Excerpt: Here are the striking CM5s from B&W , a halfway house between the company's Award-winning 685s and the high-end 805S . There's a definite allure to the CM5s. They're stylish and desirable, but they're also a fine example of speaker engineering. It's difficult to point to a rival here that looks as classy or, indeed, can claim to be as technologically advanced. The CM5s use B&W's Kevlar mid-bass driver and Nautilus tube-loaded aluminium tweeter.
Pros: Can be pushed hard, powerful bass, focused sound
Cons: Midrange and treble sounds weak, a slight lack of finesse