KEF X300AW Wireless PC Speakers Aimed at Well-Heeled Audiophiles
September 21st, 2013
I don’t have an audiophile grade bone in my body. As long as there’s bass and I can understand the words in songs and in my favorite movies, I really don’t care what my speakers sound like. There are many people out there who are audiophiles and have ears good enough to hear the difference between cheap speakers and good speakers. If you can really discern the difference between high-quality sound and normal sound you’ll appreciate the KEF X300AW Wireless speakers.
The speakers are based on the well-reviewed X300A, and have two class AB amplifiers inside each one. A 50-watt amplifier drives the midrange and low end sound, while a 20-watt amp handles high frequencies for best sound quality overall. Their 802.11 b/g wireless capability allows the speakers to support streaming from mobile devices that are Airplay or DLNA compatible.
The speakers are also designed to connect directly to your Windows or Mac computer using a USB cable. When connected via USB the speakers support 96 kHz/24-bit HD audio and have a built-in digital analog converter. The manufacturer also equips the speakers with a 3.5 mm analog input. They’re available in either gunmetal or white cabinets.
If you think these sound like the speakers for you, get a load of the price. The speakers are available for $999.99(USD), which is a whole lot of cash for computer speakers. If you don’t need the wireless capability, the X300A speakers can be had for $200 less.