Team,\n\nI just read Steve Feinstein's well done Editorial https:\/\/www.audioholics.com\/editorials\/bose-conundrum but couldn't find any place to comment so I thought I'd start a Thread. I apologise if there's one somewhere on the Site and I missed it.\n\nMy take is that is a well written and entertaining piece, until it gets into trying to draw comparisons to the US political arena. But that's just a minor quibble. (And probably only noticeable to me because I'm a Canadian, and not an American.) Fundamentally I agree with Steve's article. I have maintained that ever since my wife bought me a Bose Acoustimass system for Christmas one year (after she and her girlfriends raved how cute the little Cube Arrays were; and I said they may be worth a listen) they had poor highs and lows when compared (side by side) to my then ancient Altec Santanas. It wasn't really a fair fight as the Santanas had a 15 woofer which moves a lot of air, and I'd replaced their tweeters to a 1 inch silk dome type, which improved the original high end significantly. (At least to my ears.)\n\nHowever, my Misses was shocked that I was thinking of returning the Bose to Best Buy, so for grins I borrowed a new 15 inch Klipsch Sub that my brother had recently bought. When connected and setup with the Bose System, that brought the bass back from the dead, but still the high end wasn't there. My brother agreed. So I quietly returned the Bose System and suffered the consequence with my wife for a long time...(Sometime I still think it's going on. See my posts on our Family & Games Room setups.)\n\nSome years went by, and frankly I didn't think much about Bose, other than they just weren't for me. The next encounter was on a flight from London to Chicago (enroute to Dallas connecting to Monterey Mexico). I had taken the family on Vacation to London to visit another one of my brothers, and his family who lived there, and do the typical tourist thing. We had a great time but I had to cut it short to go to Monterey Mexico for a business meeting & factory tour. At the time the company I worked for had a policy that all international flights were Business Class. I flew (solo - another mistake I still hear about...) American Airlines from Heathrow, and after the complimentary beverage upon boarding, the Stewardess gave me a box with Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones. Of course I had my own lightweight Sennheiser "regular" headphones for the trip but they had foam ear cups and didn't cancel out anything. So I tried the Bose and I was blown away. Of course they were priced for those who could pay for Business Class seats, and didn't have a young growing family that needed me to spend my dollars elsewhere at the time. The Stewardess made me return them to her. So, I put them on my Christmas list for a couple of years, but I think the Misses was sending me another message about once bitten with a Bose present, she wasn't about to let me have another. \n\nOf course the industry OEMs has developed many noise cancelling headphones, some even Bluetooth, but I'll always remember how Bose were the first ones who got it right.\n\nWhat did you think of Steve's Editorial? Do you have a Bose story to share?