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Oh my god. I never knew my music had this much TEXTURE! I'd have to say that the clarity and definition of voices is the biggest improvement (at least, the most apparent after this 15 mins of listening) over my Polk Monitor 40s. Rock on!

I always thought I was a "bass person" so I would always crank up the bass on my speakers a little. It turns out, that I was just not hearing the mids and highs correctly to like them, so I would turn to bass for the "punch". Whoda thunk that most of what you hear is from the mids and highs! Haha.

Another prominent quality I notice is that frequencies no longer tumble over each other. Vocals don't get warbly when there are other frequencies (guitars, etc.) near them. This is especially noticeable in rock and metal.

Also, ambient effects like reverb are MUCH more noticeable and musical sounding. It's like a picture with much better background detail.

Seriously, I'm on the verge of tears right now. Audiophile for life.
Edited by Arrec Barrwin - 4/26/11 at 2:58pm
    
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What is it?
    
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What is it?
this

http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/hb-1.html
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Great to know I'm going to keep these speakers in mind for the future.
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My father just got a chance to demo the speakers (he was a real audio fanatic in the 70s), and I have never seen him affected so deeply by music, and I've went with him several times to local orchestra concerts. He brought in some CDs of Brahms and Chick Corea and after about 10 seconds of saying nothing with his mouth slightly open, he closed his eyes and began swaying his head back and forth, his right hand "conducting" the orchestra. He was a (very talented) trumpet player for his college's jazz band decades ago, but decided to go into the field of computer science instead of music. Honestly, when I saw the reaction on his face I know that I saw something inside him reignite.
    
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These speakers are so sex! I'm bumping this because Hsu deserves the recognition. Being an internet-only company can get you lost among the competitors, but I can safely say for the first time that I will not be upgrading these speakers for a long time. Definitely consider these guys if you're in the market.
    
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