I have a reasonably small desk with minimal space behind it, and I am in a reasonably small room. I don't crank music very loud (but once in a while I enjoy something high volume), and I am far more concerned with the quality of sound rather than max volume or aesthetics (although aesthetics are always a delightful plus.) I have a MacbookPro and I either stream from my iTunes or I just plug in one of my cds. I listen to all types of music from Opeth to Metallica to Rage Against the Machine to Alan Jackson to Armin Van Buuren to Zero7 to Vivaldi to Liszt to Muse etc etc etc You get the point.
What do you suggest is best for my situation and hopefully why?
what characteristics should I look for in a set of speakers that would help make my decision easier?