Here is what I am looking to do: I am just setting up my personal practice space in my house and need good speakers for playing of backing tracks that I can isolate or at least hear the bass clearly. It is not a large room and I am on a fairly low budget for these. I was pointed toward these by a sales guy at Sweetwater. I have emailed him for further recommendation. I am very tempted by the Eris E5 monitors and I saw this review: First off, these speakers sound fantastic - very balanced, plenty of Bass, plenty of volume, etc. At this size, they are simply great. BUT....it really depends on how you are going to use them. I wanted to use them with my computer, connected to a sound card. Nope....all sorts of static type noise. Tried 1/8" to RCA, 1/8" to 1/4" and finally 1/8" to XLR - all had the same noise. So, I tried different PCs - work laptop, wife's desktop, etc and all had the same issue. What is maddening is that connecting an iPhone, iPad or Android phone works perfectly. The only way I could avoid this noise with a PC was to connect a PreAmp between the PC and speakers. I'm sure these speakers would be a great choice for connecting to a mixing board, just not a PC. PreSonus Eris E5 5.25" Powered Studio Monitor Pair I have also looked at the Alesis Alesis Elevate 5 MKII 5" Powered Studio Monitors which is what I was looking at before he recommended the Eris, but they seem to get lots of love. What are you using in this scenario? Thank you.