As stated above, i'm trying to make a decision between these two speakers.
Here's some general info about my intended use, source, and location/scenarios...
*Using my computer as the source*
1) For video use (Youtube, Netflix, etc)
2) Gaming (MMOBA and MMORPG, not base-heavy, volume-basting FPS stuff -.-)
Alienware M17x with a Sound Blaster 3Di internal soundcard (three 3.5mm ports - 2 out and 1 in - and a single S/PDIF out)
1) Personal use in my dorm room - measures roughly 9 ft x 10 ft x 8.5 ft (near field use)
2) For small parties in the apartment - measures roughly 20 ft x 16 ft
Originally i was thinking about buying a really nice set of bookshelf speakers (Swan M200MkIII's or Airmotiv 5's), but after giving it some honest thought i really can't afford anything over $300. BUT, i really hate the idea of buying an entry-level speaker system since i would prefer to buy higher quality items that will last me awhile, and that i can potentially resell for a decent amount of money...plus i just want really really nice sounding speakers .
So with all of that in mind i would love some input in regards to which speaker system you all would suggest, and if you have any other recommendations i would love to read them .