I've had so many different speakers over the years. Polk,JBL,Axiom,Ascend,Monitor Audio,Elac,Pioneer,Wharfdale,Kef and others. I saw these Energy speakers on sale at Newegg for $129 a pair. I ordered them and I don't know how or why but they sound better to me than all of the speaker brands I listed above. $129! Some of the speakers above cost 4x that much.