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Which company of speaker is best?
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Best at what?

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Best in what way?

Price/Performance?

Customizability?

Absolute performance?

Best sub/satellites systems?

Best floorstanders?

Best bookshelf speakers?

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I'd say the best one is the one that appeals to your hearing the most, irrespective of whether or not the president of the company shaves his legs.

 

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I would say Harman (Revel/JBL), KEF, & TAD.
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Surely you are looking for second best. I'm pretty sure Bose is THE best.
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I'm pretty sure Bose is THE best.
Certainly the best at marketing.
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Believe me, whichever co is deemed the best this week will be regarded no better than a redheaded stepchild six months from now!
Save yourself from pain and frustration and get a set of headphones and turn em up
good and loud !!!

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Well, Bose is the official NFL speaker. biggrin.gif
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The bose logo looks like it's going fast, therefore bose is the best. Q.E.D.

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On a serious note tho, I agree with Coytee... There is no best speaker company. Just find a company that stands behind the product they sell with a good warranty and customer service and that makes speakers you like the sound of and can afford.

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Which company of speaker is best?
Shut off your computer. Stand up. Get your car keys and go down to some audio stores and audition some speakers.In this day and age this might be a radical idea but it does give results.biggrin.gif
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Isn't their a speaker company that makes gold plated towers worth about 6 mil.?
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Which car company is the best?
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Shut off your computer. Stand up. Get your car keys and go down to some audio stores and audition some speakers.In this day and age this might be a radical idea but it does give results.biggrin.gif

 

Yeah, but wouldn't someone have to poke both their own eyes out in order to do a double blind listening test?

 

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I would also go with Bose. It has the word "research" beneath it, plus Dr. Bose has his Ph.D. and teaches at MIT. It has to be the best.
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Well, Bose is the official NFL speaker. biggrin.gif
That's because this is what they're best suited for:
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That's because this is what they're best suited for:

Ok....ok... that was a good one!

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Absolute performance johfitch. And thanks to all for your suggestion.
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Ok, I'll bite. Is there a point to this exercise, or is it one of those hypothetical fantasy pick things? If there's a legitimate question buried somewhere in there it's pointless without some qualifications (budget, size, intended use).
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Look for the largest and most expensive speakers you can find and surely those will be teh best!

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Look for the largest and most expensive speakers you can find and surely those will be teh best!

Like these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/WESTLAKE-AUDIO-SM-1VF-Home-Speakers-Retail-260-000-/300535458491?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item45f94f2abb

Easy, unless you wanted something new.
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Those are some speakers! A lot of people have to sell the house to get those! I doubt anyone who has those would ever visit these forums.
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personally I think http://www.amazon.com/Waterfall-Audio-Niagara-Standing-Loudspeakers/dp/B002BSH27I look the best and it's half a mortgage, and I'm sure just a very small step up from bose.

and the reviews are worth the read, put them in water and they will be amazing!

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I would say Harman (Revel/JBL/Infinity),

I agree since the OP asked about best company rather than best brand. (I added Infinity above to the Harman line up.) No company has a greater breadth of models addressing every conceivable market segment. From under $40 to over $70,000, there's something for everyone, and all are competitive or class-leading in their segment.

Multimedia/Computer speakers? Check.
HTIB? Check.
Wireless Speakers? Check.
iPod/MP3 speaker docks? Check.
Bookshelf speakers? Check.
Floor standing speakers? Check.
Center Channels? Check.
Subwoofers? Check.
Studio Monitors? Check.
Sound Reinforcement Monitors? Check.
Professional Cinema Speakers? Check.
Arena and Hall Speakers? Check.
Concert Tour Speakers? Check.
All-Weather Speakers? Check.
Retail and Commercial Speakers? Check.
Auto Sound? Check.
Marine Sound? Check.
Mixing Monitors? Check.
THX Certified Home Theater Speakers and Systems? Check.
Audiophile Speakers? Check.

Of course, some bright bulb might chime in with "Jack of all trades, master of none." So, how about this:

More Technical awards (Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, EISA, CES, etc.) than any other speaker company
More sound-related and transducer-related patents than any other speaker company
More AES publications than any other speaker company
More published research and white papers than any other speaker company
More dollars invested in pure research than any other speaker company


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