Speakers for music/movies and recording and mixing with Scarlett Focusrite 2i2
The time has come to upgrade from my old and rubbish logitech speakers and sub. Unfortunatey, I have no idea when it comes to what to buy, but I shall do my best to explain what I need.
I have somewhat limited deskspace, so I'm thinking a set of bookshelf monitors. I'd like to avoid having a sub just to free up some more space. Active speakers would be a plus too. The speakers will set on my desk hutch/shelf approx 50-60cm above the desk. I can have them sitting at desk level on either side of my laptop if that would be better sound wise, and it's also a little more spacious but not by much!
These speakers need to be an all round workhorse. I listen to a variety of music, watch a lot of movies but I also record and jam guitars and vocals.
For this I use a Scarlett Focusrite 2i2 interface in which I use a POD HD 500 and a couple of mics.
I don't need my speakers to be massively revealing for fine tuning mixes and such, I'm more so chasing great sound for when I'm jamming along to backing tracks, or putting rough demos together. I still want to be able to enjoy my listening to music and watching movies without fatigue and such.
I need to find that middle ground between studio monitors and general purpose hifi speakers if that makes sense. These speakers would then be run out the back of the 2i2.
Pricewise, I'm thinking around maybe $600AUD for the pair, the cheaper the better I guess but I'm also willing to push that budget a little for the right product! If active monitors aren't the way to go, than suggestions for a quality amp would be greatly appreciated too =)
I think that's everything! I can upload a photo of the space if that will help making the right choice!
Thanks in advance for your responses and I'm looking forward to joining the world of real hifi sound haha =)