I went and gave these a quick listen last night and I can definitely hear those "bumps". Midrange was good for $99, but Fry's isn't exactly a good place to listen and I couldn't get a great feel for them. LOL, the salesperson said "Don't expect much from a $99 speaker" :rolleyes: Anyway, I thought they were fine. Decent lower midbass punch, but sligthly less extension than I expected. Highs were crisp, but overall they lacked a bit of clarity. The cabinets were not as inert as I would have hoped. Still, for that price, these things are quite good, though the 4 Ohm impedance still makes them not something that will be good for low end receivers.