I own the soundware xs system, and I will tell you that there is a better blend of the satellites and the sub. I have heard the cinemate in store and this highs are very harsh and really make the sats detach from the sub. As for the two subs, bose acoustimass modules don't really do well in the lower bass regions. The boston acoustics sub is sealed and sounds very tight. It is rated down to 39hz and I can't disagree with that. The whole system is rated at 250 watts which is pretty good and Im sure outdoes the bose. Lastly, the boston acoustics system has bluetooth, which is a nice plus. However, at this point, I am sure you already made a purchase. So what did you go with?