Even at the current price, the Insignias might be worth getting. 6 1/2" woofers are tricky to find on cheap bookshelf speakers.
Maybe they'll have better ideas for ~$100/pair passive bookshelf monitors tomorrow? Dunno. Polk and Insignia were an almost automatic response to that question a while ago, but the Polks are dependent on when Outpost (Fry's) has stock and the Insignias got a price hike.
I'd go with one set plus a sub, but I prioritize music which is stereo. Much better bass, or surround - that's the sort of decision that's entirely up to preference. Either way...another $100 upgrade later is pretty minor. I might go with the sub first just because its pricing is sale-dependent - even if they have that sale very often.
I was at Best Buy last weekend and the insignias were on sale for ~$65 I almost picked up a pair just to see how they sound. I don't know if that was a weekend only sale or if it still might be going on in store.
Hey I own a pair of the Logitech 5500 series they sound wonderful i need a great sound instead of the onboard one on my Asus I have a Creative soundblaster live 5.1 live but does not sound good on my Vista os.
get another desk. they will fit in the same spot as you current speakers but NO WAY will that be a good spot. If nothing else, put the insignias behind you so that they are more at ear level and further away. otherwise, gets some headphones man.
If you can find a pair of Sierra-1 speakers USED....well, you might be in love from what I have read. They are what I lust after for small speakers. I have two pairs of monsters so I am stuck atm but yeah. If I was working with a small room and wanted the best bookshelves I could get within reason, it would be these.