I've had my PC hooked up to my hi-fi for some time now in order to output to it's speakers however it has become a bit impractical in terms of space to take it to and from university and, hence, I have decided to look for some standalone speakers.
I'm looking for some that have great sound quality and good volume but also not too large and bulky, 2.1 or 5.1 or 7.1 just as long as they are relatively compact. I listen to all kinds of music, including very heavy metal, trance, hip hop and whatever else.
I'm thinking maybe Altec Lansing as I am impressed by the speakers I experienced by them or Logitech brand although I am open to anything really, oh yeah and under £100, or even better under £50 would be great.
Also I'm looking for a sound card to replace my onboard such as an x-fi xtreme music.