I'm looking to move my 35+ year old bookshelf speakers away from my desk to my TV as part of a revamp of my desk as a whole. I want to of course move my receiver with those speakers, so I am looking for a set of independent desktop speakers (that is, no receiver) that are fairly compact. My budget is not very limiting, I'm good with up to $600, maybe $700, but naturally for those prices for desktop speakers I'm looking for incredible sound, which can be tough to get out of compact speakers. My requirements are that, sound quality - really aiming high with that - and aesthetics. I want something to compliment my 27" LED Cinema Display and 15" MacBook Pro, on an mStand. I'm picky about aesthetics, I won't lie - M-Audio's stuff is too ugly, for example. I understand that this is limiting, but don't say I didn't warn you about the pickiness. I'm looking for either 2.0 or 2.1, most likely the former. I'm not going to 5.1, just not what I need, and honestly I'd prefer to go without a sub. I do need to be able to get some good volume out of these things sometimes, though not particularly regularly. Again, picky, I know. I've scouted out a couple candidates so far, but I know I've only scratched the surface. Swans M10 - I've heard good things, but they're towards the lower end of my budget and are only satisfactory in the aesthetics department (look a bit cheap, especially that blue lit knob) Paradigm MilleniaOne 2.0 - I've heard little about these ones because they're quite new to the market, but they seem to fit my requirements. Bowers & Wilkins MM1 - I've heard generally good things, they look pretty damn good. One concern I had is getting some volume out of them. I know step 1 is to check them out in person, I'd never buy speakers without doing that - but some preliminary suggestions would be helpful! Headed to a shop tomorrow, hopefully, to check out some of their stuff (I know they have the MM1's). Again, any input is appreciated!