Audition as many different speakers as you can and buy what sounds best to you. Do you have a budget?
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All I can tell you is stay away from "LIFE STYLE SPEAKERS"
Like Klipsch RSX series, B&W M1 any speakers with plastic on them. If you compare lets say the B&W M1's at $400 a pair to B&W DM 600 at $300 a pair in no way do the M1's sound better.
Try to get somthing with a wood or MDF like cabinet. Knock on the speaker cabinet if it rings stay away! IF you have a smaller room try to get the best quality two way speaker you can find. If you are on a budget (like most of us) buy one piece at a time you will be much happier in the long run.
Wish I could type faster I could give you more advice..
Get some of you favorite music & play it (in two channel no sub rears or center) on all of the speakers. There is no such thing as a "home theater speaker" if a speaker can't play music it will not play movies! I do not know what a death star sounds like when it blows up but I do know what real music sounds like.
I'd do exactly what Krellm7 said in both of his posts. That knocking on the cabinet is a definite must. You want to hear the DRIVERS, not the box rattling. It is worthwhile, imo, to go to a smaller dealer to get some advice, and spend a little extra cash to get a LOT more, in terms of both product and expertise. As we all (should) know, price and value are related but not synonymous. This is disproportionately true in the world of high end audio.