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Definitiv-ly 'NOT' Bose
on January 5, 2010
I had to write this review, for the same reason I got slammed for thinking my Bose Acoustimass 15s were as good as high end speakers. Well, I listened to someone on the 'Amazon Speaker Community' and gave a listen to Definitive Speakers just for the fun of it. First I have to apologize to the one who thought my ears needed tuning. I'm sorry I don't remember your name, but you were correct. I did some researching for prices, since Mythos 2s are 549.00 EACH! I stumbled back on Amazon and found them here in SILVER for 199.00 EACH!(Silver Only). I did the math and ordered 5 of the 2s.(Thank you Amazon!) I was not too impressed with the Def Cube Sub though. I did find a Polk Micro 1000 I liked. But it was 1,000.00. So, I did another search, this time bringing me to [...]. The Polk Micro Sub was on sale for 349.00. So, I jumped on it! Now, to the point. The Bose 15s cost 1,300.00. I bought all of these HIGH END Speakers for just 45.00 more than the Bose. The SOUND? The MUSIC? There is ABSLOUTLEY no comparison. I can actually watch movies and hear dialog not just from the main person, but also understand those around the main actor also. Special effects? I won't bore you with the details! Now down to the nitty gritty, the MUSIC. I can tell you, that musicians in the background are worth their salary now. Instruments I could see being played in concerts before, I can now really hear. And, no more EAR RINGING. So, if your looking at Bose, go ahead. But you'll be making a mistake, if you don't do yourself a favor and shop around like I did. I got 3,750.00 worth of speakers for just 1,344.00. Only a few bucks over the 'Locked' in price for a Bose Acoustimass 15 system. I just wish I could remember the person who turned me on to the Definitive Speaker line, which I didn't even know existed. Thanks again!---Update:2/20/10. The Mythos 2s are now SOLD OUT in Silver. The price is now full retail for the 2s, since they are only in Black, they cost 549.00 each. Pretty steep compared to the Bose Acoustimass 15s now. But, that shouldn't stop you from looking for a bargin in a set of speakers that will still out perform them. I got 450.00 for my Bose 15s, after even 10 years of use on Ebay. So some people still look to buy Bose systems. Go figure? SHOP AROUND!