Ok so I have come across a bit of extra scratch, and I have decided the weakest pieces of kit I have now are my DAC/Amp/Pre-amp and my speakers: Audio-GD FUN and M-Audio bx5a's, respectively. I have looked for DAC/Amp upgrades and came to the conclusion that I can't afford the Burson Conductor yet. Nor would any of my current headphones utilize its maximum potential. The enjoy the FUN and it serves me well, so I can live with it for now.
So with that, I have pretty much decided to upgrade my speakers, as I do a lot of listening on them (don't worry head-fi, my cans get plenty of use as well). I know there are probably better forums for my needs, but they are less friendly and I have had so much success from your recommendations!
What I like about my current speakers is that they are better than normal "computer speakers." I really don't know much about speakers, but I do know the following:
-I don't mind truncated low frequencies, I have a 10" KRK sub that will pair with whatever I get.
-I don't have a fully treated room, but my bedroom is 12'x11', carpeted, and I have proper monitor stands in decent position.
-I'd like to spend around $800, $1k max.
-Due to my setup (SPDIF from MediaMonkey in wasapi to DAC/Preamp to speakers), they need to be powered monitors.
So far, my interest has been piqued by the Genelecs, namely 8020b's or 8030a's. Adam A7's also have a huge following apparently, but they don't look as cool lol. I plan to hit a Guitar Center to try before I buy, but any tips or feedback before I make a purchase would be a huge help.