I'm shopping for some new speakers to use while recording on my desktop. 1. Budget. Under $500 2. What I've looked at. a. Audio engine A-2's b. Audio engine A-5+'s c. M-audio AV-40's d. Yamaha HS-5's 3. Desk space is at a premium, so I'm thinking of putting them on short stands to have a smaller footprint. 4. Computer is an I-Mac 27, so they'll be using the mini plug analogue feed. I'm leaning towards the A-5+ but they are double the cost of the other two. Or suggest an alternative, but this is for fun/home recording so I won't be getting Tannoy or Genelec. I currently have a set of Bose Companion 3 (don't laugh) and they're okay, but I'm finding that on gear comparisons such as YouTube, everything sounds the same. When the tester says, "You can clearly hear a difference", I'm going, "No I don't".