Very interesting. I even found this information in support:
When music professionals listen to music, they do it with a different mindset than music consumers. Enthusiasts simply want to enjoy the music they love as best as they can. It doesn’t really matter if the sound they hear is an accurate reproduction of what the artist intended. All that matters is the listeners’ subjective impression. Most music consumers therefore prefer speakers that seem to enhance their listening experience.
Many hi-fi speakers accomplish this by boosting the bottom end and top end. The resulting “smiley curve” makes the music appear more powerful and crisp.
Musicians, producers, and engineers want something different. They need to hear the plain truth. They want speakers that add no extra sugar and hide no imperfections. It’s no different in the home studio. If there are wrong notes, extraneous noises, or imperfect sounds, you want to address those issues before anyone else may notice. So you need speakers that give you quite a bit more detail than usual hi-fi speakers.
If I were to get studio monitors, I'd get the Dynaudio BM5 that
recommended. Seem to be the best bang for the buck at $499 ($799 MSRP) right before diminishing returns. However, if I were to get passives or regular powered speakers (Vanatoo, Kanto, etc), the jury's still out. Enjoyable learning.
Oh BTW the reason I'm not rushing is I went to Macy's and made a huge mistake yesterday. Went to return a $21 pair of pants that didn't fit but got suckered by those thin, heavily made-up 21 year olds in the perfume dept into buying $300 worth of perfume for my wife for Xmas :-( what a chump. Made the mistake of choosing Chanel over Dynaudio :-(