Audiophiles help me pick my home cinema setup
My old vintage speakers (muffled crappy things) have finally kicked the bucket and I'm now in the market for a half decent system. I think I've limited it to a few, but AM OPEN TO YOUR SUGGESTIONS!!!
Edifier 350DB 2.1 setup - I have actually bought these but am not sure if I am happy with them and may return them. Their sound is gorgeous for music, but with movies I just would love to enjoy a 5.1 surround set up and they are active speakers so I don't have any future upgrade-ablity.
Samsung Q60r - bought this just the other week for $500 and ended up returning them - it was impressive on how much louder the sound was, but they just were a bit lacking still compared to the edifier 2.1 setup. I am tempted to buy it again though and invest a bit more for some DWA8500s rear speakers. Again not sure with the quality here and if I'm going to end up regretting spending a tad more.
Samsung K950 or N950 (second hand on ebay - around $600-700 max) - I am most set on these I think, however I am afraid that the drivers may be just the same as the Q60r, albeit with more speakers to give an atmos setup. Does anyone know?
Pioneer 5.1 HTP-076 speaker receiver setup ($600 with current ebay discounts). I dont know whether this will give much better sound to the N950 without me having to spend $$$ more to upgrade the speakers supplied?
??? Your suggestions welcome!
As much as I'd like to buy any second hand surround set on gumtree or ebay, the issue is SIZE - they are simply too big to sit in my living room - they would need to be relatively compact if possible.
I dont want to spend more than $700 MAX - I know this isnt much in audiophile terms, but I'm a cheapskate and have set this arbitrary budget and dont want to change this haha (lest I face the wrath of my wife).
I would appreciate ease of setup with the modern features of a soundbar if I am buying a receiver/speaker setup (bluetooth,arc etc). I run all of my media through my MiBox Android TV Box.
Thank you for reading my short novel. I appreciate your input!