They are perfect in terms of functionality (with correction to accommodate an acoustic or an incorrect positioning).
After they are pregnant with HP to 5 inches and that has consequences for the sound.
The curve is really neutral products in the same price range.
I have compared with other on-line (same source) with pr samson resolv 50a example and there are no photos. The Samson commented as "clear" have a lump in the treble very tiring. This highlights some shortcomings of its decision (ssss..) Mix but it seems problematic as not neutral at all. In addition they are very tiring.
Because of HP's 5 inches, the tascam not go down very basic but very clean and do not exégérement boost the bass. I play the bass and let me say that what comes out of the tascam is really beautiful. While the signal is there. According to those who descend below (electronic music) this may be a problem (although we want to go down very low, it should be a great room with acoustic treatment).
So the price is very very good.
An unbeatable value for money. I bought them in August 2007 to 289 euros in Thoman pair! He was unbeatable at that price and it's really usable. For a net gain should be aimed very much more in budget.
This choice I would do without hesitation. I compared them with various models of less than 500 euros a pair (m audio, behringer, Fostex, Alesis, Samson) and really they have won every time