Hello guys and girls. I have been reading around the forum and i must say is that most of you do some outstanding work here. I hope to get more involve.
So to my dilemma I really enjoy quality sound for music, games and movies. But given that I'm a student and broke. Mony is super tight for stuff like this. Unless i buy it with a credit offer. I bought a ps4 and planing to buy a new tv (vizio m 50, 55 or 60 depends on the price on Black friday) I have never owned a digital surround sound system. And would really like to have one if the quality of dts or dolby is good. But i have a budget to so the whole set up can not go over $170 I know is really limited and it must be bought true amazon. Here are my questions:
1. First of all how much of a difference will rca to optical be in sound quality say from a 2.1 thx (logitech z623) rca to a cheap($160 Philips HTS3541/F7) blu-ray home theater.
2. If RCA is good then I'm interested in bookshelf speaker since the seem to offer the best bang for the buck and can be use to further upgrade in the future. Will this be good for a small room 15*9 feet( i will move out by next year this is my dorm).
3. If i decided to go the bookshelf route. Can i have 2 bookshelf speakers connected to d LP-2020A+ Lepai and a powered subwoofer for a 2.1 setup or will this amp be better Lepai LP-168HA 2.1.
The setup will be used for gaming, music (i like almost everything), movies. Budget is 170 for all it can not go higher than that since I'm paying with the amazon store card and including the ps4 so i can take advantage of the 12 month no interest offer.
Can you guys out together a system for me that has the best audio quality in this budget. Or should i go with the logitech z623?
Thx for the help in advance.