Thought I'd toss the Yorkville YSM1 series into the ring.
They perfectly****fit your budget, and are really good for nearfields in your price range. I've been a happy user of mine for over 10 years paired with the matching sr-300 amp (life-time guarantee has yet to be needed, both amp and speakers still mint). Very clean, good overall balance, non-fatiguing, and translate very well once you learn the bottom-end (or lack thereof, but what do you want in boxes this size?).