KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speaker : Stylish, Audiophile Quality Speakers at a Very Good Price

If you are in the market for computer speakers. Or wireless speakers to use in another set up in your house look no further than the kef x300a. Compared to most computer speakers these are expensive i would agree but what you are getting here is a proper speaker with innovative design that is more than up to the job of conveying any genre of music in extremely high quality. They have more than adequate bass extension too so you don’t have to worry about looking for a subwoofer to underpin their performance. They look wonderful, particularly in the linear white i have. I am using them hitched up to my imac 27 inch retina display and they look like they were made for each other. Make sure you size up your desk or computer stand before you purchase because these are quite big for computer speakers and very heavy. I am convinced that is what helps them produce such sublime sound, their solidity.

Rarely in life do you get wow moments but when i clicked play on spotify and these kefs jumped into life did i feel it. The sound quality is astonishing, and i mean astonishing, i would say the best music sound i have ever heard. It was crisp and danced in your ears and really was something rather special to the point i called my neighbour in to listen as well. They are very well made (as you would expect) and very heavy (around 20kg) and they look amazing, yes sure they are expensive but reassuringly so and just blow cheap speakers out of the room. Strongly recommended as the best set of speakers i have ever heard.

KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speaker for Smartphone, MP3 Player, PC – Gunmetal

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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.

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.

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 pair 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 they are very stylish and 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.

Wonderful sound but limited connection options. Some of the picture on both the amazon and kef websites are a little misleading, and give you the impression that the x300as are fairly diminutive speakers; my advice is to remove that thought from your head straight away. The box the kefs arrived in had a label with the word ‘heavy’ stuck to it, and carrying it from the greenhouse (where the postie had conveniently left it for all to see) i could see why, as each speaker weighs about the same as a baby elephant. Opening the box and taking each speaker out almost resulted in several more strains; i don’t know what gubbins lies inside the kefs but it probably has something to do with black holes. Don’t get me wrong, i like weighty, but you will need to find somewhere solid to put these things. Once out of their cardboard prison, the kefs look great, in a slightly military sort of way. The sides have a brushed gunmetal grey finish that i’m in two minds about – it does look clean and modern but it also looks slightly out-of-place on my almost exclusively brown living room furniture. There’s no fabric covers on the front so you can see the cones in all their glory, with the only slight disruption to their dark lines being a single, tiny status led on the front of the left speaker. On the rear of the left is a three-pin power port and a mini-usb port, together with a power switch, a stereo jack input, the usb-in port, a switch to set between desk and stand mounting, and a volume dial. On the rear of the right speaker is a further power port and mini-usb port, and a dial to control the balance.

Fantastic sound, but connectivity could be improved. Once you have got over the price of these speakers and ordered a set for yourself, the next thing you need to do is order a much larger computer desk. Well actually a large sideboard may be more practical. These speakers are big, basically standard hifi size, although the impression given by the photographs may have made you think otherwise. They are also very heavy, which is not surprising given the amount of electronics and technology packed into them. Once unpacked, they are extremely easy to set up and connect to your pc. They look good too, beautifully finished and extremely well built. The sound quality is just awesome, turning your pc into a top class hifi. There are a couple of minor downsides though. Firstly, each speaker requires it’s own power source.

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.

Amazing set of studio monitors. First of all, let’s be sure about the your needs if you are considering these monitors. – produce sound / music- listen to almost highest quality music, exactly as the producers meant them to be heard like- want an active set of monitors (which means you don’t want to use them through an external sound card (well, not exactly, i’ll come to this point later on))- non-biased sound (some hi-fi speakers are biased towards specific genres)let’s start with connectivity:you will be able to connect your speaker to your devices using a 3. 5mm standard headphone jack. Or, you can use the usb cable to connect them to your pc/mac. These options are nice, if you consider other studio monitors; which will require an external sound card to connect to your phone/tablet/mp3 player etc. This means that these speakers are active. You can think about it as they have their own sound card built in them. And the better part is, each speaker has its own dedicated card, which requires two separate power cables in this case. This gives additional power to the speakers, since each channel (left & right) is processed on separate devices, without being affected by each other.

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.

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.

Great sounding set of speakers.

Although not purchased direct from amazon, i feel it necessary to write a brief review of what are outstanding speakers. Having not purchased any kef gear since the late 80’s i came across the x300 wireless whilst searching for a good quality desktop speaker for my office. The price initially put me off, but as i had the option to return them i took a punt, and i’m glad i did. Setup up was straight forward enough, the on/off button is a little quirky, hold for on and off, but other than that, very simple. There is as stated a cable that runs between the 2, this really isn’t a problem as this is a desktop speaker made to be on your desk, i personally never saw this as an issue, merely a requirement to link the 2 speakers, what ever cable they used, they would still have to be linked?. These speakers are not designed to be 4 or 5 meters apart. They are desktop speakers??the build quality is as you would expect from kef, top notch, fit and finish is superb, with each speaker being reassuringly heavy, with there uni-q drivers they also look fantastic. So many people have commented on them, long before they have even heard them. Linking to my apple devices was simple using dnla or airplay (make sure your router is setup and you set it up on the wireless network, again very simple to do, but did need it plugged in to a computer to do it) all in all no more complicated than the usual iphone ipad generation of setting things up.

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