It has been mentioned on this forum often that the Axiom lineup is similar to the Paradigm Studio's (or higher) models. Just stay away from the Paradigm Monitor series.
I heard both the Monitor and Studio lines of Paradigms and most definately the Studios have better imaging and more clarity than the Monitors in A/B testing. My sole reason for auditioning the Studio 100s was there were a number of comparisons made between the 100s and the M80s. The consensus seemed to be the M80s had a soundstage on par or perhaps even better than the Studio 100s. If that's the case....I liked the 100s, so at almost half the price, I guess I'll LOVE the M80s.