Comparing those those Klipsch speakers to the KEF speakers you can get for the same price is a bad joke.
Opinion, speculative, no substance.
The Klipsch speakers don't even come close to sounding as good.
More speculative opinion, I guess you feel if you keep saying it, it’ll become fact?
The KEF speakers get great reviews, and the few reviewers that will even bother with the inferior Klipsch speakers have to try hard to say anything good at all.
I’ll leave it up to an honest person’s usage of the Google Machine to read reviews and take from them what’s important. No speaker gets 100% rosy reviews, and none in this price range have such negative reviews that you insist follow typical Klipsch reviews.
Their horn tweeters just plain suck.
More opinion. Some people don’t like horns, many others do. I think the OP can figure this out on his own.
Putting them next to some GOOD speakers from KEF, PSB, Focal, or Wharfedale will leave no doubt in anyone's mind that they are strictly 2nd-rate; strictly for audio novices that don't know any better yet.
More opinion, no facts… I’ve heard all of these brands, and they are great speakers. I think that Klipsch Reference are in the same league, and given his budget and other considerations, this is my suggestion. I’ll admit this is my opinion. It is rather condescending and presumptuous to assume I haven’t heard any of these speakers you mention.
Try doing some serous LISTENING to Klipsch vs some PSB, KEF, Focal, or Wharfedale speakers in the same price range.
Try using a less condescending tone and assuming what I have and had not listened to.
Unless your ears were shot off in the war, you won't have any problem hearing which is better.
Nice, safe and warm behind that keyboard isn’t it?
Most people certainly don't. You don't have to be a "Fanboy" to drive a Porsche and a Mazda Miata and figure out real quick which one is better!
That is what a fanboy does, just says it’s better and others suck. No substance, no facts.
Quality is quality, and those too isolated from the facts to tell the difference must really be "Fanboys"!!!
So where are your facts?
But beware of listening in dealer's showrooms. What you hear there, and what you will hear in your own home, with your own gear and your own acoustics, will be as different as night and day.
OMG… I'm sure the OP had no idea. Instead of just understanding this easily understood and unavoidable circumstance, the OP should just listen to you.
If there is one main thing I am sure of, after 50 years in audio, you are a fool to buy anything until you try it in your home for several days!
Wait, you’re more than 50 years old… LOL
If you have to, buy it and return it for a refund if needed. That is a lot better than taking a chance on something you have never heard in your home.
OMG… This is revolutionary advice.