I am almost completely happy with my set-up except for the audio quality. I have decided to buy a pair of active studio monitors. I have spent hours reading Mac forums, Googling and chasing down online reviews and I have narrowed my choices down to: Alesis Monitor One Active Mk2 Behringer B2031A Fostex PM0.5 Tapco (Mackie) S5 As you can see, my budget is around 250 UKPs. My questions are: Do you have experience with any of these speakers and, if so, how do they rate? Should I connect monitors directly to my G5's line-out, or do I need additional hardware (I've read that the G5's audio output isn't that great - and that a good set of speakers will demonstrate this)? What cabling should I use? Do I really need a sub-woofer? I want to achieve the best sound that I can when playing back audio CD's, MP3's (and other audio codecs) and DVD's. Domestic use only for the foreseeable future. The room is around 50m2 - slightly longer than wide. But I would generally be in the nearfield of the speakers. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.