Summary: I got these for the freaking awesome price of $99 dollars apiece with prime shipping. When I got them in I immediately bi-amped them due to all the reviews I heard about how power hungry they were. They do indeed need quite a bit of power to play at their best, but when they get it they sound fantastic. Set up and installation were easy as pie, and the included different styles of feet were a welcome bonus.
Summary: I wouldn't call myself a audiophile, however, I would call myself a sound freak/junkie. Having been through countless sound systems, both car and home audio. I know good quality sound when I hear it. I've had everything from Klipsch F-30S to B&W S3 602s to Pinnacle to Polk and back around again and these ES80s continue to impress me. The sound is warm, full and wide, delivering in both music and theater. I use them frequently for both.