Originally Posted by ShmooNYC
I recently went through a similar search and ended up settling on the B&W 683s ($1500/pr retail). Love them
What were the other contenders?
I'm currently demo-ing 683's. (Van Morrison sez hi).
Last week it was PSB Image T6.
Both are very appealing. The B&Ws at times seem too laid back, but are more forgiving of non-optimal recordings. At lower listening levels, they are kinda bland, even though the imaging is pretty good.
The PSBs could get a touch boomy at times, but only on stuff that was already bass-heavy (Bob Marley, I'm looking at you). From what I can remember, the T6 low-level listening was better than 683's.
I really have a hard time deciding.