As a video editor, I've used a lot of different speakers, some pro and some not so pro. I wanted to move away from multimedia/gaming speakers and graduate to what the professionals use. I was advised to stay clear of 4 or 5" as that's what my old pair of Mackie's had, so I went with 6.5/7" active monitors and decided to rely on the Yamaha brand. The HS7 model is an amazing speaker system! The quality and richness of the sound is something I haven't anticipated. And the size of these speakers are just small enough to fit on my desk - I was afraid they would be too big. The cabinet is made from wood with a great finish. The power cords are nice and thick - well made, too. I've had my set for a few weeks now, and they're a pleasure to use for video editing, but also for gaming, or just listening to music. So glad I moved up!