Shipping time: I live in Chennai and the product reached me in 4 days in standard shipping.
Product Packing: Well packed and reached me without any damage.
My Background in Audio: Ive been using hi-fi and home theater systems for decades and have sold and bought quite a few brands over the years. Some of them are from premium brands too (Musical Fidelity, Monitor audio gold etc)
Product setup: I bought this for desktop audio listening, replacing definitive technology pro 1000 speakers and SMSL SA50 amplifier.
I have this connected direct to my desktop audio output (Asus mother board with excellent audio output). I have set it on top of wooden stands, made specifically for speaker isolation. I used the supplied rubber pads to provide more isolation, reducing the vibrations.
Listening: Midrange and top end clarity is fantastic and was surprised to find it this price. The bass however sounded weird at first and upon continued use, it got a bit better. However due to the driver size, the bass will always be limited. So if you need some bass, sub is a must.
Well recorded music, esp modern day recordings sounds super clear.
Perfect for near field listening.
If setup correctly, the phantom image sounds mesmerizing with smooth, clear treble & midrange.
It will make you notice some the details which you may not have paid attention to previously on other speakers. It does it without sounding shrill and annoyingly bright.
This is my first experience with studio monitors and treaded carefully with one of the cheapest options and also smaller in size. What a find this has been. I think I will continue my hifi journey with studio monitors instead of separate amps and passive speakers.
Even if the built in amp dies, I plan to rewire it to use with my existing hifi amplifiers and let it live as long as the speaker driver lasts.