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    Bose Lifestyle 8 Ser II... worth it???

    so. i'm at the York designer outlet, they have the above for £699...

    worth it? i've been hankering for a while... and they throw in a free Phillips DVD player for what it's worth (which we don't have...)
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    I can't say for sure, but i'm pretty sure that the general consensus on Bose is that they are definitely style over substance.I'm sure you can get more for your money from someone else.

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    what he said.
    I think you could spend £700 and get something MUCH better sounding ( and a lot less poncey )
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    Bose used to be unusual with those tiny speakers, but everyone is doing them now if that is what attracted you.

    have a look at http://www.richersounds.com/ for some deals. or http://www.unbeatable.co.uk/ or http://www.qed-uk.com

    and a host of others

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    ...hmm... too late! i got it, but it's not set up yet... i was after a home cinema system,and a mate has the same setup, so i guess i knew what i wanted... it was 1/2 price, so i think i'm pretty happy - will let you know how it goes... cheers all
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    Oh dear my condolences


    Er... I mean... Enjoy them
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    Harsh, they can be pretty good if set up right, a mate of mine had his whole house wired up, all he had to carry round was a little media pad and the music would follow him. Kinda funkeh eh?

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    Bose are a serous case of style over substance, looks over performance, whatever you want to call it.

    Given that their job is usually do produce audio or video, there are other makes that do that job far better, for far less money.

    Still if youve got it, hope your happy with it. I just hope you dont ever listen to something else and wonder what you just paid all that money for.

    Ive had that before! "my god how do you get sound like that out of 2 speakers!! where is the sub?? Where is all that bass coming from?? jeepers!! etc "2 good speakers will always beat 8 crap ones mate" was my answer

    I garuntee if you watch something like starwars EP2 on my stereo system you will wonder how the hell it can position lighsabres and lasers left, right forwards and back so well Even my cousin comented on it, and he's into big money home cinema silly little pod speakers and stuff

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    Big speakers > "silly little" satellite speakers any day My front three sound seriously good for movies and music. The rears aren't quite up to the same standard but they do a good job. And the sub just adds more depth
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    The finest imaging I've ever heard on in an audio system was on a competition level renault 5 of all things.

    It had 2 horn drivers below dash level , 6 inch midbass in what appeared to be the standard door positions ( but they where in fact ninja modified underneath the grill to angle them better )

    the sub was in a CFRP box where the battery box is usually in the Renault ( just behind the dash )

    although there was nothing above knee level, the footsteps at the start of thriller where walking accross at chest level.
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