Even with the sun shining on them, you still can't see the finish well enough, but I think my friend will be more than happy, considering how lousy they looked when I first got them. I found out what brand they were originally, but I'll refrain from revealing the name. I can't believe what is sold as "high-end"! These sold for around $300 when new, circa 1980, and had about $35 in drivers and what they considered a cross-over! I wouldn't have been able to live with myself if I operated a business in this manner. But when they're stamped out like tuna cans, I guess you have to charge what will keep your business going.