IF not so fixated on making a Silk Purse out of a Sow's ear. ( Cheap parts imitating quality ones) a pair of Martin Logans would absolutely surprise the hell out of you.
A bit unfair, this is a DIY forum and is all about research and learning. I certainly would not say I have ended up with a pair of sow's ears. As for the Martins I'm sure they are very capable but probably no where near this price point and a totally different technology so an unfair comparison