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Klipsch vs Bose (low end) computer speakers
« on: March 13, 2014, 07:53:39 PM »
I am thinking about purchasing the following Klipsch speakers for my computer this weekend, thought I would ask the gallery if anyone here owns these, or has a preference on brand in the admittedly lower end of computer speakers.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promedia-2-1-speaker-system-3-piece/9382232.p?skuId=9382232&id=1218095770265#tab=overview

The only comparable BOSE product I can find are these:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/companion-174-2-series-iii-multimedia-speaker-system-2-piece/8864513.p?id=1218918122908&skuId=8864513&st=categoryid$abcat0515039&cp=1&lp=1

The fact the Klipsch comes with subwoofer may make this apples and oranges, and being a single father of three prevents me from moving higher in $$ in the market. Also, I have a GC to BestBuy  :angel:

Any input you may have will be taken into consideration. I really only see playing back WAV's/FLAC's on these with perhaps a Blu-Ray from time to time, but the comp is located in the living/dining/kitchen area, so it is a larger space.
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Re: Klipsch vs Bose (low end) computer speakers
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 07:58:33 PM »
If I were going to buy computer speakers, I would go audioengine.
http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Powered-Speaker-Systems

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Re: Klipsch vs Bose (low end) computer speakers
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 08:03:28 PM »
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Re: Klipsch vs Bose (low end) computer speakers
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 10:03:46 PM »
In full disclosure, I have never heard either speaker.

My personal experience with Bose:
full middles, a decently loud bottom end, and so-so highs. 

Klipsch
More balanced.  Still a decent bottom end.  Better highs.

To me, Bose color the sound more than Klipsch.  If you're an equalizer pre-set kind of guy, you'll probably like the Bose speakers better.  If you are willing to forgo some of the loudness of the middles for a more natural sound, the Klipsch might be more your style.

Again, pure personal opinion, just one among many.  YMMV, etc. 

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Re: Klipsch vs Bose (low end) computer speakers
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 11:11:57 PM »
If I were going to buy computer speakers, I would go audioengine.
http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Powered-Speaker-Systems

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Re: Klipsch vs Bose (low end) computer speakers
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 09:38:37 AM »
Bose makes some ok earbuds but for the most part their products are positioned at the high end of consumer gear because of marketing and not quality.

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Re: Klipsch vs Bose (low end) computer speakers
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 10:20:23 AM »
Bose makes some ok earbuds but for the most part their products are positioned at the high end of consumer gear because of marketing and not quality.

I got a set of Bose earbuds with cc points and they are terrific.

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Re: Klipsch vs Bose (low end) computer speakers
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2014, 11:34:28 AM »
^^
I tried those in the store and was concerned about
-sound isolation in a loud place (ie on a passenger plane), and
-the process of getting them in felt odd.

any issues in that regard?

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Re: Klipsch vs Bose (low end) computer speakers
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 08:46:14 PM »
If your thinking about earbuds for travel take a look at these. I travel a shitton and love them. You'll have to get molds made by an audiologist... It should be included in the cost.


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Re: Klipsch vs Bose (low end) computer speakers
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 10:45:23 PM »
The Bose are solid and comfortable and I find they are decent on the train and subway for my commute.

I got them for free though and I don't know that I'd pay the asking price...