Are there any active monitors or speaker/receiver combinations that perform on the same level as the Yamaha HS80M's but cost less ($400)? Are there any speakers or monitors that cost the same as the HS80M's that perform better?
My definition of good performance is accurate sound reproduction with little embellishment. I realize there is still a lot of room for interpretation but I'm just looking for suggestions to investigate further. 100% music in an average-sized non-master bedroom. Also I am not doing any music composition; this is purely for listening pleasure.