I know a good audiophile friend of mine who uses A2s. I got them off of his advice when I was in the exact same situation as you are now, and they really are worth every penny. They are 2.0, but believe me, they don't lack in bass. It's not for a basshead but it's very punchy and satisfying when it needs to be. And you could always get a good quality sub later. If you don't trust me, read all the raving reviews on them. My advice- get the A2s, they're perfect for your situation. Audiophile quality, and most likely the best 'small' speakers under $200. Not only that, but a couple weeks ago, I bought pair for a good friend of mine (as an xmas present) for $130 (entirely new). The sale ended, but keep an eye on this site-https://www.massdrop.com/. They plan on doing the sale again (read the comments under the recent A2 sale). You could use the left over money to grab yourself a sub, or save a bit more to grab a better quality one. Hope this helped.