Originally Posted by deanisTEN
If this helps at all, I'd like great all around speakers, I listen to jazz, electronic music, metal and rock, can someone suggest an entire set including a receiver and speakers? I'm quite clueless on what I need to get a great all around sounding speakers system. Also is it hard to set up a good sound system? It wasn't very hard to set up my bose companions since they're USB. Does the receiver plug into my computer? Should I get a better soundcard on my comp? Any replies would be appreciated
If you have optical out or HDMI out that carries audio on your computer (a lot of computer HDMI does now), then get an entry level AV multichannel receiver by Denon, Onkyo, Yamaha, or Pioneer. It will have inputs for optical and HDMI. Now if you don't have that, some receivers do have wireless streaming capability, but it's probably cheaper just to buy a sound card that has optical out.
If you watch specials on Newegg, Amazon, and Crutchfield, you can probably find one for around $200. Or you can get a factory refurbished/factory refreshed Onkyo or Denon from accessorie4less.com. Once you have picked out your receiver and know how much of your budget you have left, people can easily recommend speakers.