Originally Posted by AZtitan123
haha. I actually probably listen to music more than I do HT.I would say 60/40 in favor of music
Got ya! I will heed that advice.
I didn't find any where un fortunately.
I like your speaker upgrade plan. They are the real heart of your system for both music and HT.
I do think there are some advantages to having an AVR with room correction, particularly for low frequencies. But it should still be possible to get something very good, with Audyssey XT-32, for instance, for around $1000 if you look at older models. (Not used, just superseded by newer models.) As another poster said, though, if you are trying to get HDCP 2.2 (4K enabled), that will require one of the newer model AVR's.
The other thing that you need to budget some money for is a good subwoofer. As with the AVR, I might budget about $1000 for a sub. You will get a lot of different suggestions for a sub at that price point and any of them should serve you well. Subs don't exhibit the individual sound characteristics that speakers do, so if I were you I wouldn't spend too much time obsessing about which one to get as the suggestions roll in.
You may also hear advice to get two lesser subs for about $500 each. That's not bad advice, either, as two subs can help to smooth frequency response. My own approach would be to get something good (about $1000) with an eye toward building for the future (adding a second one if necessary and as finances permit). That would be consistent with your plan to start with good speakers, and would give you time to learn more about your room, and how much low bass you really like.
There are a lot of valid viewpoints in audio, and no clear consensus on the single best approach, so you will simply have to continue to ask questions, listen to the various answers, and then use your own judgment.