Paradigm Mini Monitors v.5

Does anyone have an opinion on the Paradigm Mini v.5's?
Thinking of getting these, over spending two times more
for the B&W 685's.

Listen to: Rock (all decades), Electronic (not dance), 60's/70's jazz, folk, and classical (mostly on vinyl).

Any help appreciated.

I have the Studio series 10 ver 5 in my office. I am very familiar with the B&W product. Night and day. Paradigm costs a lot less too.
Can't comment on the v.5, but I had the v.3. Great speakers, especially for rock. Big bass for a bookshelf, but boomy. I demoed the 685s when replacing my Minis, and found them to be better--tighter and more refined--but not that much better.
I recently compared similar level Paradigms to B&W. No contest -- Paradigm.
Thanks everyone. I think it's turning out to be the Paradigm's.
I demo'd the two and even thought the B&W's sounded better; only slightly. The slight difference wasn't enough for me to cough up twice as much, plus no dealer was going under $650.00.

Now someone told me to check out the Wharfedale Diamond 9.1. Oi! Decisions!

Wharfedale has much better frequency response than the 685s. Also, the new Wharfedale 10 series has magnetic speaker grills, great freq response and is IMHO a better deal than the 685s. Wish I had known about them last August...
I was surprised when I listened to a set of B+w's a while back,didn't do much for me,thought my paradigms better. I now have studio 60 v5's paradigms and love them.
I think Paradigm's generally are better at low end response. I was disappointed with my 685s bass, obviously its a bookshelf speaker (only goes to 49Hz), but I did not have the $$$ for floorstanders. So I saved up and bought a sub. Now my system goes deeper than any floorstander I have ever researched or listened to (25Hz). If I could find one that went that low, I probably couldn't afford it!
One of my all time favorite budget speakers is the Paradigm Mini-Monitor. Although I have not had much time with the v.5 stuff, the v.3 and v.4 versions were VERY good for the money. You might see if you could squeeze your budget and move up to the SE1 though. From what I hear, that is a killer little monitor at a fantastic value. :)
I bought a pair of Mini Monitors just a couple of months ago. As discussed, I compared them to the B&W 685s. I've always been a big fan of B&W, but liked the Paradigms better, especially at that price point. I came across some additional cash and decided to sell them and spend more on a pair of Sonus Faber Toys (nice deal for $875). But for about $500 bucks, I think the Mini Monitors are one of the best bookshelf speakers out there.