I was wondering why they were taking so long. I had ordered V2s, eventhough I had just seen the V3s in S&V. I wasn't sure if they were available yet, and when I asked my dealer, they weren't sure. They took a week longer than expected. I got them home, and did not even notice anything until I went to hook them up. As I was popping the bananas in, I noticed the little tag on them said V3 , so I looked at the box, and it also said V3. Visually, they are identical to my V2s, as far as I can tell. Sonically, they sounded a little different, but they are not broken in either. My V2s are a little over a year old. Unfortunately, you cannot remove the grilles, so I can't SEE the difference. I ran them for about 6 hrs yesterday, and I will do that again tonight, and after a week or two, I will do a side by side with the V2s again.