KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal, These are brilliant computer speakers

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I was astonished by the articulation and clarity of hese small loudspeakers. Even though the bass in the specifications is limited as would be expected from such small boxes it seldom feels lacking unless playing organ music and similar. It is however absolutely essential to have the axis of the tweeter at ear level if listening in near field conditions. The dac converter inside is just magnificent, easily matching the best stand alone ones in the higher echelons and with studio master high resolution downloads these really come alive and give my main system a good run for its money. I can but only applaud the kef genius here, these are truly a bargain.

Very good speakers, very clean and transparent but there is pretty much no deep bass at low listening levels in my room and seating position. Maybe its because im used to my full range high end system or harman kardon go play which leads the way when it comes to big bass from small woofers (harman kardon atlas woofers are outstanding) but apart from my bass gripe they do sound fantastic. Dont expect deep bass notes unless you really crank them up then they will sing at the rated frequency response. If you like anything that has deep bass at low listening volumes i would think twice. Im keeping them because i appreciate the clarity and balance which is what they excell at, they sound stellar, the clarity and detail would cost 10x the price to achieve in a full set up with good bass so i think they are a great value. These really do dissapear and create a great soundstagepeople on here have over exsaggerated quite a bit so i thought i would set the record straight.

KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal

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Superb audiophile active speaker system for an absolute bargain price. To start with these are in a strange place in marketing terms, they are really much too good to be termed ‘computer speakers’ but they seem to be being marketed as such, hence they are met with comments of ‘too expensive’ or ‘really huge’ or both. They are truly jawdroppingly good active hifi loudspeakers, entirely capable of replacing a medium quality separates system. I have had some half decent kit in my time, totalling several 1000 gbp’s of investment back in late 90’s early 2000’s before family commitments took me away from my hobby. I had my eye on these since they were announced back in 2013 and finally got the funds together to invest in a pair. I have had mine for around 2 weeks and can confirm that the x300a’s offer a really high quality audiophile listening experience. Siting:they work exceptionally well (beguilingly) on a large desk. I find they are best on some books and bricks to raise them by about 8 inches off the desk so the tweeters are at ear level. I have tried them on stands, but actually am preferring the intimacy of the desk set up, sitting about 24 inches from each speaker and with the speakers around 3ft apart. I have yet to really test them on the stands, but they are not suited to long term use in my living room on the stands, so i’m a little restricted to the desk use at present.

Worth every penny: music like you won’t have heard it before (except live). . I’m so blown over by these speakers that i don’t know where to start. I am accustomed to reasonably good sound (bose, sennheiser). These, even though they are supposed to be ‘computer speakers’, beat the bose wave system hands down. I have never had such clarity of sound, such balance, such dynamics except in live performances (). Even on old recordings (kathleen ferrier singing malher’s lieder) there is no background hum, incredibly purity, no blurring and perfect bass. They are powerful enough to fill a 40m2 room with no trouble and most importantly, no distortion. If you are a hi fi fan you’ll know how rare that is. It’s like rediscovering what music is. Whatever i play comes out way, way better than what i’m accustomed to.

Great looking, amazing sound quality, even when on full volume no sound quality lost you still get amazing sound. My only real issue with them is both speakers need to be plugged into mains, it’s only the left hand speaker that has any connectivity to any devices. Everything has to be plugged into left speaker but would be much better if there were options to plug into either. The supplied usb cable is short so doesn’t allow for any real separation of the speakers, but this is down to individual choice. If you want them on opposite sides of the room you will need to buy a much longer cable. Not sure if they are worth paying £600 there are probably better options for the same price.

KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal : I was astonished by the articulation and clarity of hese small loudspeakers. Even though the bass in the specifications is limited as would be expected from such small boxes it seldom feels lacking unless playing organ music and similar. It is however absolutely essential to have the axis of the tweeter at ear level if listening in near field conditions. The dac converter inside is just magnificent, easily matching the best stand alone ones in the higher echelons and with studio master high resolution downloads these really come alive and give my main system a good run for its money. I can but only applaud the kef genius here, these are truly a bargain.

This review is from : KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal

I use these kefs with my 27”. I use these kefs with my 27” mac and therefore don’t look too big. They took just a few hours of use to run in and offer superb sound across the whole sound spectrum, including bass.
I use these kefs with my 27”. I use these kefs with my 27” mac and therefore don’t look too big. They took just a few hours of use to run in and offer superb sound across the whole sound spectrum, including bass.
Update: not really bad at all. As much as i enjoyed a number of kef products in the last 15 years or so, buying the x300a (not on amazon) without proper auditioning was a big mistake. I was impressed by the build quality and expected a matching performance. While the x300a are quite a decent set for hi-res casual jazz/acoustic music listening, they are a big disappointment as far as rock/symphonic tracks are concerned. What is even more disappointing, the movie performance is just plain bad. While excelling at fine detail and delivering the signature uni-q midrange performance, the set just sounds thin and underpowered, especially for a product that takes acres of real estate on your desktop and has a matching price tag. How come kef ditched the sub connection???and bluetooth???this could make a world of difference and turn a half-baked idea into a stunning piece of modern hi-fi. Having lived with the x300a for about two years – with multitude of connection issues (the app is utterly awful) and a return to service after the wireless connectivity died altogether, i simply cannot recommend this product. Moving over to naim muso was a massive improvement, both in terms of sound quality and overall user experience. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————–update: the above review was based on listening to hi-res tracks on a windows 10 system.

