So I was looking into getting two things for my residence, and I'm not really informed on anything regarding speakers or receivers.
What I want is:
1) A 4.1 or 5.1 speaker system that is good, but not too expensive. It doesn't need to be able to play sounds excessively loudly, and it will never blast at any point at all. I highly doubt it would ever reach half volume if that. I've been checking around NewEgg but mostly I hit things that have cheap quality or what not from reviews, or other issues, and I was wondering what other people have been using that is within my expectations without being too expensive.
2) A Digital Receiver, whether it can only receive audio or both audio and video. I won't be using the video though; when I want to watch movies my monitor and headset do a fine job with that. I only want it for audio. It preferably needs to be able to connect to my home network whether wirelessly or wired...or perhaps just have massive storage space that then connects to the above audio system so that I can play whatever I want off of it.
I don't really have a price limit. I can simply save Y dollars on X number of paychecks to put together whatever is required to purchase it. I simply don't want to waste money. Since I have no experience in this field, and especially since I see all kinds of bad feedback on various sets on NewEgg, I really have no idea what to go after, and the digital receiver is completely new grounds for me, so I have no idea there either.
Any help would be great in this matter.