I have a pair of 212RTs. When I first heard them, they blew me away with their clarity, it's like the sound emanating from them was precisely etched, etched as sharp as the finest crystal aspires for, and remained so to well beyond painful listening levels. I also have a pair of GoldenEar Triton OneRs and it kinda hurts me to have to say but they sound veiled in comparison, they can't match the 212s, even at subdued levels. I personally don't get the music/HT thing, accurate is accurate. I think a lot of the dynamics you need in HT come from the sub anyway. That said, the 212 and JTRs in general, are so efficient and handle so much power, 95-98dB, 2KW, for the 'R' reference series, they're really hard to beat in the dynamics dept. The 215RT goes deeper than most subs. Some opinions are more generally accepted than others. If you read through the JTR thread, you'll find an awful lot of folks saying how blown away they were and how they're the best they ever heard and that's from many who have a lot more experience with high-end speakers than I have. You can't go wrong them for music or HT, in my opinion.