Primarily. The speakers can not be compared with floor speakers or other full-size systems. But the fact is that they give me a better home theater experience than my last Klipsch RP 5.1 system (Klipsch RP 280F, 250S, 450C, R-115SW and so on. The bass and dynamics is of course light years worse but surround feeling and empathy you get when you watch movies is very much better with these speakers.
At the film. I have to mention. I have never had such a homogenous and good home theater sound I got with these speakers (parts at 80Hz). However, no monster man braces so the pressure is felt in the chest just. But the division is so perfect that it really sounds like the bass coming from the speakers and not from the subwoofer. That's how detached it!
Previously held Klipsch, Jamo, Audio Pro, XTZ etc. and then you have heard the bass played. Now that sounds like saying that if the speakers are more baskapabla than they suggest. It is a good rating. As said. Very homogeneous and seamlessly. So the movie is the really really really good. The base plays well above its size of a large and shape of the matter is then complete.
Agree with a lot out of it SnowJim writes that the music sounds a bit more lay-back and back. But there are those who like the front sound a la Klipsch more in-your-face and makes you tired listening. Here you can enjoy long without getting close out listening tired.
On the whole it is a good speaker of its size that is not only stylish, but that blend in quite easily with common walls. I promised my better half that the speakers would blend in. And that makes them. Blend in.
To summarize my experience out package like that, six months later:
Homogeneous embraced home theater sound where the bass seems to come from the speakers and no subwoofer. Really lovely surround sound. The films provide new experiences.
Quality Feeling. The speakers feel heavy and solid and the finish is very fine (matt white). Provides a very sober impression.
The speakers are larger than one might think in pictures, etc. (need not always be an advantage but here, I imagine that it adds to the feeling of quality)
High WAF-factor. Blend in very well in a stylish home.
It is not possible to tension "tilt brackets" completely which means you risk tightening too hard, and simply take apart the brackets. The brackets are those which are built-in speakers, which angles the speaker and then covers it in a selected location. Though it spans so you almost spans broken brackets can still forcibly to angle the speaker .. That said. Easy have broken something. Be careful, my advice.
Furthermore, it is not particularly easy to get to the screws to use to span The angle. The risk to scratch the speaker in the process is huge. Be careful as hell when you tighten / loosen my advice! The screws seem to be very easy to make round also so think about it.
The speakers are hung on the wall with two screws which then "slipping" the speaker so it is secure. It comes with a small drawing in the manual you can cut out and have as a template for the distance between the screw and so on.
Run the speakers in Pure Fashion / Direct Mode will not be the speakers out to his right. It sounds almost too clean essigt (s sound), but somewhat tinny and retracted. The solution for me was to use the amplifier audessey-features (check if your amplifier has it, not everyone has).
Did as I said a rough calibration Audessy and accompanying mic (a Marantz SR6009) and changed little småparametrar as I hit the auto-tuning out the noise and so on.
The speakers raised sharply after this. Now it sounds sick homogeneous and really good (read funny) to the film normal and slightly higher volumes. The downside is that the speakers lose much momentum on low volume so you have to up the volume a bit higher for them to show what they can do. For its part, makes it a little when you want to enjoy movies late at night without disturbing others. Is iofs setting (audessey) where you can increase the dynamic range (difference between loud and soft sounds) but the "original" so blooming speakers are not out until at normal and slightly above normal level.
Regarding the frail pivot that allows the speakers "nod" for wall mounting so this should be remedied nowadays the newer versions according to everything you read. I have mine on the wall and have no problem with anything like that.
Grim update from my previous 2005.3 system. Neat too!
Have since before a complete set of Monitor Audio RS (8) and now need new systems to TV room 2nd
KEF E305 looked to be a good way to go, especially based on all the good words about it. I saw people who believed that they moved from full-size systems to this and still thought this was just as good. I knew of course that it would not hit Monitor Audio RS difference was very large, this is what we thought after calibration and tests:
+ Really nice design
+ The quality of the edge felt good and this also applied to the subwoofer
+ Smart cabling through the foot
+ Flexible connectors
- Not much of midrange
- Voices sound 'wooden' and withdrawn
- Highly details disappear even in the higher ranks
- Music just as the film loses a lot of detail, voices that will stand up easily become muddy and indistinct.
- The foot with pivot felt not completely thought out, the speakers are extremely heavy for the small pivot.
- Why are they so heavy !? I understand that big magnet is good but here it feels like that the added weight to raise kvalités feeling.
For me, it was to send back.
Worth mentioning is of course that this is a small system and it is very possible that it is really good to play in this league but we should not believe a second that it can replace a full-size systems.
I went from large floor speakers down to these "eggs" and I do not regret it in the slightest. Awesome good and great sound, stylish design and build quality of the highest class. Recommended!
Stylish and affordable sound.
The eggs sounds rich and much larger than the size of gossip about.