I have a pair of these. Picked them up at the thrift store for $10 some weeks back. For reference, they just barely fit into the trunk of a MkIV Volkswagen. I can't wrap my head around what's supposed to be great about them. I hear some potential, I've seen people say room positioning is extra-important, but I'm at a loss. I'm in the process of remodeling my house. The main floor is a disaster area - I'm living in the basement. So far I've only tried them in the bedroom, which has a vinyl floor. The existing rig in there is a passable Sony HT receiver driving a pair of Boston A120's (also purchased at the thrift store) (why yes, I am single, why do you ask?). The A120's sound Pretty Decent in there. For some reason, the QED's Don't. They come off as harsh, and honky, and lacking in midbass. So, before i decide that these simply aren't for me, how do i get them to sound their best? I didn't actually know what they were when i saw them at the thrift store, but i could tell they weren't garbage, and i figured the tall & skinny nature of them could come in handy in a surround rig, as rear or side speakers. But they sound strange enough that i wonder if i would be better off passing them along to someone who will appreciate them more than i do. I realize that the vinyl floor in there isn't optimal. When the livingroom is redone, that'll be hardwood floors and a rug. Which probably also isn't optimal, but in the interim livingroom in the basement, the fronts are ADS L810's, and seem to sound ok with cement floors mostly covered by a rug.