I bought these a year and a half ago for 190 euros (+ shipping costs). I have compared these to my Elac 2.0 b5.2 and DBR62 speakers and I think they do well. They have an unstressed and fairly balanced sound with reasonable resolution. The bass reproduction goes quite deep and is better than the 2.0 b5.2 bass. It does not emphasize the upper bass, like the DBR62. The mids are reproduced well and the treble is clear and unstressed. A good speaker for a pair price of around 200 euros.