Alright, here’s a mini review:
Right off the bat, having easier speakers to drive was a nice upgrade. Gives me a lot more headroom, and the prospects of tube amps come to mind. I turned them upside down immediately, and was disappointed in the realization that the product info labeling and vinyl wrap seam is on the bottom. In retrospect it should’ve been obvious; oh well. Other than that they look awesome. The speaker grills are magnetic so you can just flip them to make them right-side-up. They are just as tall as the micca’s but aren’t nearly as deep.
For sound, I’m not confident in analyzing in depth but I’ll say that there is a mid emphasis and it sounds great. These tweeters are the real deal. I don’t feel a drop in bass quality compared to the miccas. There may be a slight decrease in the bass extension but I can’t really tell so I consider it negligible. If you want proper bass, get a subwoofer. These are desktop speakers after all. But most music doesn’t really rely on low-lows, so try them solo first. I was worried that I’d “hear” the cabinet more in the P3’s compared to micca’s as the P3’s aren’t as deep and have thinner cabinets; it’s obvious when you knock on both of them. Luckily, I don’t hear any of it, even when pushing to uncomfortable volumes so it’s a non-issue to me. Compared to the micca’s, I would say there’s an improvement in coherence between the two speakers and the sound stage came a lot easier to the P3s. This, along with more capable tweeters, gives the P3’s a step up in overall believability.
Lastly, positioning. I think they are very reactive to positioning, although this probably isn’t news for desktop speakers. Initially, I had them around my computer screen. They still beat the miccas in the above aspects, but when I spread them to the edges of my desk, the sound stage blew up! They have the detail in exchange for a forward sound if you toe them in. If you want them to chill out, toe them out. These also aren’t sweet-spot picky so that’s nice. But put those tweeters at ear level!
P.S.: These “image” well I think. And are great for movies!
I don’t think I’ll need to replace these for a long time.