Loud and clear but not so much bass
I just got a pair of the white 8002's (8" 1-sided tubbie) and found them to be fairly bright with very little bass. If you really crank them they deliver a super loud and distortion free sound, though. I was surprised how loud and clear they were. They do have a little punch at that volume level (over 90db) but if you just want some background music, these sound pretty tinny because they highs are a lot louder than the bass. I wanted to use these as patio speakers but they won't do in that setting. If you're on a boat and there is a lot of noise, and you crank these really loud, I think they'd work. But compared to other outdoor speakers these are not well suited to low volume listening...