For me there is no comparison. I was originally looking at the Frescos, and when I heard them, I was so disappointed in their sound(especially considering their price tag). I recently auditioned the Reference AV's, and to me there is no comparison, AV's win hands down. I will be purchasing them in the near future. The Frescos sounded like cheap plasma speakers to me, where as the Gallos sound like high end monitors...that's my 2 cents.