Originally Posted by malone76
I am not a true audiophile and have never heard of Energy speakers. Do they really sound better than Bose? Why? With Bose are you really just paying for the name? Thanks.
Bose sound capabilities rely heavily on it's non-directional sound and it's sound processing. But even with these things going for them, they only sound decent compared to other speakers in ideal Audio conditions. For example. The Bose listening room theaters.
Bose speakers also don't have much if any mid-bass capabilities. For example, a person with a deep voice or the mid-sized drums in music will have to be handled by the subwoofer instead of the speakers. This will make for an uneven sound when listening to Rock music and many movies. *I think this is why they only show wind instrument heavy jazz music in their Theater*
When you have most any other speakers they have the ability to play mid-bass from all speakers. This will make it so the subwoofer has less work to do and for a more even sound. Also With directional audio, it helps with imaging quite a bit more. For example, if a guitarist is on far right side of the stage in live music, they will sound like they are. Also with improved imaging, more detail will be heard. It will be more like you are listening to music and not speakers.
These are just a few of the reasons why most anything can and will sound better than Bose at similar price points.