Sudio monitors as desktop speakers

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I am planning to buy a cheap pair of desktop speakers. My budget is around £100.
I was wondering if getting studio monitors instead of regular speakers would make more sense?
After looking around a bit I have found Edifier R1900 TII and Kurzweil KS 40a which suit my budget and have got much better reviews than anything logitec and co have for the same money. These are both active speakers which use a built in amp and I think I can add a subwoofer to them later on.

I would like to know if anybody has any experience with either of these models or similarly priced studio monitors.
Also am I missing something here? Is there something I don't know that makes these speakers unsuitable for my needs?

linkss --
Edifier R1900 TII -- http://www.edifier-international.com/products/edifier-studio/r1900tii (currently in deals of the week at ocuk)
Kurzweil KS 40a -- http://kurzweil.com/product/ks-40a/
 
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Will you purely be using them for leisure? i.e. just listening to music/playing games etc?

If you are then you may not like the sound of some studio monitors as they are designed to have a very flat frequency response.

I have a pair of KRK Rokit 8's and they're great monitors but I don't like them as much when it comes to just wanting to listen to music.

It really depends on what you want to do and if you are bothered by the flat response they have.

Hope that helps
 
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I am thinking of using them mainly for listening to music. The advantage I see are the big drivers in them which will give me true stereo sound unlike in most consumer 2.1 setups where lows are handled by the woofer.
Regarding the flat frequency response.. won't an equalizer tweak solve it?
 
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