I listened to all 3 today in both stereo and with their matching centers. I also listened to JMLabs (too bright), Axiom M60 (liked them but dealer was way too critical of competing brands I know what I like I don't need someone to tell me what to like) ans PSB (not bad not great). I have narrowed it down to C5, Monitor 7 and 602.5. I listened to each using Star Wars Clone Wars chapter 7. The 7s seemed to me to have the best HT impact and I also like the center a bit more. Surprisingly I liked the B&W a close 2nd as they had surprising slam for home theater. I thought I would like the Energys more but they just didn'seem to deliver the same impact. On music I tested the same 3 tracks on each Kiss form a Rose Seal (lost of nice vocals), Snow Legal (for some bass testing) and my personal favorite Joe Walsh Confessor (lots of strings, weird little sounds in the background bad speakers miss and some heavy electric guitar). I have to say I found the B&W the most accurate for music and had nice tight (and surprisingly deep) bass with only a 2 way design. I liked the 7s and the C5 equally the C5s had a more floating in air sound while the 7s seem to have more impact and Slam. Unfortunately I was not able to test all on identical equipment (which might make a difference). For 5.1 the 7s were on a Yamaha 75 watt receiver (which fairly matches the output of my Denon 1603 although the Yammi is kinda bright) for music the 7s were on a Denon 683 which is the stereo version of my 1603 so it seemed a good representation. The C5 and B&W were on a HK 525 which is more than 2 x the price of my Denon so it may not be totally fair. I am leaning toward the 7s as they seem to have the best mix of HT and music for the price. The B&Ws will be 2-3 hundred more (CAN) and are only a 2 way design. The Energys are nice but the center was not quite as nice as the Paradigm (hard to tell without A/B ing them. Anyone want to share an opinion or expereince if I might be happier in the LONG run with any of these 3 (by the way online sellers like Rockets) as good as they may be are not an option as shipping, exchange and duty in Canada makes them too expensive. Thanks for thoughts!