The walnut version of these speakers is currently on a limited time sale for $287. Maybe a little faster shipping? In any case, if you want a different finish you can get it for close to this price.
I recently went through an extensive speaker search (for 2 channel, not home theater) and decided to go the bookshelf/sub route rather than full floorstanding. I had a relatively low initial budget, so went with a pair of Polk tsi100s for $119. Later, I’ll add a 10" sub ( probably Polk PSW10 for around $150, not for rumbling bass but just to fill out on the low end). So for approximately the same price as these, and I’ll have a 2.1 system that sounds just as good or better (for music), is easier to locate in a room, and will be easier and cheaper to upgrade over time.
/cool story bro