I haven't heard the Wharfedales, but I compared the ELS3s, Axiom M3tis, and Ascend CBM-170s, and I bought the ELS3s. The Axioms were much brighter than the Epos, and the Ascends were a little too laid back for me.

The kicker is I'm using a tube preamp. If you're using all solid state, like your receiver, it's possible that any titanium tweeter, like the Axiom and Epos have, might seem a little bright. As usual, synergy is the key.

The kicker is I'm using a tube preamp. If you're using all solid state, like your receiver, it's possible that any titanium tweeter, like the Axiom and Epos have, might seem a little bright. As usual, synergy is the key.