Personally I much prefer the highs of Klipsch to that of Polk. I think the Klipsch Reference will blow away the Polk Monitor line. But there are those who don't care for that kind of speaker. If I were you, I would buy a couple of less expensive Klipsch bookshelf speakers, like some RB-41s, and try them out, they are small and light and won't be as much to ship. If you like that sound, then get the RF-82 and RC-62 speakers and use the RB-41s as surrounds. If you don't like that sound then just use the RB-41s for surround speakers where their sound won't be as much of a problem for you.