I even use these throughout the house where full range is needed. These are really the only 3 way speakers. Yes, that "one speaker looking thing" is a mid with a tweeter above it...but I honestly can't tell the difference. If you are expecting to have some Joe Perry guitar sounds pop out, forget it. U=I was. These are full range, low end heavy speakers - not really monitors. Speakers. I have the EQ on the rear with the bass almost off, the mids at 1/2 and the highs all of the way up... and it still has too much low end. his is great for the family, parties, watching DVDs, or NFL.
Rapped probably would love this shit. But as a recordist who does music, ala, before autotune, and a mediocre guitarist (not a great lead player), these are just cool to party with. No critical listening will be done on these.
I just use what everyone else uses, the Yamaha, and for checking the low, add the matching sub woofer. That is my basic theme. Same shit everyone else has used. 414s, U87s, 1073s, I have an SSL for mixing and a much of Neve Pres. Too much time is spent splitting hairs with this item a vs item b. Just shut up and play.