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Old 10-02-2004, 07:58 PM
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Question BOSE SoundDock

Hi, I've just bought an ipod mini (currently in SHANGHAI according to the tracking service!) and whilst I was browsing the UK Apple website I came across this: http://www.bose.co.uk/home_audio/mul...ddock/more.asp

Has anyone had any experience with this item ? Is it worth the money ?

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Old 10-03-2004, 12:37 PM
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anything Bose is worth it to me. I herad nothing but good reviews. Go for it.



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Old 10-03-2004, 06:05 PM
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Re: BOSE SoundDock

You have to like the Bose sound, which isn't for everyone. The SoundDock, like most of their other products, has no midrange. Everything also sounds "echo-ey." If you haven't heard the Bose sound, audition the SoundDock at an Apple Store near you.

I have the SoundDock, the onStage and the old inMotions. The onStage has the most accurate sound, but lacks bass and doesn't have quite the power of the Bose.
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Currency rage

Things have been pretty good in recent months, with companies actually taking notice of currency devaluations, but the SoundDock price has me once again gnashing my teeth.

US price $299 + tax, let's say 5% = $261.45
UK price ??249 (incl. tax) = $430!!!

GGGGGGGGGGGggggaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggg ggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Ahem.

I could import one, I've got a spare stepdown transformer to convert our 240V to 110V, but due to it's weight, I'd be stiffed for shipping, then hit with import duty and the final whammy, sales tax.

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Old 10-06-2004, 01:15 PM
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Totally agree, it's outrageous for UK customers.

How they can justify such a price difference is beyond me.

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Old 10-06-2004, 10:57 PM
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afaik its not available in th US ... cant find it in the wbsite

the japanese got it too...
http://www.bose-export.com/SoundDock_Release.html



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Old 10-08-2004, 01:13 PM
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anything Bose is worth it to me. I herad nothing but good reviews. Go for it.
BOSE =

Better
Off (with)
Something
Else

Bose is a marketing company. Those Acoustimass speakers you pay $2000/set for? The drivers can be bought online for $4 each. $150 TriPort headphones? Better ones can be had for $50.



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Old 10-09-2004, 09:23 PM
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I have a nissan 350z and the only thing I don't like is the very disappointing Bose system. It lacks bass and the midrange is too high.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:04 AM
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bose WAS good, but they have really slipped. They have always been overpriced.

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Old 10-10-2004, 12:29 AM
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Yeah, Bose + Apple iPod = Charge whatever the **** you want for it. I like Bose and all, but not THAT much. the inMotion sounded good for me, for what I would do with it. If I were "important" where I would and had my very own cubicle, I would want something like this. In that application, the overal volume would not be important because it would have to be low anyway, but still be clear.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:59 AM
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BOSE =

Better
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Something
Else

Bose is a marketing company. Those Acoustimass speakers you pay $2000/set for? The drivers can be bought online for $4 each. $150 TriPort headphones? Better ones can be had for $50.
Okay okay, we get it. Bose = Better Off blah blah blah. Enough already. No need to use the same acronyms a million times.



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Old 10-10-2004, 02:30 AM
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No kidding. I personally love Bose products. Oh, sure, you audiophiles all say the same thing. "Bose is terrible! The sound isn't realistic! Go buy expensive Grados!" But I like the Bose sound. It's rich, full, and warm, with plenty of bass. I would buy the Sound dock if I had the money. Same with the Triports, and if I used cans more.



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Old 10-10-2004, 05:26 AM
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No kidding. I personally love Bose products. Oh, sure, you audiophiles all say the same thing. "Bose is terrible! The sound isn't realistic! Go buy expensive Grados!" But I like the Bose sound. It's rich, full, and warm, with plenty of bass. I would buy the Sound dock if I had the money. Same with the Triports, and if I used cans more.
Lol, I was just about to post - Can't wait until Joshdude gets here to defend the Bose's and right at the bottom of the page I see this post!

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Old 01-06-2005, 12:48 PM
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Does an import into the UK really need a stepdown transformer? Surely a 2-pin to 3-pin plug converter is enough?
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Old 01-13-2005, 06:27 AM
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anything Bose is worth it to me. I herad nothing but good reviews. Go for it.
oh really?

http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html

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