Originally Posted by dfidler
Personally, I like the 685s better than the 684s. However, if you're into music, I'd recommend the 683s with no center and then start saving for the center later. If you're just going to do HT, then the 685s+HTM62 will do you nicely.
Actually, hold on a sec; you didn't mention that you had a sub, sorry that I missed that first time around. You'll want a sub with for HT if you go for the 685s.
If you *can* move up to the 683's, I'd recommend it. Mine cost me 800 quid plus another 300 quid for the center and they were well worth the expense. Of course, they're a lot bigger than both the 684 or 683.
And one other thing to consider. 685+speaker stands is almost the price of a pair of 684s.
I guess the question in all of this really is, do you have future budget for expansion? My order of preference would be:
But again, that's just all my opinion. YMMV.