I just got a set of the kickers and well to tell you the truth it is my first set of comps that i have ever owned... so i dont have much to compare them too.. but i like the shallow depth of the mids so that they fit in my door with out much mods... and the xover looks cool so i put them on my amp rack. and over all they dont look that bad. and they sound alot better then the sony 4x6 plates that i had b4 the sonys have a 1.5 tweeter and 5" mid and the tweeter in at the top of the plate and the mid is at the bottom but the kickers i can have the tweeter in the A piller or on the mid like a coax..... i guess that i love them (i got them for 45.00 shipped to my door Brand new)