Summary: I really like these speakers. I have them sitting on stands in my room. I have them hooked up to a subwoofer, and that is what makes the difference. Alone these speakers are really enjoyable to listen to. The isn't the best but its there and its tight. The mids are a little mellow, but it is not a huge problem. The highs are there and vibrant. I had these hooked up to a small 20w amp, and even at that low of a power level these get loud, and still retain their clarity.
Summary: Although it pains me, I have to rate these speakers 4-Stars. The speakers are beautifully crafted. Furthermore, the Bass is astonishingly robust for a speaker this size. So why not the highest rating? I did an "A - B" comparison with my very large Klipsch floor-standing speakers that I wanted to replace because of their size.
Summary: I bought these to go with a Yaqin MC-10T tube amplifier, and I have to say I couldn't be more thrilled with the sound...highs, mids, lows are all crystal clear and full of depth. Thank you Polk Audio!