From what I understand, these speakers are identical to the current 600M's that were CNET 's speaker of the year. They look and sound amazing. I am astonished at how smooth the tweeters are and they also pack quite a punch in a normal sized room. Great, effortless sound that excels with rock and blues. Ebony finish with a few faint scratches on the top surfaces. I tried to photograph, but they don't show much and didn't photograph well. Please add 3% for PayPal.