Great question, since both are excellent speakers. I traded my Hawks for Raven C's. The Hawks of course can't approach the bass reproduction of the Raven C's. Few speakers can. The Raven's bass response is just stunning. Pitch correct, full, deep, fast, musical. The Hawks, on the other hand provide more detail and sound faster overall than the Ravens. Imaging of the Hawks is better, they sound more refined. From a practical standpoint, the Hawks are easier to deal with. Much smaller of course and lighter. The Hawks aren't as dynamic nor will they fill the room like the Ravens. If you like it loud, the Ravens will simply immerse you in the music and not go over the top. Either speaker will treat you nicely, they certainly won't beat you up, and I like the looks of both. In a smaller room, and if volume is not an issue, the Hawks are the ticket. In a larger room and for those who require a true, full range speaker, the Raven is the better choice. Probably the best of all worlds was the Hawk with the Magellan VIII sub woofer. If you have not heard the Magellan sub woofers, you are missing a real treat -- a welcome departure and excellent reproducer of bass notes. I have owned 4 subs including the Talon Roc and it is the best by far. Tremendous combination, though the combo still won't exceed the Ravens in overall scale or loudness. Both require power - I ran the Hawks with the HALO A21 250 watt SS amp and it was just enough. A 125 watt amp made them sound puny. You really can't go wrong, it depends on your tastes, as usual, room size and needs. Be sure to get a quality stand with the Hawks, they are smallish, but still weigh 45 lbs or so.