I did something that'll probably make your hair curl
I previously had Gale 3020s, and one day I went into a hifi shop with a budget of ... well, I think it was £600. I asked the guy in the shop what his best speakers were for £600 and he said "B&W DM602s" and I said "I'll take them". That was the end of the audition! We established that my amp was powerful enough to drive them, so that was it. I took them home, plugged them in and I'm still using them. When I eventually get around to buying new speakers I might try to audition some at home, though. Older and wiser now... older, anyway.