Bose blows the budget

Bose, the Armani of the audio world has launched its new flagship store on London's Regent Street and shown us some tantalising products to celebrate.

Bose, the Armani of the audio world has launched its new flagship store on London's Regent Street and shown us some tantalising products to celebrate.First up is the Companion 5 (pictured), which brings hi-fi-quality surround sound to the PC. Designed for plug and play simplicity, those nice chaps at Bose even ship it with the stands attached.Also new are the 'on-ear' headphones - that's 'on' as opposed to the larger 'around-ear' cans. They're guaranteed to remain comfy thanks to a soft outer coating that's designed to fit the most cauliflower-like of lug-holes. The design is also meant to seal the audio inside, which should help with the 'rich audio with deep low notes,' Bose promises. Both are available from the shiny new shop, or from dealers nationwide.

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Bose Companion 5, Bose On-ear headphones Price: £300, £120 On sale: Now Contact: Bose Related stories: A L8 entry to wireless music