Summary: I have had a set of these for several years now. They are not bad, certainly better than the new models with the small twiddler drivers (they are awful). But as is typical with Bose, they are over-priced. I got mine refurbished for a low price. They have held up well and they sound pretty decent. I also have a set of Polk Atrium 4's that sell for less than these and the Polks will blow these away!