Hi I'm looking to upgrade my sound system and I'm struggling to decide on which speakers to buy/demo. Currently I'm looking at the Cambridge Audio Aero 5.1 package - Cambridge Audio AERO 5.1 Black | 5.1 Speaker Package | Richer Sounds And the Monitor Audio Bronze B5 5.1 package - Monitor Audio BRONZE B5 5.1 Black | 5.1 Speaker Package | Richer Sounds Usage / Requirements Ideal budget is £1,000 - £1,500 on all speakers, possibly stretch to £2,000 if audio quality increase is substantial enough Buying a new receiver, likely the new Onkyo TX-NR555 (or 656 if necessary) Aesthetics is of little importance (sounds and function first) as is layout (not too fussed if speaker looks a bit silly in its spot if that's the ideal spot for quality) Room is a little odd shaped, but is roughly 3.3m x 7m (11ft x 23ft) I quite like the idea of floorstanders, but stand mounts are ok too if quality is better for the £ 70% TV/Movies 20% Games (PC, PS4, Xbox One) 10% Music Detached house (with a car and a bit widths to the next neighbour) Current speakers and amp which are to be replaced: Onkyo S5405 (Onkyo | HT-S5405) Room setup Plan is to have TV roughly in the middle of the room (its a living room and dining room) If TV is in middle of room, then something behind it to act as a room divider and block out the dining room behind the TV (distracting), plan is to buy one of these and fill with draws to make it a solid wood wall with storage - KALLAX Shelving unit with 8 inserts - birch effect - IKEA Front speakers would ideally sit either side of TV and hopefully behind the speakers would be open space, failing that the previous mentioned shelf divider may be behind it (15-45cm) Surround/Side speakers would be on wall, within the 90-100 degree recommended, and at or above ear height Subwoofer would be just in front and to the right against the wall and fireplace (a metre or two from corner) Main listening position (me!) would be as close as possible to centre / equal distances from each speaker pair The room is open into the stairs leading upstairs (no doors or other barriers) Another possibility is spend more on the speakers individually and upgrade over time, say £3k-£4 over several years, but it would mean the first year or so may be with a very random assortment of gear (£1k+ speakers coupled with <£100) if I do it piecemeal. Can anyone make any suggestions on a good set? What are your thoughts on my initial 2 choices? Any thoughts on room layout, bad, good? I can have the layout however I want but the open stairs, doors and windows limit me a bit with regards to surround speakers if I rotate the layout. I will try draw up a room layout diagram ASAP too. Sorry for the rather long post! Thanks!