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M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers
Rated 5.0 Stars Based on 94 Reviews.
I own Paradigm speakers so was familiar with the National Research Council and it's positive affect on speaker quality coming from Canada. There is incredible price/quality point available from Axiom. It was just so darn cool to custom order a pair of speakers. I'm totally satisfied - will look to Axiom for more when my needs expand. Look and sound awesome!
The only speakers I have available for comparison to my new Axiom M3 v3 bookshelf speakers is a 34 year old pair of AR-15s (Acoustic Research). My comparison may not be a fair for several reasons. I paid $230 in 1978 dollars for the AR-15s - but they have not been manufactured for years, so there is no reasonable basis for price comparisons. The AR-15s are quite a bit bigger than M3s, and weigh almost twice as much. The ARs have real wood veneer on cabinets vs the vinyl wrap on the Axioms, and are an acoustic suspension design with 8" woofers vs the Axioms 6.5" woofers and ported design. Furthermore, I''ve replaced the surrounds on the AR woofers, and replaced the tweeters with similar AR tweeters, but of a slightly newer series - so the AR factory specs may no longer be accurate. Before buying the M3s, I assumed modern materials and 34 years of design evolution of would give the new M3s an advantage in performance over the ancient ARs, especially after reading all the hype about the Axioms. However, after a few hours of A-to-B comparisons, I''m not as wowed with the M3s as I expected to be. It''s not that the M3s are bad (they are not), but contrary to my expectations, the AR-15s are a little bit better - slightly crisper on the mids and highs, and a little more depth in the low end. Oddly, although the efficiency rating of the ARs is significantly lower than the M3s (85 dB at 1W/1M - vs 96dB for the M3s), the AR-15s seem to play a bit louder. True, after replacing the tweeters on the ARs with a newer version, I noticed the highs were a bit louder, so the AR factory sensitivity spec is probably no longer correct. Bottom line: The Axiom M3 v3 bookshelf speakers offer solid performance at a fair price. If I had not compared the M3s, side-by-side, to the AR-15s, I''d probably be perfectly happy with them, but honestly, I''m a little bit disappointed with the M3s. I''m going to keep the M3s as speakers for my modest "home theater", but for music, I''ll probably continue to listen to the AR-15s.
Hi Axiom folks! I just had to write to let you know how much I'm loving my M3v3 bookshelf speakers. Even more than expected, they have rekindled my love for music. Considering my budget, I'm completely blown away by the way that they have transformed my experience of records and digital music alike. I also emailed you guys initially with a technical question that was tangential at best to my purchase of the speakers and was treated to a prompt and thoughtful response. From researching all the way to ownership, my experience with Axiom has been superlative. I will absolutely shop your brand again when the time comes to put together a world class home theater. Cheers and keep up the excellent work!!
I don't remember how I found out about Axiom Audio the very first time, probably an article or review online. But I was impressed enough by what I read to take a chance and purchase a pair of B stock M3Ti speakers. I've never regretted my decision. I bought a second pair of M3s for three reasons: The biggest reason is my prior experience with my M3Ti speakers. The second reason is the incredible value for the dollar; the overall build quality and performance make the choice a nobrainer. The third reason is the solid 5 year factory warranty, along with the generous 30 day trial period.Just keep doing what you're doing. One thing I learned a long time ago is that quality products tend to sell themselves. Word-of-mouth is the best possible advertisement, so you folks should do quite well for a long time to come.
I am very pleased with my purchase. I have tried finding the blemishes so far there is nothing obvious, I cannot find them. Nevertheless, the speakers sound amazing for bookshelf type. The sound is clear, as if it is coming from large floor standing type. I have had several bookshelf speakers from top name manufacturers over the years including Mission, Celestion, Warfdale and Paradigm. By far these Axioms are the best value and best sounding for the money. So don't be surprised if I am taking to you in the near future about purchasing another type of your product line. What is most interesting the product is made right here in Ontario and the quality is top notch, very good workmanship. The other thing I would like to mention is the customer service; it is the best I have experienced in a while. You people are patient and made the purchasing experience over the phone pleasant. Thank you again I am enjoying the speakers.
"The speakers are brilliant, and the service was as good as it gets. But you knew that! : ) Many thanks indeed for a wonderful sound experience and an awesome e-commerce experience. Only problem is -- I now have to rip my entire CD collection again because anything less than 320 kbps sounds horrible. Thanks a bunch for all that extra work : ) Seriously, if I could give any feedback on how to improve I would, but you guys are already the bee's knees, so I'll shut up now."
