I bought a pair of R700s for 90% music (10% 2.0 TV) because I wanted something I shouldn't need a sub with. After 90 to 100 hours of listening (post inverted dust cap repair), I am very happy with the R700s. I came from R200s with a dual 12" driver Rythmic sub and like the sound of the R700s better. Driven with the same source (flac files on a Marantz SR5015) the R700s sound more relaxed. I know that sounds like touchy-feely BS, but that is my impression. They measure a somewhat flatter in-room than the R200/Rythmic L22 setup, so that may be the reason. I can't speak to HT use, but I would certainly recommend that anyone looking for music speakers in the $2k/pr price range include the R700s in their listening tests.