I've done this a few times. The last time I went monitor shopping I wanted to be done. So I checked a ton of them. Early in my search I checked out some Genelecs. Nothing I tried could touch them. They were expensive but I'm done. FWIW, I bought my son those JBLs and they are very good speakers. For listening to music. They are adequate as monitors but they are nowhere near the Adams, Genelecs, Etc. If you want great computer speakers, the JBLs are a good choice. But if you are serious about recording and mixing, there are much better options.