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Bose SoundLink Mini II £134.00 @ Home AV Direct

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I was looking for a JL price match source for a set of Q Acoustic BT3 and found the cheapest to be at Home AV Direct, as they are having a sale at the moment, finishing tomorrow. Bose Soundlink Min…
crocobaur Avatar3w, 1h agoFound 3 weeks, 1 hour ago58 Comments
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​So you did audition it.... If you read through your posts and mine again you will find you started the hostilities just because I said Sonos was rubbish. I've tried to keep it none personal even though you insulted me more than once.[/quote]
No, I listened to it and looked at the controller. I "audition" people for a band, I "listen" to audio equipment.

Anyway, enjoy your future "auditioning" things. I'm bored of you now.[/quote]

​Last word...
[/quote]​So you did audition it.... If you read through your posts and mine again you will find you started the hostilities just because I said Sonos was rubbish. I've tried to keep it none personal even though you insulted me more than once.[/quote]
No, I listened to it and looked at the controller. I "audition" people for a band, I "listen" to audio equipment.

Anyway, enjoy your future "auditioning" things. I'm bored of you now.
PC_Dave
nipstyler
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I think people are missing the point of this product. It's a small portable speaker which has an internal battery. It's not a wireless steaming system that needs a media server and has to be plugged into a power socket all the time. If you want good quality audio in your house get a decent amp and some proper speakers. Sonos bose etc are trendy gadgets which will never give you the best quality of sound in a house...
Sonos does a perfectly good job in my house, but thanks for the "information"...
​Good for you..
Yes, it is. Really, it is.
I get so fed up of these "Bose is blah blah", or "Sonos is etc etc" - It's my house, my choice. Doesn't work for everyone, but there is no need to slate it just because you don't like it.
It's mainly the people that can't afford it anyway.
​It must be annoying with all those people telling you Sonos is over priced average sound quality. It's probably because they are right.
This bose soundlink mini is a portable speaker. Ie a speaker with battery you can take anywhere. It is not a replacement for a home system. It's the only bose product I support because it's the best in class.
I can say that bose and Sonos stuff is a rip off because I've auditioned them. And I've compared to my monitor audio gold reference speakers and marantz KI pearl lite amp. They don't touch it. And for the same money as most Sonos systems you can pick up a really good second hand amp and speakers which kick the Sonos in the face and then spit on it.
Or, maybe some people don't have the time, botheration or need to "audition" sound equipment (probably because they have a life...). I wanted a good sounding, easy to use, easy to set up, multi room speaker system without having to bother with amps, cables or the like. I bought sonos. I'm happy. I'm would never, ever take a recommendation from someone like you...!
Haha OK mate... ​I'm not bothered if people listen to any recommendations I give. I give my opinion on what I know. That's what this site is all about.
Auditioning products isn't unusual. Imagine you buying a car without test driving it. Or buying a TV without going to a shop and actually seeing how good the picture is.
I bet shops and car dealers love it when people with your thought process walk through the door.

Firstly I'm not your "mate", secondly who said anything about buying a car?! I listened to a Sonos set up in a shop, it did everything I wanted, I bought it! End of story! I don't listen to people like you for good reason!

