I can afford them either but I am concerned with the rb-3's being enouhg for when I move into a larger ht room. And right now it would be much more convienent to have the bookshelfs. I have heard both and love them both I just want to cover myself to avoid having to be dissapointed down the road. I have a sub so low ends on the speakers will not be a problem since I am going to set them to small anyways. I need help bad. Oh these are stricly for HT use thanks!!