Im looking to buy a 2.0 or 2.1 speakers system, mostly used for music and gaming (60-40). Mostly I will use them to listen to soft music like pop ballad and instrumental music (help me sleep ) so I dont need load of bass. My budget is around $200 AUD. I have been looking around for a while and have my eyes on the Audioengine A2 and the Aego M. But its almost impossible to get the Aego M in Australia so there arent a lot of choices. Feel free to recommend me any other systems which are good in the price range.
Also, Im using the onboard soundcard of the Asrock Z77 Xtreme 4. I dont know whether its good or not since I dont have any decent speakers to get the most out of it but often I hear onboard sound is not as good as discrete sound card. So Im thinking about getting a sound card also which is under $100 AUD to go with the system. please advise me which sound card should go with the system you recommend. (For the sound card I need it to do a decent job on music, gaming and also movie, I dont require the speakers to be good with movie).
I hope you guys can help me. Cheers