Probably a question that gets asked quite a bit here, but oh well.
I currently have a quite large and expensive hifi system (Xindak XA6950 amp, PSB Imagine 6T speakers and an XTZ 99 W10.16 subwoofer) but for many reasons I am considering selling this and getting something both smaller and simpler. I am fully aware that it will probably be a step back quality-wise no matter what I get unless I go for something in the same price range as this is worth which I can't.
I have an Asus Xonar Essence STX soundcard, and besides speakers I also use a Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80Ohm.
I like good sound quality, but I also like there to be some noticeable bass. One of the problems with having a system of the likes of my current one is that it's just too much work to make it sound like it should. I don't really have the interest anymore to move things around and look into ways to improve my room to make my equipment perform at its best. Right now I have my eyes fixed on Edifier S730, which to me looks like one of the best choices around. Anyone here have any experience with this system? Anything in the price-range that can beat it in sound quality and be compareable in bass?
I mostly listen to rap music, and sometimes trance/dnb and the likes.
My max budget would be something like $400-500 (I'm from Norway so that's an assumption, prices in the US and Norway differ more than currency but I think around that would be right).
I was looking into the possiblity of some small speakers and a simpler and a bit cheaper amp as well instead of a system but looks like that quickly surpasses my budget, and might end up with the same problems of having to work a lot with it and never feel like it performs how it should.
So I hope what I write makes sense, it's nearly 5am. :p