It looks like there are a few options floating around for ~$50, I can handle that.
I’ve also decided on DIY speakers over the Pioneers. I don’t know if anyone here is into DIY audio but the C-note kit gets a lot of praise and looks like it’s a great first project. I imagine it’ll provide a superior sound than the Pioneers as well. I’ll order the kit and slap them together if I can ever get my garage cleared of junk.
It’ll be fun because I’m not accustomed to bookshelf speakers really, I am mostly an adherent of floor-standers. All of my speakers are old cheapo bass boxes though, so I am excited to see what modern drivers and designs can do.