maybe this will help....if you get the HTD's I'm sure you will keep, same with Chane's A1.4
I'll try to break it down even more
HTD's Pro's- Bass, 6.5 ",lows, good tweeter, beautiful build, heavy, solid construction, mids good, highs good, imaging good, soundstage above average, can handle a lot of volume
Con's- while good at highs, mids, that's not their bread & butter, they bring more low end to the table, higher volume you hear some stress, but still handles better than others at high volumes
doesnt match Chane's at mids/highs/imaging/clarity/detail/high volume capability, but not that far behind, Chane's just designed to excel with what I just mentioned.
"HTD Level 3s- When I saw this speaker come in and I unboxed this beauty 2 songs came to mind “I’m too sexy” by Right said Fred and “She’s a brickhouse”
This speaker is an incredible piece of art and built like a brick. Sometimes I wonder if I gave up too early on this speaker. Next to the Elac’s, I gave the Level 3s the least amount of time and I really regret it. Low, low, low that is this speaker’s strength. Built like a tank! Bass really good. This speaker does everything pretty dam good, highs a little weak…pretty good dispersion of music. Like Chane’s dam good tolerance to high levels…Crank this baby up and up and up!! It actually wants you to crank it up. I could easily put these either right behind the Chane’s A1.4 and ahead of the QA 3020’s, as there are many reasons why that should be done, but….those QA 3020’s just surprise you… With the 6.5 it will go deeper but will have some rough patches with high’s and even the mid’s but not too bad. Very good in HT setting. The image was pretty good. As I write this, I am kicking myself for not spending more time with the Level 3s. I doubt they would replace the Chane’s 1.4 but a real possibility they could’ve surpassed the QA 3020s"