"I found these Axioms listed in both the Best speakers for under $500, as well as under $1000! I have only had these babies for 2 days, and I am still experimenting. I am loving everything so far. Your site and forums are interesting-I have read quite a bit.very pleased overall!"
"The M3v3 speakers are the best speakers I've ever audited, the really change the way I listen to music in my college dorm room. Thanks for the excellent service and care provided by the Axiom Audio company!Kind regards from an audiophile Dutch student"
"I have just put together a good system for my return to vinyl . Your M3 speakers not only lived up to all the hype I have heard about them but exceeded them. I am thinking about putting some of your speakers next to my big, big , big doller speakers in my mastering room so clients can be exposed to your products as well as using them myself in my work. Im a recording and mastering engineer and have been told about your speakers by many of my co workers and clients over the years."
I've had a few different types and brands of speakers in the past including big floor standing speakers and I have to say that these little Axiom M3V3 speakers are excellent with a very good sound range coming from them . I'm enjoying listening to my music collection all over again. These days my music collection is stored on my computer and I have the M3v3 speakers hooked up into a Sonos 120 . A great combination and an excellent sound system that takes up very little space .
nothing this small or for this money sounds this good unless it was made by Axiom. Extraordinary value! When my big Meraks go (they have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel), I'll replace them with M80s.
Thank you so much for the excellent customer service. I love the speakers and the fact that I received them so quickly. Great speakers from a great company. Thanks so much.
Thank you. I set up the speakers last night and am enjoying them. The Axioms are replacing an old pair of floor-standing Allison CD8s; the M3s don't have the same bass (as expected) but they do have a clean, natural sound. This is my first purchase of audio equipment in 20 years. I have some placement tweaking to do but they fit nicely in our family room. I bought them based on the reviews on audioholics.com. I hope to use more of your products in a home theater system to be built in the near future.I like your website - it's easy to use and has lots of useful information. Regards,
Beautiful! Uncompromising quality, value, and performance. The M3Ti's sounded great right out of the box. I could use words like, clarity, balanced, refined, transparent, but the highest compliment I can give is to simply say, they moved me.... I'm still smiling! Highly recommended.
Excellent. There is little else to say, absolutely astounding performance for the price, beautiful appearance, lively full sound, wonderful imaging.
I was worried about ordering speakers which I never listened to. I read many reviews about the M3Ti speakers and decided to take a leap of faith. I am a novice at home theatre systems but when I plugged these speakers in I realized how exceptional these speakers were. My leap of faith was not in vain. I am extremely happy with my choice.
I've always been a skeptic about product reviews on the internet, and when I read the online reviews for the M3's, the speaker seemed too good to be true for the price range. Having spent a few hours auditioning them in the store and at home, I BELIEVE THE HYPE! The M3 is a man among boys as far as loudspeakers in its price range. With every kind of music and movie soundtrack, it simply blew other brands out of the water. A FANTASTIC sounding speaker that I have given my strongest recommendation to friends about.
tres satisfait de ce produit
Thank you, Amie! We love them.
I've known about Axiom's since about 1993...a punk friend of mine couldn't recommend his Axiom 3's (or 2's...it's been a while) any higher for sound reproduction. I've thought about Axiom's on and off when thinking about speakers ever since, but hadn't had occasion to buy. I was recently in the market for a pair of bookshelves to replace some floor models I have in a smallish room, and when I tested out some M3tis and bought them on the spot. So, there you go....the sales cycle on your products can sometimes be over ten years, but I'm happy to have finally purchased a pair of your excellent speakers. I'll be adding to the setup, when space and budget allow for it. (have driven by the factory in Dwight many times...on the way to the park)
The M3 Ti is a wonderfully musical speaker. It has all the sound performance and quality construction that other high-end bookshelf speakers have but with half the pricetag! These speakers DEFINETLY allow you to have your cake and eat it too. Bravo Axiom!
What can I say but that I am extremely satisfied with the MT3i speakers ! I believe they are absolutely one of the best small speakers around...and are an exceptional value for their very modest cost. Lots of excellent performance for the money and they make great home theatre speakers too! A big sound-stage in a very small package. Thank you AXIOM for producing such a great product at a great price!
Thanks, shipping was incredibly fast. I hooked up the speakers to my Rotel CD-player and a vintage Marantz receiver and they sound amazing. Stunning bass response and imaging from a couple of little bookshelf-sized speakers. I'm very happy I chose Axiom, and won't hesitate to recommend them to my acquaintences.
