I would investigate how these speakers would interact with your type of room. That type of shift in mindset revolutionized how I view speaker buying. I spent good money seeking the best drivers possible, when really a less expensive point source approach obtained the real world performance I was looking for in my particular room. This idea sprung to mind, because I feel you're looking at very different types of speakers. So instead of what's best, perhaps consider what type of speaker might be best e.g., point source/controlled directivity, single driver w sub, open baffle, traditional hifi. Salk speakers nail the traditional hi-fi approach and are what may sound best in many rooms, especially dedicated rooms. Take this advice for what it's worth, I'm quite enamored with thinking about how speakers will solve issues in my space acoustically, rather than thinking of the speakers in isolation. It's the speaker as tool analogy, sometimes you need a hammer rather than a saw.