Okay, similar to this post :http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=511037 I, too, need to purchase some new speakers. Here's the situation: I know enough about speakers, and I know the difference between monitors, 2.1 systems, various other ratings of surround sound, what fidelity is, etc. I need to get a decent set of speakers for a relatively small amount of money. I have no real cap on price, I am looking for a really good value. I currently only have the built-in speakers on my iMac. (sad, I know) I do not really plan to do any hi-fidelity audio editing, however, I do have a lot of music in the Apple Lossless format, and I need something that can play all of the small subtleties in this music. I do not want something that is overly bass-heavy or had a severe lack of bass. I listen to all of my music without an EQ setting, since I am a strong believer in listening to it as it was mixed in-studio. SO. Taking all that into account, throw some suggestions of some speakers systems please?