Through the years I have owned a number of speakers. One of my favorites was the ESS AMT1s using Heil Air Motion Transformers. Not that they were the last word in accuracy, but the dynamics were amazing on music like ELP, Rick Wakeman, Pink Floyd and so on. Presently I run a pair of Dali Euphonia MS5s. They're great. But I am also extremely impressed with the Vandersteens and would be just as happy with yours versus mine....maybe even happier with yours. I see design influences in some of the Vandersteens that seem to stem from the early Dahlquist DQ10s although they have nothing in common appearance wise.
Recently I got a pair of Sennheiser HD-650 headphones with a dedicated headphone amplifier. I'm still working my way through my music with the headphones and discovering new details and layers. And I can really enjoy music without disturbing anyone. I highly recommend a headphone/amplifier package like this to anyone. One of my favorite things.