I plan on buying my monitor in the next few weeks or so, but I need speakers to go along with it. I was going to buy some cheap speakers but I have the Asus Maximus VI Formula, which has a built in sound card, that I need to take advantage of. I've read that if you have a sound card and you don't use good speakers that you've pretty much wasted your money. I'm a noob when it comes to quality speakers I've been looking into some speakers recently and my first reaction was to buy the Logitech Z623, but I don't know if that's going to work well with my Mobo for good quality. I've done some more research recently and I really like the Audioengine A5+. I really don't want to spend that much money, so I was wondering if anyone knew any speakers that would help me take advantage of my Mobo around the $200 price range. I'll even go out on the limb and possibly spend $250. I plan on using my computer for gaming, video editing, and listening to music.
Is it also necessary to spend $400+ for good quality speakers? If so, what would you recommend?
Could I also get any recommendations for headset/headphones? I don't plan on buying those till around summer time, probably.