Now go away and preach your hate on avforum.com


​So you did audition it.... If you read through your posts and mine again you will find you started the hostilities just because I said Sonos was rubbish. I've tried to keep it none personal even though you insulted me more than once.
nipstyler
PC_Dave
nipstyler
PC_Dave
nipstyler
PC_Dave
nipstyler
I think people are missing the point of this product. It's a small portable speaker which has an internal battery. It's not a wireless steaming system that needs a media server and has to be plugged into a power socket all the time. If you want good quality audio in your house get a decent amp and some proper speakers. Sonos bose etc are trendy gadgets which will never give you the best quality of sound in a house...
Sonos does a perfectly good job in my house, but thanks for the "information"...
​Good for you..
Yes, it is. Really, it is.
I get so fed up of these "Bose is blah blah", or "Sonos is etc etc" - It's my house, my choice. Doesn't work for everyone, but there is no need to slate it just because you don't like it.
It's mainly the people that can't afford it anyway.
​It must be annoying with all those people telling you Sonos is over priced average sound quality. It's probably because they are right.
This bose soundlink mini is a portable speaker. Ie a speaker with battery you can take anywhere. It is not a replacement for a home system. It's the only bose product I support because it's the best in class.
I can say that bose and Sonos stuff is a rip off because I've auditioned them. And I've compared to my monitor audio gold reference speakers and marantz KI pearl lite amp. They don't touch it. And for the same money as most Sonos systems you can pick up a really good second hand amp and speakers which kick the Sonos in the face and then spit on it.
Or, maybe some people don't have the time, botheration or need to "audition" sound equipment (probably because they have a life...). I wanted a good sounding, easy to use, easy to set up, multi room speaker system without having to bother with amps, cables or the like. I bought sonos. I'm happy. I'm would never, ever take a recommendation from someone like you...!
Haha OK mate... ​I'm not bothered if people listen to any recommendations I give. I give my opinion on what I know. That's what this site is all about.
Auditioning products isn't unusual. Imagine you buying a car without test driving it. Or buying a TV without going to a shop and actually seeing how good the picture is.
I bet shops and car dealers love it when people with your thought process walk through the door.

Firstly I'm not your "mate", secondly who said anything about buying a car?! I listened to a Sonos set up in a shop, it did everything I wanted, I bought it! End of story! I don't listen to people like you for good reason!

Now go away and preach your hate on avforum.com
PC_Dave
nipstyler
PC_Dave
nipstyler
PC_Dave
nipstyler
I think people are missing the point of this product. It's a small portable speaker which has an internal battery. It's not a wireless steaming system that needs a media server and has to be plugged into a power socket all the time. If you want good quality audio in your house get a decent amp and some proper speakers. Sonos bose etc are trendy gadgets which will never give you the best quality of sound in a house...
Sonos does a perfectly good job in my house, but thanks for the "information"...
​Good for you..
Yes, it is. Really, it is.
I get so fed up of these "Bose is blah blah", or "Sonos is etc etc" - It's my house, my choice. Doesn't work for everyone, but there is no need to slate it just because you don't like it.
It's mainly the people that can't afford it anyway.
​It must be annoying with all those people telling you Sonos is over priced average sound quality. It's probably because they are right.
This bose soundlink mini is a portable speaker. Ie a speaker with battery you can take anywhere. It is not a replacement for a home system. It's the only bose product I support because it's the best in class.
I can say that bose and Sonos stuff is a rip off because I've auditioned them. And I've compared to my monitor audio gold reference speakers and marantz KI pearl lite amp. They don't touch it. And for the same money as most Sonos systems you can pick up a really good second hand amp and speakers which kick the Sonos in the face and then spit on it.

Or, maybe some people don't have the time, botheration or need to "audition" sound equipment (probably because they have a life...). I wanted a good sounding, easy to use, easy to set up, multi room speaker system without having to bother with amps, cables or the like. I bought sonos. I'm happy. I'm would never, ever take a recommendation from someone like you...!


Haha OK mate... ​I'm not bothered if people listen to any recommendations I give. I give my opinion on what I know. That's what this site is all about.

Auditioning products isn't unusual. Imagine you buying a car without test driving it. Or buying a TV without going to a shop and actually seeing how good the picture is.
I bet shops and car dealers love it when people with your thought process walk through the door.
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Bose SoundTouch 30 Series 3 £359.00 @ Home AV Direct

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Looks a good price and with free mainland UK delivery
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i quite like the idea of the smaller enclosure wondering what the speakers RMS wattage on these devices is, I've had a scratch around but found nothing .
Is it as loud as the Sony GTKX1BT
Would this be the same sound/quality of the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV?
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AKG Y50BT Foldable On-Ear Rechargeable Bluetooth Headphones - £99.90 @ homeavdirect

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Been after these headphones for quite some time and this is the cheapest I have seen. its £99.95 at Richer Sounds should that be preferable to some. 2 Years warranty included. 3 different choices of…
rahi Avatar3w, 6d agoFound 3 weeks, 6 days ago8 Comments
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Amazon have these for £90 on warehouse deals.
Aren't they used though or at least that's what I see in the warehouse deals ?
Dont get me wrong, your deal is good, but the Amazon warehouse deals can just be a case of the box having been opened.
I understand. I guess it's a matter of whether someone wants to take a chance of buying used for £10 less, hoping the item would turn out to be as new. The cold votes this deal is getting makes me believe that everyone wants to take that chance :p

I wouldn't bother taking notice on voting on here.

