I could never stand the sound on most multimedia speakers, and again even most HT systems. There is no warmth or depth, just a lot of exaggerated bass and treble with jarring mids if turned up. With my hearing the way it is now, i need extremely clear speech and dialogue at very low volumes. I can't really listen to most music, any constant sound tends to aggravate the hyperacusis. Weird tracks like this one are bearable.Depending on your budget they aren't the best even for listening to certain genres of music, I've gone through a pair of BX5 D2's and Rokit G3's and I'd never recommend them only for media consumption, you're better off with a 2.1 system like the Z623.