I was looking at the Swan M50W, but the m200mkII look appealing as well. However, do you know where can you purchase them?
For powered speakers like the Audioengines, how would you connect headphones? soundcard -> external DAC -> amp -> Audioengine (pre-out). Would plugging in headphones terminate the sound to the speakers? If I didn't have a amp/dac and only the Audioengines plugged into the headphone jack on the soundcard, how would that work with headphones? Sorry if these seem like stupid questions. I'v only used 2.1 desktop speakers and a soundcard. My overall goal to improve the listing experience at my computer via headphones and speakers.
Also, does any of this make any sense to pursue if my entire music collection is ACC,MP3 256kbps? Everything has been purchased through online music serivces - mostly iTunes.
soundcard/direct from computer-->external DAC-->audioengines