I've been traveling around, and I ordered a pair of XS book, from Focal solely based on the positive serious review they have gained, and had honestly no doubts.
But I can say they disappoint for my personal taste, slightly muddy and held back, at least compared to what I'm used to with senns 598's which are by no means top of the line.
I'm looking at studio monitors now, CE trance 2504 near field monitors, just curious if there is any outstanding options out there I haven't considered?
Price isn't really the concern. Just small enough to bring around with dac/amp and laptop, in some sort of case or bag.