These are quite a bit better than my old speakers, and cheaper! Which is nice, since they're essentially the version 2.0 of my speakers, and it shows. Quality of sound, professional look, better wire and more of it...this set of speakers really knocked an already great set out of the park. My wallet my cry, but they're worth it, and I'm happy, if mopey.
The thing I love about whenever I get new speakers, headphones, or whatever? I always find something a little different in my music, when I listen to it. A little drum in the background, a whistle...something that was just hidden before.