Well constructed, wonderful audio, smart appearance bookshelf KEF's
dr.music of lido beach, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Smooth sound...crisp, clean highs. Decent midrange, above average bass. These need huge break-in time...probably 200 hours. Be very patient....these will last forever...just dont crank these up until after break-in period...200-300 hours.
Summary: Day one, right out of the box, without the benefit of quality cables, these Kefs are very pleasant. I am spoiled by 30 years with Meridian M2s. The imaging is much better than expected, and will only improve when the new cables arrive and break-in. (See Morrow Audio.) The finish looks good from a distance; don't expect it to feel like real wood. I would have had to spend far more to get a noticeable improvement.
Summary: I auditioned the KEF Q300's against the Monitor Audio BX2's, B & W 685's, and the Klipsch RB-61 II Reference speakers. In my opinion, the KEF Q300's were easily the best speakers to my ears. The only speaker that came close was the BX2, but ultimately the Q300 won me over with its superior sound stage and detailed sound. Make no mistake about it, the Q300's coaxial design creates an enormous sound stage that fills an entire room from every seating angle.
Summary: Just purchased a pair and I must say that they are amazing speakers for the price. It's often a challenge for audio lovers to find lower priced speakers that have the clean midrange associated with much higher priced equipment. If you are an audiophile with golden ears and a limited budget, get a pair of Q300Bs right away!
Summary: Bought a pair of KEF Q300 speakers, KEF Q600c and a pair of Pinnacle Subcompact 300 watt powered subs. Just wowed by the sound! Awesome clarity and amazing bass! Started enjoying the new sound with all kinds of music and movies.
Summary: I did a huge amount of research, and auditioned a couple sets of speakers. These things are seriously awesome sounding, and personally I think may blow competing B&W's out of the water. I have them paired with a small NR1403 by Marantz, and couldn't be happier. Thanks KEF!
Summary: I am Running these with a Qinpu A6000 Mk2, and these sound great. For a small room these are more than enough. The only reason that I took a star off was for the Q Driver, in a small space the qDrive seems to negitivly affect the sound stage (compaction). But these are much beeter than any thing else I auditioned in the price class range. I would also like to mention that when I am not critically listening these sound great.
Summary: These are an amazing set of speakers. They have continued to sound better and better as they break in. They can certainly handle anything thrown at them but do require a considerably powerful signal from the amp. I would say over 100Watts per channel. I am driving them with a Denon AVR 1912 (90 Watts/channel) and would suggest something stronger. The are beautiful in walnut and exceptionally made.
Summary: Stop considering that polk audio junk. Get off the hype of the klipsch RB series. This company makes speakers that will blow your mind. Thats all they do.... Make speakers, home speakers. This is a coax design, meaning the tweeter is in the middle of the woofer. The tweeter cannot be aimed. I thought this seemed cheesy and bleh! Boy was I wrong! These speakers can also be biamped with a load of 4ohms for tweeter and woofer separate, and 8ohms when run in normal mode.
Summary: Very happy with these KEF Q300s, easy to hear why they've won so many awards! They are not fully burned in yet yet still sound very good (only another 180 hours to go!). A friend from college had a pair of Reference 104a/b KEF's from the early 1980's they were the best speakers I had ever heard. This is how I was introduced to the KEF brand and quality. My house is small and my ears may not be a discriminating as his but these speakers are perfect for my tastes.