Bose OR JBL

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by surajnangia, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. surajnangia macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I am planning to buy speakers for my room in which i can dock my ipod .

    Which do u think is better The bose one or the new JBL One

    Thanks
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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  3. surajnangia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no its too big..

    The bose one looks good to me ,, so has anyone bought it.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Looks good, maybe. Sounds crap.
     
  5. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I got the SoundDock when it came out, because my little InMotion system just wasn't enough in my office. It sounds good to me, but lots of folks don't like the Bose 'manufactured' sound. Keep in mind that it is not portable and only has a dock connector, so it is iPod-only. No worries for me, but YMMV.
    We got our daughter the JBL OnTime to take to college. I must say it sounds awesome, and looks beautiful, too [got her the black one]. alarm clock, radio, and external inputs for other players. Not sure if that's the JBL you're referring to, though.
    I haven't heard the iPod HiFi out of a store environment, so I can't really judge it fairly.
     
  6. zwida macrumors 6502a

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    I think you'll be happier with the sound from the JBL. If you're buying for your office or for some smallish room in which you can't really crank the volume, it won't matter either way.

    And yeah, I agree that the Bose looks better.
     
  7. surajnangia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does that mean i cannot connect the bose speakers to my computer????
    Is it just for the ipod

    ?YA i was referring to the JBL ontime one only, i did see it it looks good..
    Howz the sound. Is it comparable to bose.

    How much does it cost. I basically want it for my room
    I have a slightly biggish room
     
  8. Apple2Mac macrumors regular

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    The JBL OnTime sounds very good and it has a sub out so you can connect a inexpensive sub to really fill out the low end.

    However I really hate the usability of it, it is poorly designed as far as the interface for the alarm clock is concerned. The LCD is also cheep and has a poor contrast ratio.

    My brother has the iPod Hi-Fi, it sounds amazing in his bedroom, it sounds better than the OnTime even with a 40 Watt aux sub connected to it...
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The Bose iPod dock doesn't suck. For it's size and somewhat unusual design it sounds great. I'm not sure what you are comparing it to when you say it sucks, but I haven't found any other comparable iPod dock that sounds better.
     
  10. surajnangia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but plz tell me one thing. i am not so comfortable with JBL
    I have had 2 products before this and although they sound good but something or the other goes wrong with it

    and plus where i stay - india there is a problem with getting JBL things repaired.

    Plz also tell me that can i also connect the bose on to my computer or it is jsyt for th eipod only..
     
  11. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Despite Bose's "manufactured" sound, for what it does it sounds good. If you want to hear music a little less manufactured then go for the iPod HiFi. It does sound excellent, just remember its also a good deal larger.

    If you really want to know what to get, go to the store (a quieter one like Tweeter) and listen to them yourself. Everyone hears a little differently so you may find that you like the Bose sound over the JBL's.
     
  12. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Read this review at Playlist. It looks at JBL's new Radial system and finds it to be the best of the four systems it reviews. It also finds the Radial system to sound way better than JBL's older On Time system. No reference to the Bose system, though, so it's not clear how the Radial compares to the Sound Dock.

    The JBL Radial includes a sound-in port, a video-out port and even a remote that can browse the iPod's menu.

    EDIT: There's a reference to the Sound Dock after all; I must have missed it earlier.

     
  13. surajnangia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    basically everyone is trying to tell me that i shldnt go for bose
    is that right..

    and wat speakers u think are best to connect to my imac...
     
  14. drake macrumors 6502a

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    Old saying "no highs, no lows, it must be Bose".
    :p
     
  15. surajnangia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    anymore opinions in which one shld i buy to connec it to my comp
     
  16. stillwater macrumors regular

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    I listened to the JBL Radial at the apple store and was really surprised by how good it sounds. IMO, it blows the Bose away. Fuller sound and much deeper base.
     
  17. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I have the Bose Sounddock in my bathroom. I really like it, however I do think that it doesn't sound as full as I would like it to, but it does the job for what I have it for. It wasn't out at the time, but if I didn't have the Bose I would get the klipsch iGroove HG
     
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  19. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    well, these are kind of big, but well worth the sound...

    www.audioengineusa.com

    i had the bose...sounds bites big time :(

    the audio engines speakers are big, but sound simply fantastic. and..you can connect a 4G+ ipod...better yet, if you ever go wireless and need to move them, you can connect an airport express DIRECTLY without needing a seperate power source.

    i don't work for the company or anything...just love their product.

    cheers,
    keebler
     
  20. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I concur. JBL makes quality equipment with quality sound. I still regret getting rid of my 4312s.
     

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