I have the opportunity to buy either of these speakers at a very discounted price, the Mordaunt at $200 less than the Axioms. The downside is that I cannot audition them, but for the price, I really can't complain. I'm looking at either the M60ti or the Mordaunt 980's (http://www.mordauntshort.co.uk/products/908.html). Either way, I want to eliminate the need for a sub. My current sub is not very musical at all. I listen to mostly music, but movies as well. I'd say 60/40. I'd rather put my money into a full-range speaker that will handle it all. Also, I should mention my tastes. I listen to a lot of acoustic rock (Beck, Wilco, etc.), straightforward Brit-type rock (Blur, Radiohead, Beatles, The Kinks), some "indie" music (Interpol, The Walkmen, Microphones), and some classical to boot (Mozart, Rachmoninov, Bach). My tastes are varied, but I wouldn't say that all the recordings I will be listening to will be top notch. A lot are raw and vintage sounding. I've heard this can be bad with the Axioms? Finally, my setup is an H/K Signature Series 2.0 preamp (with an annoying hiss - time to call h/k!), Parasound HCA-855 amp, and Pioneer Elite DV-45a DVD/transport.