One deal goes hot, the same deal gets posted and that gets frozen to death.

These quite reguarly £100 on Amazon brand new.
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Amazon have these for £90 on warehouse deals.
Aren't they used though or at least that's what I see in the warehouse deals ?
Dont get me wrong, your deal is good, but the Amazon warehouse deals can just be a case of the box having been opened.
I understand. I guess it's a matter of whether someone wants to take a chance of buying used for £10 less, hoping the item would turn out to be as new. The cold votes this deal is getting makes me believe that everyone wants to take that chance :p
rahi
finnmaccool
Amazon have these for £90 on warehouse deals.
Aren't they used though or at least that's what I see in the warehouse deals ?
Dont get me wrong, your deal is good, but the Amazon warehouse deals can just be a case of the box having been opened.

Edited By: finnmaccool on Dec 28, 2016 17:58
finnmaccool
Amazon have these for £90 on warehouse deals.
Aren't they used though or at least that's what I see in the warehouse deals ?
DWWM
I got these for £79 in an Amazon Black Friday deal last month.
They sound fantastic. Highly recommended.
Thanks. Unfortunately, I missed the black friday deal last month and have since been waiting for the price to drop back to £79, but no joy . May be the deal will help those who can't wait any longer , like me ;-)
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AKG n60 nc noise cancelling headphones £139.99 @ Home AV Direct

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I've been looking at these for a while and have just purchased. Great reviews and this looks like the best price at the moment - £139.99 delivered.
surface551 Avatar4w, 1d agoFound 4 weeks, 1 day ago3 Comments
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great headphones. I bought them few week ago on amazon for £132.


​Considering buying these. Can you tell me if they leak a lot of sound and are they preferable to over ear comfort wise?
Or why not get these Libratone wireless ones for less http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182364613611
great headphones. I bought them few week ago on amazon for £132.
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Sonos PLAY 1 with Flexson Desk Stand £134.10 @ Home AV

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Sonos PLAY 1 - Wireless Speaker ✓ 2 Year Warranty included ✓ Authorised UK Dealer ✓ FREE Next Working Day Courier Service to mainland UK Black or white Get 10% Off with discount code "SONOS1…
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code not working
Code doesnt work on bundles or items with already freebies thrown in it seems.
Im wanting Playbar, Sub and 2 play 1's........this is some serious wonga......do I proceed or is there a far superior wired option for best bang for buck out there??

Cheers
stand seems to have disapeared from offer
No desk Stand though
Well I just ordered and it all worked
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Sonos SUB - Wireless Subwoofer Black Gen 2 £494.10 @ Home AV

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Sonos Sub Gen 2 for £494.10 I bought one of these yesterday (not from HomeAv) and they're pretty impressive. Makes my Play 3's sound amazing !! This is a great price - doubt you'll find it cheap…
ashtongate Avatar1m, 5d agoFound 1 month, 5 days ago29 Comments
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sonos so overpriced and sound quality over rated. no Bluetooth. only real plus point is the ease of use great app and integrations with other devices and controllers (like echo for example)

Edited By: learoy1 on Dec 23, 2016 20:14: less moan more productive comment
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MBeeching
£500 is fairly serious sub territory, I'm sure it's impressive but wonder how it compares to £300+ offerings from the long-established Hi-Fi brands.
Honestly is one of the best things I've heard, your paying for the quality of the product as well as the sound performance, pairing this with the playbar or a play:5 is a seriously good set up, for both your TV and music collection, also benefitting from the multi room feature
This is a good price for what it is, Sonos prices being Sonos prices. However, if size and multi-room expandability are not top of mind, I'd seriously look at a 'proper' 2.1 audio system at the price that a combined Play 5 with this Sub will cost you (just over £1000).
At this price you can opt for the beautifully detailed Dali Zensor 5 floorstanders and couple these to an Arcam A19 AMP - both these are WhatHiFi 5* recipients and are ca. £1100 at RicherSounds. The soundstage that this kind of 2.1 system will create has to be seen (or heard) to be believed, and yes I've auditioned a few Sonos set-ups as well. The stereo separation, quality of the soundstage, clear separation of highs, mids and lows etc will blow you away.
Heated for what is obviously a good deal if you go the Sonos way, however at the £1000-£1500 price point you will be spoilt for choice given what's available out there today.
Funny you mention Dali products, when I saw the cost of this I immediately doubted it'd be in the same ball park as the Dali E-12 F sub. That said, as others have mentioned, Sonos is about paying for the wireless convenience etc.

