music is best with just a front left and right. However I do 1/2 audio books and like the center speaker for them so its going to stay..
Sony is the bottom of the barrel in brand name audio equipment IMO, but I think Bose is just overpriced junk too. While the system isn't as good as my 3k system in my truck it's not 1/2 bad for stock. It has me thinking that the speakers must not actually be made by sony, just like the stock rockford system that was offered for my truck wasn't actually made my rockford...