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How about a third option?
Get the t-amp.
Get one pair of the speakers you want to get for your HT 5.1 setup (HSU, Ascend, or Arx). Use them in desktop configuration a little bit. Then you might decide to (a) keep them there, (b) move them to your HT setup and get something different for your desktop, (c) get the same speakers for both your HT and desktop setup, or (d) you hate them all together and return them.
Once you have a chance to demo one pair of all these speakers everyone has been discussing regarding your HT setup, you'll be better able to tell people what you want for your desktop and/or HT setup.
Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
Living room HT:
Energy RC-50, Ascend Sierra Horizon w/RAAL, Ascend Sierra 1, PSB Imagine XA | PSA V1500 and CHT SS 18.1 | Denon X4200W | modified Dayton SA1000
CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | Parasound Zamp | JBL LSR305
Headphone & Portable
AKG K7XX | NAD HP50 | AKG K550 | Soundmagic E50 & E80 | DX50 | E12 | X1