Fully agree mate. The Dali E-12 F is a proper subwoofer. Agree about the Sonos proposition, however with Chromecast Audio you can now convert any old set-up to wireless and have integration with Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music etc and also multiroom if you need it at the princely sum of £15 per dongle, hence price-wise there are significantly cheaper options out there.


Edited By: hcc27 on Dec 21, 2016 10:23
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MBeeching
£500 is fairly serious sub territory, I'm sure it's impressive but wonder how it compares to £300+ offerings from the long-established Hi-Fi brands.
Honestly is one of the best things I've heard, your paying for the quality of the product as well as the sound performance, pairing this with the playbar or a play:5 is a seriously good set up, for both your TV and music collection, also benefitting from the multi room feature
This is a good price for what it is, Sonos prices being Sonos prices. However, if size and multi-room expandability are not top of mind, I'd seriously look at a 'proper' 2.1 audio system at the price that a combined Play 5 with this Sub will cost you (just over £1000).
At this price you can opt for the beautifully detailed Dali Zensor 5 floorstanders and couple these to an Arcam A19 AMP - both these are WhatHiFi 5* recipients and are ca. £1100 at RicherSounds. The soundstage that this kind of 2.1 system will create has to be seen (or heard) to be believed, and yes I've auditioned a few Sonos set-ups as well. The stereo separation, quality of the soundstage, clear separation of highs, mids and lows etc will blow you away.
Heated for what is obviously a good deal if you go the Sonos way, however at the £1000-£1500 price point you will be spoilt for choice given what's available out there today.
Funny you mention Dali products, when I saw the cost of this I immediately doubted it'd be in the same ball park as the Dali E-12 F sub. That said, as others have mentioned, Sonos is about paying for the wireless convenience etc.
Get proper hi-fi gear instead
craigrathbone
MBeeching
£500 is fairly serious sub territory, I'm sure it's impressive but wonder how it compares to £300+ offerings from the long-established Hi-Fi brands.

Honestly is one of the best things I've heard, your paying for the quality of the product as well as the sound performance, pairing this with the playbar or a play:5 is a seriously good set up, for both your TV and music collection, also benefitting from the multi room feature

Obviously, you've not heard any other powered subs at £300+ price
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Geneva Model Cinema Bluetooth Soundbase £379.99 from Home AV Direct

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On Sale Price £379.99 reduced from £549.00 [SAVE 31%] Excellent reviews on this high-end Soundbase, e.g. http://www.trustedreviews.com/geneva-model-cinema-review http://www.whathifi.com/geneva/mo…
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This looks tempting....
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How would this compare to the various bar + sub combos that are on offer at the mo?
My old chap bought 1 at the beginning of the year and quite honestly the sound is fantastic, but I am not a fan of massive bass..............
That's good because this doesn't have massive bass. Definite improvement on the TV speakers, just not the depth and warmth expected. Sold it and went back to a Denon amp and speakers.
You, see at 'normal' volumes, I found the bass beautiful. Warm, smooth... You do realise there are settings for the bass right?
We are entitled to disagree. Hoping the Canton DM55 at £250 is much better: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/canton-soundbase-dm55-249-dm75-296-01-with-code-richer-sounds-2558899
Of course we are, it was a genuine question. My findings are totally opposite to yours, hence my question.


The Canton is what my old chap bought that I mentioned earlier, as said it blew me away with the sound, I know technology has come on leaps and bounds but it blew the Sony 5.1 system I had a decade ago into a cocked hat.

Got rid of the sony due to its limitations for "normal" viewing as mentioned above and have had my tvs running thru my Denon hifi ever since for movies sport etc, but this seems like a perfect solution.

