My current Sennheiser HD555 headphones have now broken after approx. 3 years of service. I am seeking external speakers as a replacement so my big head don't break new ones again! I have a budget of ~£350 or it could rise to no more than £500 if I deem it necessary to reproduce a similar quality sound. Do you think this budget is reasonable? I have considered usual suspects such as the Logitech ZD906 set-up but it has been suggested to me that you are mostly paying for the 'brand image' rather than the sound quality. Does this seem a fair comment? Former to my headphones breaking the primary use was listening to music (I enjoy listening to 50s, 60s music, I thought I would mention this incase it makes a difference regarding on bass or regarding any other terms) and games: BF3, CS:Go. The reason why I am considering getting a 5.1 set-up is because I thought it would be more immense in these games in terms of good directional sound, bullets flying everywhere, etc. If I do have a 5.1 surround sound... with the centre speaker does this mean I would have to mount my monitor on the wall to allow it to go under it? I'm assuming if it was placed on the floor it would be muffled/less crisp. Thanks for any help.