Summary: The speakers are phenomenal - great response, incredible clarity, a wonderful midrange, and good volume. 5/5 for the speakers. However, one of my speakers was chipped due to bad packaging. The packaging is incredibly flimsy. The cardboard box is practically paper and the foam inserts are worthless. I'm glad they arrived intact. For an $800 speaker, spend another 10 bucks on the box so they actually survive the trip.