Hoping this is as good as the canton, as one review mentioned that it was nearly as good....
I had the previous model to this and it developed a no sound fault had it repaired and now the unit just makes a terrible ear piercing cackle. i wouldn't buy Denon again
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merkin51
How would this compare to the various bar + sub combos that are on offer at the mo?
My old chap bought 1 at the beginning of the year and quite honestly the sound is fantastic, but I am not a fan of massive bass..............
That's good because this doesn't have massive bass. Definite improvement on the TV speakers, just not the depth and warmth expected. Sold it and went back to a Denon amp and speakers.
You, see at 'normal' volumes, I found the bass beautiful. Warm, smooth... You do realise there are settings for the bass right?
We are entitled to disagree. Hoping the Canton DM55 at £250 is much better: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/canton-soundbase-dm55-249-dm75-296-01-with-code-richer-sounds-2558899
Of course we are, it was a genuine question. My findings are totally opposite to yours, hence my question.
bilbob
daedos
mfactor
merkin51
How would this compare to the various bar + sub combos that are on offer at the mo?
My old chap bought 1 at the beginning of the year and quite honestly the sound is fantastic, but I am not a fan of massive bass..............
That's good because this doesn't have massive bass. Definite improvement on the TV speakers, just not the depth and warmth expected. Sold it and went back to a Denon amp and speakers.
You, see at 'normal' volumes, I found the bass beautiful. Warm, smooth... You do realise there are settings for the bass right?
We are entitled to disagree. Hoping the Canton DM55 at £250 is much better:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/canton-soundbase-dm55-249-dm75-296-01-with-code-richer-sounds-2558899
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RajUK
sorry a basic question , was always thinking all these new techs with sounds cannot still produce 5.1 Home theatre sounds(with 5 speakers and subwoofer) ? Am I wrong ?
You're right. The thing I don't like about 5.1s and above, is that you have to place whatever you're sitting on in the middle of the room for it to sound any good.I don't think that the intention of these is to fully replicate a 5.1 (or above) system. Note that these cost considerably less money than true surround sound systems. I believe they're two different concepts, that, therefore, can't really be compared. Sorry.
A bit like comparing a camping stove to a home oven :pX)
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Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II- (Black or White) £169.00 @ Home AV Direct

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Cheapest I can find these, RRP: £239. Next cheapest is Amazon selling them for £199.95 2 Year Warranty included Freedom. Convenience. The big advantages of wireless headphones. But Bose gives…
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Thank you!!!!
emmabee123
just sold a pair of theses for £108 on e bay new sealed
pay pal keeps the money for 14 days ...........been happy with £100 without the hassle
got some QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones—Samsung and Android™ devices
for sale


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dbizal
From the ones I have tried I am stuck between B&O and Bose headphones. Both sound incredible and both are comfortable.

Wired is always better for sound though in my opinion, but I always go through headphones every 6 months it puts me off buying a decent pair. Unless they have a removable Audio cable of which I can replace.


Nothing to struggle. If you better sound quality, B&O H6 sounds much better.

If you want wireless and don't really care about sound, this okay or the QC35
Great headphones, highly recommend,

@dcbuk I wouldn't use these in the rain for long, they are slightly water resistant but NOT waterproof.
Anyone know if these are waterproof as in rain proof. If so I'm sold.
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Gemini AS 15BLU- Bluetooth USB SD loudspeaker £139.99 @ Home av direct

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Been looking for a decent loud portable speaker... found this bargain so gave it a try.. really surprised by this unit unlike others that say "loud" but dont deliver! Very practical with bluetooth,…
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PSB M4U 1 - Over Ear Headphones £99.00 Home Audio Visual

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Psb premium headphones. Home use really as they don't have the noise cancelling found on the m4u 2 model which I own.
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Bose Soundlink Mini II Pearl EU £132.99 delivered @ Home av direct

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This deal is only available on the Pearl version which I already have, it's more of a silver. Going to get another one for my Son. Just got off the phone with home av direct. This is the EU version…
sMiLEysLOth Avatar9m, 5h agoFound 9 months, 5 hours ago24 Comments
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BOSE is great but if you have Amazon Prime get a Play 1 for £169.00 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonos-PLAY-Compact-speaker-streaming/dp/B00FMS1KO0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1461661686&sr=8-3&keywords=play+1
Because as of yesterday 19.00hrs Amazon Prime Music is now integrated with SONOS
The Play 1's are fantastic, APM is improving daily.


