First off, for my living room home theater, I'm using Outlaw Audio Pre-Amp and Amp with B&W 804S/HTM3S speakers.
Naturally I can't afford a second setup like this for a bedroom PC, and since my JBL Media 3 speakers are on their way out, I need to upgrade to something better.
My current sound card is a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
that I've had for about 7 years and it still works fine. Though I'm not sure if I'd need a better card.
Anyway, I was thinking about the B&W MM-1 PC USB speakers, but for their $500 price, I'm not liking the reports of the "white noise / hiss"
that people get with them.
So was thinking about going with a receiver connected to my sound card using its rear mini RCA out, or the Optical Toslink out via the front port. And then standard bookshelf speakers, such as the B&W 686, CM1, Monitor Audio Motion 15.
Since I'm not rushed to buy something imminently, I can take my time and try out different components. But would still appreciate some advice on getting good sound from my PC.