I'm looking into getting my first decent sound quality 2.1 setup and get away from my dinky little logitech satellites but I know pretty much nothing about speaker options save for a bit of initial searching. I've got a budget of about $450 to put between the speakers and sub provided I can shop on newegg or amazon, and I don't really live anywhere that I can readily go out and listen to many options. My primary focus will be music, but I'll be using them for tv/movies a bit too.
I'm currently in a 12' x 12' bedroom but will be moving into what I think's more like a 10' x 14'or so. I listen to music pretty much across all spectrums. Classical, rap, edm, jazz piano, folk, metal, classic rock. I'll hopefully be looking into a vinyl player within the coming months as well so if they can play nicely with that it'll be awesome. My listening configuration is flac -> foobar -> xonar essence st -> dt880's or rca's to my onkyo ht-rc430 I impulse grabbed off woot, which triggered this entire search! The options I've been looking into have been the pioneer fs52 or bs22, Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350, or the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1's. Someone also recommended the Energy Veritas V-5.2c and using it as an LCR, but i'd kinda prefer to keep my shopping to newegg/amazon unless it's a clearly better decision. For sub's I've been looking at the Dayton sub100 or Pioneer SW-8.