I have it connected, for normal listening I use it. If I want to listen to something very critically or impress someone I turn it off.
My rear fill consits of DLS Iridium 6.5 midbasses running full range. They add a nice little kick to the back of my seat. And they don't sound too bad running full range. Obviously they are lacking treble but not too bad. I originally put them in so i could try doing the Prologic surround, but the H701 adds so much noise and brings the noise floor way up that I gave up on the surround idea.