I'm going to be checking out my first "real" monitors in my home studio-- ADAM p-11s. After I set them up, I'll listen to a lot of material I'm really familiar with taking notes on what I hear, comparing that to what I hear through my current set up, and my home stereo, boom boxes, car etc. Then I going to mix some of my older and current songs with them and compare the results to previous mixes. Then I'm going to start a new song with them and see how that goes. If I: think they improve the way I work, hear what is going on better, and if my results are better (as I suspect will happen), then I'm going to stick with them. I don't really have the chance to set up a couple of other "real" monitors and compare them in my room, and I'm not knocked out my my local merchant's selections, that is why I'm just judging one pair on their own merits. If I really don't like them (or more the way I end up working with them), I'll return them. I'm already sure that in every way-- even in the low end-- these will be an improvement over what I got now. I also know that I should expect honesty-- by analogy I'm not looking at Claudia Schiffer with these, I should be listening to some hyper critical b^*%ch tell me about my faults . Anyway, that is sort of something I need to be suspicious of-- right?-- that I souldn't actually hope to "like" what I'm hearing, but to be able to pin point problems. Anyway, if anyone thinks this approach will like lead to disaster, or if anyone can give me any heads up about what to expect from the the ADAM p-11's, I'd greatly appreciate it. I currently use a cheapo Carvin amp and their PM-5's which were simply meant to hold me over till I can afford better. Thanks.