Originally Posted by BeeMan458
I understand your above and based on the post I responded to, I made a recommendation. There was no mention of a sub having been purchased at the time of my response.
"Ummm...so your recommendation for speakers is...?"
"My opinion, the point, a dorm is not a place where one expects to have quality sound at a socially acceptable level. If one wants quality sound at a socially acceptable level, then one needs to consider headphones."
At this price point, my opinion, people's expectations are too high. A college dorm is not synonymous with quality sound and despite the purchase of a sub, if one is expecting quality sound, then my recommendation is still a decent pair of Sennheiser cordless headphones. If one must have speakers, my recommendation, due to the size of a standard or larger dorm room, would be to go with bookshelf speakers which would be complimented by the sub which has already been purchased.
Based on reading your sub thread comments, with all due respect, as a father, my recommendation would be to let your son figure it all out as it's his money and they're going be his speakers. The frustration of choosing speakers is obviously money. And yes, lack of money limits choice in quality. My apologies that I'm not able to do better than to suggest or recommend away from what you're wanting to do.
This is my poor yet humble effort at making a quality recommendation close to your stated price point. At $300.00 plus shipping, these speakers
are more than your stated budget of $200.00 but you asked for quality recommendations and I have full faith in Hsu's ability regarding speaker design.
And as a further suggestion, there's no reason a pair of surrounds, coupled with your existing subwoofer can't be used as mains.