Hi guys! After months of research on the video side, I've finally reached my video nirvana: a panasonic ae300 fed by an rp91 dvd player projecting onto a 90" widescreen highpower. Unfortunately, I only have headphones right now - they're really good, Sennheiser HD580's fed by a headphone amp, but sometimes I wish for real speakers to go with the big picture. Haven't finalized my budget yet, but it will be around $700-$900, and that would have to include the receiver. I'm interested in JBL speakers from what I've heard of their price/performance ratio (they also sound way better than anything else at Best Buy), and it seems from my meager budget that I'm left with 2 options: 1) Get a cheap 5.1 setup: JBL NSP1 package + about $300 for a receiver + about $200 for the subwoofer, total ~$750 2) Get decent mains (S38s? N38s? S310's?) + $300 receiver + sub Background: - I live in an apartment, my HT has taken over a 10'x21' section of my living area (total area is 16'x21'). My main seating is about 15' back from the screen, so that leaves a lot of emoty space up front and not a whole lot of space in the back for surround speakers. - This will be used more for dvd's than music, BUT at least 50% of my dvd's are 2-channel audio anime. Also, if I really like how music sounds, I will probably end up listening to at least 35% music. - Sound quality is much more important to me than quantity, especially since I live in an apartment. So, what path would you guys recommend? Do you think I'd be happier with better mains and get the surrounds later? Or if surround is THAT much better should I go that way? I really enjoy my headphones for their accuracy, I just want the speaker "feel", especially real bass. If I go with only 2 mains I'm assuming I can use a sub with movies no problem (though this won't be its own discrete channel)? Any sub recommended in the $200 range? Any speaker or receiver recommendations in general? Thanks in advance for directing this newbie towards sonic nivana Mike U.