Originally Posted by Vineetvel
I know the a2+ probably have the best sound quality, but my only worry is that it won't have enough bass response without a separate subwoofer. (I don't have the money to buy a separate sub). Oh btw I listen to electronic music, mostly trance and house if that helps. These will mostly be used for music.
Actually the A2 isn't among the best options for $200 unless space is that much of a premium for you (in which case I'd definitely recommend it over plastic-enclosure PC speakers, even if you pay that much). Adding a subwoofer won't help with its problem however - what they did with the A2 is that they designed the enclosure (port specs, for example) to squeeze out as much bass as they did out of 3in midwoofers, resulting in a lot of bloated bass without the impact. Metal would have a mudslide of bass guitar and double-pedal bass drums, and crunk would have the creeping bass but none of the initial impact on the attack of the bass note; (euro) house almost sounds like it's going through cheap speakers in a cheap club where the initial impact is a little weak but then the bass decay is a little too loose (you can visualize the soundwaves as what the dirt looks like when hit by a shell or cannon ball).
Given you seem to have enough space for the M50W then definitely get that one, as it has enough bass for crunk and really deep bass on techno. If it's most other music types all the way down to house, the 2.0 D1080 have loud enough bass - the ones I had in my room can play with the bass audible from the bathroom across the hall, and that's with the shower running and both doors closed (of course, the interior walls of my house definitely help too).