I was on the fence between purchasing the gen 8010 or krk vxt4. Although i never got a change to listen to the krk vxt4s I am blownaway by these lil mofos... im into hip-hop and r&b music. i use logic pro 9 and my mpc 2500 to create. getting back to the 8010's the LOWs are tight and punchy. the mids and highs are crispy and the overall sound is powerful. no exaggeration, i put on a beat and went into the br to shower and i heard every detail of the song IN THE FRIGGIN SHOWER... the kik drums sounded amazing. do yourself a favor and take a listen to these speakers... treat yourself dont cheat yourself.