These speakers are not to everybody's visual taste,i personally think they are fantastic and a great talking point,as for the sound they have exceeded all my expectations,they are a huge leap in performance from my previous speakers (HK sound stick 2) especially playing uncompressed music.The sheer range and depth of sound is unbelievable,if only used through a computer playing mp3 and iTunes compressed digital music i can see why certain reviews aren't so favourable regarding the price compared to other brand named speakers but once you unleash the full potential via non compressed music to me they are worth every penny
When I undid the big box containing the gla55 speakers and went to take them out my immediate thought was how ugly and heavy these speakers were! It is very much down to personal opinion with these speakers to look and sound as the sound was powerful as you would expect but not pleasantly powerful just booming bass powerful and over hyped all round!!
In all honesty I found these speakers big heavy and almost frighteningly ugly and tried to like them but sadly could not! Alot of money and could do alot better like a hifi that is computer adaptable..NOT MY CUP OF TEA but suit some people i guess!