    I didn't have the choice to get the car without the Blows
    system since I didn't order it.. But it really is a joke.
     
  6. Vincent_S

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    I don't think you can get a 'vette without Bose[​IMG] And they are also supplying Nissan with junk as well. The cruddy Monsoon in my SS blows away the Bose in our '03 Pathfinder.
     
  7. Ron_L

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    A CRAIG deck and Pyramid speakers sound better than Bose.
     
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    Making fun of my speakers [​IMG]
     
  10. JamesCB

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    ChristopherBer,

    If you own Bose, don't worry about what others say. If your system works for you, and it makes you happy, thats the whole key to it.
     
  11. Brett DiMichele

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    Vincent,

    In the Vettes yes you can get the standard stereo system
    which forgoes the Bose 3" Paper "Tweeters" and the 8" Mid
    Bass in the doors. The rear speakers and the head unit are
    Delco either way.

    Don't get me wrong.. The Bose system in my 00 is better
    than "some" vehicles out there.. But I can think of many
    other "Premium" OEM systems that easily outperform it.
    The Chrysler Infinity Premium systems sound fantastic for
    an OEM as do the Monsoon's and the Mach460 in the Stang.
     
  12. Frank Mowry

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    Yep unfortunately the Bose system in my Audi A4 pales in comparison to my wife's Infinity system in her Sebring convertible. Sad thing is the acoustics in my coupe should be much better than those in her convertible. Just doesn't translate into better sounds given the equipment.

    Frank
     
  13. Mike_J_D

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    Yeah I have Monsoon speakers in my Jetta. And I love them. My Mom has Bose in her Pathfinder and they sound like Crapola. If I was a Vette owner I would take my car to a local car audio dealer and tell them to take the Bose out and put in something better. Like Boston Acoustics, Polk, Infinity, Autobahn...anything but the Delco and Bose combo. Really guys...if you can buy a Vette a few bucks on a decent stereo for your car is nothin. But thats just how I see it. I also spend some time in my car. Mike D
     
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    My mother had a 1991 Acura Legend with a Bose audio system and quite frankly it was the best sounding mobile system I've ever heard. Especially for a stock system.
     
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    Lexus has the best stock sound systems.
     
  16. Greg Thomas

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    I have a 1990 Legend Coupe with a Bose system and that's the first thing I removed when I bought the car. Replaced with JBL speakers, JBL 4 channel amp and Sony head unit. Sounds light years better. The original speakers were so cheap and paper thin and only handled low power.
     
  17. Brett DiMichele

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    Ken,

    It's okay you probably never heard better. I have [​IMG]

    Mike,

    I understand what you mean about an aftermarket car audio
    system. In fact I have them installed in every other one
    of my vehicles except the Vette. The reason? I spent a
    grand on a new exhaust for the Vette... That's real music!
    [​IMG]
    I never turn the stereo on in the Vette I have daily drivers
    that have good systems for that reason.
     
  18. Seth_L

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    I tore the bose system out of 02 Nissan Maxima and put in a quality system that sounds way better.

    Seth
     
  19. David Preston

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    Man I'm glad I didn't buy Bose. Thanks to this forum.
     
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