i wish i could afford bose. i love bose, my father had the old, whatdyacall it, lifestyle system with the cd player/reciver in one package, the sub and the little baby sat speakers, it was good stuff. the best i have ever heard was his older stuff, bang&olufsen components with magnapan electrostatic tower speakers.
the best i have had personally (now don't laugh) for home theater is the setup i have now with a yamaha amp/reciever, MTX monitor 10 main speakers, MTX 12inch powered sub, sony center and surrounds. but i think that's good for a budget system, it all works well together, tight bass, clear/crisp highs and i can pump those suckers loud when i want to.
i don't know if i stated this yet, but for my comp speakers, i have creative 5.1 cheapies that i picked up for 40 bucks. they do not come close to good, but they do their job better than the labtecs i had previously.
now, taking in your advise, i will stay away from klipsch when i do upgrade again. what do you think about harmon/kardon or viewsonic speakers? i only say viewsonic because they look nice and will match my viewonic LCD. i have heard nothing but good things about logitech, but they might be out of my price range. when i upgrade my comp speakers, i plan on dropping only 60-80 bucks max.
EDIT, i have found logitech Z3 speakers for cheap, like 50 bucks.
these should be better than what i have now, what do you think? also, when i said harmon/kardon, i meant altec lansing.