I've recently realized I'd probably like to have some decent near field speakers for my iMac 27" computer. God help me but I'm auditioning the Bose Soundlink bluetooth system with the Macbook Pro in my office, and tried them with my iMac.There are occasions I've found I don't want to don the headphones ;)
My home rig is in a bedroom which is above a family room, so I don't want too much much bass. I thought about the Bose 2.1 system, but I'm not sure if I'd like the "everywhere" sound or the full thump of a mini-subwoofer. I do like a good solid soundstage. I'm a former Pro Ac speaker owner.
My headphone rig is a Senn. 650, and B&W P5's, PS Audio GCHA, and an older model Musical Fidelity M1 DAC. I'm using the optical out on the iMac and RCA between the DAC and the headphone amp. I'm reporting on this so you know my tastes. Oh, I'm using AIFF ripped CD's.
I'm torn between the B&W MM-1, and Audio Engine's A2 or A5 or the Focals. Would it be mistake to go with the B&W MM-1 when I've got a decent DAC that could feed some powered desktop speakers? Like I said I want near field speakers. I'm into jazz, blues, older rock, and indie. Budget is about $600.00 tops.