Avoid the soundsticks at all cost. They were originally marketed for sale with Apple products. They look cool but sound horrible. No midrange, bass and the highs are screechy. I'd go with the t-amp even though I have no experience with it. It has to be a better solution than the sound sticks. Paired with the Atoms (and a sub if you have one) I don't think they can be beat in that price range.