Borresen Loudspeakers

Had the opportunity to attend the launch event of the Borresen X1 loudspeakers last night in Chicago @nextlevelhifi ​​​​​with @jays_audio_lab. From their M6 at $550k per pair all the way down to the newly launched X1 speakers last night at $5500 your ears will smile. Amazing what a 4.5” driver can do. If you are in the market for any price range speaker about $5,000 and up you have to hear these. Imaging is 3 dimensional, larger than life soundstage and just absolutely stunning performance with a look that will fit any room. This manufacturer out of Denmark really gets it and I don’t care what price point you are looking at these speakers will out perform speakers double the price.  If you are buying speakers up to $25k you have to hear their $11k option.  The rep for Borresen is hitting all the shows/events over the next several months in the US. Oh, and by the way, I loved the X1 so much I bought the first pair that will ship to me in early March!

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It was actually the X6 sitting right next to the X1’s, which made it even more impressive ($22,000 vs. $5,500). I agree many people were walking up to verify what they were hearing. I get people will be skeptical if they haven’t heard Borresen in person, but they do make good speakers and equipment.

I also get that physics can define what a small driver can do. However, the bass from the M6’s using similar sized drivers were pressurizing the room nicely, and I could feel the low bass quite well.


@woots. As @seminolead1 stated, the X3s were in the area to the right with the Naim 500 stack and the Sopra 3s. Indeed, next to the X1s were the X6 paired with the Forte series. 

@woots Congrats on the X1s! The X6s are on my short list but I need to hear them. They are the main reason I am going to AXPONA this year. Were the X6s demoed as well? If so, how did they compare? 

Bookshelf speakers are deficient in the base area. Most people I know who bought these things end up buying subwoofers. Also the drivers are too narrow, I’ve never why drivers keep getting smaller and smaller and smaller. Their marketing hype is they fit anywhere that’s not right.

They are incredibly over priced for a bookshelf. What’s so special about this cabinet. So if you buy these speakers you reimbursing them for all the marketing costs and they’re marketing efforts don’t really speak about merits of the speaker.

They are not overpriced...for a bookshelf that got the same homegrown high performance drivers trickled down from the higher end models. 

"Full range" floorstanders also need subs to sound right after they get dropped in a room. Considering the size of the Borresen driver, integrate a pair of something like the Kef Kc62 subs and you should be good to go.

I heard the X3's at the Capitol Audio Fest and I thought they were very good. If I were looking for speakers I would give them a serious consideration. I thought they sounded very good for the money but it was a short listen.