So, after nearly a week here, I think these 530s are a bit bright if listening from a distance of 6 or 7 feet from the speakers. Is that 'near-field'? I thought near-field was like what you see when a recording engineer has a pair of small monitors perched on the mixing console in the control room. The distance from speaker to listener is then more like 4 feet. Something like this:A little bit of a high frequency droop EQ'd in could make them suit you even better. From 6-8 feet listening distance they're not too bright. Closer up and they get brighter. They're not designed for extreme near field use, hence the suggestion about some EQ (or even just turning the treble knob down a bit). Also toeing them out a bit helps.
A fellow over on diyAudio suggested putting a small value resistor in series from the power amp to the tweeter. The bi-wire pair of binding posts makes that easy to accomplish. I first tried 5 ohms, but that rolled off too much of the highs. Then I tried 3.3 ohms, and that made the speakers have a sort of 'audiophile' polite sound to them. TV sounds really good that way, but music sounds a little dull. So now I have a 1.5 ohm 5W wirewound resistors in place, and it sounds pretty good to me so far. TV sound is a bit too bright, but it always is. Music sounds really good this way. I also wound up toeing the speakers out more, which spreads the stereo image out nicely.
Still, any way you slice it, these are really good speakers for $216 USD.