I would like to know peoples thoughts on this subject. I was at a music store the other day, and I was listening to some monitors in their recording / production room. The monitors were M-Audio BX8A. I thought they sounded amazing for the price,($499) and the more that I started thinking about it....why wouldn't people want to use these speakers in their homes as there regular speakers for listeing to music? I realize that it might not be the best way to go if you're going to do a home theater setup, but for audio only, why not? If they are good enough to use in a high end studio where all the critical listening is done in the actual production of a record, why wouldn't they be good enough for home use? I realize there are alot of studios that are not going to use a pair of $499 dollar M-Audio monitors, but........ I currently have a pair of Focal/JM Lab Chorus 714 home speakers. So far, I have been quite happy with them, and I haven't been able to do a side by side listening comparison between my Focals and the monitors, but I must say I was blwon away by the sound of the M-Audio monitors.