Summary: I recently purchased these speakers from Pauls TV. Once broken in they are amazingly transparent and create a very accurate sonic image. I find them to be very easy on the ears causing little fatigue even at high volume. I would rate them at 4 stars for sound quality if placed in a non-ideal spot such as on a bookshelf. If placed on weighted speaker stands I would give them 5 stars for performance, especially with 2 channel music.
Summary: A few years ago I purchased a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 8.2 speakers based on a WhatHiFi review and was very pleased, especially at the clearance price of $150 a pair. As funds permitted I decided it was time for an upgrade and turned once again to WhatHiFi for guidance. Loudspeaker brands are very limited here in Oklahoma City and I really didn't want to travel to Dallas for that purpose.
Summary: I wish to share my impressions of the KEF Q300 speakers after one month of listening. I - EQUIPMENT USED Amp Creek Evolution 2 Cambridge 840C player Interconnects Dogsplodge silver (Litz structure) Speaker cable: Supra Ply 3.4 S (shielded) Mains : Supra Lorad 4 filters Audioprism Quietline - Speakers used earlier: Triangle Comete (version 1991) II - GENERAL COMMENTS Good speakers, neutral, that work well with a Creek amplifier.
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: These are replacements for my much-loved KEF 103.2's and cost $100 less than I paid for the old speakers in 1985. They're much better. They have that smooth, natural, slightly laid-back KEF sound (e.g. not in your face like Polks) but they reveal much more musical detail than the old speakers. Instruments have more character and and are more distinct from one another in orchestral or chamber music recordings.
Compared to Paradigm Studio 20 and Rogers Sound Sound Lab CG4's
7 November 2011
Summary: I auditioned the Paradigm Studio 10's and 20's ($1400/pair) and the KEF Q300 ($629/pair) and the Rogers Sound Lab CG4's ($500/pair). I like the sound of the Paradigm 20's the most, but the KEF's have the best imaging hands down. Instruments appear in 3D space left, right and between the speakers. There was an annoying sharpness to the treble with the KEFs until after about 120 hours of use and that went away and the sound stage became even more solid.
Summary: I was looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers in the $500-700 range and narrowed my search down to the Monitor Audio Silver RX-1 and KEF Q300, which I found based on the review from "What? Hi Fi." I decided to take a chance on the KEF due to it's uni-Q driver, larger size, and weight. I burned the speakers in for approximately 60 hours before any critical listening and I am driving them with a 125 watt/channel Parasound New Classic 2125.
Summary: Speakers are really excellent for that price, I did audition with different brand and found that this one is the best in that price range, for me it is better than B&W 685. The base is quite strong for that size bookshelf speaker. I purchase it from OneCall and I am very happy with there prices and service. I strongly recommend to by from OneCall, there service is the best.
Summary: Ich habe mir diese Regallautsprecher zum halben Preis aber wie neu gebraucht gekauft und mir somit das Einspielen erspart. Jetzt nach 6 Monaten kann ich sagen, dass ich absolut zufrieden bin. Ich habe Sie parallel zu einem Kampf Sie Sub laufen und höre hauptsächlich Stereo Musik aller Art. In der gehobenen Mittelmaß fühle ich mich pudelwohl, mehr braucht es nicht.
Summary: Ich will hier gar keine Superlativen aufstellen, von wegen "die klingt wie eine Standbox", oder "mit Boxen für 3-5 Tausend Euro vergleichbar". Aber eines ist klar: Sie klingt ganz und gar fantastisch - wenn man seine Hausaufgaben gemacht hat! Und sie ist sehr sehr ehrlich. Stimmt die Quelle nicht, kann es auch mal mies klingen - aber da kann man was ändern und wenn man alles richtig macht, klingt es richtig.