I figured I'd give an update in case anyone else finds this thread. (1 year later)
I ended up finding a denon x2000 open box at best buy for 400. So I obviously jumped on that.
With the insight from this thread, I got a pair of the the wharfedale diamond 10.2. They sound awesome and provide enough bass for my apt without the need for a subwoofer. (Obviously during a movie there's times when I'd like the feel of my butt shaking from a real sub, but then I'd be kicked out of my apt as well) I actually have thick walls, and can feel my concrete floor and walls vibrate when the speakers are turned even halfway up.
If I had to pick a complaint, it would be the rear ports. They make me place the speakers further from the wall(not so hard) but also make my neighbor not so happy. I'm not sure if front ports would fix this though since I love the bass...
Anyway, the speakers are awesome and I highly recommend them to anyone in a similar situation. My receiver has audsessy so I'm not sure how they would sound normally, but for me they aren't too bright or too boomy. I listen to mainly rock, hip hop, edm, and i have no complaints for an apt setup. My entire room shakes if I turn up the music, and I have concrete floors and pretty solid walls (I wrote a review a year ago as well) btw, I got the rosewood color based on recommendation from music direct, and they are stunning.
Last edited by vha23; 12-20-2014 at 10:58 PM.