Sometimes I like to take out ear monitors and headphones and play with recordings thru speakers at home. I do not want to have home audio speakers and components. I am looking for something that will be loud enough (of course) and allow me to plug source (phone, computer, etc) directly in monitor. Prefer under $500. The Mackie Thump series looks interesting, however, not a lot of great comments about them in various audio threads. Anyone hear doing the same with a powered monitor?