Both B&W and Klipsch make good quality speakers, you just need to listen to both and determine which ones in your budget you like better. I have a pair of B&W DM601S3 and they are good but I'm not in love with them. I don't know about Klipsch but with B&W placement too close to a side or rear wall will destroy the sound. That's why I don't love my set b/c I have no choice but to place them too close to a rear wall (9" is as far as I can get them away from the wall). Without the port plug they are muddy and have a terrible image...pull them out to 18" and they sound great. I tried the port plug and it fixes the boomy bass but overall makes the setup sound worse. I tried my slightly more expensive NHT SB3's in the same location and they sounded much better...so you room and placement limitations should have an effect on what speakers you choose. Find a dealer with a good return policy so you can try the speakers at home and return if the results are not to your liking. The dealer that sold me my B&Ws has ordered me a pair of DynAudio Audience 52s to try next, once they arrive I they will take back the B&Ws and credit me toward the Dyns...If I don't like the Dyns in this location I will get another set of NHTs.