Re: PC speakers
There's a few 2.1 systems out there with a remote, but it's largely unknown brand names and Creative's crappy speakers.
I read this thread last night, wasn't sure if I was going to reply, but I'll chime in.
I owned a set of Klipsch Pro Media v.2-400's for several years (still have them, mom uses them now) and they're pretty much the gold standard for PC audio, I "upgraded" from those to the Logitech Z-5500's, and the mids are definitely a little muddier than the Klipsch, but the sub is infinitely better in terms of filling the room. The klipsch speaker set sub was good, but I felt like it always threw the bass too short for the system's size.
I've never equated the Z-5500's to having a poor bass response, and I've been able to compare it to much more elegant solutions. Of course you can do better if you piece your own system and buy your own amp, but if you just want to buy something and open the box, plug it in and use them, the 5500's deliver. The remote is easy to use, I almost never use the volume stand except to plug in headphones from time to time, and I love the ability of the preamp to do things like Dolby Pro Logic II Music and Gaming, etc. The optical input hasn't been tested yet, but since my X-Fi just died on me, my next card will have the optical output so I can try it out.
It's a bit of an investment, but so is a custom solution. If you have nothing to compare them to, the 5500's will serve you well for many years.