It's very hard to compare speakers when you're running around the city from dealer to dealer trying to compare speakers and then trying to remember what they all sound like. It would also seem that very few dealers (at least around here) sell final sale only on all their products, so a real in-home comparison isn't possible. What's the benchmark that should be used by comparison? I have a demo CD that I go to the dealers with with a wide array of familiar tracks, but how do I know which speakers provide me with the most accurate reproduction of the recording? Surely it is impossible to demo every speaker with every available amp and source on the market. To save you all from a long ramble, perhaps some of you guys who have far more experience than I do when it comes to this kind of stuff could provide some insight on how you came to the decisions you did...at least in terms of sound.