I wish I could audition them side by side. I do use a sub, although not a great one. I'm using a Polk PSW10. It does seem to compliment the Focal\n\n\nAre your 1028 in a large room and you sit far away, like 4 meters or more?\n\nDid I mention I try driving my with a 5 W amp and they sounded fine? Those speakers are relatively easy to drive compared to my other speakers.