Originally Posted by Mylo_B
This is my first post on here and I've seen a lot of posts simply bashing bose.
I've used bose for years so I may be a little biased but I can't see everyone's problem with them.
People seem to think they use clever marketing to sell otherwise ordinary products at the inflated price of a high end product.
My first purchase on their behalf was a Wave system.
For something the size of a shoebox it produces rich warm room-filling sound.
My most recent purchase, the sounddock portable which again being so small produces quality sound capable of high volumes without any distortion whatsoever.
When looking at buying this I also tried the B&W Zeppelin which I thought was an ugly unit and took up a lot of room and the sound quality didnt match it's size and price.
It seems Bose's mission is to produce great sound from small and unobtrusive units.
So why all the hate? Could anyone explain?
I don't know this person and my comment is specifically NOT directed towards him but rather, the other posters on the forum.
I've got a little gut feeling in the back of my head that says every now & then, there seems to be a new person with 1-5 posts crop up and ask something very innocent about Bose products. They seem to have no problem with them (fine by me) and don't understand some of the angst towards them (also fine by me). The person is usually not very active in the thread and the bantering goes on and on and on.
I'm not acusing this person since I don't know them but.... it really strikes me as a seeded post by perhaps a Bose employee. Meaning that might they have a handful of people who are either officially charged with, or perhaps have taken in on their own to start these innocent conversations KNOWING how "the forum" will respond. If nothing else (looking at it cynically), I could see them getting their rocks off at all the 'lemmings' responding just as they felt they (we) would.
Let things die down... then a month or 4 later, dial up another innocent question and watch the same show again (and again and again)
I just feel there is too much of a common theme (and perhaps I'm too cynical) in these "innocent first posts" by people who seems to know just how to strike the nerve of the common crowd.
Why don't we have any posters with so few threads always starting subjects on Klipsch Heresy's? There are certainly some folks who find the Heresy a "drill into your ear" speaker, yet...interestingly... I don't think I've ever read an 'innocent first post' asking about that.
I've seen quite a number of them about Bose though.
Food for thought.
I'm not beyond suspecting the masses are being played by a few and the few are ostensibly winning that conversation because they are the one getting the laughs in at the consistent response of the masses.
Perhaps someone with better searching skills than me, can collect some of these first/early posts to illustrate the point?
Ok, so how far out of touch have I become with reality?