Great value. Five stars, but not perfect.
Dig around online for reviews of these and you'll find the consensus is they sound great in the mids and top end, with good clarity but lacking a little power or punch in the bass. I'd agree. I'm not an ear-bleeding volume, thumping bass kind of guy, nor a hyper-critical audiophile authority, so not a problem.
Have given these plenty of listening in an office-sized room with a Topping PA3 digital amp, a good-for-its-time, 20-year-old Yamaha Natural Sound stereo amp, and a new Emotiva BasX A-100. The Topping seemed to suffer the lacking bass issue the most. The Yamaha sounded the best I've ever heard it through these. But the A-100 was definitely the star performer. Loads of clarity, a wide, but not huge, stage. Live recordings especially, seem really engaging with these. Overall very satisfying.
Started off fairly near-field, 4 or 5 ft away, nearly-desktop kind of setup. Good, but not great. Low volume up close with any speakers always tends to sound a little tinnier, anyhow, in my experience. Moved a bit further away (6-8 ft), and on stands, was a surprising improvement and a much fuller sound without much change in perceived volume. So I wouldn't recommend these as close-up desktop speakers.
Overall, very happy. If you're a jazz/classical/folk/pop listener (me), I suspect you'd love them. Vocals, especially. If you're a metalhead or love pounding EDM, maybe not so much. Or get a sub-woofer.
I got the cherry version. Not quite as red as the pictures on this page suggest. As a piece of furniture I like the look. They seem well-finished and understated but aren't the boring black rectangles that so many speakers seem to be these days.
At this price, they're a real bargain, definitely 5 stars. At the original un-discounted MSRP ($500, I believe), just 4 stars.
Would recommend to a friend.