Summary: Better than I expected. I have 3 Kef Ls50's and 4 E301's in my great room. The X300A speakers are perfect for my computer room. Some of the magic of the Ls50's comes through. Detail, dynamics, and staging. I find myself listening to a lot more music.
I like the simplicity--and relative compactness--of the KEFs while not giving ...
25 September 2014
Summary: I'm not an audiophile so I'll keep my comments relatively short. I have these hooked up to a Mac Mini, playing 24-bit/96kHz lossless through iTunes. I like the simplicity--and relative compactness--of the KEFs while not giving up soundstage. And boy do they pop. I recently experimented with mid-range amp-driven headphones as an economic alternative to high-end bookshelf speakers but found that I couldn't tell THAT much of a difference between Spotify streaming and my 24...
Summary: Like. Main system at home is Meridian, with DSP speakers, etc., and these KEFs have the same clean, balanced clarity. They are not small, but do not look completely ridiculous flanking a 30 inch monitor, and I am listening to more music.
Summary: I purchased mine off of kefdirect when they were having a back-to-school sale with 200$ off. These speakers are definitely top class for stereo computer speakers. They are hands down the best stereo computer speakers I've heard so far. Can't really beat KEF's configuration for these guys since they pack a total 4 class A/B speakers which give an amazing black background (very low noise floor), one amp each for the high-freq. driver and med/low freq. driver per speaker.
And they are the best multimedia speakers that you could find on the market
Eyewire "Eyewire", Amazon
31 August 2014
Summary: I had the speakers for over 6 months. And they are the best multimedia speakers that you could find on the market. For those who complain the speakers lacks of the subwoofer support, there has an alternative way to make that magic happens on the Mac OSX. 1/ Go get a good subwoofer. I got one S8 Powered Subwoofer from Audio Engine. 2/ Connect the woofer to Mac analog audio jack output. 3/ Connect KEF X300A to either USB or Network Port or Stream via Airplay.
¡Stunning sound! Worth every penny and impressive in every aspect.
29 August 2014
Summary: First, my bona fides: My big boy audio system comprises B&W CM7 speakers running off an Adcom GFA-585 amp, & Adcom GFP-565 preamp. For digital source: PSAudio NuWave DAC, MacBookPro, & Intel® 520 Series 480GB SSD. For analog source: (vinyl) Music Hall MMF-7.1. Second, the entire package for the KEF X300A is impressive: The sound quality is *stunning*. The sound stage is deeply 3-dimensional. The layout of the connection ports, controls, & power is simple & ergonomic.
Summary: I just received a pair of Kef X300A's and I do not like them at all. They are "harsh" and frankly if you turn the volume up a bit it is hard to listen to them at all. They were so unpleasant I had to walk away from my computer desk. I have a pair of the Logitech z2300's and they are infinitely better then the kef's. At the time I paid around $130 for the Z2300's....Completely disappointed...where are all the "stellar reviews" coming from?
Even lower pricing makes these even more compelling
Crispin Crunch "crispincrunch", Amazon
14 August 2014
Summary: EDIT: (These are no longer selling for $599 special pricing at the KEF Direct Store) However, I have since found out from the KEF site that they're available for $499 through authorized dealer "Accessories4Less.com (B-Stock, Refurbished Goods and Discontinued New Products)". Almost half off the retail pricing. Ga-ga ga-going!