This is 2.5 years too late, but I was listening to my pair of Kayaks this evening in a secondary system and these little speakers are fantastic. Great clarity and presence, nice mid-range. I'm impressed with such amazing sound in such a small package. Like being at a live performance. Josh Ritter sounds like he's in the room with me, and listening to Air puts their synthesized music right in front of me. I'm using them with a Portal Panache and upsampled Tjoeb cd player.