Why did you purchase this speakers in the first place? I would buy a pair of barefoots with that money...
They look like a tank.
yes Julio did already said the barefoots are in a different price range. If you read the reviews of the HG3 you will read what makes them unique is that they are compared to speakers in that price range also but a lot more cheap, and the price has gone down since I bought them also, if you ask me personally I do not see any competition when it comes to of good price value and if you want a high range speaker but do not have the money to buy them.
in the barefoot price range I would probably be more interested in Geithain RL901k.
Anyway I am quite satisied with my HG3, but that is usually until you try something new that is even better..always room for improvements.
Any way, my problems of "oxidation" in the speakers have not been any problem any more, I have not sent them in for any service they have been running smooth since a long time now...
My regret is that I should had waited maybe 6 months to buy the speakers, I did missintepret the market since they rewivews I thought they would go up in price not go down..that made me to hurry to buy them as fast as I could even before I had other equionment to use them they stood preety much in the cardboard for about 6 months.