NEWSFLASH - It's just about the money with all (and I mean all) of these companies (whether they're into R&D or not). How else can they survive?!?\n\nI know this thread is a bit old, but I just couldn't help it (as you can see, I registered just to post this). All I've done over the past several weeks is research 'expert'- and user-reviews of the best stereo speaker for the money. The VAST majority of the information on the internet easily concluded that Axiom was the choice. There isn't the 'hatred' out there for them as I've found here. \n\nThere you go\n\nDid you do all your research on the axiom forum? lol.