early in 2018 I read 100s of comments about all the powered studio monitors that music professionals tend to use. I was looking for a true sonic unicorn: a powered studio monitor that actually sounded good for music reproduction (as opposed to the forensic sound that music tracking & production requires). I read a many comments about various Adam monitors. Most didn't mention sound at all, but among those that did, it seemed to fall in 2 camps: users who loved the incisive, detailed sound of their ribbon tweeters; vs those who found them intolerably bright/edgy. I didn't even mention monitors like entry level Adam because they typically cost more than your budget, and usually don't have built in DAC or remote controllable volume.