Hi all I need help and I need help fast! That’s why I came here to ask the professionals. I just ordered a Bose acousticmass III speaker system that has the base module and the 2 cubes that go with it. Well after researching about it I figured out I just made the biggest mistake of getting these speakers, feel a little stupid too for believing in the hype of bose. So now what I am going to do is not even unpack the bose system, I am just going to return it back to the store and invest in something different. This is what I “think” I should buy that totally matches my budget, actually it’s a few bucks more than what I can afford but oh well. I am thinking of picking up the Athena 2 bookshelf AS-B1 speakers and the Athena 10” AS-P4000 subwoofer. My living room is very small my house is 1194 sq feet on the 2 levels and the living room is less than half the size on the main level so I am thinking its under 300 sq’ but has a big opening into the room. I have no room for big speakers at all this is why I am going this route. What do you all think of this setup? I will be adding surround speaker in the future but I also have to update my receiver too as it’s a 7 year old pioneer that’s when more money comes into the picture. What can anybody tell me about these speakers? Does it have good bass? Does it rock the house? Any tips, and defects I should no about? It will be used for music listening as well as movies but I like my music loud and with good bass. I like rap with the thunderous bass, I also like hard rock or metal as you say such as System of a down, metallica, slayer ect.., I also like Johnny cash , Neil Diamond for the clarity of there music with out all screeching guitars like my metal music has. These speakers are on sale until Thursday and my Bose should be showing up I hope on Wednesday so I need to make a decision fast it I decide to go with the Athena speakers. Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated so much!! Thanks in advance..