B&W's are warm, not neutral, Paradigm are neutral, one day people will get this... until then, do not believe people when they say Paradigm are bright, completely untrue, just about all professional reviews echo this sentiment as well.
Anyhow here is a review of the CM 9 and the data that shows why they are considered warm:http://www.hometheatermag.com/floorl...em/index4.html
Studio 60 v5 chart:http://www.soundstagenetwork.com/mea...m_studio60_v5/
Your ears may say differently, but the data does not lie.
Because of this, the general consensus is that B&W are good for music since they will hide bad recordings, but not so good for HT, it has been said more than once on this board their center channel is not that great.
Paradigm will give you the more pop needed for HT, that is why I have the V5's since we are 80% HT. The Paradigms on bad recordings, since they are neutral, can be fatiguing. For example, we listened to some Diana Krall this weekend, with the V5's it was like being there, very detailed and in your face, but in a good way, not a "bright" way, I imagine with the B&W's it would have been more laid back and smooth experience.
I also checked out the Sync ones, those speakers are like butter, I loved them, but they were out of my price range, they too are a warm speaker but a notch IMHO above B&W CM series.