Audioengine has announced the Audioengine 2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speakers. They cost US$249 per pair.
The Audioengine 2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speakers sport a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC). They allow you to bypass your computer’s headphone output and send music directly through USB for improved sound.
An output to connect a subwoofer is included and you can even go wireless with a W3 adapter. Using a similar analog design as the Audioengine 5+, the A2+ power amplifiers are built inside the left speaker. For more info go to www.audioengineusa.com .