Pros: Overall balance, quality.
Cons: If you are a basshead, look elsewhere
My review is much too long to paste here, so the full-length-review can be found here.
I will however summarize my review quickly, and expand a bit on it:
- These are a good choice if you are a producer on an extremely tight budget - as a "my first studio monitor" speaker
- Sound stage and imaging capabilities are much better than you would expect for a $130 speaker
- The amplifiers give off a slight hiss
- Tonal balance is somewhat dependent on volume setting: From a bit dark on low volumes to bright on high volumes
- They don't have what qualifies as sub bass, but again: They don't pretend to, and do a good job in the rest of the frequency range
Also, please note that this speaker has gone through two revisions. The first revision had a bass boost control on the back of the speaker that is gone in the Mk II version. Many of the quality concerns people have mentioned about the first edition do not seem to be present in Mk II.
Note that they will easily beat out any computer-oriented brand in the same price tag, and when Tom's Hardware reviewed them, they beat out the $500 Bowers and Wilkins MM-1.
Conclusion: If you don't have more to spend, these are a good choice, but if you can afford it, and have enough space, the BX5 D2 from M-Audio offers better sound and better value for money.