Bookshelf Speakers

KEF Q300 Bookshelf Speakers

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Conclusions

For all-purpose real-life applications, the KEF Q300's are the bee's knees. When you compare them to much more expensive speakers, you may find that the soundstage is not quite as 3d, the imaging is not as pinpoint; they don't have quite the same dynamic capabilities or the high frequency extension. But the Q300's aren't old-fashioned hi fi speakers with a boom tizz signature, either.

So what do you get for your $600? You get a speaker with a smooth detailed sound, nice air around instruments and respectable bass output. They got the midrange right too. Take a look at the bench test results. The response and distortion of these speakers can rival speakers that cost more than a kilobuck each. The KEF Q300's have serious high end aspirations.

For my part, I think I'm going to hang on to the review samples. They are a good reference as to what is possible for under $600/pair. The competition should take note.