I hate to be the curmudgeon here, but you're comparing speakers in two different rooms with two completely different sets of electronics? To me, that renders your comparison useless. Now, if you would have the two different speakers in the same room with the same electronics, at least that comes closer to being a real comparison. But without that, the comparison is meaningless.
I compared the VMPS RM40s with the Salk HT3s, but I had everything the same: same electronics, same room, same cables, etc. That's at least closer to fair than different rooms and different electronics. And even with everything the same but the speakers, it's still hard to make a good comparison, as my memory isn't great and it's hard to determine what I really heard.
I think it is also important to note that BRM has his room dialed in extremely well with a multitude of well placed treatments. I don't know what DEP's room is like, but at BRMs, you are probably getting a very clear sense of what the recording is supposed to actually sound like, and what the equipment sounds like.
This is going to present a very different perspective.
In my own experiences, as you treat your room, you come to find that most recordings that you thought were bright, or had high energy, were actually a product of reflections within the room.
Most bad recordings tend to sound lifeless, dull, and two dimensional to me anymore, not so much brittle, or reeking of high energy. Most of all of my recordings now are very listenable.
I think you would need to compare the SS10 and Exoticas like ctviggen stated, or else the comparison is useless. High resolution speakers like the SS series, and Exoticas are very sensitive to upstream equipment.
I also never really understood how a speaker can be good for one genre, and bad for another. I also don't understand how a speaker that is very efficient, dynamic, and has servo subs kicking down to 20HZ can't be good for rock and blues.
I guess I'll find out in a couple of months.