I bought these speakers in 1999, they have never let me down. They have seen me through my 20's, and are still going strong. They powered many a party in the years and never once let me down. The sound quality when I bought them was immense. I felt like you could here all the separate instruments of the musicians in the band. I don't think the sound quality has changed much over the years. I think it has remained pretty high. These speakers also look great, I got then in the standard beach. Over the years moving house I have damaged the corners ever so slightly but it is through fault of my own and not noticeable. They are heavy speakers. As they are getting on for 11 years old I think that speaks volumes for eltax's build quality. I would recommend these speakers to anyone with a passion for music.