Originally Posted by haargerman
the Kef's are bit out of my price range. The Wharfedale look like solid speakers but have you heard them in person?
I own Kef Q300s & I love them. They are within your price range, buy them for Accessories4less.com for $487.5 shipped. This was posted earlier in the thread as well. Or you can ask Vanns.com or onecall.com to match that price & they most likely will. I think onecall has sold them for as low as 450, not sure but you can try their "name your price" option.
I haven't heard the Wharfedale's but i haven't read anything negative about the Diamond series. Whoever owns them have been pretty happy & the reviews have been pretty good too.
I would think the Kefs & Wharfedales sound identical with the exception of bass, the Kefs make astounding bass for their size. Also they are front ported so if you actually decide to put them on a *gasp* bookshelf, you will be ok