I have a mini home theater setup in my basement right now. It's nothing special, just a BenQ W1070 hooked up to either a PS3 or a laptop to watch movies.
The projector and PS3 already blew about $1,000 so I didn't want to blow any more money just yet.
But now that a couple months have passed, I feel it's time to improve/upgrade something, and so I think I should start with the audio system.
I currently just have a pair of discontinued Logitech 2.1 speakers. They are older than the Logitech Z4 2.1 speakers I'm currently using on my desktop, so yea.. they're pretty bad.
Coming from the world of headphones, is it still true that 2 speakers is still better than 5.1 or 7.1?
Also, for a good/decent headphone setup, it would cost around $200 for the headphones itself and about $100 for the soundcard/DAC.
How much would a good/decent speaker setup cost? Is $500 a reasonable price range? Also, would I need to invest in some sort of soundcard/DAC for these speakers?
I only know headphones, so I don't know how much different it is to speakers. I know brands such as Sennheiser, Audio Technica, and Beyerdynamic, etc. but as far as I know, they only specialize in headphones? So what brands should I look for in speakers?
Suggestions and advice would be much appreciated