Summary: pros; look good, sound good, solid construction, shipped to me so fast I couldn't believe it. cons; if it weren't for the input jack I would send kefs back same day I received them! internal dacs are cheap and sound pretty bad if your using a very well put together pc. their fine if your using a challenged pc or a laptop that its internal audio is average or low quality sound.
Summary: I struggled on spending this much for speakers for my computer but it was totally worth it. Amazing sound quality and imaging. It took a little research to figure out the midi settings on my mac to get them to match the sampling rate the DAC was expecting but once it was setup, perfect sound.
Great speakers! Mac users: beware of Audio settings!
Nhat Le "Entreprenuer", Amazon
10 November 2013
Summary: I wasn't satisfied with the B&W MM1 anymore since I want to have a deeper soundstage and a clearer bass (not just the booming base, but a clear, well-defined bass). I actually got the first pair of MM1 but I gave to my dad. Don't get me wrong, this first MM1 is amazing and the soundstage is awesome, but then I had to buy a replacement pair. This time I'm not as impressed. Somehow the sound came out flat and uninteresting.
Summary: Purchased to use in an application where an amplifier would only complicate my situation. However, there are some limitations (I have 5 major issues with this setup): 1. uses 2 (seriously) heavy gauge cords. If you are installing in a bookcase, an open cabinet or have limited space to run wires....this thing has cords coming out it like crazy. (2 power cords, 1 USB connection, and possible multiple inputs).
Summary: When my computer speakers started sounding soft and without the intelligibility they used to produce I decided to go first class and I feel the kef's fill that bill. They have good punch and once I played around with levels and speaker positioning everything works to my satisfaction.
Summary: The audio engine 5+ with a Dragon Fly DAC sounded FAR superior and cost half as much. The KEFs sounds grainy and harsh. And the Aux input for an mp3 player didn't work at all. So maybe I got a bad pair, but for my money, I'm sticking with the Augioengine 5+. They are much louder, warmer and they work on all inputs!
Summary: Excellent speakers. Chose them over similar 2.0 bookshelf speaker systems partly because they look so awesome. But the sound these things crank out is amazing. Very wide and deep soundstage - positioning is incredible. You almost can't tell if the sound is coming out of those boxes or somewhere else. Bass is tight and not too overpowering. If you're used to a subwoofer, you may miss some of the lower end.
Summary: WOW! What a great sounding pair of speakers. The aesthetics and quality of this speaker are truly superb. Not only it sound very good with pc but when I connect to my Marantz CD6004 through analog the sound just as great. However through USB is where it shine IMO, it just sound cleaner more melodic. PS: When connect to my Macbook Pro through USB I got lots of static while playing but not with my desktop. Does anyone have this problem?