How did you choose your speakers? Here’s why I’m asking: I’m upgrading my stereo system and despite the help of knowledgeable friends, I’m overwhelmed by the number of brands and models in my price range (around $1K for a pair and an additional $500 or so for a subwoofer). I have a pair of Polk Audios on a 60 trial that my friends recommended, and while they’re impressive, there are literally hundreds of offerings in this price range. Internet offerings generally consist of naratives, user reviews, and sound clips, which are helpful, but have limitations. Visiting audio stores injects variables (amps, room acoustics, limited selection, etc.) that do little to make a decision easier. So I’m wondering if any of you guys were in the same boat, and if so, how did you get out of it? Any stories, advice, or words of wisdom will be appreciated!