Trust me, my hearing is fine. And I'm sort of OCD about these things. The Bose, in my office, just sounded nicer. My main listening device is a pair of AKG 240's. I run a QSC HD 1850 and an older Sony stereo amp, too. I had the 2030's and the Bose A/B'ed right next to each other, playing Animals by Pink Floyd as well as And Their Refinement of the Decline by Stars of the Lid. I did not care for the upper frequencies of the 2030's at all. Harsh to my hears, and small sounding (which is hilarious considering the Bose design). I'm not saying the Bose are great, or even good, speakers. But I'm saying side by side, the Bose were more enjoyable with the rock and ambient music I tested. I ignored the low end in this comparison, as the 2030's had very little bass. I was going to augment them with a sub, so the focus was on the highs and mids.
I was as surprised as you guys are reading this. I was looking for every possible reason to dump the Bose. I don't care for how they market and overcharge and the quality of the materials. But they won this particular comparison.