Go drop by Adelphi and audition a couple of system. One good place to start is KEC. Friendly service. Use your ear to decide. Everyone has different liking to music. Bring along your favourite piece of music to audition. You might want to check out forums at www.echoloft.com
Sound is very personal and you can experience it at Atlas Hifi in PS.......I have a Marantz + Missions + Mordaunt Shot combo.....and I don't mind to trade them with a Bose lifestyle series if I can afford to because of their compactness and sound quality :thumbsup:
For music, i think Bose are not a very good choice. They're better at movies. They're worth a look if you want stylo milo and to play movies. The compactness is a plus. The higher end ones can even disappear behind your furniture. Dunno what adaptQ technology.
For entry level, you can try some of the systems suggested.
Missions are strong in bass. Marantz CD players are famous for their quality. Amps you can try Rotel and NAD etc. Remember to save some money for your interconnects and speaker cables. Dun use cheap free wires. Then there is the rack and speaker stands. (Unless you buy floorstanders.)
REMEMBER: Its YOU and YOUR ears that decide, NOT us and our suggestions.
but if it were me I would go for teh Norh's teh sound is glorious. and teh pricing is good. the prices quoted are to US. so it you order from SIngapore, it can be cheaper in fact.. you could take a train/fly to bangkok and collect em yourself... cheaper still!
sorry for teh long post... feel free to ask more questions
Also check out a shop in Adelphi that has some gorgeous Monitor Audio speakers, in a rosewood finish with gold tweeters. They are specifically designed to be used close to a wall so good for small room set ups. These speakers really sing!! Not great if you are a bass-head but good for jazz, classical etc..