...and I wanted to let them break in for a bit before I got all judgemental on them. The thing is, they seem way to bright. Tinny, almost. They're hooked up to a Harman Kardon AVR-230, and I thought this would be a winning combination for the price range. And these speakers have fantastic clarity, no question of that. But especially when I'm listening to music, it's like it's too thin. Guitars always sound like they have that tinny distortion effect even when they're not supposed to have that effect. I've tried fiddling with the bass and treble, but it seems like all that does is either muffle it or make it even harsher. I should explain that so far, I only a pair of these and I use them for stereo. I don't even have a subwoofer, so it's just these two speakers right now. I had planned to stick with Polk for the rest of my system as I build it, but now I'm doubting. My audio buff friend says my problem is that these aren't three way speakers, so I should expect a loss in the midrange, and I should use these primarily for home theater. Well ok, that IS the primary reason I bought them, but I definitely want music to sound good as well. Plus, it's not just music that sounds overly hollow and harsh...movies do also. So, I'm thinking of going to the JBL S38II. But they're just so big. I was wondering if I could fix this problem with the larger Polk RTi6, which would have more bass? Would that make a difference, or is the lack of a midrange driver that I'm noticing more than the small woofer size of my RTi4? Are these really only suited for home theater uses, accompanied by a center channel and subwoofer? If so, is that more because of their size(small) or the lack of midrange driver? Longwinded as usual, I know. Any help appriciated.