I received my Boston Cherry M3Ti's today without a hitch; I called Fedex and they left the speakers without my signature and everything is great! The speakers are beautiful to look at and they more importantly sound beautiful! It is so true what the reviewers say about these speakers. I am not an audiophile in the serious sense of the word but I do know what sound I like and these speakers produce nice clean sound with surprising bass! I am very satisfied and will tell family and friends about your wonderful speakers. What a find! You are truly good neighbors to the north!!!! Best wishes for much success! Sincerely,
I was pleasantly surprised when I first listened to the Axiom M3Ti. It has the qualities of a much more expensive speaker, at a more than reasonable price. The speakers are very easy to listen to. I enjoy the detail and clarity that it brings out for my music and home theatre use. The M3ti delivers in all the listening range. It has tight and satisfying bass, an exceptionally smooth and clear midrange, and finally rounds out with an amazingly crisp and detailed high end. I love the way the M3Ti sounds. My best audio purchase yet. Thanks Axiom for making a wonderful product!
Thanks for your message and yes, I received my Axiom?s yesterday. I am very pleased with them ? they sound and look great - and want to congratulate you and the Axiom team on such outstanding service. I never believed that buying a pair of speakers from a company halfway across the world could be so easy and quick. Before I ordered the speakers from Axiom I also ordered a CD player from a company within Switzerland - you have managed to beat the Swiss company with ease, as I have yet to receive the CD player! Thanks again Best wishes
Thanks. I received the order on Thursday and am impressed with the build and sound quality of the m3ti's. Thanks again,
You guys did your usual great job. The stands I ordered this time were a perfect match to the speakers I ordered previously. Fast service, courteous, good price. Free shipping. What more can you ask for? You guys are a great company. Love the speakers, love the stands. Love the service. Go Canada!
I am really impressed with how good these little babies sound. Your company is a pleasure to do business with.
I appreciate the extraordinary customer service that you have provided to me. The brackets are great. The degree of articulation in 3D speaker placement has made a huge difference in the sound of my system for SACD's (I actually have the 30 degree offset now). I just purchased a pair of M3Ti's and you guys can add me to the huge list of audiophiles that sing their praises. I have never heard anything even close to these for under a $1000. I look forward to doing business with you again in the future. Thanks again,
It is such a pleasure to deal with a company that cares so much about its customers and makes them feel that their business is sincerely valued. What a contrast to some of the experiences I've had with various vendors here in the western U.S. who view their customers simply as an inconvience. Every interaction I've had with Axiom from my initial product and technical quieres to the actual purchase process has been a pleasure. You've got one extremely satisfied customer here in California! Cheers and best regards to you Amie and the rest of the Axiom team!
They look great and sound even better! I have a friend that recently remodeled his basement and upgraded his home theater. He is going to be jealous! Thank you for your very quick service (4 days!!!) and very high quality product. I look forward to many long hours of listening enjoyment.
Thank you so much for the excellent customer service. I love the speakers and the fact that I received them so quickly. Great speakers from a great company. Thanks so much.
So far I am very satisfied with the speakers I've ordered, not as though you need another testimonial though from the looks of your website. Thanks,
Thank you for following up. The service your company provides is incredible. I wish I received the same level of service with everything I bought. The speakers are very good so far however expecting even greater sound once they are completely broken in. Once the speakers are broken in if the detail of sound is anything close to the level of service I have received it will prove to be one of the best deals I have ever made. Thanks again,
Yes, our M3ti speakers arrived and we are most definitely enjoying them. We had a pair of Bookshelves with 10 woofers that just died of foam rim-rot after 20 years of service. However, even when new they didn't sound as good as your (now our) M3ti's. I researched on the Web, not wanting to just buy something on sale. Your units are recommended by quite a few experts and enthusiasts alike. The reviews by Doug Schneider were especially compelling. We are looking forward to many years of good listening.
Thanks very much Amie, I was extremely happy to see that the order got shipped out the same day that I ordered them and was pleasantly surprised that I received them the following day. And you follow-up message really shows that Axiom's believes in providing good customer service. Now that's great service that other OEM's and vendors can learn from ! Let's not forget to mention the amazing speakers, definitely great sound and the speakers are quality built. I will be looking at getting additional speakers down the road and will be recommending Axiom to my family and friends. thanks again,
As usual Axiom has far exceeded my expectations! The M3ti's sound terrific with my Stereo Denon Amp & Tuner! Now the only problem I have is... Do I listen to my Axioms in the office or do I listen to the Axioms in the Home Theater???
