Hey guys, so I finally got a receiver and would like to go ahead and get a speaker setup so that others may enjoy my music when they come over (currently just have my headphones)
At the moment I've got it set up as:
flac --> foobar --> xonar essence st --> optical --> receiver (onkyo HT-RC430)
I'm not sure if it'd be better to have my headphones (beyerdynamic dt880) direct to the xonar or in the receiver.
Anyway, I listen to music basically all across the spectrum, so i guess more neutral speakers would be the way I want to go. Ideally i'd like to go 5.1 but i have absolutely no issues with doing 2.1 for the time being and adding the other channels later. I've got a budget of like $550 if I can buy on amazon or newegg, and an absolute $200 max budget if not.
I'll probably be setting up in my bedroom (12' x 12') for the moment, as that's where my computer is and i dont have a convenient way of listening in my living room.