1) Big and Heavy. Initial thought, before hearing them, was that I would replace them w/ the much smaller Audioengine A2's.
2) Quality Connector between speakers, but could be longer.
3) Sound Great! I will not be returning them. I have not listened to the A 2's, but I've read reviews. My speculation is that they would sound harsher/sharper than the Swans, which sound full and 'rounded'. If the inexpensive D1080's sound this good, the Swan M200 Mk II's and III's must sound really good. However, I must note that I haven't been listening to my main system or phones as I've recently moved. I've been listening to my low-fi car system and a decent boombox. So in comparison to what I've been listening to, the D1080's sound very good.
4) Loud enough for me, I haven't gotten close to their maximum output. They are 'near-field', afterall. Plenty of bass for me.
5) Definitely worth $125 + s/h.
Senn HD 650
Headphone Amp Inventory
Perreaux Sihoutte SXH1
Denon AVR 3806
Denon DVD 1920
Dell XPS 8100 Realtek HD Audio SC w/ Tru Studio PC software (Creative/THX)
Monster HTS 3500 Mk II
Other Audio Equipment
Revel Concerta F12 speakers
Swann D1080 Mk II speakers (near-field for PC)