Originally Posted by TheMoose
The best thing you can do is to listen to as many of these as you can, take your own music & movies so you can compare them all to content you are familiar with.
The best advice any one can ever give!
FWIW I don't think a few more watts are going to be the answer for you. When you step up the lines in receivers, power supplies and DAC's get better, yes power output jumps to, but to be honest the difference between 100 and 115 from the same manufacturer is trivial at best. Moose's post is spot on, you need to take some things you are familiar with and go listen to all the ones you are interested in that meet your needs and buy the one that sounds best to YOU as you are the one who will be living with it!