I've grown up in my parents home with the music playing 24/7 and through pretty decent gear at that! I'm currently renting a 10' x 12' carpeted room with a single window, however, and only need a setup for that sized environment. I have a MacBook Pro with all my music encoded with Apple Lossless and simply need a decent speaker system. I've tried numerous PC desktop speakers but they all basically sound like crap with no depth, shrieking highs, muddy mids, and either no bass to boom boom banging on a pot yuck! Please help! I mainly listen to classical, female vocals jazz, and acoustic recordings with a little of everything else thrown in. I'm wondering mainly if the Bowers and Wilkins MM-1 will do for me or if I need a decent bookshelf speaker system. I'm fairly certain I can acquire a decent amp if needed, so speakers would be the main investment.
P.S. I listen to headphones at night and was wondering if a headphone amp/DAC would be enough to power external speakers as well. I was looking at the HeadRoom Micro Amp and DAC. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance...just want to get it right the first time.