Yes, I’ve owned both the active and the passive version (built by Selah) actually. I didn’t think the active version sounded much better.
As far as actives, my mains are Genelec 8351s. I have no problems with actives in general, I just there isn’t that much you can do with the drivers on the XD as they have some serious breakup issues. There’s a reason why NHT released the M60s as a replacement monitor. As far as the noise issues, this is well documented by Stereophile. Maybe you need your ears checked?
I do enjoy whatever I like, thanks for patronizing buddy.