Summary: Would give these five stars but there is always a better (and likely very expensive) set of speakers out there. Also nothing beats a good sub in the mix. Not withstanding these are excellent (base very good too). I combined these with a DAC and I am thrilled. I got a rocking desk. I really like these. Glad I got 'em. Hint, spread them out if space permits they will sound even better. Poor quality MP3 files detract from these and any speakers.
Summary: I have sold some of the very best in high end audio for many years. I also master music, so these are being used both for music enjoyment, and mastering. I needed a set of computer monitors that were reasonably small for a small computer desk so these fit perfectly and look great. They look very nice, feel very nicely built and finished. Yes as other have mentioned they are tall and thin so if you have animals as I do I was worried about them knocking them over.
Summary: Good for computer audio with a decent DAC, but not as good as a good pair of studio monitors and amp. I had them hooked up to a VPI traveler in my study and enjoyed them quite a bit as near-field monitors. there is some background noise with these but still sound quite good regardless and for $299 are hard to beat.
Summary: These were purchased after returning a pair of B&W MM-1 speakers to a local retail store. The MM-1 sounded great, but what I had failed to notice in the store was the constant hissing (white noise) that they generated whenever powered on, regardless of source hook-up, even when no audio or USB input was connected.
Summary: Ich bin schon länger auf der Suche nach einer sehr kompakten internetfaehigen Kuechenradiolosung mit gutem Klang. Die Internetradios sind im allgemeinen klanglich eher eine Zumutung. Durch Zufall stiess ich auf ein Paar aktive Studiomonitore (Elac AM 150), die ich an den Kopfhoererausgang meines Handys haengte. Ich war klanglich sehr zufrieden.