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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anybody use the Bose QuietComforts? I've seen the commercials on TV and wondering how they sound. Of course Iwont buy them, they are a little too expensive for me.


I think Bose speakers and headphones are seriously overrated and overpriced. JMHO
You know me. I had that argument about Bose before. So you know I completely agree with you 100%.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anybody use the Bose QuietComforts? I've seen the commercials on TV and wondering how they sound. Of course Iwont buy them, they are a little too expensive for me.


I think Bose speakers and headphones are seriously overrated and overpriced. JMHO
You know me. I had that argument about Bose before. So you know I completely agree with you 100%.


What sounds good to one person may not appeal to someone else. The Extreme Isolation headphones I posted a picture of earlier would sound terrible/flat to most people. Does that make them crappy? No, they are for studio use, the sound is supposed to be natural with no coloration. I don't like them for regular music playback myself. However they have their application.

You did a good job of describing the Bose sound in your earlier post.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Believe me I don't think Bose is the "God" of music quality. I have never heard the sound from them before and was wondering if anybody had a pair.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Believe me I don't think Bose is the "God" of music quality. I have never heard the sound from them before and was wondering if anybody had a pair.


No one thinks Bose is God Razz Most think that it is either Saint Bose or Satan....

I would try before you buy - some love "Bose Sound" and some hate it - but one thing about Bose is that it is different that other headphones/systems.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They sound OK. You will see their provided displays are limited with the selection of music. That is one of the things Bose gets called out for, locking its demos to music they choose. As you listen to a demo of their headphones you will notice some of their music won't be very complicated. They also lack in the bass end and definition. If they provided music with more bass or allowed me to demo with MY music. I might give them a slight look.

Plus the TriPort's headband seems too flimsy for my use.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, a lot of people had trouble with the TriPort headband (you have probably read reviews), but Bose rectified it and put in a metal band rather than the cheap plastic ones before, so that is good.

I don't know what Bose store you have been to, however, because my Bose store's employees are like, "Do you have your iPod with you?" - because everyone has an iPod, right? Razz

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't know what Bose store you have been to, however, because my Bose store's employees are like, "Do you have your iPod with you?" - because everyone has an iPod, right? Razz
There is only one Bose store around Minneapolis. That only one is at the Mall of America. Otherwise all my encounters with Bose are at your box retailers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't even know Bose had a store?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup - they are pretty hard to come by unless you are in a really populated area with lot's of money Razz

It is nice seeing all the Bose stuff in one place - and they let you do some extensive testing on them too.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can never use earbuds because my ears are too small. They never fit. Does anyone make child-size earbuds?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can never use earbuds because my ears are too small. They never fit. Does anyone make child-size earbuds?


Some earbuds come with adjustable sizes. If you are in the market for child earbuds, be ready to get Barbie colored headphones Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yup - they are pretty hard to come by unless you are in a really populated area with lot's of money Razz

It is nice seeing all the Bose stuff in one place - and they let you do some extensive testing on them too.

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there's a Bose store in downtown Vancouver

i hate going in there, feels like driving into a Mercedes Dealership with your '88 Civic

i'm looking for a good set of 'phones too
might give those collapsable senheissers a try, i like the design and have been hearing great things about them, i just need to find $60
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO, Sennheiser are just as good a product as Bose without the price tag. I have a pair of these for home:



and these for uni/public use.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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IMO, Sennheiser are just as good a product as Bose without the price tag. I have a pair of these for home:


I totally agree. I'm still using the Sennheiser PX100's that I mentioned earlier. You would be hard pressed to find a better set of headphones for under $50. They sound excellent.

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