Was looking for a small set of PC speakers for a minimal set up and settled on the Creative Pebble, as it seems to balance okay performance with understated aesthetics.
Local retailers (both online and retail) have the v2 of the speakers priced at $59.95. The v3 adds a slightly larger speaker as well as bluetooth so could also do duties as a stand alone speaker set so long as you can power it via a USB charger. As far as I could see, there aren't any local retailers that seem to stock the v3…so currently direct from Creative is the only place to get the updated speaker, at the same price as the lower model.
I do have a large hifi speakers hooked up via a DAC and an intergrated amp hook, but find it's overkill for simply wanting to watch youtube videos, news or even low level background music.
The edifier options seem quite popular with many on ozbargain. But the creative pebbles could fit a niche where desk space is at a bit of a premium, and not expecting or requiring too much of an audiophile experience.