Thanks for all the speaker suggestions so far, it's really helping since the speaker world is a WHOLE new world for me. And I haven't even gotten into the amps and speaker cables yet. Stands...not sure that I have space for them, my plan was for these to replace my current Midiland S2-4100 PC speakers, but depending on how things go I just might make a whole new setup from scratch, and place it on the side exclusively for music. As Braver said, even if my ears turn out fine, I've always wanted a nice little speaker set aside for music, so I might just ditch some headphones and look into doing this anyways.
As far as the bass goes, I might miss it especially since my current PC speakers are mated with a *pretty* high quality 8 inch subwoofer...but then again the subwoofer is exactly what kicks out most noise at night. Going out into the kitchen, my sats were inaudible, but I could hear the bass reverbing through the walls. So I think not having much bass won't be a problem, but at the same time like pigmode said, if I FIND the time to go cranking the speakers, it should provide a decent amount of bass...but God forbid the type of hollow, boxy bass you get from your typical cheap mass market wooden bookshelfs trying to reproduce bass it can't!
On another note, maybe I could take out the sats in my current setup and mate just the sub to an amp and use the new speakers with it. Probably would be good. Or on an even more ridiculous note, what if I took out my current sats and just attached the new speakers in place of them? I suppose THAT would be a waste of money but...
The sub contains a 50w amp to drive the sats, 25 to each channel. Unless there's ohm issues or the amp is totally subpar, would this be at all thinkable? There's also bass, loudness, and treble controls all included.
Like MacDEF said, I'm rather into details...nice sparkly brilliant highs especially tend to get me going, especially as in this case I can't bother much with the lows and have it loud enough to "feel it in your gut" anyways. Since I haven't been hearing that much lately with headphones, you guys think speakers might be able to bring that treble back to my ears? Well actually I know it can from that speaker demo I heard with the Linn Sondek CD12, the speakers were just pumping out cymbals like I was at a live performance, 15 feet away from the stage. But can bookshelfs pull that off?
Those Mark Levinsons look sweet...but umm a bit outta my range even with my entire headphone system sold.
So I guess I'm looking at speakers that are in the $1000 range...but what are some places I could buy this stuff from anyways? Like those speakers wab posted, I tried looking for dealers but I couldn't mind any online.
KR, I don't think I have tinnitus, since I don't hear any constant ringing at all. However if tinnitus can give you constant 24 hour pain, than maybe I have that. But I always thought tinnitus was a problem you *hear*, not feel.