I know this does not sound like a fair fight ($328/pair vs $1,100/pair), but with all the raving reviews about the CBM-170 performing as good as or better than speakers costing 2-3x the price tag, I think it's time to set it straight. To be more fair to the CBM-170, I'd like the comparison to include a capable sub, such as the SVS Plus series drivers, to handle the bass frequencies. Mainly, I am looking for someone that has listend to both speakers enough to be able to compare the sonic differences. I am trying to see if it is worth spending an extra $700/pair to buy the Axioms. Remember that I am only looking for the superior speaker ABOVE 100hz. Which speaker is more detailed? Better soundstage and imaging? Which holds it's quality better at high volumes, and by how much is it louder and still detailed? Keep in mind that the CBM-170 is 4ohm/89dB sensitive, and the Axiom M80ti is 4ohm/95dB sensitive. If it helps, I have a Denon AVR-4802 and I live in an apartment (moving after college, don't want to have to upgrade in the future). Thanks for your help!