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Windows 7: Bose Speakers

02 Dec 2010   #21
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I have both Jensen and Altec Lansing. I prefer the sound that Jensen puts out on my Windows 7. Altec has taken the back seat to my XP. These are both Desktop computers.
My laptop has another USB speaker.

BTW... I have a Bose Wave Radio/CD player. I love the sound (especially the base that comes through)


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02 Dec 2010   #22
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I have both Jensen and Altec Lansing. I prefer the sound that Jensen puts out on my Windows 7. Altec has taken the back seat to my XP. These are both Desktop computers.
My laptop has another USB speaker.

BTW... I have a Bose Wave Radio/CD player. I love the sound (expecially the base that comes through)
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02 Dec 2010   #23
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

how come 'sarcastic'?
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02 Dec 2010   #24
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

I was very keen on getting bose myself but the bashing this thread has taken cause of this i've to be sarcastic and quite frankley i'm convinced to go for something else
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02 Dec 2010   #25
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The BOSE wave radio is actually not all that bad from the sound department...considering it's size. However, the fact that it's $500 is atrocious for a small little desktop setup. You can get the Cambridge Soundworks i755 for 1/2 the price (or less) which will perform as well if not better. Or, if you were able to spend $500 and had room for something larger than the BOSE, the sound quality could really be improved. For example, the Denon DM38 Mini Stereo Sound System
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03 Dec 2010   #26
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yes, the price is "atrocious", as you say pparks1 ... but my husband bought it for me and I'm very happy that he did. I didn't even ask for it!
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03 Dec 2010   #27
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devilz View Post
I was very keen on getting bose myself but the bashing this thread has taken cause of this i've to be sarcastic and quite frankley i'm convinced to go for something else

Bose can sound ok under certain conditions... the problem I have with them is that... they are not really accurate. A grouping of small speakers needs to be electronically "enhanced' to come up with a full frequency response and this makes extended listening sessions very difficult for me.

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03 Dec 2010   #28
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

When you want a small but accurate system the Gallo's are 10 times better than Bose but you will still need electronics to run them which is good as you can choose the make and model that serves you best.
Stereo Speakers -Reference Strada Speakers
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03 Dec 2010   #29
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devilz View Post
I was very keen on getting bose myself but the bashing this thread has taken cause of this i've to be sarcastic and quite frankley i'm convinced to go for something else
I have to add that sound is subjective. If YOU like the Bose that's all that matters. I hate liver, but would never tell someone it tastes like crap. I would say I don't care for the taste myself.

I was going to get a pair of the Companion 3's but didn't like the sound stage. They sounded fine sitting in front of them, but once I move around, they started to sound flat. But again, that's me, others swear by them.

I would suggest you do just what you did..... listen to the speakers yourself before buying them. One man's garbage is another man's treasure.

In the end you'll be the one stuck with the speakers, not us!

My two cents.
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03 Dec 2010   #30
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I have to add that sound is subjective. If YOU like the Bose that's all that matters. I hate liver, but would never tell someone it tastes like crap. I would say I don't care for the taste myself.
That is an excellent point!
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