Bose Corp. founder passes away at age 83

Bose Corporation may be a perennial favorite target of derision among audiophiles, but there’s no question that their products have had a profound effect on the consumer and pro audio business. You can hardly go on a airplane flight without seeing at least a few of your fellow passengers wearing Bose noise-cancelling headsets (they’re also standard equipment for tank crews and Air Force pilots), and Bose speakers are common sights in homes and commercial installations alike. The company’s innovations have also had a profound effect on the development of automobile suspensions.