I am the proud owner of two brands that share similarities but just can't seem to get along. Every time im on a thread where Bic Acoustech and Klipsch are being compared things seem to turn ugly. Being the proud owner of both I think that both of these brands have great things to offer, likewise the similarities they share will nly help the quality of future products to come from both companys.
Bic Acoustech is a developing company whos latest line of speakers is causing controversy because of their resemblance to the Klipsch speakers, however the two are very different. If one compares both lines of speakers then it becomes obvious that there is no banger of Bics line being mistaken for a Klipsch, the colors are similar but Bic uses much more of an orange while Klipsch is starting to turn to silver. Bic also has a unique black finish on their speakers that is not seen on many speakers.
The looks cause controversy, however it is the comparison of sound that makes Klipsch owners become defensive. Having listened to both I can tell you "yes they both sound similar", but thats because both carry horn tweeters that have a unique sound. Now I must say I have taken apart both products and both are equally impressive as far as craftsmenship is concerned. As far as sound im going to have to say that when it comes to the speakers Klipsch does have the better sounding like, although not by much at all. The reason I think this is because Klipsch has been in the business for quite some time and has worked out any problems while Bic is still finding their feet, but i do expect some very big things to come from from Bic Acoustech. As far as subwoofers are concerned I own both Klipsch and the BIC H-100 and I have to say that Bic has the best subwoofer, it hits cleaner, its cheaper and just seems to be a great sub, what would you expect from a sub that Hsu had a hand in.
Now as far as pricing goes don't expect less from Bic because its cheaper, to become a well known company you have to put out as good of a product as your competition but at a cheaper price, its just the way business is run. I don't however think Bic will compete with Klipsch until they learn to advertise, and they just haven't figured that out yet just look at their web site.
Now Klipsch fans you should welcome the competition because it is going go force Klipsch to push the envelope more to stay ahead of the curve creating better speakers.
I am a huge fan of each my dad owns Klipsch speakers my best friend owns Bic acoustech speakers as of yesterday, and I own both subwoofers listen to me either way you go you wont lose.