I'm not an audiophile with an ear that can hear a fly buzzing in the sound stage during a recording session :-), but I do enjoy my music and movies to sound good. I have an Sony STR-K7100 stereo that the speakers that came with it died, but the seperate sub still works just fine. Now I need new ones, since I'm temporarily using the rear surround speakers for front speakers :-(
I'm not rich so I need buy in a pair and hopefully keep the cost < $100 or the wife might blow a gasket
Listening is mostly TV/movies played thru a Roku 2, and Pandora thrown in occasionally for background music doing things around the house.
What recommendations are there that can be had locally like at a RadioShack, BestBuy, HHGREGG, or some such?
Note those are the first-gen models... if you can wait for them to go on sale, the second gen ones (BS22 and CS22 respectively for bookshelves and center) go on sale for the same price as those first gens are going for and they're even better speakers.
If you have the room for them and can stretch the budget just slightly the tower versions in this series, the FS52, are widely considered by pro reviews the best speakers you can get under $500/pair, and they're only $120 for 2 when on sale... ($129 each when not on sale).