Bose disgust me, anytime I see a Bose logo, I vomit!
I've been lucky to be blessed with a dad whos a musician, and I myself one to. And parents that don't fall for BS, my dad would have never plopped down the money for anything with the Bose name on it, but all my parents friends sure did.
The worst part about having friends that own Bose speakers, is that IMO I can't even tell them how much they screwed up, I find it extremely hard because who the hell am I, but I want to tell them none the less. But I just sit there and nod when they show me how awsome there sound is.
Now Bose has gotten into the MM PC speaker market with there Bose MediaMate, they are the most god awful sounding speakers in the world. For 40 bucks you can buy PC speakers that absolutly kill these POS.
Then you have the Bose Tri-Port headphones, that sound like crap, for the same price you can order a set Sennheiser HD580 headphones that absolutly sound a million times better than those.
There is also a ritzy yuppie mall down here in Tampa by the airport called the International Mall, theres a Bose store in there, I swear to god I want to in there and just tell the salespeople how much of a ripoff your speakers are, but I've only been to the mall 2 times, and I don't want to go back. Theres also a Mac store in there, I think the only one in Florida, if that tells you anything, consumers who buy Macs, well there the same consumers that buy Bose. Macs have there purpose, and that the pro AV digital eiditng arena. They are however a waste of money if you are just an average joe consumer.
Edit: They have now 6 Apple Stores here in Florida.