Summary: It was a tossup between 3 0r 4. 3 for performance, 4 for value in an inflated economy. Also 4 at normal volume. I like the appearance match to my outstanding diamond 10.2 bookshelves. Bass also great after broken in. They don't do well with increased volume in an attempt at realism. Another reviewer emphasized weak mid-range. Perhaps that's what I'm noticing. They're great at normal volume, which fails at justice to classical music.