Summary: The best mini-monitor I have ever heard. I have owned the original AE-1s, ATCs, and several other world class minis. These are by far the flattest speakers I have heard. Highs are equal to the best ribbons. Bass is enough for me to run them full range (and I am a classical music fanatic) Do not let Paradigms reputation for good midfi speakers fool you. This an all out assault on the state of the art. The matching stands are fiddly but do not let that put you off.