Just to update...
As I said before I took the Bose back and picked up a set of Klipsch from the local Best Buy. I was immediately pleased with the sound and the increased mid-range sound. However.... There must have been a short in the volume knob. I would find the volume randomly going up and down and when I would simply touch the volume knob the sound would either go out entirely or raise to an extreme level.
I picked up the Altec Lansing MX6021 Expressionist set that was recommended earlier in this thread. Blown Away. Seriously.
As soon as I hooked it up I almost couldn't believe how clear it sounded. The highs might be a little too bright, but a quick fix in the EQ and that can be patched up. The pod is a little odd, I haven't mastered it yet, but treble and bass controls on the pod make it very useful. I don't hear a hiss at all and the the blinking lights on the pod don't bother me.
Thank you for such a great recommendation. Hopefully the third time is a charm and something won't disappoint me with this set in the next few days.