funny thing is i always hear from audiophiles, that bose is a 'bluff'.my friends who play with audio tells me if one is an audiophile, they will never buy bose.
i have a couple of bose systems in my house and i absolutely love them.
of course, i'm no audiophile, but i guess my family loves the space saving design.
and for the sound they produce, well, to a non audiophile like me, it's definitely good enough.
the only thing i dislike about the bose system is the cheapo looking dvd tray.even my samsung computer dvd tray feels better than it.
if only they can improve on the console unit itself.
guys, before i go out to grab those nice speakers you guys recommended, i got a question...
do i need a very good sound card in order to use these speakers?
i currently do not have a sound card in my pc.
i m using the the 'build in' sound card from my motherboard.
that's what the simlim guys told me.
he said :"no need sound card lah, use the motherboard one good enough liao".
EDIT: That wasn't an insult or anything by the way, just how discerning a listener you are. I'm using an EMU1212m and am wondering if the extra money was worth it since I can't really differentiate the sound quality (besides a slightly more neutral sound) between the 1212m and 0404m
Last edited by jmmtn4aj; 14th May 2007 at 09:01 AM.
Altec Lansing my choice....I'd go for the VS2321 2.1 speakers....
as for Divoom speakers, can try the shops at SLS....or you may want to contact their sales office (also at SLS)
Divoom in Singapore
Le-MON Technology pte ltd.
1 Rochor Canal#06-15 Sim Lim Square Singapore 188504
Tel: 65 6339 3737
Fax: 65 6334 3737
Last edited by scandisk; 14th May 2007 at 09:01 AM.
Like jmmtn4aj mentioned - if you're not a discerning listener, i'd say onboard sound is good enough. Else there's the option of going digital - via coaxial or toslink. Where its a love/hate situation depending on the listener.
For something even higher up the food chain (temptation!) - Firewire audio - but you're not into music creation, so i can't really say it justifies its purpose.
For all the reasons, i'm not sure why, but i'd rather invest in altec lansings rather than divoom.
I always thought this 2 speakers are really solid.... hm....
Yah, many audiophiles treat the four alphabets "b-o-s-e" as four letters dirty words..
Actually nothing wrong with bose, in summary it's just an overpriced satellite system that are suitable for casual listening but not for critical audiophile listening..
Imagine an overpriced point and shoot camera that takes slightly better pictures than most other p&s but cost more than some DSLR, you'll roughly get the ideas.
When audiophiles do critical listening they dissect the sonic perfomances of the system similarly to how jeanie nit-pick and dissect the quality of a photo. Casual listeners/viewers may say "nice, nice..", but audiophiles/jeanie may well be utterly disgusted..
When viewing photos:
Audiophile A: Rich colour, pretty model, swee ah!!
Jeanie: Colour balance all over the place, model fighting for attention with the messy background, cut hands cut legs messy hairs.. why you bother to post these hopeless pics?
When listening to sound system:
Jeanie: speakers small small, sounds big big, looks cute cute, what more can u ask for?
Audiophile A: Tonal balance all over the place, stereo image flat and detached, terribly fast roll-off at both frequency ends, severe hump or suck-out here and there.. how can you call these hi-fi?
If you don't listen critically, no need to bother lah, just stick to what u like.
Ha, think I should stirr the pot a bit.
Real serious gung ho audiophile will not be using the PC as the source of their music.
Music from PC is a convienence. Hence, user interphase is very important. Bose does have that interphase, so do others, and that needs to be factored in.