Quick googling shows the V1's are available from £130, and you can easily get a stereo amplifier for £70. Nobody should seriously give a damn about the wattage so I'm not even going to go there. So yes, it is a feasible choice, and exactly that - a choice. I haven't owned the Tannoys, but I do have a pair of similar (though more expensive) book shelf speakers and a proper subwoofer and I wouldn't want to have those on my desk. I much prefer to have the "proper" speakers with their two huge amplifiers on the TV-desk and the small and cute near field Corsairs on the desk. They also have the headphone jack and volume control on the remote, which I've found very practical. I'm all in for sound quality, but really with computer speakers bigger just isn't always better and you shouldn't just skip the practicality aspect... ANNNNND no matter what speakers you choose, place them wrong and you ruin them.