A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.
Here’s a list of powered 2 channel speakers that will blow away anything Bose produces. They also have a subwoofer output if you’d like to add one and everything is plug and play.
Klipsch The Fives – Was $519 in June
Here’s a list of passive monitors that would require an amplifier or receiver:
Monolith by Monoprice Encore B6
Monolith by Monoprice THX-265B
Here’s a list of amplifiers to mix and match with the speakers above. There are many more, but I’m not going to list them all.
Sony STRDH190 2-ch Home Stereo Receiver
Here’s a list of matching center channel speakers if you want to add them:
Monolith by Monoprice Encore C6
Monolith by Monoprice THX-365C
Here are some budget subwoofer options:
Monolith by Monoprice M-10 V2 10in
Klipsch R-115SW – Can be had for around $500 new
Klipsch The Fives with HDMI Arc – Over budget but if you’re ready to pay 500 for powered speakers might as well spend a little more to get a top notch product with extra functionality.