The mere mention of the company’s name conjures up all manner of reaction, response and opinion from the audio community. \n\nCommon retorts such as "no highs no lows, must be a Bose" or "people that don't know audio, know Bose" is often recited by audiophiles when a neophyte asks for their opinion.\n\nAre their products really as awful as some people think? Are they really "all marketing and no engineering?" Here's a fascinating look from an "insider" who was there when the AM-5 and Wave Radio were introduced. \n\nSome things will confirm your suspicions and some things will surprise the heck out of you. \n\nBe sure to vote in our poll and watch our related YouTube video discussion on "Why Audiophiles Hate Bose" for further insights.\n\n\n\nRead: Bose: Real Audio Company of Slick Marketing?