I have been reading up on what speakers to buy for my comp that im putting together. I heard so many good things about the Klipsch and a hell of a lot of bad things. I just got em for $250, overnight delivery from Outpost.com which beats +$25 for shipping when ordering from Klipsch itself. All i wanna say is my new soundcard hasnt arrived yet so i hooked em up to my old Awe 64 card. Whoever said these are bad speakers...WHY? This is the best sound i have ever heard in my life, at half volume its almost unbearable, but clear sound. Its freakin crazy, anyone thinking about getting these speakers do yourself a favor and get em. I used to be skeptical so i hope this helps out anyone like me.