They came in on Monday, I left them running all day and night playing music to break them in (per the manual). Tuesday I only listened to CD's on them, to get a feel for them, Tuesday night I pulled up an old mix in PT, deleted all the inserts and started (fairly) fresh on it. I love these things. The bass isn't thumping like an 8", but it's there, especially if once you get used to them (always the most important thing to do with monitors, I believe). They're pretty damned flat once you tune them up via the back switches (hi shelf, lo shelf, mid bump). I ran an RTA and got them set up pretty well using just the switches. They're smooth as silk. I can listen to them all day long, no harshness in the highs. They're also really deep sounding, not bass-wise, but i can really hear into the mix, which is something I wasn't hearing before (mid-end bookshelves and some 7506's). I was able to hear my reverb tails in far more detail than before, and really had a much easier time moving things back and forth in the mix. They also translated very well. I burned the mix to CD and took it down to my home-theatre-in-a-box stereo, it sounded good, took it to a boom box, it sounded good, and threw it in the car, and it still sounded good. Best $1000 I spent so far. I still want to spend more time just listening on the, to really get used to them, but I couldn't resist any more and had to try a quick mix out on them.