Bose ... Is it worth the money?
You see the commercials, you see the in store demo's, you read the advertisements in magazines, but are you paying for the Bose name, or is the sound quality really that much better? I guess a better question would be, how well do you hear?
At a glance
My first set of speakers were Bose AM5 Acoustimass, I had a very small living room and not much room for large speakers. I wasn't sure if it would deliver the sound I wanted (being 20 yrs old) but I was surprisingly blown away, so was the neighbor who lived upstairs. I had a visit from him asking me to turn down the base, but as he looked around the room he asked where are your speakers? I just laughed and pointed at the little tiny satellite speakers.
Quality sound from Bose
23 years later I still have those speakers filling up a much larger space with the same rich quality base. I spent over $700 on those speakers 23 years ago and my friends thought I was crazy, but I loved the sound quality Bose delivers. Since then I have purchased a set of 401's, 301's, , Acoustic wave radio with 5 disc changer and 2 sets of rock speakers for around my pool. Got music? Quiet comfort 15 noise cancelling headphones
Easy set up
One of Bose best features is how easy the systems are to set up and use. Their systems like the CineMate Digital Home Theater, are a snap to hook up and start using. Do your do diligent and read customer reviews, find out if there are any unseen problems, find out what people think about the Bose product, you will be very surprised to see the word "WOW" everywhere because of the powerful punch Bose delivers, a small package producing such a massive sound. Love it love it love it!
CineMate Digital Home Theater, easy as 123
Bose is all around us
I never realized how many places of service use Bose speakers until I started paying attention. One bowling alley we go to has 301's scattered in very precise positions, with the noise from the bowlers, one might think you can't hear any music, but the alley is filled with clear crisp highs and rich smooth lows.
I was talking with my insurance agent in her office when I notice music filling up the room, I couldn't see any speakers, but the music filled the large office as if there was a speaker in every corner. Then I notice the little wave radio sitting on a shelf, I was so impressed, that night I went home and ordered my very own Bose wave radio and I have never had one day of buyer's remorse.
Is it worth it to you?
So is Bose worth the money? It's a very personal decision. The quality of Bose is without a doubt superior, and the longevity is unbeatable, but some people can't find it in there heart to buy something that expensive. I had my AM5's for 23 years, paid $730 at that time, if you figure out how much I paid per month it comes out to $2.64, most people spend more than that on gum in a week or a cup of coffee in a day. If you love the sound of good quality music, then you will love the sound of Bose in your home or office.
Bose usually offers a 30day in home trial offer which is very cool, try it for 30 days, and if you don't like them or it, send it back, at least you have the option to try it before you buy it. Bose realizes once you take that first step and actually hear the sound fill the room , there's no turning back, You will fall in love with them. The Waldorf Astoria in NYC has a Bose wave radio in all of the luxury rooms in the towers, that's tells you something right there, some of the rooms are 1100 sq ft and these little radios fill the room with beautiful sounds.
So, the answer to my question is.... Bose is worth the money, you're not just paying for a name, the quality is in the sound, and the longevity of their products is unparalleled, and the unexpected pleasure you hear from these speakers is unmatched. Is there a better speaker out there? I guess so, but I stuck by my brand for so long, I haven't had time to notice, when I find something I love, I stick with it. Want more proof that Bose is worth the money? Read the customers reviews at Amazon, it's the best way to find out if a product is worth the money. I find that customers generally give an honest review of products they purchase, good or bad
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