except that bose is known to charge 2-3x more than what the speakers are worth because of their name. sure they work, but not worth the price.
read this: http://willapse.hubpages.com/hub/Speaker-Watt
as for a recommendation... it depends on how much you want to spend. for most home users a 2.1 or 5.1 logitech set is more than good enough. you can pick up a 2.1 for as cheap as $30-40 and a 5.1 between $100-200. i've owned several and i can say that bose is NOT any better. yes i've owned a bose before as well.
if you want to spend more and get a better product still then there are more options out there.