Summary: so... i purchased three of these because we needed them for bedrooms. they look great with our decor and mount beautifully to the wall on an articulated arm. as other reviewers have said, the sound quality is very very poor. i would have rated this product two stars except i bought them back when they were under $200 (I think i paid something ridiculous like $169.99) and i do feel that, in general, you get what you pay for. as gran says "buy cheap, buy twice".