Originally Posted by DEC_42
Like, a Home Theater setup or a smaller Computer setup? If it's just for your computer, then the Logitech Z-5500s are your best bet, speaker-wise.
As for Sound Cards, Creative's X-Fi Platinum is good, from what I hear, though I bet you could afford a more expensive Asus Xonar or something of the like.
Originally Posted by TheScOuT
This may not be what you are looking for...but you really don't need to spend much to get great sound. I know the sound card can use 7.1 and the speakers are 5.1 but the combo is great. And you will save some money.
I have this sound card
And these speakers
It will absolutely pound my entire house. Crystal clear sound quality. Together it cost me less than $150
Originally Posted by Oupavoc
Im going to guess and say your in the UK as you like Arsenal F.C. as your avatar so here is what I would get for under $500 Quid.