I've currently got some Audioengine A2s and think they're pretty good, but I'm curious what else is out there
I was thinking about re-purposing my A2s as living room speakers with the TV (less than optimal I'm sure, but an improvement over the current situation I'm sure), and getting something fancier to go with my desktop (where I do 95% of my listening). I've currently got a Xonar DX going to my A2s and was contemplating upgrading to something like a T-Amp and some passives, or maybe some really fancy active monitors. Any suggestions?
I poked around the forums and found the Octet audio De7 and those look pretty solid. Ideally this would be under 500 all told, preferably less than that (though if its getting close to 500 it will have to be pretty amazing). Also mid volume listening is important, I live in an apartment right now so I can't really crank it....too frequently :).
I listen to almost everything, but solid bass is definitely important. I've got a pair of denon D2000s that I pretty much adore.