It's funny how as you get older, perspective changes.
I have a pair (actually two) of the Klipsch Promedia 2.1's. They sound fantastic and can get surprisingly loud.
That said, 'back in the day' when I was in college (you know the comments, back when it snowed 5' deep, I had to walk uphill, no boots....)
Anyways, I had a pair of LaScalas in my dorm.
To Williamsdrew.... what I'd try to do if I were you is just do some inner reflection. Do you want to maybe buy something that will last you a longgggggggggggggggg time or maybe something that you would want to upgrade later on?
I've owned my LaScalas for 35 years. Bought them new when I was 19. I updated the crossovers when they were maybe 30 years old. My cost of ownership per year, is quite low by now.
If you want something that will play with volume and able to blister your hearing from time to time, a pair of LaScalas (maybe Cornwalls too but, I'm not well versed in those, besides, the real backbone of Klipsch is getting into their fully horn loaded speakers)
I'll see if I can attach an old picture of my dorm.
Speaking from experience, in the world of Klipsch it really does get better as you go bigger.