I'm going to suggest some Rokkit 8's.
Sure do got themselves a pricetag.
EDIT: I'm happy to admit, you've hit the on aspect of enjoying media (games movies music, anything) that I dont like to skimp on. I LOVE my audio; so I'm happy to accept my ideas are overkill :P.
Cheap for active studio monitors. And nothing brings games and movies to life like an 8" woofer.
In speakers there really is no replacement for size.
Besides, I keep speakers for 5+ years. often more. So that's not a bad cost of ownership at all.
If you wait for a sale, or get the Rokkit 6's, you have about $75 a year ownership.
A-OK considering how much I use my PC and it's Speakers. (music and games equally)
Biggest problem at the moment is that few decent PC brands makes an "acceptable" speaker. they're all either bass focused to be "dramatic", or trebel shifted for 'clarity'.
Logitech are the worst for both of these; brand depending.
If you have to go a PC brand;
What I have on the 2nd PC, for a 'cheap' audio setup are these:
They out mid-bass any 2.1 setup I've heard, and the clarity is about the best I think you'll find with a 2.1 setup.
Since he has a proper sound card; he can add a rear channel any time.
He should also be able to add a dedicated powered sub, any time.
Trick withall audio systems, is that unless you're buying a $5k+ system, usually 'mixing and matching' will end up with a MUCH more pleasant sound.
and for cheaper!
Edited by Master_Scythe, 20 December 2016 - 09:39 AM.