In the UK you have some pretty sweet deals on high quality bookshelf speakers, such as Wharfedale 220 or Q Acoustics 3020, 150 quid per pair at Richer Sounds. If your room is on the small side and you don't listen super loud, I'd just get 3 pairs and use one of them as a center.Any help would be appreciated as well as any other pointers and tips.
Thankyou SigPig The star shape was really worrying me. i think i may just take the plunge and buy them tomorrow. Surely they have to give better sound than the budget brand i am currently using.For 70 quid, I don't think you will find much better for four bookshelf speakers.
I also wouldn't worry aobut that star shape in the cones at all. The cones don't look ripped and the surrounds look intact.