Just look at this:
I think some of you are losing sight of what is important from the buyer's perspective. True enough, materials and such matter to the designer. But when you are the buyer, what matters are the performance results, not how they are achieved. For Bose little cube performance, take a look at the measurements at:
Anything that measures like that is crap, no matter what it is made of. And I am sure that a competent designer could, if desired, make something that measures that poorly when using the finest materials possible.
You should buy speakers for the results. Looking at materials is not a reliable guide for how good a product is. If you doubt that, consider this:
Do any of you suppose that the marble helps the performance of the device? Fine materials alone do not make a fine product.
You cannot know which of two products is better solely from the materials from which they are constructed.
no i'm pretty serious. only a few speakers where not made by bose and suprisingly they sound better. i have no proof in terms of online pages nor do i want to look some up. you just have to take it from me or ask some insiders.
The only problem with this is that it would be pretty much the same thing as a kid who drives a honda civic with a loud muffler and believes he has a high performance sports car. The point is, there are many many much better quality 5.1 speaker setups that can be combined with an entry level AVR and have drastically superior sound quality. The kid with the honda civic thinks it is fast only because his experience is too limited to know any better.
back in the days they made all drivers for sony speakers. ifaik jamo and bose make the majority of drivers for retail speakers
still have to disagree then.. sony badhoevedorp here in holland says the lower lines of speakers in the 80s all made of bose drivers. i think they know what the're selling. philips high end line was made by themselves first but sold the plant to jamo. nowadays everthing comes from china indeed.
apple is made of cheap components like a-data and qualda, the only reason it can boot windows is coz they changed the UEFI1 (not even UEFI2 as the rest of "windows" pc) to be able to boot windows from a piece of apple bootloader which is in software and not bios. win8 on apple is not supporting the enhanced security mode given by UEFI2.0 spec. they made a deal with intel so it could actually support windows and apple and microsoft made special drivers for the cpu and hardware to be able to run windows on it. my i7 pro core laptop boots also into OSX mavericks and win8.1 in about 5secs, i still have to get a apple laptop that comes even near this boottime and it would cost twice as much for the cheapass components it has compared to my hp elitebook.