This review is from : KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal

Update: not really bad at all. As much as i enjoyed a number of kef products in the last 15 years or so, buying the x300a (not on amazon) without proper auditioning was a big mistake. I was impressed by the build quality and expected a matching performance. While the x300a are quite a decent set for hi-res casual jazz/acoustic music listening, they are a big disappointment as far as rock/symphonic tracks are concerned. What is even more disappointing, the movie performance is just plain bad. While excelling at fine detail and delivering the signature uni-q midrange performance, the set just sounds thin and underpowered, especially for a product that takes acres of real estate on your desktop and has a matching price tag. How come kef ditched the sub connection???and bluetooth???this could make a world of difference and turn a half-baked idea into a stunning piece of modern hi-fi. Having lived with the x300a for about two years – with multitude of connection issues (the app is utterly awful) and a return to service after the wireless connectivity died altogether, i simply cannot recommend this product. Moving over to naim muso was a massive improvement, both in terms of sound quality and overall user experience. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————–update: the above review was based on listening to hi-res tracks on a windows 10 system.

This review is from : KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal

Stylish, audiophile quality speakers at a very good price. *one thing to point out first before i start this review is that i’ve owned two sets of these speakers as the first one broke after a year. There were no warning signs at all, it simply just stopped working. However, amazon were extremely helpful and sent me a new set of speakers allowing me to return the broken in the box of the new speakers. They have been working perfectly since they were replaced and it seemed that mine was a one off case. *i’ve been using these as speakers for my pc for nearly two years now and these are very stylish speakers that sound absolutely amazing. Although these speakers may seem expensive to the regular consumer, the price to audio quality is astonishing. However, the limited options of connectivity will frustrate more advanced users. The design of these speakers is simple, sleek and bound to fit into any décor. As these are powered speakers, they are very heavy.

This review is from : KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal

Stylish, audiophile quality speakers at a very good price. *one thing to point out first before i start this review is that i’ve owned two sets of these speakers as the first one broke after a year. There were no warning signs at all, it simply just stopped working. However, amazon were extremely helpful and sent me a new set of speakers allowing me to return the broken in the box of the new speakers. They have been working perfectly since they were replaced and it seemed that mine was a one off case. *i’ve been using these as speakers for my pc for nearly two years now and these are very stylish speakers that sound absolutely amazing. Although these speakers may seem expensive to the regular consumer, the price to audio quality is astonishing. However, the limited options of connectivity will frustrate more advanced users. The design of these speakers is simple, sleek and bound to fit into any décor. As these are powered speakers, they are very heavy.
And to my surprise they sound amazing, these remind me allot of the ls3/5a speakers. Just brought a pair of kef x300a speakers, and to my surprise they sound amazing, these remind me allot of the ls3/5a speakers, and if you know anything about hifi, that quit a complement. I have played around with the setting on the x300a, and here are my tips. Put them on some stands and give them some room to breathe and you will not be disappointed, also worth connecting over usb, which give the best sound, due to letting you adjust the hz settings. 0hz 16bit integer and cannot be changed, which still sounds good, but does lack a bit of base, over usb you can up the hz to 96000. 0hz and 24bit integer which is what the speaker where designed to use, on these settings they sound fantastic.

This review is from : KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal

And to my surprise they sound amazing, these remind me allot of the ls3/5a speakers. Just brought a pair of kef x300a speakers, and to my surprise they sound amazing, these remind me allot of the ls3/5a speakers, and if you know anything about hifi, that quit a complement. I have played around with the setting on the x300a, and here are my tips. Put them on some stands and give them some room to breathe and you will not be disappointed, also worth connecting over usb, which give the best sound, due to letting you adjust the hz settings. 0hz 16bit integer and cannot be changed, which still sounds good, but does lack a bit of base, over usb you can up the hz to 96000. 0hz and 24bit integer which is what the speaker where designed to use, on these settings they sound fantastic.
After spending endless amounts of time and cash i have finally found these and i love them, the sound they produce is full of. Finally found the speakers i’ve been looking for. After spending endless amounts of time and cash i have finally found these and i love them, the sound they produce is full of detail and just the right amount of bass for my personal liking, they do not distort no matter how loud they go and they are plenty loud enough for most people. I personally have the non wireless versions as i didn’t really see the need for wireless if they are to be connected to my computer anyway?.Plus some previous reviewers have had issues with the wireless versions and no such problems for me. I purchased the kef eggs before these and although they are very detailed they weren’t for me, these on the other hand are perfectif i had to give a negative it would be there size (for desktop speakers they are big) but without the size they wouldn’t produce the sound so there has to be a trade off.

