Trying to enter the audiophile world


Apr 21, 2015
Hey all! New here. Hoping the "no stupid questions" policy presides here.

I want to start by saying that I am not an audiophile. However, I love sound, and I would like to experience it in as high a quality as I can obtain.

Here's my basic question; I built a PC for gaming, video editing, and listening to/storing my music. This was about a year ago, and due to budgetary reasons I decided to utilize on-board audio as opposed to a sound card.

I have never had a good speaker setup, and now I want to remedy that. I wanted to ask here for recommendations as to how I can dive into maximizing my sound potential for gaming and music on my PC. My budget is around $300 USD. I have heard to use amps, receivers, so on so forth, but I have no idea where to start. Please also note that I do not have the room for a 5.1 system; I want something purely personal for up-close to bedroom enjoyment.

Thanks in advance!