But as much as I love Sonos too, and the Sonos sound is brilliant, they are not portable, like the Soundlink. I have both - no regrets!
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Wouldn't recommend these at all, especially considering price. They sound good if, and only if you are facing dead centre to the speaker. If you deviate at all from the tiny cone of sound then the quality drops off to a muffled mess. Far, far too directional to be useful.
I replaced mine with a Denon Envaya mini, and I've also heard a UE boom - both easily outperform the Bose and are cheaper.
That said, if you do insist on one of these Bose speakers then this is a good price for it relative to other retailers - and that's the idea of this site, right?
Unfortunately, the bass sounds podgy, to the extent that it can smear the other instruments. Too much weight in the bottom end was one of our criticisms of the original model, but the trait is exacerbated in its smaller sibling (hence our eating habits-related introduction).
It removes the venom from The Bronx’s Heart Attack American, and only takes things further the louder you play – which, let's face it, for tracks such as this is usually all the way up. In doing so, it loses the detail and texture that makes the guitar and scream so brutal.
Read more at http://www.whathifi.com/denon/envaya-mini/review#BjYXmqvlQ04v2Dq6.99
Having owned both, I can say categorically the Denon is better.
Check out this video and make your own judgement. This puts the Bose in ideal conditions (fron, dead centre) and it still sounds boomy and artificial.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps_FhOvSmTM
orhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByEsSPJ1pN0
For sound quality it's the Denon, for the most bass its the JBL, the only Pro for the Bose is it looks premium and the dock makes it really convenient.
edit: As another point of interest, the Bose does not feature apt-X, so you've got limited sound quality available to start with, before the quality of the speaker itself even comes into play.

OK thanks for the extra info - i will have to take a comparative listen to the denon.
Not a great speaker had one sent back got bass but there more to music than that got myself a JBL Charge+2 a good all round sound and picked it up at John Lewis for £75 in the sale
whydoiwastemytimehere
stevo_125
Wouldn't recommend these at all, especially considering price. They sound good if, and only if you are facing dead centre to the speaker. If you deviate at all from the tiny cone of sound then the quality drops off to a muffled mess. Far, far too directional to be useful.
I replaced mine with a Denon Envaya mini, and I've also heard a UE boom - both easily outperform the Bose and are cheaper.
That said, if you do insist on one of these Bose speakers then this is a good price for it relative to other retailers - and that's the idea of this site, right?
Unfortunately, the bass sounds podgy, to the extent that it can smear the other instruments. Too much weight in the bottom end was one of our criticisms of the original model, but the trait is exacerbated in its smaller sibling (hence our eating habits-related introduction).
It removes the venom from The Bronx’s Heart Attack American, and only takes things further the louder you play – which, let's face it, for tracks such as this is usually all the way up. In doing so, it loses the detail and texture that makes the guitar and scream so brutal.
Read more at http://www.whathifi.com/denon/envaya-mini/review#BjYXmqvlQ04v2Dq6.99

Having owned both, I can say categorically the Denon is better.
Check out this video and make your own judgement. This puts the Bose in ideal conditions (fron, dead centre) and it still sounds boomy and artificial.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps_FhOvSmTM
or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByEsSPJ1pN0

For sound quality it's the Denon, for the most bass its the JBL, the only Pro for the Bose is it looks premium and the dock makes it really convenient.

edit: As another point of interest, the Bose does not feature apt-X, so you've got limited sound quality available to start with, before the quality of the speaker itself even comes into play.




Edited By: stevo_125 on Apr 26, 2016 13:30
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Sennheiser Momentum M2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Around Ear £289.00 (£90.99 saving!) @ Home AV Direct

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I've been checking about 10 different websites EVERYDAY for a good deal on these headphones. Today I nearly wet myself when I saw Home AV Direct had 24% off (previously it was 3% off) and ordered the
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Well I received them on Monday (I missed my delivery on the Friday). They are niiiiiiiiiice. Love the sound cancellation, I had the washing machine on a spin, and my Nutrininja on a blend, and while I could hear them (both VERY loud) I was able to comfortably listen to a Sam Harris spoken word podcast without having to turn up the volume to a high level. I'm used to bass heavy music so the sound was different for me, but after a play around with the EQ I got it to a setting I was happy with and I'm really enjoying the sound quality. Bluetooth is fantastic using the APTx codec and haven't dropped the signal yet. When you place the leather ear cups on your head, it just feels luxury, that's my favourite part.
shadynuggetz
Failed the manual input too.

