These KRK 8's with 10" Sub is what I planned to buy. I need a system in which I can mix/master my hip hop beats on, and at the same time turn around and play video games, blu rays, surf the web and even bump when I throw a party from time to time. Obviously $800 seems a bit steep, but for mixing/mastering purposes I need something good. I want to hear the quality sounds I've been missing my entire life, and just be able to rock out for hours on end. I realize these are big, and I just built a custom desk that would fit them no problem.
I really can't afford the Yamaha H80M's 2.1 set up at $1099, it's just too damn much. Anyway my question is, are there any other cheaper 2.1 set ups that I can get good mixes on in the same price range worth checking out? I won't lie when I started my quest to get a 2.1 set up my budget was only at $150, but now it's more then quadrupled because I really want a quality set that's going to last me a long time. With the other adapters and wires I have in my cart it's about $875 shipped for everything.