I currently have AudioEngine 2 speakers. They're maybe 10 years old, similar to the current A2+ model, but with less features.
I'd like to replace them, mostly because one speaker is significantly louder than the other, especially when the volume is low. I can balance it when I play from my computer, usually, but my phone can't, and I play from my phone fairly often as it's easier - can't stream from my work laptop.
- Fairly compact - max probably 20cm high
- No sub (don't really want to take up the space)
- Plugs into standard headphone socket - I don't need USB / RCA / anything else, but doesn't matter if it has them
- Black, decent looking
- Prefer front volume control - A2's have them on the back which is really annoying.
- Should sit on my wooden desk, not wall hung
- Budget probably around $200