Many sites on the internet have compared these Polks to other speakers as saying they sound like the others with a blanket taken off them. Especially the clarity compared to the Infinities(they are often compared to their brot hers sitting by them in Circuit City), which are noticeably cheaper. I listened to them with the same receiver, and a lot of different music in the room in CC, and, even though they were far more expensive than the Infinity Alpha 50s, they sounded very thin in my opinion. Like a boombox, in comparison. It wasn't the bass - even when setting it to send all signals below 80 hz to the sub and lowering the volume to 0 on the sub's end, the Infinities sounded fuller, and even some of the other brands in the store that I didn't get the name of. They sounded the same, just with a lot of sound missing in places it should've been, and with peaks where they shouldn'tve been. Yet, the reviews across the internet for these not only make the Infinities out to look like crap, yet make them out to look very good. I'm wondering if anyone shares this opinion of these two speakers in comparison to others in the price range, because a lot of this site has the same opinion on the Polks and it's leading me to believe I have very unique ears here.