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post #1 of 16 Old 08-08-14, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Bang and Olufsen are they worth the money?

Just curious of what you think of Bang and Olufsen ?

Are they worth the money to invest in ?

Is the technology on them unique compared to other brands of the same category ?

What would be the best alternatives ?

I'm just confused really.... thanks
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-08-14, 09:03 AM
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Re: Bang and Olufsen are they worth the money?

My personal thoughts are that you can do better for the money. Everything Ive seen/heard from them are good but pricy, more so for the name than anything.

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Re: Bang and Olufsen are they worth the money?

I'm with Tony, they make some pretty good stuff that sounds nice but "I think" they are way overpriced. I would put them in the same category as Monster Cable.
Not so sure that their technology is all that unique but their design certainly is.
Best alternatives? Depends on your budget.

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Re: Bang and Olufsen are they worth the money?

Personally In the UK Monitor Audio is a good product and so is Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) Mission is also good.

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Re: Bang and Olufsen are they worth the money?

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I'm with Tony, they make some pretty good stuff that sounds nice but "I think" they are way overpriced. I would put them in the same category as Monster Cable.
Not so sure that their technology is all that unique but their design certainly is.
Best alternatives? Depends on your budget.
Given you got the budget for them what would be the best overpriced same level brand as the Bang and Olufsen?
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Unhappy Would you say Bang & Olufsen is for the rich and famous ?

Peeps...very curious about this other issue as well as my friend keeps on mentioning Bang and Olufsen... and when I went to their website and listened to the demos specially that acoustic designer for their products... the sound was a bit weird sounding... it was of course in the mix of his vocals inside that cave but what do you peeps think?

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Re: Would you say Bang & Olufsen is for the rich and famous ?

Bang & Olufsen has always been about cool design first and efficiency and sound quality have been secondary considerations (though they would say otherwise). Bottom line is that is is neat stuff that is usually not competitive with other products purely on a price/performance basis.

It is typically expensive and service is hard to come by. Most service requires sending it back to them and is not cheap.

Like so much other high end product, the reason to buy it has little to do with sound quality and more to do with how it fits in a design or lifestyle.




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Re: Bang and Olufsen are they worth the money?

There is no answer to that question in a general sense. You have to specify a product. I would say that on strictly a price comparison, virtually any product from a reputable brand with similar features would perform better by conventional criteria. As I said in the other thread, however, the reason to buy B&O has nothing to do with performance.

BTW, please do not post essentially the same question in different threads.




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Bang & Olufsen has always been about cool design first and efficiency and sound quality have been secondary considerations (though they would say otherwise). Bottom line is that is is neat stuff that is usually not competitive with other products purely on a price/performance basis.

It is typically expensive and service is hard to come by. Most service requires sending it back to them and is not cheap.

Like so much other high end product, the reason to buy it has little to do with sound quality and more to do with how it fits in a design or lifestyle.
Man, this is great opinion. Wanted to hear what other members would say about the "for the rich and famous" Bang and Olufsen. cheers...
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Re: Would you say Bang & Olufsen is for the rich and famous ?

Thinking of merging this thread to the other one. How can we do it? cheers
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