Sunday, 13 December 2009

Some Great Reasons Why You Should Choose Bose Headphones

Bose headphones are product line sold by Bose Corporation. Bose headphones wee very first headphones that came with noise cancellation technology. Bose Headphones were first introduced in 1989 and since then they have come along way in enhancing the audio experience of millions of people who use them. Bose headphones are technologically superior to almost all the other headphones available in the market. They are also used by military and aviation across the world.

It is said that Dr. Bose came up with the idea of developing better headphones when he could not enjoy the audio on a flight to Europe in 1978. The Bose Headphone line-up is:

• 1989 - Bose QuietComfort Headphones
• 1989 - Bose Aviation Headset Series I
• 1993 - Bose Combat Vehicle Crewman Headset
• 1995 - Bose Aviation Headset Series II
• 1998 - Bose Aviation Headset X "Magellan" (Pronounced ten not the letter X)
• 2001 - Bose Around-Ear Headphones
• 2003 - Bose QuietComfort 2 Headphones
• 2003 - Bose Aviation Headset X "Explorer"
• 2005 - Bose TriPort CD Music System
• 2005 - Bose QuietComfort 2 Headphones "Second Edition"
• 2006 - Bose QuietComfort 3 Headphones - Bose's first supra-aural headphones
• 2006 - Bose On-Ear Headphones
• 2006 - Bose In-Ear Headphones

Bose headphones are extremely well suited to frequent fliers, people in homes and offices. Some of the Bose headphones are specifically used for aviation, while others can be used by a variety of users. The quite comfort range of Bose headphones are stylish in design and come with noise cancellation technology, single chord attachments, better bass and treble, increased battery life and improved headband quality. The Bose headphones give better frequency response at high bass also.

Bose headphones are a trifle more expensive then their counterparts. The new line of Bose Headphones is much more street friendly then earlier ones. Most of the Bose Aviation headphone line can be upgraded as and when required. On long flight or in an extremely noisy environment, Bose Headphones are a prized possession.

There are certain designs of Bose Headphones that are not available to consumers and are solely used by military. In 1993, Bose Corp became the first company to sell active noise reduction system for use in armored vehicles to U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force also uses Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones as well. At noise levels of 115dBA SPL, Bose headphones improve the speech intelligibility scores to 95%, as compared to 80% for other conventional headphones available in market. This is due to the use of noise cancellation technology.

At low frequencies, Bose headphones are far more effective in attenuating noise than passive noise reduction headsets. The headsets are extremely comfortable to use and can be worn for long periods. Another feature is the binaural talk-through feature, which allows crewmen to talk to each other directly, without removing their headsets, and while continuing to protect against loud noises.

Bose headphones are sometimes criticised as they are quite expensive. Also, some of the Bose headphones cannot work when they are not on power, unlike other headphones which work without batteries also.

Some of these issues have been taken care of in the recent line up of Bose Headphones.

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Bose Audio Systems - Selling Fast For Christmas, But Read the Reviews Before You Buy

Bose Audio System comes in many cool packages including the Bose Wave Audio System, the Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones, the Bose CineMate GS Series II digital home theatre speaker system and so many more quality audio systems. I will highlight three of my favourite Bose Audio System here.

First if you're looking for big sound in a small package, you may need look no further than the Bose Wave which offers a CD player, AM/FM tuner, and alarm clock and delivers a lot of sound for its small size. Bose Audio Systems also includes the Acoustic Wave music system II rivals the performance of large component stereo system. Bose Audio System has plenty of experience in making speakers of all sizes, which include the Bose Wave as well. The speakers employ a folded design that helps to produce full-bodied sound, especially in the lower range. The Bose Wave also has one auxiliary input on the back of the unit to allow you to connect your iPod or any other device and a connector for an optional CD changer unit that plays multiple CDs in succession or in various shuffle modes with their custom-built CD changers.

If you Fly a lot or take the train you see the Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones that offers a more compact design, extra comfortable cushy foam earpieces, full sound, effective noise-cancelling circuitry, a rechargeable battery and they fold up for storage in the included carrying case. With the QuietComfort 3s, Bose has done a remarkable job of reducing the size and weight of its popular noise-canceling headphones while achieving impressive sound quality that Bose Audio Systems are known for.

