I know that I'm new to this forum and didn't really contribute yet, but I kindly ask you for your help.
My father looking for a home cinema and is eager to buy a BOSE Lifestyle® V25 sound system for his new apartment. I do not have a wide knowledge about audio systems but I have read that BOSE is 50% marketing, 35% hype and 15% quality, therefore I've been trying to dissuade him from buying it and trying to persuade him into buying something better for a lower cost. I showed him topics on this forum, the link from intellextual about BOSE, and many other links that say BOSE is crap. Unfortunately my father is not really very technical and I'm fighting against persuasive salesmen. I know that this forum shares quite a hate for BOSE so maybe you would be willing to help me to find a competing option to propose.
I would like to suggest him a better, more cost-wise setup and I'm seeking for your opinion.
The room that the system is going to be installed in has about 20-25 square meters. The bedroom around 15 sq. meters and the bathroom has about 15 sq. meters as well. There is a plan that there will be ultimately speakers in each of this room so the audio setup has to be able to play music in many rooms separately (just like BOSE). The speakers also have to be able to be hanged on the wall and they should not be too big. It would also be nice if they looked good, BOSE may be overpriced mediocre gear but it does look good. My father is not an audiophile and will not try to find every nuance in the music so the quality of sound does not necessarily have to be perfect.
Could you advise me on some audio setup that fulfills above features and is better than BOSE Lifestyle® V25? It would make my heart bleed to see my father spend way too much of his hard earned money on over-hyped gear. I will appreciate your help
Thank you very much in advance!