Originally Posted by N3kKo
I just cannot decide between the HB-1 MK2's and the HC-1 MK2 or the CBM-170 SE's and the CMT-340 SE
When you ask a question like this, it's like if I said I need a vehicle but not sure whether to get a dump truck, or a Cooper Mini.
Provide as much information as you can such as room size, primary usage (music, movies, gaming) aesthetic needs (WAF), budget, electronics driving the speakers, and any other pertinent information you can think of.
I've not heard any of the speakers you listed so my advice would be a stab in the dark. That said, I believe the Hsus probably have a higher sensitivity and thus might be better for movies in a conservatively powered system, and possibly the Ascends might be more pleasing for music.
Again, since I haven't heard any of these speakers, my opinion isn't worth too much.