I bought these speakers when I first began working at Sevenoaks Sound and Vision, and it was an obvious choice. Put it this way, I spent the first couple of weeks listening to the every combination of (high-end) speakers to (high-end) stereo pieces, changing the amplifier, the Cd player, the interconnects, and every time these came out on top! They provide a clarity of sound that the other speakers, Kef for example, couldn't. I was almost able to pick out the individual position of the instruments in the room when it was being recorded. This came from the balance that the speakers get from the third section, providing the levels of bass that the artist intended when recording! I found that if you are in to music with a strong vocal component then these are the speakers you want, with the clarity lending itself to support that element of the music that can often be lost with speakers of different manufacturers.