My friend has this 5 years old Sony stereo system (cd player no longer works). I have been encouraging him to get a new speaker and amp package. He wants Bose, I tried to explain to him what is Bose all about (I used to fooled by Bose 2). Anyways, he like the Bose cubes, any other speakers similar to Boses cube out there? This is for a bedroom setup nothing major $400 or less spending limit including amp. Help me save this poor soul from Bose!