The SDA's are about the best ALL PURPOSE speaker going. They do many things well and the deficiencies they do have aren't too severe. I listen to a lot of different styles and genres of music and my SDA's excel at most of them w/o too many glaring deficiencies. I have heard other speakers which are better in some area's but don't have the versatility of the SDA's and end up being worse in other areas. That's the MAIN reason I keep mine, and the absolutely killer sound stage of course. I certainly haven't listened to every speaker out there, but I have listened to my fair share and while I love some attributes of those other speakers more, they don't do all genres and styles as well IMO.
A pair of updated, later generation SDA's are very hard to beat, but then it depends on how YOU as the listener define BETTER. There is no better speaker, IMO, that does live music as well as SDA's. I love listening to well recorded live music and it's a huge part of my collection. Keep in mind my comments are within the scope of the OP's question and budget constraints.