Looked high and low for great near-field desktop speakers for music. Tried the B&W MM-1s, and they were nice, but there was no way to easily add a sub (and they need a sub). Saw a snarky answer on one of the boards to just buy an amp, a couple speakers, and a sub, and I thought why not? So, I have these hooked up with the NS-22 amp, a Klipsch SW308 sub (crossed over at about 115 Hz), and a SoundBlaster Z. My desk faces into the room, so my speakers don't get any extra bass from a rear wall (a shame, because without that, the P4s don't really kick much below 70 Hz). No grills makes these boys look very cool. The MM-1s were all class, but these look like the business end of elegant... classy in a tougher way. They're heavy with a very nice black satin finish. At night, they almost disappear. Packaging was first rate, with cloth bags and all. I was almost expecting to find a bottle of Dewers in there somewhere (sadly, I didn't). So, how do they sound? Well, they sound great. The soundstage is *almost* as good as the MM-1s, but they're not quite as clinical, sounding a little warmer - which I prefer. I play these at low volumes, but they can get loud. Leaning the speakers back with the optional stands helps bring out the highs a bit more. I like it a little better... try leaning them back on a stack of CDs first if you want. The Klipsch is a good compliment to these. I returned the MM-1s because I can't get the full spectrum from them. But these are keepers.
Pros: Good soundstage. They look great. They have amazing presence with quality recordings. Pair 'em with a good sub, and OMG! They sound warm with clear highs and a beautiful midrange that brings out strings and vocals. You will look sexier just being in their presence. You'll also smile more.
Cons: They're very transparent, so you'll notice it when an album is poorly mastered / recorded. And you'll notice the sub-par nature of poorly encoded mp3s. They do well on bass FOR THEIR SIZE, but you won't get much bass from a 4" woofer; it's just physics.