Summary: Bottom line: the X300A are an incredible pair of powered speakers. KEF has apparently cut no corners with their design and it shows. Setting up and configuring a pair of computer speakers could not be easier and achieving sound quality of this caliber without a separate, high-end amplifier is mind...
Pros: Design:, Setup/Operation:, Outrageously Good Sound:, What We Listened To:
Excerpt: The KEF X300A speakers are $800 – we should get that out of the way from the beginning. So, are they worth it? If that price didn’t immediately remove them from your consideration, the answer is absolutely! They are a great audio addition to a desktop computer setup.
Conclusion: Let’s not beat around the bush: The KEF X300As are one of the most thrillingly enjoyable speaker systems we’ve heard in quite some time. Its combination of class-leading transparency, lively and detailed tonal balance, placement versatility, and room-filling capabilities really had us over the moon.
Pros: Class-leading, audiophile-grade sonics, Exciting, lively tonal balance with excellent detail, Sound great in a variety of locations, Wide dispersion design easily fills a room, Awesome build quality
Cons: Lively balance occasionally tends towards brightness, Mildly finicky about placement, DAC resolution somewhat limited
Excerpt: Look around at today’s computers and you’ll see exactly where companies are putting their money. Better-than-high-def screens with touch-sensitivity, ThunderBolt this and that, blisteringly fast graphics cards — it’s all about the visuals.
Summary: The KEF X300A speakers remain one of the finest loudspeaker systems for your computer. Now KEF has increased their reach with the help of a little Wi-Fi connectivity. In our listening tests we heard the same great sound, but with the added option of AirPlay to liberate the speakers from an audio...
Excerpt: Wireless speakers are nothing new, but they’re usually relatively cheap and portable and designed to pair over Bluetooth with your smartphone at a picnic or the beach. What if you wanted something a little more serious for your living room?
KEF X300A review - Solid sound that adds real weight to music yet remains acoustically neutral
4 November 2013
Excerpt: In the case of the KEF X300A , we have a pair of active powered loudspeakers that were built for the best sound at a reasonable budget. That’s not a KEF marketing quote, but our judgement based on extended listening.
supreme, confident sound at all volume levels, compatible with high-resolution 24/96 digital audio
serious studio looks won’t appeal to everyone
Excerpt: KEF is a legendary name in the world of premium Hi-Fi, so when a company of its stature moves into the world of computer audio, you sit up and take notice. The KEF X300A speakers use KEF’s unusual lemon-squeezer-shaped Uni-Q driver, which positions the tweeter inside the woofer.