These are the most breath taking speakers i have ever heard. I remember when i use to think Infinity was the best speakers and everything else had to be garbage, boy did i not have a clue. The detail, richness and airy flow to them is incredible and for the price of $449 and some change it is a complete steal. Got these from Vanns and i can't praise them enough. I listen to everything from New age to Metal and it makes metal sound pretty sounding. So to those that listen to mostly metal i would look else where if you want that loud in your face sound. But that's alright because i am getting more and more out of metal and listening to music that just sounds incredible on these, anything with orchestra, acoustic guitar, strings all sound amazing!! Highly recommended.
For the money I paid (450 a pair), these speakers are just amazing. I highly doubt you will be able to find any other pair of speakers that sound as nice below 500. Amazon is selling them over 1k at the time of this writing. This pair can truly compete with speakers north of the 1k price range. The sound they produce is clear, rich and well defined. I use them to listen to music, and I think I now want to listen to music more often because I got them. These speakers are large (9" wide 13" deap, 15" tall) and heavy (21 lbs each). The construction is solid. I especially like the curved finish. My living room furniture all look cheap compared to those two speakers.
Just got these fine looking speakers. I will be more in depth after a few hundred hours of break-in. So far the initial impression is WOW. The auction from VANNS for this product is for a PAIR of speakers. Grab them now.