I didn't know this thread was still alive. (I'm not receiving e-mail notices.)
Here is a bit of my perspective: I returned home from work rather late last evening, a bit worn out by some projects I've been struggling with. I turned on my DMA-90 to let it warm up while I watched the late-night news. (I had left my Icon and DMC-12 on from my listening session the previous night.) A short while later I was thoroughly enjoying cuts from Yellowjackets' "Live Wires", Joshua Redman's "Wish", Lyle Lovett's "Joshua Judges Ruth", Rickie Lee Jones' "Pirates", Duke Ellington & John Coltrane, and John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman. I had the volume set at twelve o'clock! The music was beautiful.
I had thought I would need to spend three-to-five thousand dollars on a pair of stand-mount speakers to have something commensurate with my main system. (And the ATC's I spent some time with a few months ago certainly satisfied, even though they thirsted for a bit more power than my DMA-90 could muster.) However, I am so pleasantly surprised to be enjoying my music through these relatively inexpensive Human Speakers as much as I am. The music is detailed and fast and involving and, um, musicalwhether at lowish SPL's or highish!
Now, I don't have "golden ears", and my listening roommy family roomisn't treated with audiophile sound panels, etc., and I haven't invested in special power cords, etc. But I do attend a fair bit of live music performances, and I can absolutely appreciate the quality of music emanating from these small, inexpensive speakers. The live cuts on the above CD's sound very good, indeed.
I can't help but believe that if the designer/builder of these speakers was more "conventional" with respect to marketing, etc., these small speakers would sell for a good deal more than they do. Oh, God! I really hope he doesn't read this!