We’ve got Hi-def, Retina displays, LEDs, Thunderbol, SSDs, and touch screens out the wazoo. We don’t, however, have many sources of high quality sound for our computers.
KEF is usually well known for making high-end audio gear normal people like you and I cannot afford (e.g. their $200,000 MUON speakers) but their new X300A ($800) speakers are just within range for those looking for fantastic sound out of their laptop or desktop computer. The system is built specifically for our evolving home audio sources; iPad, laptop, smartphone as it features easy plug-and-play capabilities via a no nonsense USB input with optional Bluetooth and Airport Express compatibility.
What really sets the X300A system apart, however, is not on the outside. The X300A provides crystal clear, lossless 96 kHz/24-bit sound to its 5.25″ Uni-Q driver, a driver that can be found in some of KEF’s much more expensive models such as their Blade. The system pushes 150 watts per channel via a Class AB audiophile-grade amplifier that resides in each speaker, one dedicated for high frequency and the other for lows and mids. The whole package is housed in a die-case aluminum chassis with a brushed gun metal finish — so it should look at home beside your Unibody Mac toys.