I just went with this budget setup the beginning of this year. I am super impressed with it and hardly use my headphones anymore. My current setup is:
Desktop > Fiio E17 > FiiO L7 adapter > Lepai LP-2020A+ > Polk PSW10 > Dayton B652
However, I would like to improve the sound quality a bit more. Work has been extra stressful as of late and so music is my therapy. I listen to everything but primarily EDM, classical, vocals and audio books. I live in a townhouse so I do not blast my music either.
Where exactly do I go from here? Upgrade the amp and speakers? I am perfectly happy with the sub; in fact it is too powerful so I have the volume control for the bass which is on the sub it self to just 35%. Putting in the sub made a significant improvement overall as without it the Dayton's sounded kinda mellow/boring.
I am debating over the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR's. They are $90.99 shipped @ Amazon right now. I do not want to spend over $120 for speakers unless it is truly will make a difference. Would not like to spend over $120 for an amp either unless it is well worth it. A standard receiver is far too bulky and pricey for me to justify it. From my research, it looks like I should just upgrade the speakers and get a better power supply for the amp?
Edited by zzbloopzz - 4/4/13 at 6:05am