I do infrequently. More often than not, I use them fill the room(s) up with music when we are eating together or when I am cleaning the kitchen. My 6 year old daughter also loves to dance with me in the family room (where my desk is located) so they are the source of music for that.
My HE1000s are my preferred music source of choice while at my desk but the speakers are my preferred source for movies/TV shows at my desk.
ah okay... cause i was gonna say i doubt at that distance speakers of that size become a point source adequately. but yeah, as general loudspeakers for the whole room that would work.