Best small, desktop speakers, $500 or under (new or used)

What small, nearfield (3 feet) desktop speakers do you use or like?
I'm looking to fit out my desk with something good but not expensive.
Music tastes are varied and I don't care about deep bass. I'd rather have good mids, highs.
Spending is capped at $500 max. Open to used, new. Would power these with Adcom separates, 60wpc.
Elac? Ascend? KEF? What would you advise?

Eve Audio SC203 are on my wish list, very well reviewed and small footprint.  Come with stands.  Just seem a bit overpriced in the US.
@hilde,  I’ll sell you my Rosenut Kef R100’s for $500... I’ll even let you take them home and demo them.  If you love them, shoot me the $ via friends and family pay pal.  If you don’t love them, which you probably will, just ship them back to me. I had decided that I was going to hang on to them for awhile because they sound fantastic but the stars aligned and I’m buying some Carreras.  I have the original boxes and screens.

What do you guys think?  Kef R100’s with Adcom 535, Adcom Pre, Choice of Audio Engine Dac or Peachtree Dac...  

I’ll even throw in some $300 Signal Cable Silver Resolution cables (one side has bananas, Other end is bare) to sweeten the deal...