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Check out this TriPort CD player

Priyanka Joshi | January 07, 2006

If Michael Schumacher is 'the Man' for F1 fans or Big B is 'the Messiah' of millions, Bose music systems are 'the One' for music fanatics. And I am sure that any music lover will vouch for the quality of acoustics Bose delivers.

The Bose TriPort CD player, which I would say is bundled free with Bose headphones (binaural ear-cup type), is worth its cost. The headphones come with the 'just right' clarity of treble and a depth of bass and the end result - a very balanced pristine sound.

Most of us start listening to music when we're young, zero down on a genre(s) that speaks to you on a level that no other music does and inspires you move to the beat of your own music. Listening to music is a religious duty for many, including me. And here the most important part is the sound quality that only a good pair of headphone can give you.

With any other cheap set of earphones, I have always had to crank the volume up all the way and they would still distort the output. And so it was the sound quality of the Bose that sold me. They worked great on MP3 and personal CD players as well as home stereos, but I loved using them with my computer (where I store my treasure of 20GB of solid music).

On songs that carry more bass, for instance hip hop, I thought that there must be a subwoofer somewhere in the room. In classical and jazz pieces, I felt like I was in a concert hall with musicians. I've managed to see a few DVDs with these headphones on and was not disappointed.

Bose has built quite a reputation for its audio magic since they started in 1964. It's now taken for granted that when you purchase a product from Bose, you're not just purchasing a set of headphones or a radio, you're purchasing their years of research and design that come across as an advanced blend of components and technology. I have seen people who believe that Bose systems add character to vocal delivery.

Another nice aspect I found was the ergonomic design of the headsets, which keeps them remarkably comfortable and lightweight - they only weigh five ounces! The soft cushions gently enfold ears for hours of comfortable listening and the slim headband is fully adjustable.

The cushioned ear cups seal out sound, exploiting the spatial representation of sound. Which means that during intense listening sessions, home studio use, private late night jam sessions, and those times when you just want to focus on the music, they are your best friend.

Moving from headphones to the CD player, there's actually not much to talk about. It's a normal MP3 player. It has top loading, shock proof memory, and an LCD display. The best part is that it has an option to 'Add to my mix' which lets you select songs and add it in a separate directory.

This way you don't have to listen to a list of songs before zeroing in on your favourite one when you play the CD. The sales package comes with a carrying case and a headset cord extension (helps while connecting to PC)

Overall, it boasts of a great visual appeal with slick-looking design and high-tech finishes and at Rs 11,999 I think it's an aural treat.

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