I use Dyn BM5 which is an "active" speaker and find them to be musical and easy to like.
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I own the benchmark and have done just this with a pair of quad self powered monitors. Sounds pretty good. Though depending on what you were thinking of spending on speakers you may be able to get into a set of dynaudio xeo 3 speakers. Check them out they are everything DAC/amp all in one. There is a little box that takes USB or spdif or toslink even an analog in sent wirelessly to the speakers that only need be plugged in. I personally own both of these setups and there is no comparison the dynaudio xeos are way better and so much less clutter. I had a huge rack of gear in my bedroom a system that retailed over 10k and I like the xeos just as well. They sound so good that one would almost wonder why bother with all the clutter and wires at all.
Bam! The Emotiva Airmotiv powered monitor line.
This latest generation of air motion folded ribbon tweeters are quick, articulate, and best of all naturally smooth and easy to listen to. They also show up in the GoldenEar products and the MartinLogan Motion Series, but it's Emotiva's pro line that puts them in compact powered monitors.