Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Bose Speaker System for Ipod
Re: Bose Speaker System for Ipod
From: Neon John <jgd_at_johngsbbq.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 00:54:39 -0400
On Sun, 2 Apr 2006 21:15:32 -0700, "Grant Hardy"
>REALLY? Bose is supposed to be like the elite in terms of sound.
>That is very disappointing...
To me, Bose is mediocre equipment with outrageous price tags.
I've heard a few Bose products that sounded OK but mostly not. I
recently tried a set of $100 "iPod" closed back headphones that were
on display at Target. I wanted to rip them off my head, they sounded
so bad! The stock JBR headphones sound better!
Same with the Wave. I went to a pretty good bit of trouble to find a
Bose store to listen to one before ordering. Glad I did. I just
stood there with my mouth open catching flies and thinking "All that
hype over THIS?!?!?" Again, my $30 "30 watt" (yeah, right!) amplified
PC speakers sound better.
A set that has really, REALLY impressed me, especially for its size
and cost are the Tivoli Audio products. I have listened to and have
been greatly impressed by this one:
It's mono but it still sounds wunderful! It has a rechargeable
battery which makes it very handy as a portable.
Even better is this:
My mom wanted an inexpensive but quality radio for Christmas last year
so I bought her one of those pretty much sight unseen (unheard?) On
Christmas day we fired that puppy up on my JBR and I was stunned at
what came out of those little boxes! I braved the day-after mall
traffic to go out and buy myself one. Street price is less than $150.
I'll bet that this one sounds good too but since I haven't heard it, I
can't recommend it yet:
Too bad they don't make the stereo version of that without the iPod
docker. Also battery or line powered with a built-in charger.
Another decent portable setup is the DeWalt WorkPlace radio/battery
charger. This is the boombox that will charge and/or run off of
DeWalt power tool batteries. The sound is rather ordinary but the
other features make up for it. With an 18 volt battery, it'll run
continuously for almost a week and will recharge in about 1.5 hours
when plugged in.
Even though it's not the best sounding setup I have, I seem to be
toting it around more than anything else. Plenty of volume for a
noisy environment and that battery life just can't be beat!
--- John De Armond See my website for my current email address http://www.johngsbbq.com Cleveland, Occupied TN A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo EmersonReceived on 2006-04-03