There is a serial number on the item - it's under the ear pad. Mine matches the box which I'm not sure is a good or bad thing considering the box failed! Why you don't authenticate this number, not the box's, I don't know

If you dont want to keep them then contact Home Av and explain why you want to return for a refund. If they cause problems then contact Sennheiser who will then pass you to C3i Europe Ltd to investigate this further.
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shadynuggetz
Failed the manual input too.
There is a serial number on the item - it's under the ear pad. Mine matches the box which I'm not sure is a good or bad thing considering the box failed! Why you don't authenticate this number, not the box's, I don't know
So what does this actually mean then? If you're implying they're fake (do fakes exist?) then wouldn't it be clear by the build quality?
I had a serious problem before . I bought some from Amazon and sold them on ebay. The buyer then tried to state they were fake because the code said they were a different set.
I ended up losing the headphones and £200 paid back to the customer but luckily Sennheiser sent me a replacement free of charge.
There will always be fakes out there but this QR code business is just a stupid way of verifying, afterall you can always swap a fake set in a real box.
shadynuggetz
Failed the manual input too.
There is a serial number on the item - it's under the ear pad. Mine matches the box which I'm not sure is a good or bad thing considering the box failed! Why you don't authenticate this number, not the box's, I don't know
So what does this actually mean then? If you're implying they're fake (do fakes exist?) then wouldn't it be clear by the build quality?
Failed the manual input too.

There is a serial number on the item - it's under the ear pad. Mine matches the box which I'm not sure is a good or bad thing considering the box failed! Why you don't authenticate this number, not the box's, I don't know
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Bose SoundLink On Ear Bluetooth Headphones (White) - £169.99 @ Home AV Direct

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I know it's Bose and that they are overpriced by default but this is still a good deal on the Bose Soundlink On Ear Bluetooth Headphones, if that is what you're after. Couldn't find them cheaper e…
Tr3House Avatar10m, 4w agoFound 10 months, 4 weeks ago2 Comments
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£139.90 now.
whats this company like to use?
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AKG Y50 wired on-ear Headphones - £47.90 @ Home AV Direct

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Cheapest I can find them, plus free delivery and the same price for all the different colours Amazing headphones for the money, What Hifi award winner Just ordered mine in Teal :)
Iammrt Avatar11m, 4w agoFound 11 months, 4 weeks ago2 Comments
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It's not much of a saving but they are great headphones.
Have these - brilliant headphones with lovely sound. Great job!
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KEF V720W - Digital TV SoundBar with Wireless Subwoofer £249.90 @ homeavdirect

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Down from £799 Styled to match your TV, KEF’s ultra-slim V720W digital TV soundbar systems allow you to enjoy high fidelity sound without the hassle of adding a new AV receiver and yet another remo…
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Very pleased with the sound, spacious and full though the wireless connection to the sub is temperamental. Don't feel the need now for a proper music set-up in the room I have it in.

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Very pleased with the sound, spacious and full though the wireless connection to the sub is temperamental. Don't feel the need now for a proper music set-up in the room I have it in.
dealtime999
waiho
Has it gone back up already? £399 for me.
They honoured the price over the phone this morning, not sure for how long though.

what do you think of sound quality for music/movies?
waiho
Has it gone back up already? £399 for me.

