Choosing which speaker is right for you is like discovering your favorite color.
Each person has a different taste that appeals to them. Whether is food, clothing, music, or color (etc.) My favorite color is blue. Someone else's favorite color in the thread may be red, for example. That doesn't mean the color blue is superior to red, it's just was appeals to us. Each of us process things differently. Things appeal to us in different level and ways by how our brains process the material.
Speakers are very similar (obviously within a given price point/ reason. It's not fair to compare a 10k speaker pair and a $10 speaker pair). Each speaker is designed differently from another. Different material, different sensitivity, crossover, driver, and endless more design differences. One of the biggest components of a speaker is it's tweeter. Different tweeters reproduce sounds in different ways.
The sound of an equal priced ribbon will sound differently than an equal priced silk dome tweeter and so on. Noticed I said differently
, not better and not worse. Just like with colors, the sound reproduced by the speaker will appeal to us differently.
Obviously finding your favorite color is much easier than finding your preferred speaker, but the principals, ideas, and concepts are alike.
My advice to you is to demo many speakers with different tweeters and manufactures to see which style appeals to you the greatest. A lot of ID companies offer a decent policy on return shipping - some are even free both ways (SVS is one example). Research is the key when purchasing speakers. Local dealers are also available to demo speakers and research that way also.
One of the things that bother me in HT speakers is when people say (as an example here): Klipsch speakers are better than Polk speakers because the Klipschs sound
better. That's usually the end of there statement. The problem I have is that is this is a totally opinionated statement because the sound reproduction of each manufacture will be different. Some people prefer Polk over Klipsch because of the sound reproduction is different.
Enjoy your search! (and your headaches!