These Focal Cobalt 816S speakers are not for everyone. They're a little bass shy and with the wrong amplifier, they can be a little bright. BUT...they can be amazing speakers if you set them up right and pair them with the right equipment. For one, you'll need a good, fast subwoofer to fill in their lack of bass response and, with the right amplifier, their midrange and upper frequencies are amazing. At this price, the right person could be well on their way to putting together an amazing hifi experience. This pair is a little roughed up but their structural integrity is totally fine. Highly recommended for the right person.