I'm still really liking these. Played with placement and how close they are too the wall to find sweet spot with bass. Bass isn't super tight, I bet bi amping would help, but I'm still enjoying way too much to care. Horn mids have a sound, honk isn't quite the right word, but it doesn't bother me. I can play all genres of music without feeling like I'm missing something significant. You thinking about auditioning?