These speakers are great! I'll be completely honest and admit I'm no audiophile and don't have much to compare against. I'm just getting into audio and saw great reviews about the 1.4's, so I went for the 1.5's. So far my mind has been blown by how good they sound with both music and movies. You may not find this review helpful if you're looking for in depth discussion about how the ribbon tweeter sounds or how it compares to other speakers in the range, but I can at least say there is one very happy customer. Also, my wife (who knows even less than I do) absolutely approves, so there must be something there. Great product - can't wait to spend so much more time with these!