i'm looking to get some speaker monitors for around a $100 bucks. B+H has the M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 for around $90.
i only have an aux input for my 2.26 mac pro. if i use the aux input rather than getting a sound card and using the rca inputs will there be any sound noise or sound loss? is this a good choice for $100 budget? not doing any recording and right now i'm using altec lansing BXR1120. i think they were around twenty bucks. what do you guys think about usb connected speakers?
I use The AV30s occasionally. The quality even with RCA and no interface is not too bad. Although you may get a better result by including a USB interface(Perhaps a Yamaha Audiogram 3)in your signal chain. Hope that helps.