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Amongst the speakers you listed (all good speaker companies)....No personal experience with Focal, but people on this forum seem to really like them! I have never been a fan of B$W, however, based on hearing only a couple speaker models (they just didn't stand out). Energy, PSB and Paradigm I have heard and they make good speakers- cannot even tell you what models I have heard.
At some point, you will have to listen to speaker...trust your ears. Then when you have one or more models that you really like, make sure the store has a decent return policy, buy them with the idea that if they don't sound good in your home, they are coming back! If you can afford to short term, buy more than one modelt, set them up and do a A/B comparison and you will really get a sense for which one is the better speaker for you and your room!
Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub