Amazing in a treated room
I've had these for over 2 years, and I hated them. No bass. Awkward mids. Yesterday I brought home a bunch of 3" rock wall sound absorbing panels and hung them up around my apartment. It's like I bought a new pair of speakers. The treatment soaked up a bunch of reflecting mids and high mids, and now I can actually hear the bass. Punchy, clear, defined bass. Not just accurate, but very pleasant.
I'm an idiot for going this long without treating my home studio. Don't be like me.
An 8 inch driver can compensate with extra bass for a badly treated room, but for a home studio you're really just compounding your problems.
Build the panels. Buy these speakers. Hear the truth.