I love these speakers! They're the right balance of cost & performance, and the size ideal for my medium sized room (4m x 5.8m) and when set a proper distance from the rear boundary is NOT "overblown" bass. The highest frequencies can be a bit rolled-off with warmer amps, though with the right electronics feeding them it's corrected. The soundstage has incredible depth, some in front of the speakers and some behind them, though maintains well even off-axis quite a bit. Could they be better? Yes but the value of what you get for this price cannot be overstated.
KEF R500 User Review
Perfect for combo music & cinemaReview of KEF R500 Hi-Fi Speaker by KenM10759, Dec 26, 2017.This item was purchased for US $1800 from Audio Video Therapy of Nashua NH, USA in 2015. The reviewer still owns this product.
Ease of Use9
Value for Money8