Well, folks, there are precious few brick and mortar shops in the US where you could listen to Wharfedale speakers, so unless you bite the bullet and buy a set, your only option for listening is via online videos. I wonder if you guys have even listened to any of such comparison videos, in which they do simply swap out different speakers in the same room and placement of the speakers, and level match the volume. I have, and I can clearly hear enough difference between different speakers in some of these comparison videos to get a sense of the "house sound" of them. I'm not saying it is a substitute for a live audition, but I can clearly tell how they handle mids and highs in comparison to each other, no so much on bass.
FAMILY ROOM--Legacy Signature II tower speakers(Front L/R), PSB Image 5T tower speakers(Surrounds), Denon AVR-X5200W, Krell FPB 400cx, AR ES-1 turntable w/ Audioquest 404-B cartridge, Oppo UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray Player, RCA HD-DVD player, Samsung HL67A 750A TV
MASTER BEDROOM--Dynaudio Audience 82 tower speakers, Outlaw LFM-1 sub, Yamaha RX-V1800 receiver, Sherbourn 5/1500A 5-channel amp, Oppo BDP-83 Universal Disc Player, Panasonic 60-ST60 plasma TV.