Aside from the fact that they're plugged into the second set of RCA outs on a Schiit Gungnir Multibit, they're not exactly audiophile material, but I like them. I'm mostly a headphone guy, but the Miccas are fine when I need a short break from headphones. They're pretty small, so that's the main reason I went with the Miccas. There's also a powered version of them, the PB42X. For the money, both of them, powered or passive, beat just about anything you'll pick up off an endcap at your local electronics retailer. You just have to have realistic expectations.