Ever since I bought my beginnings of a beginners HT I have not been listening to my mini-system. Anyway, I was used to listening to music on my Paradigm Titans. I decided to give the mini-system a whirl. To say the mini-system disappointed me is a severe understatement. The bass was bloated, boomy and undefined. The treble was very poor and the midrange was very unclear. But just a year ago I was very satisfied with this system. I knew it wasn't the best(believe it or not I thought those Giga-tube minisytems were top-of-the-line in the audio world!)but I thought it sounded good. In a side by side with my Titans, the minisystem sounded like it was underwater. I guess the question I am getting at is: Do your ears adapt to better speakers? Am I just used to the sound of my Paradigms? If this is so, why bother upgrading. As long as you are happy with what you have why bother teasing your ears by listening to systems you will never have?