They honoured the price over the phone this morning, not sure for how long though.
I have added heat simply because I have a pair of KEF Concerto speakers as my main ones in my 4-speaker surround sound set up. My KEFs are brill. with great reflex bass. I have had them for about 40 years with no problems and great overall sound. One of the top speaker brands in the world.
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Tannoy HTS101 XP 5.1 Speakers £349.90 at Home AV Direct (or Richer Sounds "price beat" £339.90)

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Not to be confused with the HTS101 (i.e.non-"XP") package.which are currently £249 at Richer Sounds etc. The XP's are currently RRP £599, or £549 at Richer Sounds, but only £349.90 at homeavdirect.…
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Cheers...now expired but still £399 at Richer Sounds - subject to stock - so that's the cheapest by far at the moment
As much as I'd like to get these I reckon lengths of cable round the freshly decorated room might be frowned upon. Look good for anyone with a more understanding and laid back other half though!
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kevincadman
Cheers for this. Been looking at speakers in the £500 range, and this is a bargain. Any ideas what stands these would use? I called HomeAVDirect and they had no idea.
If you PM me your email address I can send you a photo from the manual (I have these speakers)
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My email is my username at gmail - cheers for the offer!

I had a look at the manual, it just says to use the allan key to attach the supplied wall mount fixing to the back of the speaker using the screws provided. Unfortunately I am not the DIY type, so couldn't tell you exactly what kind of screws / fixings come with the speakers
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kevincadman
Cheers for this. Been looking at speakers in the £500 range, and this is a bargain. Any ideas what stands these would use? I called HomeAVDirect and they had no idea.
If you PM me your email address I can send you a photo from the manual (I have these speakers)

Argh!

"Sorry, you can’t currently send PMs. Once you’re a more active member of the forum, the PM service will be unlocked for you."

My email is my username at gmail - cheers for the offer!
kevincadman
Cheers for this. Been looking at speakers in the £500 range, and this is a bargain. Any ideas what stands these would use? I called HomeAVDirect and they had no idea.

If you PM me your email address I can send you a photo from the manual (I have these speakers)
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Ruark Audio R1 MkIII £169.00 delivered @ homeavdirect.co.uk with 3yr Warranty

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I have the R2 Mk III in the dining room and love it so I've been looking for an R1 for the bedroom but it's hard to find Ruark stuff discounted. Think I'm going to have to give it a miss as I've sp…
worto03 Avatar1y, 3w agoFound 1 year, 3 weeks ago4 Comments
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Great radio, much better Bluetooth sound than the Pure's. Well worth it.
Amazon dropped to this last week as well. Great price.
Tempting!! Thanks for the heads-up OP :)
Looks good. I like Ruark as a company, still have Icons either side of my TV. Quality gear
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Bose Companion 2 Series III £74.00, HomeAV on sale

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Small speakers for computers (plays simultaneous AUX and Line in), great sound even on low volumes without need for a sub. Previous generation was better made but also more expensive.
jevtamsn Avatar1y, 1m agoFound 1 year, 1 month ago4 Comments
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I'm throwing my unneeded opinion in here.

Still not worth it, by far.

Instead:

M-AUDIO AV30 or AV40 £70-90
Mackie CR3 or CR4 £70-90
Creative T20 or T40 £50-£80 (Would be my last choice here by far, but still well above these bose speakers)

Thats two studio grade (low end but still above consumer quality) speakers and a pair of better run of the mill speakers.
whydoiwastemytimehere
Not that good a quality for the price. Disappointing from Bose.
There are better options for that sort of money. These would blow them out of the water in terms of quality and clarity http://www.dv247.com/studio-equipment/m-audio-bx5-d2-single--210963http://www.dv247.com/studio-equipment/fostex-pm0-4d-active-studio-monitor--220545http://www.dv247.com/studio-equipment/tannoy-reveal-402--208643
So im voting cold sorry OP
Depends on needs. I have no space for proper monitors on my desk and Bose fits the things nicely because they can sit on tiniest shelves right up to the wall and still deliver very decent sound. Most other speakers either lack response if are very small or are far bulkier and need empty space behind, iso pads and whatnot. Yet, whenever people hear bose, no matter how diminutive, they always think there is a sub somewhere.
Not that good a quality for the price. Disappointing from Bose.
There are better options for that sort of money. These would blow them out of the water in terms of quality and clarity
http://www.dv247.com/studio-equipment/m-audio-bx5-d2-single--210963
http://www.dv247.com/studio-equipment/fostex-pm0-4d-active-studio-monitor--220545
http://www.dv247.com/studio-equipment/tannoy-reveal-402--208643
So im voting cold sorry OP