I could really use some help and advice on a set of front speakers for my HT setup. All comments welcome and appreciated. I recently purchased a pair of speakers that I won't name here in order to keep this thread from getting out of control.* I went to a specialty audio store in my area and listened to them. I brought along one of my favorite Jazz CD's (stan getz in case anyone cares) and thought they sounded pretty good. I wasn't going to pay $1000 though. A few days later I saw them at Best Buy for $600. I know all the "bad press" that bose has, especially around this forum, but I wasn't convinced to ignore them based simply on word of mouth, especially since I didn't think they sounded that bad in the first store, and besides, speakers ALWAYS sound better in your own home right? Wrong. I got them home, and while I must admit they are a MAJOR, MAJOR step up from the old college Pioneer towers I have, they're not what I was expecting. Especially in Movies. They just sound, well, flat. I still think my music has never sounded better, probably because it hasn't. They're good, but I don't think they're $600 good. So I'm going to return them. Lesson learned, but I had to do it the hard way. I always would have had doubts if I hadn't bought them. So what do you folks recommend in the $600 range? I'm going to look at a pair of Klipsch RF-15's tomorrow, but I'm a little scared of the whole "niche sound" thing. I'm afraid they'll be too bright. I'm also a klipsch skeptic since I've now owned three sets of their multimedia speakers for my computer, and so far this is the set with the least audible hum. I'm also going to look at the Athena AS-F2's. I know nothing about them, any comments? Any other speakers that I should look at? So many choices, I don't even know where to start! oh, and if anyone has a pair of Axiom M50ti's that they want to sell for $650, I'm your buyer Thanks guys for all your help. *ok, i lied. They're Bose 701's.