"Best speaker below $100."4.0 starson by half_n_half17
Pros: Imaging and clarity
Cons: I found the bass to be accurate, but thin. Speakers fell flat during some rock albums. Hip-Hop fans should pair with a sub or pony up for a more expensive speaker.
Summary: I've had these Dayton's for about 5 months now and I use them in near-field listening at my home-office desk. I paired them with a Dayton T-amp (same chip as the Lepai amp) and they are plenty loud for my space. The best attribute about these speakers is their stereo imaging. They provide a wide sound stage and instruments place cleanly and distinctly across it. These speakers are a bit on the "bright" side, but they are not harsh like some other cheapo speakers I've heard. While I found the bass to be pretty thin, it is definitely accurate. I'd imagine that these would blend well with an 8" sub in a sealed box for a bit of extra low end punch. Theses are not "muddy" crap speakers and if you are willing to live within their limitations they are the best speakers below $100 I have ever heard... including some of my own designs. I agree with Steve in that you probably won't be getting a better speaker until you spend in the $140-200 range.