Are KEF Egg The Best Wireless Desktop Speakers?

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2017-08-10
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KEF EGG Audio System - What Type of Hi-Fi Enthusiast are You?

What type of hi-fi enthusiast are you when it comes to your home audio system? Are you more a music lover looking for hi-fi audiophile sound? Do you want your audio system to call attention to itself or should it blend into your home? Or, are you already into wireless loudspeakers and you simply want the best audio system for your budget and room type?

At RYS we think we can help with those audio system dilemmas. To start with - We think a well-appointed room and state-of-the-art audio technology should coexist and nicely complement each other.

Whether it is a bold statement you're looking for or a low-profile high-end audio system to fit into the furnishings you’ll find them talked about and reviewed at RYS.

We also believe you can purchase a high-end audio system and it will be shipped to you in a single reasonable sized box containing one or two speakers that will fit anywhere in your home.

 KEF Egg Wireless Review

The Good News About Wireless Hi-Fi Systems Is?

The good news is that high quality small high-end speaker systems are more plentiful than ever!

The use of new materials and audio processing technology has improved the sound of these tiny loudspeakers so that the big floorstanding loudspeakers are no longer the default solution for room filling sound.

This new generation of audio speaker have the ability to deliver high performance and a close to full frequency response even in the smallest of enclosures.

KEF EGG Wireless Colors

Image Name Buy now Color Output Power Rating Lowest price WiFi Battery Power Connections Available Bluetooth Dimensions Stereo Pairing Warranty Weight Remote Control Details
Compare The KEF KEF EGG KEF EGG buy this KEF EGG Frosted Blue Desktop lowest prices available now Frosted Blue 100Watts
4.5
$499.99 No No Bluetooth 4.0 - Mini USB Type B, Mini TOSLINK Optical (combo jack), 3.5mm min-jack Yes, aptX® 8.3 x 9 inches No 1 year 4.74lbs Yes, remote control included
Compare The KEF KEF EGG KEF EGG buy this KEF EGG Gloss Black  lowest prices available now Gloss Black 100Watts
4.5
$499.99 No No Bluetooth 4.0 - Mini USB Type B, Mini TOSLINK Optical (combo jack), 3.5mm min-jack Yes, aptX® 8.3 x 9 inches No 1 year 4.74lbs Yes, remote control included
Compare The KEF KEF EGG KEF EGG buy this KEF EGG Pure White  lowest prices available now Pure White 100Watts
4.5
$499.99 No No Bluetooth 4.0 - Mini USB Type B, Mini TOSLINK Optical (combo jack), 3.5mm min-jack Yes, aptX® 8.3 x 9 inches No 1 year 4.74lbs Yes, remote control included

The KEF EGG is All of the Above and More

If the truth be known, the EGG designers owe a debt of gratitude to the PC makers who added low-cost little speakers to your computer back in the 1990’s. This is when the PC became a mass-market consumer electronic device and suddenly the TV or stereo in the living room was no longer the only place to go for movies, gaming and music. Music got efficient and easy on your PC or laptop and these computer speakers were a little revolution unto itself.

KEF EGG Versatile Music System 2017 [Video]

The KEF EGG Review: To start with, the pair of EGG’s are the $500.00 dollar version of those revolutionary inexpensive desktop computer speakers your PC came with. And for luxury computer speakers for the desktop the KEF EGG is one of the best example. They have a small physical footprint, are powerful, and a multi-purpose wireless audio system ready to go in minutes on your desktop or even in a small living room connected to your TV.

In 2016 the audio press unanimously said the KEF EGG was the best small wireless music system you could purchase at its retail price. We would go further and state: No small single box music system delivers the sonic impact of a pair of KEF EGGS regardless of price.

With its built in Bluetooth, digital-amps and DAC they provide true high resolution sound making it one of the ultimate tiny wireless speaker system available for the hi-fi enthusiast.

The KEF Egg Is Our Best Pick For Wireless Desktop Speakers

What’s Inside the EGG?

Not unexpectedly the EGG system has KEF’s Uni-Q ‘sit anywhere’ driver array. These award winning drivers deliver stereo imaging that abounds in sonic details. These aluminum/magnesium Uni-Q time-correcting drivers are used throughout the KEF speaker lineup.

In their 11th generation they are designed to deliver musical detail while also dispersing a large listening sweet-spot. With Uni-Q loudspeakers you’ll have improved placement flexibility for both the desktop or in a larger listening space. (For more on Uni-Q loudspeakers read our KEF LS50W or X-300 reviews.)

The EGG itself is an anti-resonant enclosure and looks bigger in real life. They are heavy and stout and that weight is the Uni-Q drivers along with the Twin Class D amps rated at 50 Watts, and a USB DAC (24-bit/96kHz) for playback of high-resolution digital audio files.

