After listening to everything I could find I settled on Martin Logan Motion 20's. I like the size and looks, and I think they sound terrific. I was really disappointed in the B&W 683 S2, because I have 601 S3 bookshelves. I thought that would be a major no brainer, but the highs just weren't there on the 683's, or the Monitor Audio Silver 6 for that matter. The Monitor Audios are really nice looking, but the B&W's are just huge, with what looks like yards of black vinyl on a black spray painted piece of plywood they called a "plynth." So I was disappointed with the Brits this time around. I liked the Triton 7, but I have a cat, and that sock that covers it would be a scratching post/hair magnet. It seems like a look really made for home theater, where the flat black of the sock would really disappear in the dark. They sound really nice, though. I liked the Revel F35 quite a bit, but the Martin Logan just had more bite on guitars, and that's the kind of music I usually listen to. The thing is, at this price range the competition is really stiff. All these speakers sound good, but some do some things better than others. Looks really start to play a part because they all sound good. The only ones I heard I flat out didn't like were Definitive. There were literally entire guitar parts in some songs that just disappeared. They were really muddy and seemed kind of tubby in the bass. Every other brand I heard I could easily understand someone buying them and liking them, but not those. I checked some of the online brands, but that's just not for me. A lot of them really seem to be cabinet makers, sourcing drivers from other companies. That's certainly not an indication of bad sound or anything, but it's not what I was looking for. Martin Logan answered any of my questions the salesman couldn't answer for me within hours, so I'm feeling good about my purchase, and liking the sound very much.