Newbie off camera flash advice

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Newbie off camera flash advice

Hi,

I want to be able to take some better quality portraits of my kids and family. This is a hobby for me rather than something I'm looking to make a career out of. I've got a Fujifilm XT30 with XF27 and XF56 lenses and a small Godox TT350 flash. I'm just using this on camera and I'm bouncing off the ceiling at the moment.

I'm thinking of getting a more powerful flash to use off camera and using the TT350 as a remote. Initially I was considering getting a Godox TT685 but now I'm wondering if it might be worth spending some extra money on the Godox AD200. I'm thinking the extra power (+faster recycles) might come in handy when using with modifiers like a softbox - plus the bare bulb will produce more even light. Comes at a cost though...

Also thinking about:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B071J488BB/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00QUK0BDA/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0732VF22Z

I'd probably also pick up an umbrella and a reflector.

If I go with a TT685 would this type of softbox be better (reflecting rather than diffused):
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer-Octagonal-Speedlite-Speedlight-Photography/dp/B00PIM3I7W

I did see a youtube video of someone recommending a softbox with bowens mount for more even light (as it's mounted in the centre) but also some contradicting advice on this forum.  So maybe it depends on the type of light source used?

Open to suggestions

Thanks!

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