Summary: I have owned and used so many speakers in my audiophile life. The Cornwalls have the typical big Klipsch sound. Deep bass and an accurate midrange. Highs are also good (better than the older Cornwalls). I am purchasing these to be my last new speakers(I am in my sixties). Having been a Klipsch fan for years and owning all of the speakers in the Heritage line these fit in very well. They are not perfect and do not have the detail and imaging on Martin Logan or Magnepan.