Here I some copypasta from an older thread
I trailed Arx a2's after and was pleasantly surprised withe the bang for the buck. And if they were Prettier I'd have kept them.
I've had the speakers in place for about a week now and I have mixed feelings about them. Please take the following evaluation with a grain of sand, as I'm not comparing them with their price range, just using my own thoughts.
AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE! Understated astetics that help the speakers disappear, VERY neutral sound, good detail at higher volumes, non fatiguing, better than expected imaging and weight of sound.
They are not as mid-forward as I would have expected from a M-t-M speaker. The center especially keeps me thinking that I need to nudge up the center gain a bit. At low-moderate volumes they do not have the detail that I was hoping for. I often find myself wishing dialogue was a bit stronger in just about everything I watch.
Movies- These speakers do a surprisingly good job with being seamless across the front stage and don't drive you out of the room with an overly bright experience, like so many HT speakers can do trying to "sizzle".
Pardon my broad conclusion but here goes:
Musically, they sound about where I expected - HT tasked speakers that don't really keep me wanting to go through my music collection to "re-listen" to songs/albums. The best way I can describe them is by comparing them to a particular Movie Theater Chain. These speakers (at volume) sound EVERY BIT as good as any of the "side" Movie Theaters in a Cinemark Movie house, but nowhere near the dynamic impact and detail of Cinemark's XD theaters.
For the Price, I'd say they are amazing speakers that would satisfy 90% of the listeners out there (the same group that would rather NOT pay an additional 4 dollars for a seat in the XD theater). Personally, I think that I've been exposed to a little bit higher end, and am going to need to look elsewhere for satisfaction. Focal Utopia's in the car could be the cause.
I know it's VERY unfair to hold a budget speaker to the standard of $1200 components...but I had to give them a shot.