O.K., Here goes.......I have in my store the sony system w/ the satelite speakers ,built-in dvd player(available in single or 5-disc variety), at @ $500- $600 . I also have the bose lifestyle systems w/ built-in CD PLAYER (single or 6-disc) at substantially more money .Can you guess which I think is better?...Now, I sell higher -end equipment (mostly in- home and by appointment), but am not an audio snob , I seek to bring some measure of quality to every customer ,regaurdless of their budjet. when I poke my head out of the main audio rooms in my store ,however ,I will wait on people who are often looking for "cute" integrated systems with tiny speakers (you can guess which partner "really" wears the pants)and here begins my dilemma ...The bose ,despite their cost vs. quality, are much easier to sell and most people don't want you to pull the wool(bull) out of their eyes. SO, I would appreciate some feedback on why the bose systems are really worth all the extra money so I can sleep at night ...has anyone else done side-by-sides with these two systems? opinions please!