I am using active speakers, which I think sound pretty good. I don't really have an opinion about which is best, Active or Passive, apart from mine sound really nice. I found this (link below) which is very interesting, basically proposing that Active speakers are better. I have a bit of an interest in HI-FI stuff, and I have to say, what the guy is saying seems to make sense to me. http://pteacoustics.com/linked/the case for powered speakers.pdf Also I found this forum, were some guy is arguing the same, Active is better. http://www.head-fi.org/t/600096/act...-dispelling-the-ignorance-confusion-and-myths What do you guys think, and please read the article on the link above before commenting.