I've got some time, so let's put some of the things I've said BACK in context and other things.
Originally Posted by cel4145
The Bose Companion 2s are small multimedia speakers that have tiny drivers.
-But for their size and price they still produce one of the most 'fun' sounds - which includes an over-emphasised bass and treble that impresses anyone that isn't accustomed to high end audio.
Originally Posted by cel4145 there are plenty of people here on Head-Fi who would agree that they are not likely to "impress" anyone for movie watching
-That's because headfi is full of audiophiles, not college students with massive student loans who wouldn't normally logically buy $100 loudspeakers. Obviously headfi does include more fortunate student-audiophiles who have either worked hard for their gear or whose parents have paid for their way, but we don't go around asking people about their personal situations.
Originally Posted by cel4145 If one wants bass effects for movie watching, a sub is the best choice.
- I never said it wasn't.
Originally Posted by cel4145 Meanwhile, there are many people on Head-Fi in addition to me who would disagree with the stereotyping of "most" college students as those "whom will never have heard anything beyond a set of ibuds or laptop speakers."
- I can still remember when I was a student, and everyone was poor because of massive student loans - no stereotyping needed - it was just a fact. Just because someone's parents own good audio equipment doesn't mean that they've truly heard the equipment - which naturally comes with age, experience and a large number of comparisons. After all, we're here because we love to hear music, not because we love to hear headphones/speakers.
Originally Posted by cel4145
And yes. I am trying to help the OP. First, to point out that I disagree with the assessment of the Bose Companion 2 as liable to impress college students;
- Of course the Bose will impress - it's a Bose - to the inexperienced it doesn't matter what it sounds like - Boses marketing has put it near the top of young peoples expectations. I agree it's not the best and there are many better options available at lower prices, but these speakers are about a 'Big Sound' (albeit psychological) in a small package - which it does fairly well.
Originally Posted by cel4145 And second, because college freshmen often bring unrealistic expectations to college based on someone else's individual experience which is then extrapolated as being true for "most" college students, as your argument seems to be doing.
-This is just conjecture.
Originally Posted by cel4145 That's why I used the term "many may have" regarding possible other audio experience to point out that if one thinks about it, such a generalization probably doesn't hold true
-All this proves is that you're better with words than I am.
If you take everything I've written to be an opinion from a certain perspective there's nothing to misunderstand.
Originally Posted by cel4145 Ironically, you then follow up with the statement that "It's impossible to know the OP's background and circle of friends."
- Only if you take everything I've written as a single body body of text to be presented as a whole - I'm not trying to write an award winning essay here. I'm offering a different perspective. Your posts assume that the OP has money to burn, he is accustomed to higher end audio equipment and that there is no merit to be found in the Bose Companion 2.
My posts offer the perspective of a poor student with loans to pay off, and that it's not such a bad compromise. The OP stated that the TV had "god awful speakers" - the Bose Companion 2 is a good upgrade to "god awful speakers" and a good financial compromise as they are already in the OP's possession.
Originally Posted by cel4145 I simply do not agree with your opinions and offered counter arguments to refute the ideas in your arguments.
- Hopefully you will now be able to see from a different perspective.
Edited by GREQ - 6/19/13 at 1:09am