A truly great speaker. When these speakers landed in my room the search was over. I was fortunate to find a pair of 3.5s at a reasonable price, hence the sale. Are the 3.5s better? Maybe a little. Absolute Sound magazine Editors Choice pick for a number of years. One of the tweeters is discolored, a known occurrence in this era of manufacture (see photos). Some tiny pin points on the tops due to using Mapleshade high hat triple points. The grill covers are included and are in un-used condition. These speakers can be upgraded to 3.5s also.