Just set up a simple receiver & speakers w/ iPod dock accessory. You could save even more $ by going with a HTIB system. The sound quality will be vastly superior, even with an arguably 'budget' receiver/speakers. You gain the additional advantage of being able to move around/adjust the location of the speakers too. Surround sound would also be an option if you wanted to do other media on the same system.


Energy Take Classic vs Monoprice clone

HTIB examples-

Ecost receivers

Most reputable entry level AV receiver manufacturer's rigs would suffice. Check out ecost.com & amazon for such deals, along with fatwallet.com/slickdeals.net. The Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers now have a very good generic equivalent for less $ (see above monoprice.com & CNET for reviews of this one).