Been listening to these for about a month now and I must admit I'm impressed! Very nice highs and mids... and I'm impressed with the amount of bass these things put out! I've got 2 aw5500's mounted on the house for the deck area and I just ordered another 2 aw6500's for the pool area to replace some rock (TIC - TFS14) speakers.... based on sound the Def Tech AW5500 blows them out of the water! I just hope they hold up in the elements. Bottom line, a little pricey but well worth it once you listen to them!