Thanks everyone. I think this is an example of an area where people spend a lot of money for something totally unnecessary. Based on the responses to this thread, purchasing something like these seems completely unreasonable:http://www.musicdirect.com/product/73226
Is there an argument to be made for spending $80 on those?
As it turns out, in the new room, my B&W 685's aren't cutting it. I'm thinking I need a floorstanding speaker instead of bookshelves. I was not thrilled with the 685's, they did not handle midrange and bass well at all. Playing the White Stripes or any alternative rock music was literally painful to listen to.
So, I remember auditioning Paradigm Monitor 7's and liked them. Can you all recommend some floorstanding speakers for less than $750? I also have some Mirage floorstanding speakers and like them, does anyone have any experience with the Mirage OMD 15's? I can get a pair of them for $700...
Thanks very much to you all.