We do a lot of A/B comparisons during the course of developing products, whether it is between existing Klipsch speakers or competitors. It's important to scrutinize what's out there with what's up next to maintain the "Best in Class" mantra that we take pride in.
The good news about Klipsch speakers is they are highly efficient, meaning they do not require the same amp power to reach the same volume as others. The bad news about this efficiency is it can be very difficult to compare accurately when you are manually matching output levels.
The solution? A custom made A/B switcher box, seen here as a work in progress.
Geeky, I know, but I thought it was cool that we are making our own. Smart people amaze me daily around here.