Summary: Very neutral and precise speakers at any volume. They don't enhance the sound of music that was recorded poorly, but sound tight and natural on well recorded rock, jazz, or classical music. Because of the horn design, you don't have to sit dead center to hear a well defined image of the sound stage. Should be placed on 24"-30" high speaker stands placed about 2' from the rear wall.
Summary: I didn't purchase these on Amazon, but at a physical store due to them being a bit cheaper and immediately available. They are packaged very well and are easy to set up (as most speakers are... connect the speaker wire). All you have to do is attach little rubber feet that come in the package. Once I got these all hooked up and played music and watched a few movies with them I was amazed.
Summary: As much as I would like a crazy 7.1 set up, I'm working with a pretty small space so these are great. They have an amazing clarity to them, and a surprising amount of bass for such a small speaker. Perfect for listening to in stereo, they give a very complete full sound.