I've got some time, so let's put some of the things I've said BACK in context and other things.
-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.
-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.
- I never said it wasn't.
- 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.
-This is just conjecture.
-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.
- 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.
- Hopefully you will now be able to see from a different perspective.
I can only speak to the US (not sure about Germany) But in 2012, over 21 million students were estimated to attend college in the US. Your individual experience cannot meaningfully be extrapolated to that large a population. Currently about 60% of students have some kind of debt. My experience comes from an institution which is fairly average in socio-economic graphics. Many students who have debt do so to cover tuition and living expenses, but then work outside jobs to have some additional disposable income so that they are living on more than the money borrowed. There are tons of students who do things like save for that $200 longboard, put aside money for that $500 spring break trip, buy $300 Beats Studios, or somehow manage to find money to buy an iPad. And surprisingly, they almost all have smartphones.
As for the quality of Bose Companion 2, I will continue to disagree. They are good $100 multimedia speakers. Since I believe that many students have probably heard more full range speakers, I doubt that they will be impressed.
And my posts do not "assume" that the OP has money to burn. All I am doing is offering recommendations in regards to his original post. In fact, I have specifically suggested he go to AVS and post with his overall budget so that he can maximize what he has/wishes to spend for his money.