I have been looking around for a new pair of front speakers in the range of $1,000 USD. So far I have listened to Paradigm, B&W, Klipsch, and a few others. The following are my favorites as of today: Paradigm Studio 40: 450$ each, bookshelf Paradgim Studio 60: 600$ each, floorstanding B&W 602 S3: 300$ each, bookshelf B&W 603 S3: 500$ each, floorstanding From what I have read you can't go wrong with either company. However I am a bit undecided what one to go with. If I go with bookshelf speakers I would need speaker stands which will most likely make up the price difference between the bookshelf and floorstanding. I am tending to lean towards the 603's being 200$ cheaper than the Studio 60's but I am interested in other opinions. I will be using these speakers in an existing setup. I listen to 60% music, 40% movies. I plan on upgrading my system as money permits starting with the speakers. I do have a subwoofer currently so I am not too worried about the difference in bass between the floor standing and bookshelf. What are your thoughts? Thanks.