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I bought crappy BOSE stuff....what should I get to replace them?

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I bought two BOSE products through a friend who got me a huge discount (60% off). I was pretty disappointed with the sound Bose gave out and couldn't imagine paying full price. My question is could I replace these products (below) with better sounding stuff for around the same price I paid for them? Or am I better off with what I have:

- BOSE Computer Speakers Companion 2 - These sounded very flat and muddy by themselves and its a pain to have EQ everything I put through it. Is there any other computer speakers better than these for around $50 - 70? I heard some JBL creatures a while ago and thought those sounded good. Any other suggestions?

- BOSE On-Ear Triport Headphones - these are just way too bassy and can be uncomfortable after awhile because they tend to squeeze together. So could I find better headphones then these for around $80?

Ideal would be people who have actually had experience w/ listening to Bose products and knows that something truely sounds better. Thanks alot.
post #2 of 10
If you like the JBL computer speakers, I'd check on eBay. Harman (owns JBL) has a huge eBay store, and you can probably snag some for cheap. Just a thought.
post #3 of 10
I have these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121131 they cost right at $69

and generally recommend logitechs in general for computer usage. They sound very clear, the subwoofer does not go very deep though, only to around 35hz. My listening habits are low-mid volume, mostly rock music. They have nice treble especially, not overly bright. One thing I don't like about them is the volume "pod" i'd rather just have a knob on one of the speakers... i always knock mine off.
post #4 of 10
I agree about the Bose headphones. I listened to a pair at FS and the bass was incredibly overpowering. Try this site for headphones.
post #5 of 10
I have the BOSE noise comfort headphones I think they are great. I dont mind the bass heavy cus I listen to "fake music" aka rap.
~G
post #6 of 10
I have Logitech X-540, paid $72.00 for them, and they are very good. It is a 5.1 system.
post #7 of 10
check this computer speaker set by Cambridge out - I used to have it on my computer, and for the price it is very nice.

As for headphones, look into any of the more reputable brands, like Sennheiser or Grado. I have a pair of 55$ Sennheisers I'm content with - EH-250 is the model number.
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Originally Posted by kip_ View Post

I have these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121131 they cost right at $69

and generally recommend logitechs in general for computer usage. They sound very clear, the subwoofer does not go very deep though, only to around 35hz. My listening habits are low-mid volume, mostly rock music. They have nice treble especially, not overly bright. One thing I don't like about them is the volume "pod" i'd rather just have a knob on one of the speakers... i always knock mine off.

Kip,
I am looking for speakers to hook up to my kids LCD TV.
The TV has two rca outputs for external speakers.
Two questions.
Do the speakers have male RCA connectors, and do you need a LFE output from the TV to hook up the sub?
I was actually considering the Bose Companion speakers because they have the connectivity I need for the TV.
post #9 of 10
I bought a pair of Grado SR80 to replace my Bose Triport and have been very satisfied. Half the price of the Bose headphones. Excellent sound and adequate bass. The foam pads are not as comfortable as the Bose though. The Grados are open air designs. So you will not get the privacy offered by the Bose triports meaning the person next to you will be able to listen to what you are listening to.
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Originally Posted by lexa695 View Post

Kip,
I am looking for speakers to hook up to my kids LCD TV.
The TV has two rca outputs for external speakers.
Two questions.
Do the speakers have male RCA connectors, and do you need a LFE output from the TV to hook up the sub?
I was actually considering the Bose Companion speakers because they have the connectivity I need for the TV.

They do not have RCA jacks. They have a single Mini-Din connector (headphone). You can buy an adapter at Radio Shack that goes from RCA->Mini-Din for about $5. They take high level speaker input not LFE.
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