I have VR3s and VR4gen III's. The 4's are worth what I paid . . . every dime of it. The VR3's are a steal at the prices they can be found at. You can probably duplicate them with a really good set of monitors or compact floor standers - exept you'd have to add a subwoofer to get the equivalent bass extension. The down side is they're bulky and difficult to ship, and they're not attractive.