I'm not a fan of Fostex and Lowther drivers to begin with. They sounded better than I expected actually. It wasn't my cup of tea, but again, I could hear the sound he was going for, and I get that. It had a very live and real sound, and the resonances of the Cello added a nice touch to acoustical selections. I wouldn't play AC/DC on them, but within a certain musical range, they were ok.