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All kidding aside, Bose speakers take a lot of heat for one very simple reason. They ain't priced to match the quality. A lot of cheap speakers systems sound mediocre...however, Bose isn't cheap priced!
Yes, Bose can make their systems sound pretty good in controlled room. The important thing to note is that Bose systems don't have real subwoofers and most of their speakers don't have tweeters. They advertise them as "small and unobtrusive" and "easy to set up" and they are both. They advertise them as sounding better than larger speakers and while that claim may be true for a few "white van" large speakers, NO DECENT 2 or 3 way speaker will measure as poorly as a Bose cube.
If the Bose Acoustimas system sold for 150 bucks, people would likely recommend it as a prety good buy for the buck (like Energy Take Classic 5.1 sets)...but for 6-700 dollars, you can just get way better sound with other options! but again, for those who want small, and easy to set up and are willing to pay the price, then Bose seems to be a good choice!
Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only