The Bose 201 Series Vs are a set of home audio speakers designed for simple listening. These aren't studio monitors and aren't meant for that type of use at all. I've only used the speakers in tandem with a home theater set up, so this review will be based upon that type of experience with the 201s. While there are a few different types of 201s, the Series Vs I believe are the newest model in this line. In terms of Bose products, for me they are usually hit or miss as I either love them or hate them, and while I can't say I'm in love with the 201s, I do like them a good deal. As far as for listening to CDs or records on, these do a great job of projecting an accurate signal as I find that they have a big sound for such small speakers. They have a good amount of low end response without having a sub woofer, and also accurately portray the rest of the frequency spectrum quite well. As I stated early, I've only used the Bose 201 Series Vs for listening to music on and not anything studio related, and for this use I can't see anything wrong with them. While they aren't as great as the Bose 301s, they are cheaper and do provide a very good sound quality. While consumers today have a lot of different options to choose from in the home speaker market, Bose is one of the best at what they do, offering high quality products at somewhat reasonable prices, so if you're looking for a nice set of speakers for your home audio set up that won't break the bank, the Bose 201 Series Vs are definitely worth your consideration as I think you'll be pleased with what you hear.