The Vivid Giya G3 s2 really are exceptional speakers: they have virtually no character of their own and just relay whatever is in the source material. Set up in the same positions as the Wilsons, regardless of my room issues, they had clearly superior bass that was tuneful, linear, articulate and very deep. Their detail retrieval, treble refinement and airiness, coherence and overall transparency is second to none. Indeed my suspicions were correct: these speakers are indeed able to perform many of the traits more typical to dipole ribbon speakers. They sure are quite pricey, though, and even if the Wilsons cannot achieve the same level of technical perfection, they are every bit as communicative and actually even more lively. They never fail to make my foot tap and somehow, I enjoy them even more than the Vivids. So, it looks like the Wilsons will stay for the foreseeable future. Now all that remained was to find my next amplifier.