Saddest Ipod accessory

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    Seen this in TopGear magazine

    Saddest accesory - a Bose sound dock!
     
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    Well, that's one opinion, but not one I share, nor those who've bought the item mentioned.
    Monitor Audio are doing their version - i-Deck, so it would seem there's a market for it. Similarly Klipsch's iFi, but not available outside the US at the moment.
     
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    Did you read it carefully - did you see the word Bose - that is the point!

    Not that they are being made but that Bose are doing them - and as everyone knows they are a triumph of marketing over design
     
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    Have you heard/used it?
     
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    Well, like I say, yours is one opinion - here's mine!
    I would say the first 3 paragraphs are quite apt for you, given your postings above. I hope you formed those after listening extensively to the unit - I did for a month, and look forward to seeing if MA's i-Deck does it better.
     
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    Firstly I have no need of portable music as such, I don't listen to music outside of home or car, and I find that heavy rock does not compress well at all.

    Secondly I have such a low opinion of Bose stuff - mostly caused by overadvertising overpriced poor quality goods.

    Now I am not having a go at you at all - if you like it good, but the name Bose flashes up like a warning beacon. The instant impression is if it is Bose it must be rubbish.

    As to listening - well I saw an advert in Top Gear magazine - now you see that the advert got people noticing.

    I would also expect other companies to do a better job.
     
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    You Sir!......I demand a dual outside!! (reaches for large wet haddock) :D
     
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    Agree with the marketing rubbish re Bose but to be honest i demo'ed the dock with an Ipod in it and was pleasantly surprised at the quality !!!

    Although they did want £150 for it and to be honest im sure for that price you can get as good sound for less brass.
     
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    Well at £150 it is not bad value!

    Perhaps it is because it is not using those little transistor radio type speakers
     
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    I'll use a mackerel :clap:
     
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    Keeping out the way if theres a fight i always kop a stray one !!!!!!! LOL
     
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    Heard both,and a couple of others at the Apple Shop in London recently....thought the JBL thing was surprisingly decent,but not exactly in the spirit of iPods being portable music players(and if I want something with speakers etc I wouldnt use the iPod for that)and really didnt like the Bose very much....not just because of the price etc,but just didnt like it's sound.
     
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    I'll raise; two Coley and a Turbot.
     
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    I'll take on the winner or loser (not fussed whichever) with a smoked kipper......no, scrub that, a Koi Carp (sp?). Nope, finally decided, you deserve nothing less than an electric eel!
    There. It's decided!! [​IMG] :rotfl:
     
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    THOSE STUPID SOCKS! Yes, they sell socks for your frikkin ipods at £26 english pounds. Saw em at dixons.
     
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    there is also a ipod vibrator....the mind boggles...
     
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    Does any body know who Bose are? Why such the low Opinion of them!!!! :mad: :mad: (I'm sure people know really)

    OK, their home stuff is overpriced rubbish,

    But they are a professional speaker company and they produce wonderful sound with small speaker sizes. Many PA and Bands/Discos use there kit and it sounds GREAT!

    One of there most famous speakers are the Bose "802's" :devil: 8 small speaker in one unit, and they make a good noise for there size! We are talking pretty good standard equipment!
     

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