I moved my Paradigms into the media room to get a true A to B comparison. And well, it's room acoustics that are killing me here. I knew this room was bad, but wow.
When I had the Titans in the living room, they were sitting in front of the paradigms. Since the paradigms are tall and skinny I could get them in between the fireplace and the entertainment center cabinet. Which is literally maybe 10 to 12"of space.. Then on the other side of the cabinet is the doorway to the bedrooms which has about the same space between them, just big enough to put this skinny tower there. However, since these were up against the wall the Paradigms sound really good there. The Titans had no umph there, no bass response at all and weren't as loud overall as the paradigms. I'm sure if I could get them closer to the wall it would resolve the concerns in the living room..
But we're here to talk about the real living spaces for the Titans, which is the media room.
So to put a big concern away was the sensitivity. Just listening A to B, it's a huge difference. For fact points here, I used REW to generate pink noise. I tested around 70db with the Paradigms, then the Titans were around 76db. So yes, they are way more sensitive.
For just raw perception to sound quality, it's now a no contest. Listening to music like George Strait, I feel like I'm at a concert with him on the Titans.. Like he's almost singing in front of me. On the paradigms, I can definitely tell the voice is coming from each speaker. Is this the waveguide magic?? In this room, the paradigms offer no low end grunt. The 15" woofers are definitely there helping that.
Gotta get back to work, I will do some measurements later today before I have to move the Paradigms back to the living room. Thanks to everyone's input.. I'm just glad we have an answer. I wish it wasn't acoustics, as that'll cost way more $$ to fix.. LOL