I don't think you can go wrong with either one. They are all great speakers. I think it really comes down to personal preference. I looked at Paradigm as well before buying my Axioms. My brother-in-law has studio 20s and the cc370. They sound great, but I also know what he spent on them. The axioms were 30-40% less. There is no comparison in that catagory. I actually prefered the Axioms. I have both the qs8s and the vp150. I love them, although I have never actually heard the axioms paired with paradigm.