I have some 2029BR's that I love. I can't compare to the current generation, sorry. I mainly listen near field but have used them from about 10 feet away in a medium sized room, they sounded great. Only complaint is the slight hiss that is noticeable in near field when nothing is playing, but not noticeable anytime else.For pauper penny pinchers like me looking at used examples, what about the earlier box shaped Genelec models (that Behringer ripped off not too badly wither)? I know they may not be as advanced technically as the current curvy models, but how might they compare with the sub $/£1,000 active 'wonder boxes' that Amir and Erin have reviewed and tested? Sorry if this question has already been answered before.