Summary: 4.5 stars I like these very much - they sit in my living room (I got the beech color from the scratch and dent part of the axiom website). I also have some Ascend cbm 170s - comparable in price for their black plastic finish. The Ascends are slightly better in sound - but you will pay more to get a nice finish. Many comparisons have been made between the two on internet forums and they are very close. Some prefer on and some the other. All told - nice speakers.
Summary: First of all, this is my first step into Hifi audio. So please read my review in that perspective. I have hooked them to Yamaha RX-V765 and found these speakers to be extremely detailed, you can clearly perceive the separation of vocals and each instrument. Their strength lies in mid-range and hi frequencies. Bass is a bit on low side, but if you pair them with a good sub woofer then you have complete spectrum covered.
Summary: I have owned these speakers for almost three years now along with the floorstanding M50ti's and VP150 center channel. These are very accurate speakers, detailed and clear with surprisingly good bass for bookshelf speakers. Construction is of high quality with other cabinet finishes available direct through Axiom online. Axiom is one of internet sales only companies that offer great value selling direct with superb customer service, 30 day money back guarantee.
Summary: I listened to a TON of speakers before buying the Axiom Audio M22ti's. In fact, I wasn't totally confident in purchasing a pair of speakers without actually hearing them first, so what I did was listen to everything I could get my ears on locally, and purchased my favorite locally available speaker. (ended up being the Energy C-3), then also ordered a pair of the Axiom M22ti's. In my own home, through my own system I was able to A/B the two speakers.
Summary: I own a complete theater of Axioms: a pair M22ti fronts, a VP150 center, and QS4 surrounds. I was hesitant to purchase speakers without an audition, but I am very glad I gave them a try. They are crisp and detailed with a smooth frequency response down to almost 40hz. The cabinets are very solid and well constructed. Axiom offers a great value for the price.