Bose teams up with Xbox. :(

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  1. Jason Harbaugh

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    All I can say is what is Microsoft thinking? It is nice that they are starting to thinking of actually demonstrating the sound capabilities of the Xbox, but with Bose??
     
  2. Andre F

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    Well, Bose is very well known so I think it makes sense. At least the Xbox will get more exposure with this setup. I don't exactly have any love for Bose either...
     
  3. Jeffrey Noel

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    Demonstrating DD5.1 capabilities with only 2 speakers?? Oh come on Bose! At least you could get it right with using an actual surround system. Booooo!
     
  4. Jason Harbaugh

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    OMG, I didn't even catch that part about 'simulated' surround sound with 2 speakers. [​IMG]
     
  5. Eric Samonte

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    I guess those of us who understand better should take it upon themselves to bless those who are mislead with our wisdom.
     
  6. James St

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    I think this would have been a good idea if they would have used a 5.1 setup. My local Best Buy has a nice Bose setup(I'm sure they all do[​IMG] ) and having an XBox on something like that would have sounded awesome compared to the shitty tv speakers that it and other sytems are being played on. But with "just 2 compact speakers" [​IMG]
     
  7. Adam Nixon

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    Wow, 500 bucks for 2 speakers?! What a bargain! So much for the X-box catering to high-end gamers...
     
  8. Andre F

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  9. ChrisV

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    That's terrible. Typical Bose. "Simulated" surround sound. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Lol, they couldn't even get in a .1 to make it 2.1 sound. [​IMG]
    -Dave
     
  11. James Zos

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    Something wrong with Bose???
     
  12. Nathan A

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    hmm...better be some nice speakers. you can get a NICE pair of bookshelfs for that price or less (klipsch RB-3's for instance). sure, they may not "sound like 5 speakers!", but at least they'll sound great.
     
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    Yes James, Bose is overpirced Crap ( no offense if you own Bose, altho you should really dump them and go for better and cheaper)
     
  14. Art C

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    For Half that money you can perchase Klipsh
    promedias speakers that are 4.1 and 400 watts
    that will play at 110 decibles at listening at
    listening position with no problem. and slap any
    bose product in the face. That remark comes from
    my neighbors who owns one 123 system and the other
    bose lifestyle.

    It looks like the bose marketing machine is at
    it again. I have more respect for people selling
    speakers out of a white van than I do Bose.
     
  15. Jason Harbaugh

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    James,

    If you do own Bose speakers, the only good thing about them is that you can get almost all of your money back on Ebay. They tend to hold their value well.
     
  16. Andre F

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    I owned a pair of Bose and while (on the horror) and sold them for good money even though they were several years old. I'm very happy these days to have my set of Mirage speakers. Sorry this is off topic.
     
  17. James Zos

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    Thanks for the sympathetic responses but I was just joking with my post! I don't own any Bose and am familiar with their poor reputation. Its true though that many MANY years ago before I got into home theater I did believe the Bose hype a little. Now if something sells well amongst the general population I am naturally suspicous of it. It usually means inferior quality and superior hype.
     
  18. Tim Hess

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    Bose = Mass Market

    MS WANTS the Mass Market to embrace Xbox
     

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