I am in the common place of choosing between possibly buying the Ruark Audio MR1, or the Q-acoustics Q-BT3. I wanted to add the What Hi-Fi reviews for each below but I can't paste in.
Anyway my pro and con list:
Ruark Audio MR1 (pro list): - according the What Hi-Fi they are the best desktop speakers in my price range. I love the look. The comments What Hi-Fi make about them straddling into hi-fi qulaity audio is very appealing. Excellent size. I believe the driver magnets are shielded to protect monitors they may stand near. (Thye would be next to a monitor for me.)
(con list) What Hi-Fi say they are better placed near a rear wall or the bass takes quite a hit. (I can;t be sure I can always get them next to a solid wall.) Limited connectivity of one line in and bluetooth. My PC would be permanently connected and if I want to plug in a portable player it means switching cables.
Q-Acoustics Q-BT3 (pro list) What Hi-Fi say set them wherever they look ok as they are not fussy for placement. (I don't necessarily know if this means you can freely place them away from a wall.) Better connectivity with lots of inputs.
(con list) While not clearly a con the What Hi-Fi account of these says they sacrifise a little speed and pep. This being conducise for longer listenings. My DAC is a Meridian Explorer which itself has a softer sound which is better for longer listenings. Therefor pairing two items like this might produce something without enough sparkle. ...They are bigger than the MR1.
I could of course up my budget and get an amp speaker combo with some nice cabling.
Any thoughts please.