Go forth into the world and listen to some high end speakers... (e.g. not at BB, CC or GG) so you can develop a sense for what's out there. Go above your price range, just so you can see (or rather hear) what's available.
Once you can clarify what you like and are looking for, people can help you more readily. Otherwise, the opinions you get are going to be divergent and worthless.
If you like Axioms (I myself have Axiom M60s), have a listen to B&W 703s. They sound similar but better, and msrp USD3000. I agree with TrojanHorse, go and listen for yourself at some high-end stores. Be prepared to spend over 2K, to surpass the quality of Axioms.
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