These are actually awesome. I dropped the power speaker off the table - still absolutely fine - build quality is fine!
Sound quality is a HUGE step up from the average speaker system and with the microphone you're good to go.
The soundie guys tried to sell me some Yamaha's but, you know what, side by side I heard no real difference at all.. basically, these days, whatever you produce will be heard on an iphone or Pc systems. These monitors are all you need... I love them to bits and had two awesome tracks recorded in 2 hours.. simple, stunning, and super easy to work with... they ARE brilliant .. and exactlt what you need to make the whole recording process less hassle .. get em..