What Audiophiles like might not be what normal people like. Usually, Audiophiles prefer a flat frequency response – no unnatural boosts in any frequency. Bose products usually smooth out the frequency to make it sound more pleasant to people’s ears. Bose products generally sound very good, so that old line of No Highs No Lows Must be Bose doesn’t really apply at least not for me, I think Bose’s Soundlink speakers and Quietcomfort headphones do indeed have decent highs and lows. It’s the unnatural frequency boost that audiophiles ie. purists don’t like because its not what the original recording intended.
But at least Bose boosts the frequencies evenly, unlike Beats for example which boosts the lows just wayyy too much.
Also, don’t necessarily trust audiophiles, if they claim to hear such minute differences as the difference between 99.99% oxygen free copper cables and pure silver cables, balanced headphones and non balanced headphones, the extra frequencies vinyl and hi res audio have over CD, or they have a $5k electro-static headphones paired with a $1k DAC and $1k tube headphone amp or a $50k speaker setup with professional sound proofing or whatever, then good for them. For the majority of us humans who have just normal hearing not superhuman hearing, Bose is usually good enough.
I would like to post a tribute to all my main computers and laptops (the ones I mostly use) throughout my life. I’ve had many secondary devices as well, but these are the ones I mainly used. Also since phones and laptops are the two main electronic devices we use in everyday life I’ll keep it to that, so no tablets or mp3 players here. Those are technically luxuries because their functions can easily be replaced by a phone or laptop.
Samsung D900 “Black Carbon” (2007-2010) – my first real cellphone and the phone i mostly used throughout my university years
iPhone 3G (2010-2011) – My first smartphone
iPhone 4S (2011-2013) – my main smartphone during my first years in California
iPhone 5S (2013-2014)
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (2014-2016) – this was my main phone during my Korea years
Google Pixel (2016-2017)
Google Pixel 2 (2017-present)
Dell Inspiron 7500 (2003-2007) – my first laptop, used throughout all my high school years
Gateway M285 (2007-2008) – convertible, used throughout university years
Dell Latitude E4200 (2008-2011) – used throughout the remainder of my university years
HP Envy 14 Beats Edition (2011-2014) – my main laptop throughout my San Francisco years
Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (2014-2016) – main laptop throughout Korea years