Are they new? If so you should wait at least a month (for any new component) to break in and report back on your findings.
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Be prepared for your Ref 3s to start sounding pretty awful. Out of the box they sound okay, but not nearly as good as they will sound after 100 hours. Play them loud during the break-in period. I put mine face-to-face and threw a couple of blankets over them. Trust me, you haven't really heard them yet. Fabulous speakers. Good luck, Dave
It would be VERY easy to break the switches lifting the grills off. The grills have a cross member that could easily catch the switch and whack it right off. It's a cheesy little switch.
By the way, I wouldn't recommend throwing a blanket over the speakers for any extended period while they're playing loud. Voice coils dissipate heat.