I'm looking to upgrade my desktop speakers.
Currently I'm on a multimedia desktop setup, Swans M50w.
So I wish to step into the direction of more audiophile equipments and have a budget for $350ish usd for a starting set of speakers.
I understand the need for amplifiers and dacs as well, but I will first settle the speakers here if not it might get a bit messy.
Mainly I will be using them for music listening, The genres i will be listening to will be mainly Alternative and Rock. Room that they will be in are 4m x 3m. Near field listening ( computer desktop usuage).
I have been looking around speakers around this price range, and i thought these few seems quite good in their range.
Definiteive Technology StudioMonitor 45
Ascend CBM-170 SE
Emp Tek E5bi
The issue I have for the EMP TEK is that without a subwoofer it will not have much of a bass, thus even though it might sound very good on paper, it wont be a very "balanced" set up.
Although I like things to be clear and natural sounding, I still want abit of bass in my music..
Or am I better off saving up abit and getting the Arcaydis DM1?
Some help here please.. I'm located in asia, so even with these brands offering free trial of 30 days, return shipment is still costly.