Bose vs Gallo vs Orb vs _____ ?

Hi guys,

I moved from a townhouse into a big house so my old sound system (bookshelf and tower speakers) are going into a dedicated theater room but for the living room I need small satellite speakers for daily tv watching and small movies.

My friend has Bose Acoustimass and I have to admit they're not as bad as I thought small speakers would be. Not as powerful in mid-range area but for their size, rather impressive. I've never heard Orb's or Gallo's before (or any other satellite speakers). I want to do this once and do it right so I really want to find something that will sound very good and to my SQ liking.

So my question is, what do you recommend for satellite speakers for my room? (Keep in mind I can slap in a big(er) subwoofer but just not speakers.
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