For me there are few pairs (not in that particular order):
1. Monitor Audio MA301: Very good sound, smooth and clean. Little bit relaxed but they have amazing stereo image. It was like a wall of sound.
2. JBL L20t: Man these are really awesome paired with a small 8" Velodyne sub.
All the high details are there, voice is amazingly clear and balanced.
I like their mid tone is even more than JBL L166's. Some of the bigger JBL's have kinda metallic tone that's distracting and while L20t has similar characteristics but not a whole lot to distract.
However, without a sub, they sound dry and increasing bass makes them worse but paired with a sub and they are fun to listen to.
These are supposedly home version of L1??
Here is a pic on top of JBL L166's:
3. Polk M4's with peerless: These also should be mentioned even though the previous two were preferred over these. I found them little dry without proper sub setup.
What's on your list?
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