Focal XS vs Bose Sounddock 10

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by hallaisen, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. hallaisen macrumors regular

    May 28, 2006

    So my gf is getting a speaker system for xmas and for various reasons did not get it on xmas day, but she now has the option to choose between either of these systems. As I am the techy guy in the family I have been engaged with the exciting task of figuring out which one is the better choice. Her parents already have and love the Focal XS system, and it immediately strikes me as the better choice, but it's more expensive and I'd like some more opinions as I am not familar with the Bose sounddock. It is on sale at Best Buy for $400 as opposed to its regular price of $650, but it seems to be sold out and it doesn't seem like it's possible to order one until the sale is over. The Focal system is $700 from the Apple store.

    We will be using the system in the living room and assuming it is possible we will hook it up to our LG 47LE8500. They both have aux in ports, which I believe is what I need to do this. Am I correct?

  2. slipper, Dec 26, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010

    slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    I can't believe Focal and Bose are used in the same thread.

    Focal = high quality audio

    Bose = paper cone speakers, foam surrounds, tiny magnets, and thin plastic enclosures. But a top notch marketing department. No highs, no lows? It gotta be Bose.

    If you want to hook this up to a TV i wouldn't suggest either. Consider an Onkyo HT-S6300 or Denon DHT-591BA. Or if you want a smaller form factor, get the Onkyo HTX-22HDX.
  3. hallaisen thread starter macrumors regular

    May 28, 2006
    Hehe ok I guess you confirmed my suspicions. Ive read up more about it as well, and everything points to the same conclusion. Ive passed on my recommendation to my gf, so ill keep my fingers crossed for a focal system :)

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