Right now, I am concentrating on the stuff that have a real use in the office, but I will explain why I have some of the other stuff in the space in due time. I should also mention that my office setup is always in the state of flux, so things are always moving in and out, but I am fairly sure I will be using these speakers for a long time to come.
I should mention, that this article isn't a product recommendation or review like some of my other articles. It would be hard to find some of the speakers mentioned below unless you got them from eBay. Therefore, this article is about giving people ideas about what they can do with their setups. I watch some of the setup shows on Youtube and there are super PC gaming computers combined with speakers that are complete junk or they are mounted so high or low that anything representing decent sound is lost. Sound quality is a huge part of the experience, so my preference is for having better speakers. I also like headphones and feel like there is a place for both speakers and headphones in most setups, but nothing compares to the realism of decent speakers.
2 Channel Audio
A few years back, I had 4 NHT SB2 speakers combined with one NHT SC-1 center channel speaker in my living room. Here is a decent article on the setup (though, I combined mine with a sub from Elemental Designs).
Over the years, I eventually updated my main setup to the excellent Monitor Audio Silver RS6 surround setup and moved the NHTs to my bedroom. The NHTs were simply overkill for the space, especially using them as surround speakers. Therefore, I pulled the two back speakers out of the bedroom (replaced them with a pair of Best Buy Insignia Speakers) and put a pair of NHT speakers in my office. They are excellent for a small space because bass extends to a respectable 51 HZ and they can even be wall mounted if you want. These speakers made a much better sounding alternative to the Logitech surround speakers.
As a side note, I put them up on Azar display cubes so they would be at ear level. I am tall, so that is also why my iMac is up on a Grovemade stand. I used Blutack to temporarily seal them to the cubes.
I also needed to add a center channel speaker. The most important feature I needed was that the speaker needed to fit between the display and monitor arm for my iMac. Obviously, part of the speaker would still be slightly blocked (like my old Logitech Center Channel), but I came to the conclusion that I could live with that issue for aesthetic reasons. Well, I ran across the Polk speaker and it was priced less than $100 and was perfectly sized for the spot. Keep in mind that I wouldn't go this route for my main setup, but we are talking about a very small space and I will be sitting close to the center channel speaker. If I had to, I could always pull the speaker out and put it in front of the Mac, or simply tilt the iMac display back, when I am watching movies or listening to SACDs.
To round out the setup, I also stole thePolk Sub From the bedroom. We don't watch very many movies back in that space, so I figured that I would replace it before we knew it was gone. So far, I haven't replaced it, but I found a more powerful Polk Sub for $88 that I will buy for the bedroom.