I'm screwing around with a new pair of monitors. Big surprise, eh? I wanted another reference, and originally picked up a pair of the M-Audio BX-8As. Unfortunately, one of them decided to stop functioning correctly after only a few weeks, and the store didn't have another pair in stock. As long as I was returning them, I decided to try something different, and got the new Dynaudio BM5As. I liked the M-Audios as a way of simulating a "home" speaker. But I would never have used them alone for mixing. They are strictly a secondary reference kind of speaker. The Dynaudios are a different story. They are a real-deal monitor. I am hearing things on familiar CDs that I missed on my old Genelec 1031As. To be fair, the Genelecs sounded "bigger"; of course...they WERE bigger. They seem to have less "apparent" low end than the Mackie 624s, but they sound tighter and flatter, the Mackies may be a little ripe in the upper bass by comparison. The high end seems more transparent. As for dispersion, in my "stand up, walk around, sit down" test, there are fewer high frequency changes. These speakers DO have very good bass, however. I just listened to a Sheryl Crow record with synth bass reinforcing the real bass, and...um...yeah, they go low. So I will likely hang onto these. I've gotten good mixes on the larger Dynaudio systems at other studios, and trust their products. These are made in Denmark. I will update when these get broken in. I bet these would be astounding with a good subwoofer.