If you are like me and love watching TV or movies at home then you will love the Bose CineMate GS Series II digital home theatre speaker system. This Bose audio system will defiantly add rich Bose sound to your HDTV and keep clutter and hook-up hassles to a minimum. The Bose CineMate GS Series II home theatre speaker system comes with two premium Gemstone speakers that sound great and their Bose Acoustimass speaker module that practically disappear into your room. Also with this Bose Audio Systems there is no need for a rear speaker so, there is no need to run wire all the way across your room. Each speaker contains two precisely angled drivers that deliver a wide soundstage. One speaker driver is equipped to handle left, center, and right channel audio information, while the other handles left and right surround channel information so you won't lose any detail with your multi-channel audio sources. Plus, advanced audio circuitry helps create three-dimensional sound with all your TV shows, DVD movies, music CDs, and video games.

If you do not own one of their Bose Audio Systems and would like to experience quality sounds that only Bose can deliver then you have to give Bose a try. I have also found great offers and coupons that will help you save on your Bose Audio System online purchases Please see below for the web address where you can obtain your deals.

Scott Elliott is a freelance product reviewer who lives in Canada.
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Saturday, 12 December 2009

The Bose 3-2-1 Series II Review

The Bose 3-2-1 Series II is a 2.1 channel DVD/CD home system with sub-woofer. It is easy to set-up, takes up very little room, and would be a complement to any high definition wide screen panel or TV.

The Bose 3-2-1 Series II comprises a dark-grey sub-woofer module called the "Accoustimass" module, a slim media centre and two speaker modules. The Accoustimass module is the only one you need plug into the mains power supply and a single cable is used between the Accoustimass module and the media centre.

Bose has borrowed an idea from PC connections, using a DB9 plug which is inserted and then hand screwed into the Accoustimass module. The ends of the cables from the DB9 plug simply insert into their respective speakers.

Everything is well marked and the set-up is straightforward which means frequent moving would not be a difficulty with this system.

The Bose media centre includes an AM/FM tuner and a DVD/CD player in a very slim and tidy console. The rear panel incorporates the outputs for composite video, S-video, and component video; there is no provision, however, for an HDMI class of output which is the pure digital connection type. The input types include composite video, S-video and component video.

It also features a useful provision for TV audio input, cable and satellite TV as well as an auxiliary audio input.

Digital input is also well catered for with a single optical input and three coaxial digital inputs labelled Aux, ideal for a digital video recorder (DVR), Cbl-Sat, which could include the output of a Foxtel set top box, and TV for the output of an SD or HD set top box.

Bose has wisely incorporated a BoseLink for connection to other Bose lifestyle systems to allow for a multi room audio set-up.

This system's performance in most test scenarios was simply amazing. In listening tests of music DVD's, (Rod Stewart is a favourite in the office) and music CD's (Fleetwood Mac) the output was accurate and involving with very well integrated bass response at just the right level. It was not overpowering and seamlessly extended the response of the two speaker modules. There was a lack of higher frequencies so concert hall material would not be its forte, but all other material including movies will be more than fine.

The positioning of the two speaker modules is crucial because much of the surround sound effect relies on side walls reflecting the audio waves to give the impression of a 5.1 speaker system. Unfortunately it cannot equal the total immersive effect that a full surround system achieves using the extra speakers. Having said that, if surround speakers are not an option for you then this system should be auditioned.

Most surround systems require some careful thought and placement of the rear effect speakers (and all the wiring issues that go with them). In many situations room design and furniture placement makes it difficult to include the extra surround speakers, and this is where the Bose 3-2-1-Series II system will really win out.

The remote supplied with the system was a pleasure to use -- well laid out and allowing the possibility of also controlling a number of external devices such as a TV.

This Bose system is very easy to live with and will be very partner friendly.

Stuart Gibson writes reviews for through his work with Enex TestLab, which is one of Australia's most experienced, independent technology test facilities. After more than 16 years with RMIT IT TestLab, Enex's founders acquired the business from RMIT in 2005.