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Sound card: Modded cheap real x-fi
Speakers: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1138085354138
Headphones: ATH A900 - look on head-fi for deals.
Those Insignia's or the Infinity Primus 150 (if you can still find them, they were discontinued a few months ago) are the way to go for a entry-level componet setup.

I have the Insignia's, they kick some serious butt. Outstanding speakers for the price! They love power though, so A T-amp or other small amplifier would not cut it with them. They really open up when fed some nice clean power.
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What would I have to do to power them?
    
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Look for marantz amps, they are a good make
    
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Do you have a local HiFi shops with Demo rooms?
to become an Audiophile, you dont just buy stuff because people say is great,
you have to go somewhere with a bunch of your fave CDs, sit down and AUDITION the equipment in your budget range (and alot higher).
ALL equipment from different brands will sound different, you have to choose what SOUNDS best to YOU!
having the more expensive kit to listen to aswell will show you what the extra money will bring you!
pick out 3 Amps, 3 sets of speakers (budget for decent speaker cable too!!)
and immerse yourself in you fave tracks.
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I don't think we have a hi-fi store around here. I think we have one place that does home theater installations, but I'm not sure that they have testing rooms.
    
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OK, here's my affordable set-up I was considering going with. This is still a few weeks off, so don't worry, I won't buy without knowing what's going on...

Sound Card: E-Mu 0404: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829110012
Speakers: Klipsch GMX 2.1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836119105
Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-A700: http://www.audiocubes.com/category/H...eadphones.html

Total Price: $355 + Shipping

Good?
    
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Looks quite good, I would keep your eyes peeled on the head-fi.org forums for some deals on the a900, you get good ones on there
    
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Would I need rep or something to buy from there?
    
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No rep required I bought something with like, 1 post. You can't post though in those forums till 50, just pm them instead
    
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I love my Logitech Z-2300 speakers. They have plenty of power, perfect sound and huge bass if you want it. A little cheaper than the Klipsch as well. More attractive too if you ask me.
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