IYO, Best speaker for rock music under $1k

Admittedly, I am a complete newbie to this stuff. I have been toying around with the idea of purchasing a pair of B & W 685 bookshelf speakers but I have not extensively rummaged through the plethora of other great brands. It all gets a little overwhelming to be honest. I mainly listen to rock music and am wondering, in your opinions, what are the best speakers for under $1,000?
If you've got the amp for it, I'd suggest PSB Stratus Gold's (or possibly Silver's, but the bronze is too lean for rock).

Pinnacle Classic Gold's. Awesome midrange, decent bass, and they like to play LOUD.
A vintage JBL with at least 10" woofer. Like this: