I treated myself after many years, to a set of b&o (bang & olufsen) speakers. You sync your devices to them wirelessly and they sound as though the concert's on the room with you. Now, these were a little exy but as my daughter would say 'yolo'! I had waited patiently for many years to purchase these. My tax return came in and I thought yep, it's now! I forgot to mention that b&o were situated in a shop where my bus stopped. . . they are, however, very, very good.
on that note, bose are great too. It's the design features that set b&o apart. I mean mine are a sculpture in red & white, without a sound emitting from them. Wild sound, wild look. Probably won't ever buy any again: the quality is there andthe design is timeless.
Oh! c&c, are you aware there are THREE sets of B & O Stereo units Permanently on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC?
As you said, their design sets them apart.
I've two each of S45, & S75 bought in 1976. Their sound is still superb. I upgraded complete system 1996, except speakers. Love it!
Have got their N/C Headphones (tan) for when I travel by air. Cheers!