It's good if you like the new line of mid range speakers. But they are in no way going to compare to the clarity and fullness of the top of the line reference II series.
I think what you have is a combination of confirmation bias and maybe a little bit of a "beginner's ear". Don't take that as a mockery, I'm mostly a beginner. I do not have an advanced ear. But I do know there are subtle things to look for like clarity, fullness, dynamics.
Main room (3D blu ray, PS4) - LG 65EG9600: Denon x4000, Klipsch RC-62II, RF-62II x2, RS-41II x2, SVS PC-12NSD + Klipsch RW12d
Couple small LCDs - PS2, PS1, Dreamcast, N64, 3DO, Saturn and other various retro game collections MINT COMPLETE games