Excerpt: British speaker company KEF has become a storied name in the audio world by crafting quality, if a little oddball, speakers. Their Blade and Muon speakers feature swoopy, curvy designs that would look more at home in MoMA than perhaps in some living rooms. At first glance, the boxy Q300s almost seem like they're from a different company, or perhaps a different era. The 90-degree angles evoke thoughts of speakers of yore (i.e.
Excerpt: It's sobering to think, particularly for those of us who remember the launch of the originals, that these Q300 standmounters form part of KEF 's eighth generation of Q Series loudspeakers. This latest iteration sees some fundamental changes over the superseded range, the most obvious of which is the switch from elegantly curved cabinets to capacity-boosting but altogether more humdrum-looking straight-edged boxes.
Pros: Imposing and good-looking, good build, tremendously detailed, dynamic and eloquent sonic performance
Cons: High frequencies can be a little thin and delicate, High price, Tough competition