This review is from : KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal

After spending endless amounts of time and cash i have finally found these and i love them, the sound they produce is full of. Finally found the speakers i’ve been looking for. After spending endless amounts of time and cash i have finally found these and i love them, the sound they produce is full of detail and just the right amount of bass for my personal liking, they do not distort no matter how loud they go and they are plenty loud enough for most people. I personally have the non wireless versions as i didn’t really see the need for wireless if they are to be connected to my computer anyway?.Plus some previous reviewers have had issues with the wireless versions and no such problems for me. I purchased the kef eggs before these and although they are very detailed they weren’t for me, these on the other hand are perfectif i had to give a negative it would be there size (for desktop speakers they are big) but without the size they wouldn’t produce the sound so there has to be a trade off.

This review is from : KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal

These are brilliant computer speakers. These are brilliant computer speakers. They feel really well made, heavy but ok for desk either side of large widescreen monitor. Set up is really plug and play except you do need to go into control panel, click on sound, double click on the kef speaker bar (they are recognised automatically) and then in ‘advanced’ go to 24 bit, 96000 hz studio quality to set the usb channel to highest fidelity. I am so glad i bought these. The sound is astonishingly detailed. The music i like is classical, but other albums also excellent. They are absolutely quiet themselves. I am noticing detail not heard even on my large hifi speakers in another room. At higher volumes (enough to be loud at the end of my flat) they seem to be distortion free – an astonishing achievement.

This review is from : KEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal

These are brilliant computer speakers. These are brilliant computer speakers. They feel really well made, heavy but ok for desk either side of large widescreen monitor. Set up is really plug and play except you do need to go into control panel, click on sound, double click on the kef speaker bar (they are recognised automatically) and then in ‘advanced’ go to 24 bit, 96000 hz studio quality to set the usb channel to highest fidelity. I am so glad i bought these. The sound is astonishingly detailed. The music i like is classical, but other albums also excellent. They are absolutely quiet themselves. I am noticing detail not heard even on my large hifi speakers in another room. At higher volumes (enough to be loud at the end of my flat) they seem to be distortion free – an astonishing achievement.
I went through audioengine a5+s and the kef eggs before i just decided to pay out for the x300as. I kind of wish i had just got these from the start. If you are looking to buy some new speakers,don’t require bone shaking bass and have the money,. They certainly sound leagues better than any of the other speakers i tried (and they both sounded great to me to start with). As expected, they have a similar clarity and brilliance as the eggs, with a much more rounded, punchier sound. Bass is solid, though doesn’t go quite as low as the a5+s. Overall the sound is balanced, complex, dynamic (and makes me smile). Negatives for the x300as are that there is no sub output, which might not be good enough for some and also the 2 supplied usb cables are both only a few metres long – i brought a 5m cable for the speaker connection for about £5, so not a big deal. Unless something goes bang i doubt i will ever need to buy desktop speakers again.
I went through audioengine a5+s and the kef eggs before i just decided to pay out for the x300as. I kind of wish i had just got these from the start. If you are looking to buy some new speakers,don’t require bone shaking bass and have the money,. They certainly sound leagues better than any of the other speakers i tried (and they both sounded great to me to start with). As expected, they have a similar clarity and brilliance as the eggs, with a much more rounded, punchier sound. Bass is solid, though doesn’t go quite as low as the a5+s. Overall the sound is balanced, complex, dynamic (and makes me smile). Negatives for the x300as are that there is no sub output, which might not be good enough for some and also the 2 supplied usb cables are both only a few metres long – i brought a 5m cable for the speaker connection for about £5, so not a big deal. Unless something goes bang i doubt i will ever need to buy desktop speakers again.
Just upgraded from b & w mm1s. At first i was really underwhelmed before realising that you need to change the speaker settings to 24 bit, 96,0000hz. I have to say i was then completely overwhelmed. These speakers simply blow you away with a lovely smooth bass and sparkling treble. They can be played pretty loud with no distortion. My videos and tunes now just sound divine, absolutely 100% recommendedhad to return these as for some inexplicable reason they stopped working. It would appear when the wireless takes priority it knocks out the usb connection and i could not get usb back. A real pain and people at kef realty have no clue how to help. You cannot easily get the speakers back to a factory state and you cannot turn off the wireless in the speaker.
Just upgraded from b & w mm1s. At first i was really underwhelmed before realising that you need to change the speaker settings to 24 bit, 96,0000hz. I have to say i was then completely overwhelmed. These speakers simply blow you away with a lovely smooth bass and sparkling treble. They can be played pretty loud with no distortion. My videos and tunes now just sound divine, absolutely 100% recommendedhad to return these as for some inexplicable reason they stopped working. It would appear when the wireless takes priority it knocks out the usb connection and i could not get usb back. A real pain and people at kef realty have no clue how to help. You cannot easily get the speakers back to a factory state and you cannot turn off the wireless in the speaker.
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