BOSE....Better sound through marketing...
Agreed. Clock radios aside perhaps, since nobody in their right mind wants an audiophile clock radio (Yes, I mean that. I mean for gods sake. It wakes you up and thats it. If I want audiophile I'll listen to a REAL stereo.), I have NEVER heard a bose product that lived up to its reputation.
Headhones? I'll pass thankyou, Grado are far superior.
And of course anything else is a similar situation. Kef make better speakers, etc etc.
Oh, and btw, I've looked at the design of the wave a few times...I think I can safely say it really doesn't sound THAT good. You're never gonna get bass from that equivalent to even the smallest Kef Bookshelf speaker, crazy waveguides or not. They're effectively attempting to increase the length and amount of air being moved by a very small driver, and even complex horn loaded designs that take up an entire corner of the room don't get below about 60/80Hz doing that. Not with any authority.
Now go and buy a pair of Grado SR60's, or better yet, SR80s, listen to some good CDs through those, and tell me the Bose sounds anywhere near as convincing.
And don't talk to me about sennheiser...