For $80, I think it is worth a shot. If they don't work out, you could probably get something for them or give them as a gift.I have a chance of picking up a pair of Century 300i speakers for $80 to replace some Technics speakers in a 2ndary system that sees occasional use only. I have a Subsonic 5 which supplies the bottom end. I'm looking for more cohesive match between sub and bookshelves. Is that a fair price?