Paper cones, 'secret' frequency response, and wide gaps in the crossover dynamics make for muddy and empty sound with high distortion in the upper ranges coupled with limited bass response from the 'bass module,' which is little more than 3 small drivers arranged in a sequence.
or else you'll have a
Specifically, expensive car stereos' BOSE systems are wired so stupid that you have to gut the ENTIRE system just to upgrade it. Their speakers are in weird non-standard sizes and 1- or 2-ohm impedance (the norm is 4-ohm) and each has its own amplifier. They have all sorts of amplifiers and wires throughout the car it's a Bermuda Triangle. The head-unit is also specially matched to these shit speakers!
Try and install an aftermarket head-unit and it will blow up because it thinks the speakers are shorted (lower impedance noted above). Try and replace the speakers and it will not sound as loud because of that same problem. Most people just roll their eyes and say, "Bose?? rip that shit out and start over, new speakers, new stereo, rewire!!!!!!!!!"
Some housewives think BOSE is the best, but really it's not. But you know what, even their stereos are like filet-mignon prices for a Big Mac, they deserve their money since their marketing is top-notch. Too bad their sound quality isn't as good as their prices would suggest, or as good as their marketing dept!!
no highs, no lows, must be BOSE
And yes, there is a real person named Amit Bose (I think that's it)
Speaker corp whose flagshit $3500 Lifestyle50 is outperformed by a $700 Onkyo model.
What gullible people buy when they have too much money to spend and not enough time to research.
A name who ignites flames in the hearts of audio enthusiast
A speaker corp who uses shoddy materials, overprices the product, and places displays and demos next to $200 models in order to sound decent by comparison
A speaker corp who uses 5" subwoofers in a $3500 home theater system (note: 5" does not a subwoofer make)
A gullible consumer magnet
"My headphones fell apart"
"My subwoofer is talking"
"My computer speakers sound like dollar store headphones in a paper towel roll"
"How much did you pay for this?! It sounds so much better than my Bose system!"