Fun speakers, very coherent. They can play loud without compression. I liked mine, though they are not the ultimate in resolution. They can put out a lot of bass in a smaller package, though it's not the tightest bass (but it's not bad either).
You don't want to see what is inside of the cans, they make no sense. You will ask a couple things if you listen to them and then see inside them.
1. How do these sound as good as they do? (and they sound pretty good!)
2. How much BETTER could these be with better parts (caps, inductors, resistors), and attention to detail and consistency in the build. (they literally use cardboard cut by hand as a baffle of sorts for the tweeter, build quality inside can be a bit sloppy). Maybe they are maxed out as is, no real idea...
I wondered about both questions a lot when I owned mine. But, I would consider them again depending on the room, budgets etc. I think John at OHM does a really great job voicing speakers. They do like power, and they do reflect upstream changes more than I would have expected.
I thought about trying some German Physiks as a result of my positive experience with the OHM's. I love my current Salks and have no plans to change. But, I suspect I will always wonder what could be done to max out the OHM's a bit more, a lot would be in regards to the parts... no one really knows if the full range drivers are off the shelf, or custom. The tweeters I suspect measure pretty well, and are crossed pretty high up - but could improvements be made there?
I don't think you have to go nuts on crossover parts, but think the OHM's could benefit a bit from slightly higher quality parts, and maybe a more consistent build. Could more be done with the "Cans" and the baffle inside?
I had the 5000's and did find the "eq" bands to really have an effect, but knowing what worked in my room - could I specify that from the get go and eliminate those parts?
The cabinets are decent, but could more detail be paid to the footer and the veneer - sure, but obviously that would cost more money.
But, I wondered those things because I did enjoy them as they were... I liked the 5000's a lot better than some DynAudio Contour 60's in fact.