The wife and I walked into Best Buy looking to pick up an MP3 player tonight. Well, as always I had to go to the speaker section to see what new stuff they had. In addition to the Klipsch and Athena setups they had a lot of merchandise that they were trying to clearance out. I spotted some JBL S38s that I started checking out....a terminal cup was busted, and there was a slick nick on the grey plastic. There were no poked drivers or anything that might affect the sound quality. I asked the guy (once I tracked him down) how much they were. He went back and asked his sales manager and came back with a price of $150. I about fell over and immediately asked, "Is that for each?" No...that was for the pair. I figured a new terminal cup from JBL can't be that much. I asked him to hook them up just to make sure they weren't DOA. They rocked to say the least. I was sold and told him that I would take them. My wife on the other hand was sitting there with that look on her face. I asked her what was the matter and she said, "Why are you getting another pair of something you already have?" (I currently have S26 as my mains) I told her that these were a little better at a killer price. She said that we should get those big ones over there (meaning the S312 that were on clearance for $400 each). Gotta love her....she not only didn't mind getting more speakers, but she wanted big ass towers to boot! While I was there I checked out the Athenas. They sounded damn good! Of course, the Athenas were set up right in the Sony area....so doing A/B with Sony and Athena really made a big impact! The Sony speakers sounded like tin cans...and they had no highs....and they were muddy as well. What a great trip this was! I just had to share with everyone here.