Reviews of Attainable Hi-Fi & Home-Theater Equipment

Reviews of Attainable Hi-Fi & Home-Theater Equipment

To Hans Wetzel,

I’ve just read your excellent review of the Dynaudio Xeo 2 loudspeakers (which I own). I noticed prices have gone down since your review. For example, now you can buy a pair of Xeo 4s with the Connect [wireless transmitter] for $999 USD on Amazon. I guess you would think it’s a really good deal? In any case, thank you for your valuable review.

Max Malossini
United States

Having never reviewed the Xeo 4, and knowing that it came out before the Xeo 2, I can’t speak to whether or not the Xeo 4 is as good as -- or better than -- the Xeo 2. But if it is better, then, yes, I’d have to think that’s a pretty good deal. If you love your Xeo 2s and how they sound, then a pair of Xeo 4s is probably a no-brainer.

That said, Dynaudio’s Xeo range has a lot more competition than it used to when it comes to active and powered loudspeakers. SoundStage! Simplifi senior editor Gordon Brockhouse recently reviewed both the Totem Acoustic Kin Play and the KEF LSX speakers, and though they each have strengths and weaknesses, you might find that one of those newer models better meet your needs. . . . Hans Wetzel