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KEF Audio X300A

KEF Audio X300A
alaScore 92

183 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 29 expert reviews and 154 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Jul 25, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 1147433 reviews from other Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for KEF Audio X300A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of KEF Audio X300A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good views. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KEF X300A WIRELESS GunmetalKEF X300A WIRELESS Gunmetal

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for KEF Audio X300A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of KEF Audio X300A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speaker System (Black, Pair)KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speaker System (Black, Pair)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for KEF Audio X300A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of KEF Audio X300A from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speaker System (Black, Pair)KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speaker System (Black, Pair)

Dec, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Oliver Amnuayphol (digitaltrends.com)

KEF X300A review

 

Let's not beat around the bush: The KEF X300As are one of the most thrillingly enjoyable speaker systems we've heard in quite some time.

Class-leading, audiophile-grade sonics ; Exciting, lively tonal balance with excellent detail ; Sound great in a variety of locations ; Wide dispersion design easily fills a room ; Awesome build quality

Lively balance occasionally tends towards brightness ; Mildly finicky about placement ; DAC resolution somewhat limited

Let’s not beat around the bush: The KEF X300As are one of the most thrillingly enjoyable speaker systems we’ve heard in quite some time. Its combination of class-leading transparency, lively and detailed tonal balance, placement versatility, and...

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

KEF X300A

 

KEF has struck gold with the X300A, a high-resolution active desktop speaker system that sounds amazing when connected to any computer.

Amazing sound quality. Beautifully crafted. USB connection ensures top-notch audio without needing a separate digital-to-analog converter.

Very expensive. No provision for adding a subwoofer.

The package actually includes two mini-USB-to-USB cables; one connects the two speakers to each other, while the other connects the left speaker to your computer's USB port. Once you've made these two connections, plug both speakers into the wall,...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

KEF X300A Powered Speakers Review

 

Review: The KEF X300A powered speakers use two class AB amplifiers in each speaker. A 50 watt amp drives the woofer and handles the low and mid frequencies, and a 20 watt amp powers the 1" tweeter.

In case you can't tell by now, I love these speakers. They're $800/pair and worth every penny if your focus is on midrange, high frequency detail, natural-sounding vocals and the ability to drive a speaker as hard as you want without fear of...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speaker System Preview

 

While the new KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi speakers don't have all the technology of the LS50 Mini Monitors, they are self powered, are fed digitally, and cost only $799.99 a pair.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

KEF X300A

 

A niche design, but these KEF speakers will please some with their smooth, detailed sound

Superb tonal integration ; Expansive and detailed sound ; Lovely build quality

Lack punch and dynamics ; Too big for most desks ; Limited connection options

These KEFs have a character that’s easy to listen to, but hard to fall in love with – and that’s despite the exceptional integration and superb detail.

PC Advisor Gold Award

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

KEF X300A Wireless review

 

With either network connection, Apple devices such as a MacBook, iPhone or iPad can be easily paired for playing music. And besides Apple AirPlay you can also use the X300A Wireless speakers on a network using UPnP.

There are desktop speakers, and there are loudspeakers that will also fit on the desk. In the case of the KEF X300A Wireless, we have a pair of active powered loudspeakers with genuine hi-fi and pro-studio pedigree that deserve finding space on your...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kef X300A review

 

The best USB speakers we've ever heard, but they're expensive

It's hard to fault these beautiful-sounding speakers, but they rely upon a USB connection for optimal audio quality, which could be a hard sell to an enthusiast market that remains obsessed with analogue.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (gizmodo.com.au)

KEF X300A Wireless Speakers: Australian Review

 

Wireless speakers are nothing new, but they're usually relatively cheap and portable and designed to pair over Bluetooth with your smartphone at a picnic or the beach. What if you wanted something a little more serious for your living room? The...

The $1399 KEF X300A speakers occupy a particular niche in the audiophile world — one that is a huge step up from other wireless speakers, in the market of other high-quality wired bookshelf speakers — and are pretty damn impressive in that niche. Feed...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (macworld.co.uk)

KEF X300A review - Solid sound that adds real weight to music yet remains acoustically neutral

 

Active powered loudspeakers that are built for sound

As a self-contained speaker system, the KEF X300A stands clearly above the style-first speakers that are usually sold to accompany a PC or laptop. These KEFs have a solid sound that adds real weight to music yet keep acoustically neutral with barely...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (itreviews.co.uk)

KEF X300A

 

KEF has struck gold with the X300A, a high-resolution active desktop speaker system that sounds amazing when connected to any computer.

Each X300A speaker includes twin class-AB amplifiers: a 20-watt unit for the tweeter and a 50-watt amp for the magnesium woofer, as well as the aforementioned DAC. KEF rates the X300A at 58Hz to 28kHz, plus or minus 3dB, and 49Hz to 45kHz, plus or...

Aug, 2013
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Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplifier class:A/B
Amplifier output power:50
Recommended amplifier power (max):50
Recommended amplifier power (min):20

Audio

Frequency range:49 - 45000
RMS rated power:70
Sensitivity:104

Design

Color of product:Black / White

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 / 50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Power source type:AC

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In
Audio output channels:2.0
Driver cone material:Aluminium
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:2
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Number of woofer drivers:1
Recommended usage:PC / Universal
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker type:2-Way
Suitable for outdoor use:N
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:1
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer: Yes
Woofer diameter:5.12
Woofer diameter (imperial):5.25
Woofer Size:5.25

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick installation guide: Yes

Performance

Bass reflex: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AirPlay: Yes
AUX in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired/Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Speaker interface type:USB / USB/3.5mm
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wired/Wireless
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Power

AC input frequency:50 / 50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Power source type:AC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.57
Height:11
Speaker depth:7.09 / 8.46
Speaker height:11 / 9.57
Speaker weight:16.5
Speaker width:11 / 7.09
Weight:16.5
Width:7.09