Advice needed on speakerset for Yamaha RX-V673
I am thinking of replacing my old Yamaha 5.1 receiver and Sony SA-VE705 (first Pascal-series) speakerset.
Based on searching the web and reading reviews I am thinking about buying the Yamaha RX-V673, it has all the options I am looking for (except for Spotify integration maybe) and it has enough HDMI inputs to accomodate my current and future devices.
One of the main issues I have with the current setup is the way music sounds, it has no real depth and it is all very 'bright'. It all sounds flat (I am not able to put it any different than this). For movies it is OK but also not that great also. No matter how I tweak the settings on the receiver or the sub.
My room is about 4m * 5m so not that big, there is no room for large speakers. Also my wife would not like that
I would like to spend about the same amount of money on the new speakers as the Yamaha receiver costs, which is around 450 euro's (approx. 350 GBP).
What type of speakerset would people here recommend? I know that listening to the speakerset hooked up to the receiver is the best way to go, but here in the Netherlands it gets more and more difficult to find a dealer that has these options available.
So I would like to know what would be a good starting point and see if I can listen to these combinations at a retailer.
Thanks for your replies.