Its been awhile since ive messed with speakers in general, last time wouldve been when i installed a system into my car back in highschool. But i probably knew more then than i do now because i forgot it all haha
But anyways, i was going to use a pair of M-Audio speakers and hang them from the shelf thats above my desk angled towards me... and thats about as far ive gotten. Only reason i chose M-Audio is because ive heard the AV-40s and i they sounded good enough for me. But my friend also had an interface since he was into producing and wanted one for his microphones etc.
After looking at their main site i notice they have an even more expensive set of 2.1's and a sub.
I would prefer a speaker setup similiar to what the M-Audio speakers are + sub. And an interface/DAC to keep the signal clean, not necessarily for power since all those speakers have built in amps which is nice for space saving.