Today I replaced my Bose 701 fronts and 301 rears with 4 Epos ELS-3 speakers, and my VCS-10 Center channel with 1 Epos ELS-3C. WOW! What a difference. The imaging is great, the dynamics are fantastic (I can now hear multiple drum beats where before I believed there was only one), the detail is superb. For the first 3 minutes of listening they sounded a little weird, but I got over that pretty quick. I'm looking forward to A/B my old with new just so I can laugh. I highly recommend these speakers for anyone who's looking for a relatively inexpensive but GREAT sounding 5.1 or stereo system. I happen to be using them in conjunction with a SV 20-39PCi+ subwoofer. These speakers were a bit less than $300 per pair, another $300 for the center, which has the same drivers as the pairs, and a bit under $200 for each pair of stands. I now have five Bose speakers for sale if anyone's interested!