These are the best monitor speakers I have ever had. I got them in geat price about 260 pounds. Sound quality is a lot better than my M-Audio which I have in our kitchen now :) Great midrange. Sound is very creamy not to crispy and not to boomy. If you think about buying them then do not think just buy them because they are worth every penny. Pads are good enough and quality is OK.I did not expect more. It's just a foam rubber so they are very cheap I think.