Understood. Remember, beauty is in the ear of the beholder.
Either of your initial choices should be okay. If possible, you might want to visit a Microcenter, Tiger Direct, or CompUSA store to listen to some of these speakers.
The best thing is to listen to it yourself in person. Everyone has their own taste of what "good" sound is. I personally use $40 speakers and I find them to be great. I'm not that great at speakers but I would go with the first link.