I used to think that Sony were so so in their electronics, mid-fi at most, nothing more. I used to think that, regarding speakers, Sony was awful. But I have in my home a couple of their new line speakers, and I must confess Im impressed. My own speakers (the Sony's are here only for a review) are Klipsch Heresy, so everyone should know by now that Im not easily impressed, and that I value dynamics, clarity and lack of compression above all. The Sony's are almost a copycat of some B&W's, they share the Kevlar yellow mid driver, the tweeter above the main case in a separate chamber, their solid constuction and their curvy shape. The sound? almost equal to the B&W's, bright and clear, their bass is outstanding considering they sport only a 6 1/4 bass driver (right in to the 40Hz with authority). Im surprised to see Sony taking seriously the speakers business, and perhaps, if somebody is interested, I can give a more detailed review here in the future.