I just picked up a pair of these the other day for a desktop system at my computer (which is now all I'll be able to have because of a recent move). I thought they blew all the other monitors in that particular store away (but quite a few of the monitors available to demo had problems like pushed in tweeters =/)
Since I pretty much grabbed these without doing a whole hell of a lot of shopping around, I'm wondering if for the same cost ($1300) I should be sure to check out anything else, or if I could do as good for cheaper while I still am in my return window.
They don't have to be active monitors as I already have a desktop amp I could use for passives, but they can't be much bigger due to space constraints. Also would be great (but perhaps impossible) if they had enough base to avoid getting a sub or at least put it off for a while. The bass on the Neumanns is pretty incredible for such a small package.
I primarily listen to rock in all of its various forms if that matters, but I don't listen at reference levels because of the whole apartment thing. Also, they would need to be able to be auditioned in the Houston area (or at least have a liberal return policy =)...)
Thanks for the help!