I used to have a setup with a couple of Polk S20e bookshelf speakers hooked up to a Marantz PM5005, which I used on my PC, TV and record player, since they were basically all in the same desk, however, I moved to a new place, and now I have that setup dedicated to my living room, though it means I need new speakers for my PC. I’m also a bit limited in desk space, so they have to be as small as possible (around 20x30cm area of space for each), for about €300 ish. Will use them for pretty much everything, from music to YouTube and games. While they won’t be right up against a wall they will be close, so front-ported would be preferable. I did some research, and the main ones that seems to be always recommended are the Vanatoo T0, but I just can’t find them in Europe, so I’ve been looking at other options I can.
So far what I’ve found in this price range:
Harman Kardon SoundSticks
Kanto YU6 (a bit over budget)
Ruark MR1 MKII (quite over budget)
From these, my favorite by far aesthetic-wise are the Kantos, though I’ve read quite a few recommendations to go for the YU6 instead of the YU4 (which are around €100 more), plus while they are available in the EU, stock seems to be sometimes hard to find. iLouds have a lot of praise but am not a big fan of how they look, though if they end up being the best option I could deal with it. I’d be willing to go for a non-self powered set if I can fit both speakers plus an amp into this budget, but then again, that would also need to be relatively small.