I would like to know which set up would be better:
1) Laptop + Active Speakers
2) Laptop + Amp + Passive Speakers
3) Laptop + DAC + Active Speakers
4) Laptop + DAC + Amp + Passive Speakers
I am new to this world. I currently own Altec Lansing VS 4121, so want to make that jump.
Considering AudioEngine as of now. Would want some more suggestions.
Budget being somewhere close to 30k/ $500. Can also look at a beginner's setup and may be add things later!