I just caught another Bose infomercial, this time for the Bose Wave Music System. They make it sound so great... then they forget to tell you that it costs ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS! I got angry, needless to say. I wanted to start a thread that can give newbie HTFers out there BETTER OPTIONS compared to Bose (either similar performance/lower price or equal price/greter performance), preferably with similar ergonomics/simplicity. I know we've done a lot of Bose bashing - so I'd like you guys to put your money where your mouth is. Here's a list to get you guys started: Home Theater: Lifestyle 35 ($2,999) Lifestyle 28 ($2,499) LifeStyle 8 ($1,299) 3-2-1 System ($899) Bookshelf Speakers: 301 Series ($300/pair) 901 Series ($1,299) (don't forget the equalizer for that telltale Bose Sound! ) Music/CD: Acoustic Wave System ($1,079) WaveRadio/CD ($499) Headphones: QuietComfort Noise-Cancelling Headphones ($299) Tri-Port Headphones ($150) Gaming: FreeStyle Gaming Speakers ($499) MediaMate Computer Speakers ($99) Get cracking! BTW: If anyone's feeling adventuresome and/or wants to kill some time, I'd love to get a WinAmp EQ file with an approximation of that infamous famous Bose re-Equalization. I just want to be sure I can hear what I'm missing WITHOUT spending oodles of money that I don't have.