Amar Bose, Founder of Bose Corporation Passes Away at 83

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News Posted: Fri, Jul 12 2013 10:17 PM
Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself an audiophile, or even a technology lover fascinated with audio, you've almost certainly heard of Bose. The name is essentially impossible to avoid. It's in television ads, stores are plentiful, and just about every flight that departs has at least one person on there sporting a pair of Bose headphones. Much has been debated about the overall quality and general lack of transparency that the company shows when it comes to raw specifications, but all that aside, the technology universe lost a great figure this week.


Dr. Amar Bose, a former member of the MIT staff and the founder of Bose Corporation, passed away today at the age of 83. He received his earliest degree in electrical engineering, and went on to work at MIT through 2001 -- racking up a ton of awards in the process. In 1964, Bose Corporation was started. Unbeknownst to many, the company was expected to focus on long-term research; turns out, it became a powerhouse in the consumer electronics realm.

“Dr. Bose founded Bose Corporation almost 50 years ago with a set of guiding principles centered on research and innovation. That focus has never changed, and never will,” said Bob Maresca, president of Bose Corporation. “Bose Corporation will remain privately held, and stay true to Dr. Bose’s ideals. We are as committed to this as he was to us. Today and every day going forward, our hearts are with Dr. Bose; and we will do everything we can to make him proud of the company he built.”
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sevags replied on Fri, Jul 12 2013 11:36 PM

Bose is the most over hyped, under performing , over priced name in the audio world. For decades now their slogan "better sound through research" has been more accurately referred to as "better sound through marketing". Bose products might not be worth buying but Amar Bose was worth his weight in good. He helped mold an industry and really knew how to run a company. RIP.

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Dave_HH replied on Fri, Jul 12 2013 11:45 PM

I personally LOVE my Bose MIE2 earbuds and haven't found another set of buds that compete with them. I'd also disagree that their stuff is "over-hyped." Granted they are over-priced but from their home audio line to the Sound Wave series, they make great sounding stuff.

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sevags replied on Sat, Jul 13 2013 2:11 AM

Dave; MIE2, really? "Shakes head" I've heard a whole host of earbuds that sound better and no Beats aren't anywhere on that list. My earbuds for use at home are Shure se425 which are one the best earbuds you can buy in the sub

Maybe HH should review more home audio equipment? You would see the major downfalls to Bose's cost cutting measures and poor designs. Their subwoofers alone aren't true subwoofers but just another speaker in a subwoofer cabinet which you can hear vocals through, something a real sub should not be capable of. In the end whether a certain peoples ears can or can't tell the quality difference between Bose and real audiophile brands, your pocketbook can since any Bose product can be matched by competing devices costing 1/8 as much. That's a huge different in cost for a Bose logo under your tv.

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sevags replied on Sat, Jul 13 2013 2:14 AM

Cut myself off; * My earbuds for use at home are Shure se425 which are one the best earbuds you can buy in the sub $1k custom molded earbud market. My active wear buds for working out hiking camping snow wording are my older Shure se215.

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ajm531 replied on Sat, Jul 13 2013 10:38 PM

this awesome man will be missed.

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sevags, thank you, could not agree more. We don't sell Bose at my store and that makes me glad. When people come in looking for Bose, I ask them why pay more for less?

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