I own several Bose products and have tried others. Many of the products are great if you follow the instructions. Some are crap. If its not a speaker or headphone it's probably crap. If it is then it might be great or it might be crap. I loved my Bose 901's but ended up ditching them because my wife refused to decorate the house around them and their requirements. I still secretly long for that wall of sound. It's true that you could push Bose 901s to volumes that a man likes and still not provoke a woman to say "could you turn that down a bit, please?". Filled the room nicely.