Summary: I purchased my IQ90s at a bargain price as they were being replaced by the Q900. I had heard some KEFs at a local audio salon while actually shopping for another brand. I believe that first listen was to the IQ70s. I was very impressed with the midrange/treble clarity, overall balance and vivid imaging of those speakers. So when I saw the IQ90s being marked down heavily to clear stock for the Q900s, I jumped.
Summary: I purchased a pair of the black iQ90s through Amazon and am EXTREMELY pleased with this purchase. I have been heavily into high quality audio for over 40 years. Besides the KEFs I also currently own speakers by Magnepan, Klipsch, Paradigm, Polk Audio(LSi 9s) and Lowther for my SET rig.
Summary: I purchased them about 5 month ago. The sound quality is not less than very expensive speakers. Especially, the sound resolution is outstanding. Very good for music as well as movies. I have massive JBL speakers weighs more than 150lbs each. The slim KEFs make pretty good competition other than in deepness low end of bass and pureness of highend. But the price is less than one tenth!!
Summary: The sound quality is excellent. It comes with carpet of floor mount base plate which is plastic. Mounting bolts are good quality but a metal or glass base plate will add value. The speaker constrcution is good. The finish is not very high quality. Specifically it is designed for a casual room environment. These speakers were on sale. For this price the benefit to drawback ratio is very high.
Summary: While researching speakers for a stereo music system I was putting together, I visited a store selling KEF speakers and really liked their sound. I was considering buying a pair of their smallest floor-standing speakers when I started looking online and found these at about half the price. They are the older model that has been discontinued but when I returned to the store and told the owner, he told me I should buy them at that price.
Summary: I purchased a set of KEF IQ90s in the Walnut about 6 months ago as part of a new 2-channel dedicated music system. The details: Peachtree Nova integrated amplifier; Wadia 170i transport (Apple Lossless and FLAC files); Thorens TD 160 turntable powered through an ART DJ Pre II Phono Amp. My listening room is 12 x 13 with a 1.5x height cathedral ceiling and hardwood floors. I have been nothing less than impressed with the sound from this system.
Summary: I purchased a pair of the KEF iQ90 Floor Standing Speakers for my stereo. These speakers are incredible. The range is amazing. The bass is deep and the percussion and cellos of the London Symphony come to life in a way I have never heard before. The highs are outstanding too! The bells and flutes are very distinct. I can identify virtually every instrument in the symphony when listening to scores through these speakers.
Summary: Having listened to several speakers back in 2003. I eventually went with the KEF Q range. In 2010 I decided to upgrade to the IQ range. Major differences - The cones look really nice and the changed the speakers posts to this clear resin around the metal. The tweeter is also radically different. The base on the bottom does add some stability. I had the Q7 before and the weight is pretty much the same yet the Q7 did not seem as wobbly as the IQ90.
Summary: They don't sound as good as my XQs but they basically have the exactly the same driver for a lot less money. Go to the KEF site for the Specs. After owning these for a few months I am very happy with them for the price I paid. They look like real wood. I crank up very high "VERY HIGH" and hear very little distortion to none at extreme levels. I like KEF's for many reasons. They are well engineered, well designed, and should give you quality sound for years to come.
Summary: Visually, the fit and finish is very pleasing to the eye. For the money, I see these as an excellent bargain. I am now hearing sounds from my music collection that I do not remember hearing previously.