And now we get the psycho-drama of personal angst regarding a company and who they may or not perceive their market to be; and not one single substantial comment regarding any particular substantiated performance point or product.
And absolutely nothing of substance that pertains to the OP, his specific application or product, except to insult his taste.
Here's the bottomline: If you don't like them, don't buy them. If you like them, buy them. And if you want to criticize, come up with something more than unsubstantiated amorphous "there are reports" BS regarding tailoring a product response to cater to psycho-acoustics while taking into consideration real world concerns over the footprint of a product where some may have the unmitigated audacity to concern themselves with more than simply acoustics.
Oh yeah, and what is the mantra regarding acoustical treatment on the forum that everyone is so quick to observe is the reason some, many, and most do not fully implement treatment? It wouldn't be issues regarding issues other than acoustics would it? Naaaaaaa. So apparently those who are lined up here to whine about Bose fully appreciate and have studied acoustics, and their rooms have been fully analyzed and treated (especially considering that they are running dipoles in a small space!).
So why aren't these geniuses posting with regards to room measurements and enlightening those who happen to opt to consider issues aside from acoustics?
Funny, suddenly the silence is deafening.
And NONE of the crap has anything to do with the fact that the OP has them and is interested in installing them to his greatest advantage.
But my the angst is strong here on the 'anything but science' forum. So much so that I am surprised that Oprah or Dr. Oz don't advertise on this site.
...And what is sadder is that amongst the asinine displays of emotion that no one is aware of the fundamental erroneous assertion underlying the original issue of Amar Bose's erroneous contention regarding the role of Q and the measured tests that resulted from the workshop that Amar tried to suppress. But why mention that, as that bit of social politics is actually founded upon and actually pertains to acoustics.