I'm really into computer speakers, perhaps even more so than headphones *gasp*. Haven't seen a thread on speakers so I think I'd ask around.
Focal XS 2.1
Klipsch Promedia Ultra 5.1
Klipsch Gallery G-17
Bowers and Wilkins MM-1
Bowers and WIlkins Z2
Bowers and Wilkins A7
Antec Soundscience 2.1
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III
Harman Kardon GLA-55
In my mind, the Harman Kardon GLA-55 blows everything away. Granted it is $999, that's not toooo much from the Focal XS ($600). Harman Kardon also only made a limited edition of these (3000 units total), so they're kinda hard to find right now, except there's one on amazon. Maybe the value of these will go up b/c of the rarity?
The soundstage trumps everything I've heard. The bass is better than the Focal XS 2.1, which HAS A SUBWOOFER. The GLA-55's look beautiful and are a work of art. The treble is sparkly clear because of the dedicated tweeters. And somehow, the engineers and Harman Kardon made a 3" mid/bass driver cover the rest of the spectrum beautifully, even sub-bass without a subwoofer.
Amazingly, the $200 Antec Soundscience 2.1 come in at my #2. Deep but controlled bass, better than the GLA-55 (granted the 2.1 has a sub). Check out the glowing PCMag Review here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385376,00.asp
Any opinions on iPod dock speakers and computer speakers that are worth trying out, that might beat the GLA-55? My budget is $1500.
*note, I have not tried the B&O BeoLab*, which are also at $999.*