- Feb 2, 2018
- Ontario, Canada
I fell off my chair when I read that last sentence.On the stereo side, the speakers that we use are Genelec. Some may wonder why we don’t use our own speakers. The first reason is that Genelec is a very well-known and respected studio monitor. In addition, it is not a competitor of ours, and Bose does not specialize in studio monitors. Lastly, Genelec makes world-class speakers and has a very similar engineering philosophy to Bose, which allows us to accurately measure sound.
Bose is the opposite of Genelec.Why?
I presume because the engineering philosophies are not at all similar.
EDIT: oops, @sweetchaos beat me to it.
FWIW, I actually think Bose has come up with a number of worthy engineering ideas (the main one that comes to mind is noise cancellation), so I wouldn't 100% agree with you @sweetchaos that they don't care at all about quality.
In the early days, in particular, Bose was a highly research-driven company whose main goals were quality and innovation. Current Bose, not so much, although IMHO they do make some decent headphones and earphones.
Bose is the opposite of Genelec.
Bose is the marketing king of speakers. They sell speakers by the boat load. They don’t care about quality. They only care about selling you a story. Their story. A story of how everything is better with their ecosystem. Once you bought into that, audio quality is secondary or third on the list.
Genelec, on the other hand, makes quality #1 priority. Hence, Genelec is the opposite of Bose, in terms of their philosophy.
All I see in the photo are those wood line array speakers. Where are the genies?Interview with Bose Engineering Manager.
This was the Old time, but now ?
Sure they market & advertise the noise-cancelling very well. But what's the relation with SQ ?
Don't forget about Erin's review of Bose 901:
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