I am currently using some $150 JBL 5" monitors that I'm looking to upgrade from. I've been looking at the Yamaha HS8 monitors due to their high reputation in the industry and very flat frequency response. I'm also not using a sub for the time being and foreseeable future and the 8's will give some better bass. May use them as a practice situation as well for playing through my axe fx II to dial tones and in the case that my cab and rig is at practice space for my band. Anyone out there that owns these that can give their input? Anybody tried them but found something they liked better?