• 12-19-2006, 06:33 AM
    jackz4000
    Bose For Christmas: I am afraid
    My best friend just dropped a hint that he may have got me that Bose HT set-up for Christmas. He was telling me how great the Bose Radio and Bose HT sounded at the store. And the HT with wireless ( he hates wires showing anywhere) is just incredible despite its small size. Is he mistaken and should I be afraid? Thanks for any input on the Bose stuff, Jack
  • 12-19-2006, 06:50 AM
    GMichael
    Bose doesn't bite
    Don't be afraid. It won't hurt.
  • 12-19-2006, 07:47 AM
    SlumpBuster
    Dang its warm in this here thread. Gonna have to put on my flame retartant suit. :cornut:

    Btw, what kind of friends give eachother $1000 to $3000 Christmas presents?:confused:
  • 12-19-2006, 08:54 AM
    markw
    You have a very thoughtful friend.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jackz4000
    My best friend just dropped a hint that he may have got me that Bose HT set-up for Christmas. He was telling me how great the Bose Radio and Bose HT sounded at the store. And the HT with wireless ( he hates wires showing anywhere) is just incredible despite its small size. Is he mistaken and should I be afraid? Thanks for any input on the Bose stuff, Jack

    Just make sure you get the sales receipt. Among other things, you may not be able to get it factory serviced if something goes wrong.
  • 12-19-2006, 09:38 AM
    N. Abstentia
    If nothing else just use it in a secondary room, bedroom, or bathroom.
  • 12-19-2006, 10:01 AM
    topspeed
    I'd love to get Bose for Christmas! Hey, it beats getting underwear, right?

    If nothing else, at least you know the thing is expensive. Get a gift receipt, return it, and use the proceeds towards something you really want. The price of a Bose HTiB can buy a lot of toys!
  • 12-19-2006, 10:09 AM
    markw
    Aha!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by topspeed
    I'd Get a gift receipt, return it, and use the proceeds towards something you really want. The price of a Bose HTiB can buy a lot of toys!

    Someone who can read between the lines. ;)
  • 12-19-2006, 12:19 PM
    KaiWinters
    If he got you a Bose system for Christmas give it a try. Who knows you may like it and find it fits in your environment. If not politely ask if he would mind if you returned it for something you would enjoy more. Make a party out of it by taking him with you so he is still part of the experience then lunch and a few beers rounds out a great day with a friend.

    Be happy and grateful that you have such a friend that would buy you such a gift.
    Merry Christmas !
  • 12-19-2006, 01:34 PM
    Dusty Chalk
    Friends don't let friends buy Bose.
  • 12-19-2006, 02:36 PM
    Groundbeef
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Friends don't let friends buy Bose.

    What if that friend wraps the present with a bow made of MONSTER CABLE? What then? Is that a sign of the appoclypse?
  • 12-19-2006, 03:00 PM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Groundbeef
    What if that friend wraps the present with a bow made of MONSTER CABLE? What then? Is that a sign of the appoclypse?

    Only if he swings a dead cat over his head three times while chanting these words in reverse.

    ma is oogat awho

    I know, not as good as the first time.
  • 12-19-2006, 08:29 PM
    Rock&Roll Ninja
    *graciously accept the gift.
    *Use it for a secondary system if your current system is better (bedroom, office etc)
    *If its better than what you have now: keep it!
    *If you think your friend won't notice: sell it on Ebay.
  • 12-20-2006, 12:48 PM
    Rock789
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by N. Abstentia
    If nothing else just use it in a secondary room, bedroom, or bathroom.

    I always thought bose would make good garage speakers inbetween welding/grinding/sazall'ing :cornut:
  • 12-20-2006, 12:49 PM
    Rock789
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Friends don't let friends buy Bose.

    I've got 5 people (counting me) to buy the shirt!
    only need 20 more!!!
  • 12-20-2006, 12:51 PM
    Rock789
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rock789
    I always thought bose would make good garage speakers inbetween welding/grinding/sazall'ing :cornut:

    I guess this doesn't apply here...
    I was thinking of the 301s or the 701s
  • 12-20-2006, 01:40 PM
    Dusty Chalk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rock789
    I've got 5 people (counting me) to buy the shirt!
    only need 20 more!!!

    You can count me for 3 or so.
  • 12-20-2006, 01:45 PM
    Rock789
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    You can count me for 3 or so.

    cool
    I'll let ya know if I get more people ;o)
  • 12-22-2006, 08:32 AM
    jackz4000
    Thanks all. I never cared much for Bose. We'll see. Maybe.
  • 12-22-2006, 09:41 AM
    eisforelectronic
    I wouldn't mind having the Bose lifestyle electronics for casual listening. It doesn't sound too bad when you replace the speakers.
  • 12-22-2006, 11:55 AM
    Dusty Chalk
    Well, no, Bose just aren't that bad. It's their price/performance ratio which is bad -- you can usually do much better for the same amount of dosh outlay.
  • 12-22-2006, 01:01 PM
    Rock789
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Well, no, Bose just aren't that bad. It's their price/performance ratio which is bad -- you can usually do much better for the same amount of dosh outlay.

    what is bose "best" system (the one in their show room), and how much does it cost? ~$5000?

    my old system sounded better imo, and all my friends opinion...
    Denon AVR2805 ~$700
    4x Chorus S 716 ~$1500
    Chorus S CC700 ~$400
    Marantz SACD/DVD player ~$500
    homemade 18" sub ~$200
    cables ~$200
    = ~$3500
  • 12-22-2006, 02:27 PM
    Rock&Roll Ninja
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rock789
    what is bose "best" system (the one in their show room), and how much does it cost? ~$5000?

    The LifestyleŽ 48 system (DVD/AVR combo, 7 speakers, bass module) is $3999. This is the model typically in the Bose store display, but some rumors persist that they use aftermarket amplification behind the curtain. :skep:

    But theoretically, the "best" system would involve 6 901 series loudspeakers ($4194) used in a 6.1 system. But you'd have to supply your own amps and subwoofer.
  • 12-22-2006, 02:32 PM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rock789
    what is bose "best" system (the one in their show room), and how much does it cost? ~$5000?

    my old system sounded better imo, and all my friends opinion...
    Denon AVR2805 ~$700
    4x Chorus S 716 ~$1500
    Chorus S CC700 ~$400
    Marantz SACD/DVD player ~$500
    homemade 18" sub ~$200
    cables ~$200
    = ~$3500

    Your Denon and Chorus would blow away any Bose cube system. And in my opinion would sound better than the 6 901's.
  • 12-22-2006, 05:18 PM
    thekid
    Well SQ aside the biggest problem I have with the Bose HTIB sets is there cost. They are more expensive than than what you could pay for a set-up using say their own 201's and 301's which have better SQ than the cubes. However since you are getting them for free you don't have worry about overpaying. As has been said elsewhere they should not be your main system but their size may let you put some music in a room you never considered setting up before......
  • 12-23-2006, 10:50 AM
    Blue Meanie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SlumpBuster
    Btw, what kind of friends give eachother $1000 to $3000 Christmas presents?:confused:

    Gay friends?:idea: