Summary: B&W does their homework. These are great speakers for the price - and size! I also have a pair of DM303's, which appear to have a similar tweeter. I'm sure it's been updated. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, as the old saying goes. Does anyone know if it's an updated version of the DM303's tweeter?
Summary: i live in southeast asia and bought the 685 for $590 in our local store , first i was amazed how it sounded sooo clear and rich in sound and have decided to replaced my bose 301 as mains and the 301 will be my surround..
Summary: I don't usually take the time to post reviews, but these small monitor speakers are outstanding. Not perfect, but an incredible value. Strenghts - balanced sound, very good imaging, great mids and highs, impressive bass for such a small speaker (does require some "tuning" for best bass respnse - in...
Summary: I went into my favorite audio store looking to buy the much-heralded Cm1 made by B&W. When I auditioned the Cm1's next to the 685's, I was floored at how the 685's handled the midrange and lower frequency better than the Cm1's. Plus they're 60% of the CM1 price.
Summary: The B&W 685's are one of the best values on the market today. Sound is clear, concise, and IMHO, quite neutral. Exactly what I was searching for in my system. I had them as front speakers in my system for a short time augmented with the B&W ASW610 sub.
Summary: These are amazing speakers and well worth the admission price. I bought the 685s to replace a decent sounding pair of Krix Equinox speakers (well regarded Australian bookshelves). The Krix were great for female vocals and sparse recordings, but depth, tonality, soundstage and resolution were lacking...
Summary: The speakers are being fed via a NAD C330BEE and NAD C521BEE in my home and they sound superb. They are very dynamic, have excellent tonal balance, very open soundstage packed with details, sweet treble and impressive bass response. I am absolutely satisfied with them.
Summary: After owning these speakers for a little over a month I feel compelled to write a review. They are amazing! I won't go into detail trying to describe how they sound, but they are the best sounding speaker I've ever owned. After breaking them in they will truly amaze you.
Summary: Just run in my B&W 685's and i must say they are superbe!, with 686 rears and matching centre channel its a thrilling movie experience and great in 2 channel stereo for music. involving and not fatiguing at all.