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Old 12-14-2010, 10:29 PM   #31
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I got my wife a IRobot vacuum (roomba) for the carpets and an IRobot mop (scooba) for the hardwood floor. I hear they don't do the best job in the world but good enough to hold you off from vacuuming and mopping the old fashioned way for a good week or two. Right now with a puppy and two young kids at home the floors are constantly a wreck, she vacuums/sweeps/mops at least once a day.

And I want to see the dog react to the robot. That's got to be hilarious.

I put in a request for a sound dock for my IPod. This Sony one has wireless speakers, which definitely appeals. Sounded pretty good to me in the store.
My buddy has that Ipod dock. It's solid, but the Bose dock is sick. I was pleasantly surprised last year when my mom and stepdad sprung this one on me. It's unreal. Close your eyes when it's on and you'd swear it was a huge sound system.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:33 PM   #32
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Bose is seriously overrated for the price, there are less expensive options that sound just as good, if not better
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:38 PM   #33
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My wife and I decided this year that rather than spend a bunch of money buying gifts to exchange, we're going to jointly spend the money on some upgrades to our place. A new TV stand, dining room table, and bedroom set are going to be our X-mas gifts to each other.

She and her twin sister have their birthday on the 23rd (Thursday), so I've got some stuff lined up for them. The wife wants a gift card to Victoria's Secret and a pair of running shoes (easy enough) and my sis-in-law is a total tech geek, so she's easy to please with a quick trip to Best Buy.

All I asked for is a few Blu-Rays and a new beard-trimmer (love sporting the scruff during winter). I bought two new TV's and a new car this year, so I'm more focused on giving this holiday season.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:44 PM   #34
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Bose is seriously overrated for the price, there are less expensive options that sound just as good, if not better
Could be the case, but I have Bose in my car and home, and I think it sounds pretty great. That iPod sound dock is the size of a piece of notebook paper, and it really pumps out some serious music. Anyway, I didn't pay for it, so it's whatever. Works just fine.

As far as my car, I pay a few bucks a month extra for the Bose premium audio package, and it thumps. Real nice, clean solid lows, mids, and highs. I test drove the Altima without the Bose, and believe me, the upgrade is well worth the $8/month increase in payment.
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Don't get me wrong I think the Sounddock sounds great, it's just a little overpriced and you can get more bang for your buck elsewhere. But if someone bought me one, I wouldn't complain.
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Best Buy has the Bose one and a few others. I tested them by closing my eyes and having my wife push the buttons to start them up. A few of them (priced at like $75) are crappy. But once I got up to the Bose, the Sony one I linked, and another one, I couldn't tell the difference.

Maybe Bose is right with their research creating amazing sound, but if it really is better my ear isn't capable of telling the difference. I guess some people can, but not me. So I figured go with the Sony, it's cheaper.
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As far as my car, I pay a few bucks a month extra for the Bose premium audio package, and it thumps. Real nice, clean solid lows, mids, and highs. I test drove the Altima without the Bose, and believe me, the upgrade is well worth the $8/month increase in payment.
Hmmm, how much is the Bose upgrade total? I got my whip hooked up for the first time ever through a car audio joint earlier this year. Even if that upgrade is no more than $500, you can get a decent amp and a couple pairs of two-ways that would cost around that with installation. I'd guarantee it'd sound much better than Bose. After you pay your car off and you're interested in that kind of stuff, start looking into brands like Rockford Fosgate, Boston, Infinity and JL.
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Bose are good but I rather have Polk any day when it comes to home theater.

Back in the day when I worked in Marriott sales , Bose was one of my clients. they built their own mountain to place their headquarters on top in Framingham Mass. It is so sick! They have all these different demo rooms set up and stuff.

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continuing with the Bose theme....

Bose does highs very well, their mid-range bass is ok and their sub bass is god awful. I am sorry you can't ask a 5 inch sub and try to create mid bass and sub bass all at the same time and expect it to sound good, it is impossible.
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You guys are all eltectronics while I'm off a bit.

Chain saw
clothes for work
fishing gear
I just got the new HD TV and a ping pong table
I've asked for several wood working tools so I'm not sure what I'll get.

The wife is easy as I have her tell me what she wants over the year and I keep good notes and I also let her pick out a couple hundred $ worth of clothes.
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Oh, forgot, I would also like a few more exclamation points and question marks in this thread title.
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I don't want anything in particular though I would happily accept anything...especially a tree planted in my name.
Yea, I know what kind of tree you want planted.

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Yea, I know what kind of tree you want planted.

That's racist yo. We don't all light up.
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Yea, I know what kind of tree you want planted.

Hey! How the hell did you get in my closet????
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Hmmm, how much is the Bose upgrade total? I got my whip hooked up for the first time ever through a car audio joint earlier this year. Even if that upgrade is no more than $500, you can get a decent amp and a couple pairs of two-ways that would cost around that with installation. I'd guarantee it'd sound much better than Bose. After you pay your car off and you're interested in that kind of stuff, start looking into brands like Rockford Fosgate, Boston, Infinity and JL.
To be clear, I leased a new Altima this fall, I didn't buy it. I'm friends with the owner/GM of Chevy Chase Cars, so he hooked me up nicely. I don't remember how much total the audio package was, but I'm only paying $8/month extra. It's a 36 month lease, so I guess $288? I'd have to pull out all the paperwork to know the exact amount. Pretty good deal I'd say.

I'm very familiar with the other brands you mentioned. In my early 20's, I was really into car audio systems. I decked out my old 1999 Acura CL (It was 2001 at the time, so it was a sweet ride) with a Rockford Fostgate system. It really kicked.

Bose must have some deal with Nissan, because it's the only option for a "premium audio package."
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