I currently shoot a Nikon D500 for which I have a Godox V860II speedlight. I'm looking to get more into simple studio portrait photography, partially because that is about the only thing I can shoot in the current situation (fortunately I have roommates who I can bug to model for me), but also because it's something I've been interested in trying for a little while anyway.
So I purchased a decent softbox for my speedlight and an invertible backdrop, but for some reason I didn't realize until now that I don't have any way of controlling my speedlight when I take it off camera. Since I've already put in a pretty penny (at least by my standards) into setting up a very simple studio, I'm looking to solve this last shortcoming with under $100.
So I find myself between two options. One is to get a Godox wireless trigger (specifically considering the X2 at $60) and the other is to get a cheap Godox speedlight that can act as master to my V860II (currently considering the TT350N Mini Thinklite at $85).
The wireless trigger is attractive because it's smaller, cheaper, and designed specifically to trigger flashes. However, I don't see myself controlling more than one off-camera flash anytime soon, if ever, and I don't expect to ever have to use it in difficult conditions (long distance, barriers involved, etc.)
The cheap speedlight is attractive because - hey - for only a little bit more money, my wireless flash trigger happens to have an extra flash on it. However, it is a lower quality flash and as a complete novice, I'm unsure if I'll find much use for it on-camera for studio photography.
So I was hoping someone more experienced could shed light on the actual practical differences between the two choices