I spend a lot of time listening to music - I like all kinds of genres, but most time I still spend listening to hip-hop. For years I've been using the speakers that came with my mini hi-fi system and have had them plugged into my Macbook Pro through AUX output. The sound is not bad, though they are probably not accurate at all in terms of sound reproduction, that's why I decided to buy a pair of decent studio monitors - because I would like to have accurate and crisp sound. My budget is about $350. Here are the specifications of my current speakers: - 2x30W RMS / 2x60W Music Power - 2" Tweeter, 5.25" Woofer - 50-15,000 Hz Now I've been eying a couple of pairs of speakers, but I have no idea which one would be better, hence I'd need some of your help: Mackie MR5 / MR8(?) Behringer TRUTH B2031 Alesis M1 520 M-Audio Studiophile BX5A Here's what troubles me, though: is it even worth buying a pair of 5"-woofer speakers (studio monitors) as compared to my current system? Would the difference in sound be big enough to justify the purchase?