I am beginner in the world of A/V receivers. I am a music lover and looking out for a good a/v receiver & speaker combination. I don't want to spent too much but willing to pay up to $1K. I have researched and now confused between Yamaha RX-V677 and Onkyo TX-NR727. Looking at the reviews Energy 5.1 Take Classic seems like a good pairing within my budget. I have also looked at the Klipsch QUINTET 5.0 (75 Watt) with Klipsch SW-350 sub. I live in a townhouse and do not want to produce earth-shaking music but I love listening to music at low/moderate volume. I am more into music than movies.
Energy 5.1 Take Classic setup is great for it's price. As a proud owner of a home theater built on a budget, I can tell. I'm a music lover too (into rock and metal recently), not an audiophile though, but bass rocks. Have a look at this review https://wisepick.org/best-home-theater-system-under-500, might be helpful.