Originally Posted by YeuEmMaiMai
Bose knows that if they did publish their specs, they would be in a world of hurt. For what they charge, you can definately do a lot better.
I have owned several Bose products and have been very satisfied with them and will continue to buy Bose products. Now audiophiles will call me stupid for wasting my money, but in the end I believe there are several factors that people consider when buying almost anything. I believe with clever product conception and marketing, Bose has done a good (excellent) job of catering to their customer base. Here are some points that come to mind:
1. Last year I was looking to upgrade my existing Bose Lifestyle system with a newer one since the system I owned lacked some basic features like progressive scan DVD and lack of component connections. After looking at several sets, I decided to go with the Lifestyle 48 because of it's combination of features, aesthetics and sound quality. Every single person who has come over to our place, whether to see a movie, TV or listen to music has positively commented on the sound quality. So, I am clearly not the only person imagining good sound here (I did not say best, good).
2. Statistical leadership does not translate to the best product. GM and Ford for years have been turning out cars that are cheaper and statistically more impressive than their Japanese counterparts, yet unable to sell them.
3. Major bands, auto manufacturers and even hollywood sound producers have been using Bose products. Why would they, if these were such inferior products!
I know audiophiles love to disparage anyone buying or considering Bose products. But in the end it is your money, buy what you think makes most sense to you. I enjoy my Bose (and from what I can tell a lot of other folks do as well).
Sure Motor Trend recommends cars that have a top speed of 180MPH and the best cornering on a race track or whatever. Am I a fool to buying a car rated as boring by them? I'm a Honda and Acura kind of person, and the Bose does just fine by me...and I guess that's all that matters to Bose