Rated 5 out of 5 by TomUK Won't get better for the price (or double the price...)
I compared these in the Reading store (very good service received - nobody complained about the frankly silly amount of time I spent in the demo room) with the following:
- Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (the new version)
- Dali Zensor 1
- Dali Zensor 3
I discounted the Bronze 2 early on as they simply didn't sound much better, and thanks to the excellent end-of-line discount on the BX2 they were almost double the price.
The Zensor 1 were much closer in price. They had an excellent tweeter and the top end may have been slightly better than the BX2. The bass quality was excellent, but due to the size of the speaker it simply couldn't compete with the BX2 in bass. It was still very impressive for the size and I would recommend it.
The real battle was between the BX2 and the Zensor 3. After a long time I decided that the Zensor 3 was slightly better. However, it was also twice the price and not as good looking, so I went home with the BX2.
03 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Will9 Sounds good for the price.
I bought the BX2s to replace a pair of very old B & W DM4s - getting on for 45 years old and beginning to sound a little tired.
The BX2s are doing the job very well and, although about a 1/4 of the size of the B & Ws sound just as good to my old ears. They look good and at Richer Sound prices were excellent value as well.
24 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Muzza1742 Very happy with these
Incredibly happy with the service I got in the Hanley branch. Spent time in the listening room with two different speakers until I was happy with the bx2's. Sitting nicley in my front room now
11 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hilly13 Better than I expected for the price
Superp top end and surprisingly extended bass. Slight mid-bass emphasis but this is probably due to the limitations of the positioning of the speakers in my room.
The service from Richer Sounds was superb and very helpful. I had a very informative phone conversation with Mike at Newcastle before making my decision to buy these speakers and then further assistance when I was trying to navigate the one-way system to reach the shop. I can't praise the knowledge displayed and the concern for customers enough.
I'm very happy that I bought these speakers from Richer Sounds. Thank you!
22 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by greyowl Great speaker but not to my personal taste
Richer sounds ( brilliant as always ) had an open box set of BX2's so I bought them and tried them for a few days.
They have amazing clarity and good bass extension but, for some reason, I did not take to them. I felt they lacked 'warmth' in the mid range
Its very much a matter of personal preference and, even for budget speakers, its well worth auditioning them if you can.
In the end I got a set of Wharfedale 220's. Even to my ears I think that they are not as clear as the BX2's but, on the other hand, they are. for me, far more easy to listen to. Its probably something to do with my history of what I expect speakers to sound like rather than any objective criterion.
I think the BX2's should be on most peoples list of exceptional budget speakers to listen to - which is why I haven't marked them down in spite of deciding against them in the end. I have a slight reservation that I should have persevered longer with them to see if I could re-educate my senses.
27 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by melha great for the price
I bought these on advice from the salesman in Edinburgh and his advice was good. These speakers have a great sound for a small speaker with a small pricetag. Had them for 4 months now and they are all I need for a small livingroom in a flat - I wasn't looking for masssive power, I just wanted a great sound and I got that. Bass is lovely. Plus they look great !
04 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Timus41 Sound quality and value
Fab speakers , nice sound , need to be positioned not to close to a wall or the bass is overpowering . Once placed right then you get a very good sound stage .
01 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent Sound!
I was origionally looking to upgrade my existing Wharfedales to a newer model, but on listening to them, they lacked something? I listened to a few others until the guy at Richer Sounds then brought the Monitor Audio BX2 Blk into the room for me to listen to and wow what a difference. The sound quality Is unbelievable! Good deep solid bass and nice crisp treble.
I couldn't wait to get them home and set them up with my Teac amp & Marantz CD player and I was not disappointed.
They improve in sound each time I play them. These speakers are quality and sound and look more expensive than they are! 100% pleased with them.
08 March 2015