I spend the majority of my time in music, about four hours a day I'm either playing, listening, or writing music. Simply put, I've had enough of my cheapo speakers. I really want to get something better, but at the same time I am really limited by my budget. For a while I was looking at the Wharfedale 9.1s, but I don't think they are powered, plus I hear they are actually surround sound speakers as part of the 9 series. So I start looking around for studio monitors on musician's friend, and everything in my range looks pretty crappy... So I'm wondering, are there any small brands or underdog speakers that offer good sound at a sub 300 dollar level? I know that amount doesn't leave me with much to choose from, but if there is something I can get, such as a clearance item, I'll probably take it. It wouldn't be helpful to the forum if I didn't state what I'm looking for in this set, so here goes. A warm to warm-neutral sounding pair of speakers. I don't want a separate woofer, so something with a 5 inch or more LF driver. A silk dome tweeter would be nice, because these are going to go on my desk, and metal tweeters sound rather harsh near-field. I'm not going to be mixing much or anything requiring too much accuracy. But I will be cranking lots of rock songs, so headroom is important in this case. Thanks in advance.