Summary: I purchased a pair of EMP TEK E5Bi bookshelf speakers for my small room theater setup after looking at the great reviews. They sounded good but are higher and mid-range speakers. That is why I put a small 8" sub in the corner of the room. Well I needed to replace some old JBL's in my living room that had rotted out. So I decided to purchase a pair of Wharfdale Diamond 10.1's and put the EMP's in place of the larger JBL's.
Summary: Okay, so, I'm an amateur when it comes to HiFi. These are the most expensive speakers I've ever owned. I use them with a NAD D3020 tied into my Mac Pro. They sound awesome! I'm not as happy with the NAD as I am with these speakers but I now have a good setup for my digital music collection. As someone else stated somewhere: these speakers are honest. Powerful bass, adequate mid-range and gentle highs. Now I know what people mean by "soundstage" as well.
ABSOLUTE FANTASTIC SPEAKERS. YOU CAN HEARD EACH INSTRUMENT
nicolae adam, Amazon
19 March 2015
Summary: ABSOLUTE FANTASTIC SPEAKERS. YOU CAN HEARD EACH INSTRUMENT. BASS IS TIGHT AND NOT OVERPOWERFULL. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY WITH EXPENSIVE SPEAKERS. THESE SPEAKERS ARE SUPERBS AND NOT EXPENSIVE AT 299 A PAIR.
Summary: I'll be brief. This speaker is fantastic...it outperforms speakers twice or three times its size. It may not be able to fill a very large room with sound but for a mid-sized living room or den, there is nothing like it. It breaks in very quickly and rings with superb clarity and resounding bass. And it will fit anywhere.
... can't believe I waited so long to buy a good pair of speakers
28 February 2015
Summary: I absolutely can't believe I waited so long to buy a good pair of speakers... So - what I was looking for was a pair of speakers that would be good for music and the 88 key keyboard sitting in front of my stereo. Settled on these and a sub (set at "2"). The break in period was painful. Thought I had bought a dead pair of speakers, broke them in for ?100 hours of listening, and decided I couldn't live without them.
Summary: I bought these for a buddy as a wedding present. I figured he needed something to enjoy as much ad his wife was enjoying her blenders mixers and flatware. After spending several hours listening to them, I've gotta say they sound great. Significantly better than the far more expensive B&W 685s I demoed in home months ago. They however fall far short of my $1700 per pair paradigm studio 20s. But dollar per dollar these are killer speakers.