Originally Posted by renips
I am up to 7 posts. Am I still a troll ?
You are right about the condescending tone among some audiophiles. I have found the same thing in the music business when some musicians downgrade others equipment because it does not cost a certain amount or it is not easy to find.
The way you've worded your post, to me, it seemed like you had an agenda. Though you have a good point, people constantly talking badly about boses, and Id guess a good number of those people have never listened to a bose system.
ive listened to a few, and for the size... Ive been impressed. I dont think there is any other home-theater in a box system you can go and buy at a store, that will sound as good as a bose. And what ChrisWiggles said about laws of physics and bose. The bose systems ive listened to, use small satellite speakers with what seems to be 3" drivers and nothing else. There is only so much one small driver can do.
For the amount of space the bose takes up, and for the people that they are marketed toward... The are a good deal. Great sound in a little package, but seeing how their 3-2-1 system costs ~$2,000.00 USD, I certianly know that I can do far better at making a 2.1 system for half the price, but it wouldnt be small. This forum is full of Do-it-myself'ers, its natural for any DIY-er to realize you can do just as good for half the cost.
No matter where you are, or what your into (cars, computers, audio...), there will always be several brands that people trash-talk. Its just a matter of being mature and handling it in a professonal manner. If you cant handle having your favorite brands being critizied, you have a lot of growing-up to do.
And to the individual who posted about people driving hondas/toyotas... They are a lot like some of us. They see a good value, in a $20,000 or less car which has had a very respectable history of quality products.