As some of you might already know, I'm helping set up a friend's HT, and from the two options it seems that Aerius i, being the higher-class model, is the natural choice. However, we went to the same place yesterday for another audition (the first one was a mess, as I said in a recent post). This time, I asked them to move the Scenario to the same room where the Aerius i was, and to connect them to the same electronics, so we can make comparisons. Wow! I still can't explain why the Scenario sounded even a bit better than the Aerius i. It wasn't day and night difference, but the bass seemed just more integrated with the panel, and a bit tighter. But there's also the possibility of system matching issues here. Since we can get either for about the same price, now I'm puzzled which one we should get. I know the Scenario is newer than the Aerius i, but does that mean it should sound better even if it's lower-spec? My friend's main concern now is the height of the Scenario, which makes its sound unbearable when you listen to it while standing up (which will rarely happen in an HT anyway). So for this preference of Scenario to the Aerius i, any other specific advantages (and disadvantages) that you can think of?