A significant investment worth every dollar, then some
I've sampled many monitors, heard all kinds of audio sources, but none have come close to Genelec's catalog. Intensely accurate sound reproduction.
Being able to trust your speakers and know that what you're hearing is exactly what's coming out of your sound card is an invaluable asset as an engineer/producer. Since purchasing the 8050B's, I've been able to remove the mental "filter" that kept me second guessing myself with every knob I twisted.
I would have liked some sort of software integration with the GLM calibration kit they offer with their higher-end SAM monitors, even if it's just a simple EQ adjustment on my PC's bitstream output to my sound card, but alas. A great value nonetheless for the newfound confidence and freedom.