I want to buy a pair of speakers (2.0) for my home setup with my Macbook Air. I listen to a wide range of genres, most commonly electronic, downtempo, dance, indie/alternative, chill, modern rock, pop, R&B, soul, jazz and blues.
Main issue is size. I don't mind hight or width, just the depth must be less than 8" or 20cm.
I don't need to play music loudly. I will be sitting at my desk listening, and I want to be able to hear detail in lower to medium volumes if possible.
I also want enough bass but not room-shaking bass.
I will be buying a DAC along with this new setup, but at the moment I want to get the choice of speakers right first time round. I've researched and here's my list of small speakers that could fit my desk. Which would you guys recommend?
- Q Acoustics 2010i (203mm)
- Epoz Aktimate Micro (200m)
- Edifier RT1200T (183mm)
- Roth Audio OLi10 (178mm)
- PSB Image B4 (168mm)
- Cerwin Vega XD3 (165mm)
- NHT SuperZero (139mm)
- Fostex PM0.3 (130mm)
I'm still on the fence about passive VS active. I want the best SQ possible... so I guess passive is the way to go? I don't mind having an amp, which at the moment I know the Lepai LP-2020A+ t-amp is a good one to start with. Someone recommended I get a "2 channel receiver"? I'm not sure what I should get.
And I would love if someone could suggest some speaker amplifiers. It seems the O2/ODAC or Schiit M/M DAC/amp combos are headphone amps instead of speaker amps?
Thanks for all the help and sorry for the noob questions...
Edited by vermilions - 3/31/13 at 4:00pm