I'm looking for some great computer audio setup for my room.
My price range is around 500$ but it can be higher (900$ max)
I have a Macbook Pro with no other audio card or DACs.
I went to a local music equipment store today and they suggested the KRK Rokit5. I found them bass heavy but somewhat muddy. Also, they were quite big for my room.
After testing a few other studio monitors, I saw those Adam A3X monitors well into my price range and my size preference.
The details were clear, the highs were crisp and the monitors not at all forgiving: anything less than 192kbps sounded very harsh with 192kbps being already distorted. The Adams were amazing with everything except the Bass which were acceptable, but no oomph. They are small speakers though, so it makes sense. The Adam A5X had very rich bass and are bigger.
Anyways, I'm looking to futureproof myself.
1. Is there anything else than Adam A3X that would be good? Price range being 500$
2. Are these powered speakers? (not sure what it really means)
3. Would I be able to use a receiver with the Adams?
4. What kind of subs would I be able to use with it?
That's it for now.
Thanks for the help!