Have y'all tried the subout from the Vanatoo? For my short demo time with the Zero, using the subout changed their character a bit for the better (no longer trying to pump out "full" range from a tiny driver) I bought my daughter the Zeros this past Christmas, as well as a cheap sub (Emo x8) to round it out. I demo'd them on my desk and was impressed for their size - my expectations were rather low and they easily became something I wanted to keep around longer. For the price and simplicity vs the single powered speaker options it's an easy win. For a bedroom / teenager system it's surprisingly good and simple (no AVR, no Integrated amp, etc) - I'm happy to know she regularly annoys her mom and stepdad by cranking it up I haven't heard the T1 Encore but I'm intrigued now after hearing the Zeros.