Finally, Bluetooth aptX, optical, sub and mini-plug connectors finish the enclosure off. This all leads to push button controls on the base of master unit making your EGG system completely plug and play for streaming music over Bluetooth, USB, optical or analog. Also, all these user controls are mimicked on the above average color matching KEF remote control.

KEF EGG - USB Audio [Video]

EGG in Your Living Room

The EGG can also effortlessly make your TV sound audiophile quality with its optical connector. TIP: We also think the super thin optical cables are probably one of the easiest ways to connect to your TV.

We mention this because we think the KEF EGG system would be superior to most TV soundbars and have more aesthetic appeal. Also, for TV, music, and gaming it’s easy adding a subwoofer for more bass extension for sound effects and orchestral or electronic music.

KEF calls the EGG system “the ultimate all arounder”. We wholeheartedly agree that these elliptical enclosures that are about the size of an ostrich egg can deliver lifelike stereo sound on your desktop or in an average size living room. You can use it’s elegant remote control, or your PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet to control the system.

The KEF Egg Speakers Fit Perfectly Onto A Stylish Desktop

How Do I Connect KEF EGG to Music, Games and TV?

We found the EGG is one of the simplest wireless audio systems to setup and getting it playing music or TV. This two speaker audio system may not have every wireless option but its elegance is in its simplicity and ease of use.

You’ll be able to connect a desktop or laptop computer using the provided USB connection. And the provided digital optical /3.5" hybrid connection is perfect for TV. Finally for physical connections, though the cable is not provided, the 3.5" analog connection will connect just about anything else you can think of.

TIP: All MacBook Pro Retina from 2012-2106 headphone jacks are optical/analog hybrids and very useful for hooking up to your TV or any other device and are PCM digital with CD quality sound.

Finally for streaming you’ll use Bluetooth aptX with any touch device or your computer.

KEF EGG - AUX and Optical Input [Video]

Hi-Fi Audio Untangled

KEF EGG untangles the complexity of your normal multi-component audio system. They deliver great sound from a high quality demure loudspeaker enclosures. You can power up the bass with a subwoofer; but that will ultimately depend on your budget and listening tastes.

All day listeners will provide a rich detailed sound signature that will make long listening sessions a pleasure. The EGG audio system will surprise you with a large soundstage and a great stereo effect. This is both a versatile speaker and expensive so unless you're serious about sound quality you may balk at the idea $500 dollar “computer speakers”.

KEF EGG - Bluetooth Connection [Video]

You can download the official KEF EGG product sheet from their website here: http://www2.kef.com/uploads/images/en/egg/info_sheet/EGG_Info_sheet_EN_path_020615.pdf

KEF EGG Wireless Colors

Image Name Buy now Color Output Power Rating Lowest price WiFi Battery Power Connections Available Bluetooth Dimensions Stereo Pairing Warranty Weight Remote Control Details
Compare The KEF KEF EGG KEF EGG buy this KEF EGG Frosted Blue Desktop lowest prices available now Frosted Blue 100Watts
4.5
$499.99 No No Bluetooth 4.0 - Mini USB Type B, Mini TOSLINK Optical (combo jack), 3.5mm min-jack Yes, aptX® 8.3 x 9 inches No 1 year 4.74lbs Yes, remote control included
Compare The KEF KEF EGG KEF EGG buy this KEF EGG Gloss Black  lowest prices available now Gloss Black 100Watts
4.5
$499.99 No No Bluetooth 4.0 - Mini USB Type B, Mini TOSLINK Optical (combo jack), 3.5mm min-jack Yes, aptX® 8.3 x 9 inches No 1 year 4.74lbs Yes, remote control included
Compare The KEF KEF EGG KEF EGG buy this KEF EGG Pure White  lowest prices available now Pure White 100Watts
4.5
$499.99 No No Bluetooth 4.0 - Mini USB Type B, Mini TOSLINK Optical (combo jack), 3.5mm min-jack Yes, aptX® 8.3 x 9 inches No 1 year 4.74lbs Yes, remote control included

We found our time with KEF EGG rather addicting as we revisited some of our favorite music, films and games using the speakers without a subwoofer. We we’re also amazed how all on their own delivered room filling stereo sound in a way no all-in-one soundbar could.

I understand this luxury high-end audio system isn’t for everyone. But if you’re looking for one of the very best small form audio systems on the planet and definitely one of the best wireless desktop speakers, and you are not concerned about price then the KEF EGG should make any audio-heads short list.

KEF EGG - Unbox and Setup [Video]

KEF EGG - Unbox and Setup

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The KEF Egg are our top-pick for wireless desktop speakers. They also look great on a shelf!

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