I'm upgrading from my trusty 8 year old Sonic Gear Evo7, to a more refined sound. I'm not a basshead, but I do like deep extended bass sounds.
I sit about 1.5 feet from my monitor, and am considering the following options:
M-Audio BX5 ($275)
M-Audio AV40 ($170)
Audioengine A2+ ($270)
Audioengine A5+ (Used. 6 months old) ($365)
Swan M50W ($365)
I know the pricing sounds ridiculous, but that is how it is in India. These are considered as expensive imports and are heavily taxed.
I don't want to go for the BX5s if it is an overkill.
I want speakers that have excessively good detail (amongst the three), clear mids (am a vocals-head) and solid, tight, deep extending bass.
I use an Asus Xonar Essence STX (highly recommended) as my sound card, just FYI.
(Edit: Found someone who's willing to let go of his Audioengine A5+ for $365. Worth it?)
Edited by sa_ill - 7/24/14 at 5:38am