Some of those active speakers only have a single input so a DAC with digital output will work as a source selector if this is of any use to you.So perhaps don’t feed a fancy DAC signal to a digital dsp Speaker?
If you connect direct from streamer - you won’t have have headphone output or ability to use other inputs like TV, turntable.
also without a hardware volume control, volume control via the streamer’s app needs to be foolproof lest one slip of the finger makes the speakers amps & drives get hit by full scale signal.
also I wonder how a speaker DAC receiving aes signal deals with low level signal?
I have a device with a digital output “fader” control and it works fine but I wonder if the digital nerds have something to say about that sort of volume control? Would quality degrade at 1/4 volume?
For safety sake you could of course set a max level on the speakers so a full scale input signal was “living room disco” level (just short of cone & tweeter blow outs) that way in the case of accidental full scale error you would have time to dive for the speakers mains off switches.
If I'm not mistaken the RME ADI2 DAC can control the volume of the digital ouput, has a very good heaphone amplifier, several digital inputs and EQ capabilities for room correction.