Choose what you like and enjoy it.
The issue though, especially with Bose involved, is knowledge, acceptance/assumption, and perception.
Many people do not know what a proper audio system should sound like, they assume that if it is loud and thumps that equates to hi-fi. Unfortunately, that is a misconception that is difficult to change if the individual does not have the proper mindset.
Those I categorize as more mindful may be open to realize and learn with a good demonstration of what a hi-fi system actually sounds like and in turn appreciate it. However many folks simply assume if something is marketed repeatedly and relentless it must be good. Kind of like buying bottled water because supposedly it is cleaner and is of a higher quality H2O, in reality most companies source is the same as your tap.
Perception due to marketing made/make people believe that bottled water was superior to the drinking fountain where in actuality the fountain can have cleaner water.
If you really love the 'clean' look of Bose and find that it sounds fine to you asking folks hear is only going to frustrate you. I do not have a perfect knowledge of audio field but in my studies and pursuit of understanding of the subject I know that Bose is a company that offers superior marketing for substandard audio quality. Especially for the prices that they demand. -For years they have practiced very strict pricing structure Minimum Retail Price, aka Maximum Ridiculous Pricing.
Frankly the $300 panasonic 5.1 system's audio quality is as nice if not better than the Bose $2,000 5.1 system.
You pay a hefty premium for their form over function but if you like it go with it.
Now enjoy your current somewhat Frankensteinish sound system.
My vote is the Polk.
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