I have the Monitor70's, along with the CS2, as the front 3 on a secondary HT setup. I am extremely pleased with the results, and in stereo mode the 70's are very nice, full, and dynamic speakers. They are easy to drive to unpleasent levels with a modest AVR, so 95wps will be more than adequate. The 275 wpc rating is an upper limit for continuous RMS output from an amplifier - you rarely use anywhere near that for normal, non-earbleed levels.
I have used the Monitor50's and now have the Monitor70's - a huge increase in overall sound quality and dynamics. You would have to spend many dollars more to get a really noticable increase in overall sound quality.
Get the Monitor70's
you will be glad you did, expecially for the music you like to listen to.
good luck, and the Newegg sale will end soon, so don't "study the issue" too long.