2-way vs 3-way speakers
Given a similar budget, what would generally be better, a 2-way or 3-way speaker?
Obviously at the lower end, say below £500, a 2-way will likely be better due to having to split a limited budget over so may components.
But if we go to say the £2000 to £3000 range what implementation should be better?
Or is this the same principle as lower cost designs? 2-way with very good components / 3-way with good components?
Does the number of drivers even matter as long as the speakers has been well designed?
Example: Harbeth SHL5 is a 3-way, Harbeth M30.1 is a 2-way. Different designs, sizes, but similar cost, the SHL5 being slightly more expensive.