Summary: I recently purchased and absolutely love my new Focal XS Book Speakers.
The Focal XS Book Speakers are a 2.0 Desktop Speaker System. I plan to use them as mini-monitors for home recording.
You can read about the Focal XS Book Speakers here (reasons for buying, plus features/specs):
Pros: Great Sound, Small Footprint, Focal Technology
Cons: No USB (that's all I can think of at the moment...)
Clean, bright highs; rich mids and bass! Amazingly realistic sound!
17 May 2013
Summary: I just got these today actually so after the break-in period, they should sound even better! FYI - I have an Asus Xonar DX sound card in my computer. It's not a high-end sound card but has very good loudness and clean sound. The first thing I noticed is how deep but narrow these speakers are. So have to be careful to place them in an area where your arm movements do not accidentally knock them down sideways...
Summary: These speakers are simply astonishing for their price and size. The sound is clear, natural, detailed and tonally accurate. They can be played fairly loud without the sound hardening and also provide a vivid soundstage. I am an audiophile (with a reasonably high-end system) and when I play classical music flac files through the Arcam rPAc the sound is of audiophile quality without much compromise.