When I bought my Paradigm Studio 60s I listened to many loudspeakers, including the Vandersteen 1C. I thought the Vandersteen had the most involving sound of *all* those I tried. My requirements where for both HT and two-channel music reporduction. In music reproduction the Paradigms came in second to the Vandersteens. But I felt that in HT they were the best of the lot. Two things helped make my decision. The first, is that tonally the Paradigms matched my existing center channel, surrounds, and subwoofer better. The second, is that I found used Paradigms for $600. I haven't looked back since. Don't get me wrong, if I could have afforded to replace all my speakers with Vandersteen I would done it in a heartbeat; and maybe someday I will. But for now I am quite pleased with the Paradigms.