They ARE that good. HOWEVER, the Spendors are also very good. Unless you can find a way to listen for yourself, I'd discourage picking something based on a review over something you've actually heard.
I recently bought a pair of VA Haydn Grands for my bedroom system (room size- 9'x12'). While deciding what integrated amp to use I took my Plinius 8200 mk 11 from my living room system and hooked it up to the Haydn's. I listen primarily to classical in my bedroom and they sounded good with the Plinius. Keep in mind that there is a considerable difference in driver and enclosure size between the VA's and the Spendor's.
Better listen first.