Depending on the size of your room, I'd suggest you try Energy with 8" wireless sub. They are around 200 on sale at Frys every couple weeks or so.
Initially, I wasn't impressed with it until after couple weeks, after the breaking in period has passed, thats when I started hearing what its capable of.
The sound from the bar is crisp and clear, the downfiring sub produces nice balanced bass.
Mind you that this set up is not going to do in larger spaces, I have 20X30 space and it wasnt filling up the room. But anything smaller, like an apartment lv.rm or a smaller bedroom - it would do just fine.