I auditioned the Evo 40's yesterday 12/27 and ordered a pair to replace my Paradigm Monitor 3 v.3. The Wharfdales have much better bass and sweeter highs and sound good at low levels as well as high. The Paradigms needed to be played at a higher level for the sound to fill out. I think you would be happy with the Wharfedales. The true test will be when I get them home.