I received the speakers as promised. Everything was fast and smooth. I am very happy with performance of the speakers. The fit and finish of the speakers is also excellent. I think your product is a great value.
The speakers sound great! I am using them as monitors in my DJ/production studio.Cheers
The stands went together fine. The M3ti's sound great freestanding. With a well-matched Hsu Research STF-1 subwoofer, I believe I have about the best $600 stereo-speaker setup one could assemble. I am recommending your web site to friends, and they're coming by to listen. Speakers, then stands, were delivered faster from Axiom than anything else I've bought online.
Right now I'm listening to my brand new M3TI's and let me tell you, they sound crisp!!! You have one satisfied client!!! Sincerely,
Thoroughly impressed with speakers! I'll be definetly adding the towers, centers and sub when the time comes. Keep it up.
I recieved the M3ti's and they sound wonderful- the bass really surprises me for such a small speaker and the tweeter is fantastic! I'm hearing percussion parts and chimes and symbols in the upper register that I just hadn't heard before. It has opened up space in the music of the recordings that I have been listening to for years. Steely Dan is one of my favorite groups, at least all their albums in the 70's anyway and Wow!! I think they were masters of recording and I'm hearing new things now with them as well. I also got some 28 inch speaker stands and that really seems to make a differece as well. The M3Ti's have a smootheness to them that is not glossy, but warm. I was listening to Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage and what a fantastic sound! To hear the upright bass come right through the speakers and to hear all of the nuances of the tenor sax is such an experience. I also bought the Harmon Kardon 3380 Stereo Receiver and it sounds really nice. 80 watts per side seems perfect- I haven't bomblasted the neighbors yet as I have been breaking the speakers in slowly. I don't know how long that process is... I've certainly enjoyed a volume that makes the heart beat a little stronger. I've also gotten better FM reception with the HK, than with my old Panasonic and programming stations with a remote control, what a treat!!
I finally set up my speaker stands this weekend --they're beautiful. I was very impressed with the precision of the craftsmanship and how much it improved the sound of my speakers by getting them up off the floor. Thanks for a great product that is worth the money.
The speakers arrived yesterday -- very rapid shipment! They sound truly magnificent. Many thanks for your superb service!
The Axiom M3ti speakers arrived fast from Canada to Arizona and in perfect shape from Fed Ex ! Beautiful speakers both in looks and especially in sound !! The Axioms are truly a huge audiophile step up for me after owning the gamut of various name brand speakers over the years (Harvard, Cerwin Vega,Infinity,Yamaha,Polk,Pioneer)...Out of this list, the tower Cerwin Vegas served me very well with their thundering bass, but ,with their sharp and shrill tweeters and midrange, certainly did not make them audiophile quality (I was always getting ear and mind fatigue from them). The Infinity IL-10's had a nice, silky soft wide stereo image but there was always something that when closing my eyes I simply could tell they were still book shelf speakers (and they were heavy ones at that)! The rest of the brand names all lacked something sonically or overemphasized certain frequencies giving a very colored or artificial sound... With the Axioms, I don't hear speaker boxes;I hear MUSIC and riveting movie sound effects !!! Currently I am running them in a two channel stereo setup in conjunction with a Velodyne CHT8 sub. The Axioms integrate seamlessly and exceptionally well with the Velodyne-----can't even tell I have a sub connected-----sounds like the thunderous bass is coming from the Axioms ! Your Axioms lack nothing or need nothing (even without the sub they are extremely enjoyable with all analog and digital sources) ! I look forward to purchasing more from you in the future---hopefully , from your tower speaker line... Thanks again for your super customer service and awesome product,
My M3ti speakers have arrived, are hooked up and now fill my home with a wonderful, clear, and pleasant musical sound that all of us enjoy. The workmanship in the cabinetry is exceptional and blends in very well with the room decor which is also a light colored maple. "Beaucoup de chance" in all of your future endeaveors. Sincerely,
Great speakers, especially in the environs of my vintage Airstream. The best part is they truly reveal the music for what's recorded rather than interpret one way or another. Thanks -
Great speakers!! Im amazed. So powerful, I love them!
The first thing that comes to mind is shock and awe. these speakers are amazing! They had better reviews than what I was looking at before(which would have cost more too), and I saw nothing negetive about them, so, even though I had never heard of Axiom before, I went out on a limb and bought them. I am nothing short of amazed. Thank you so much, and I will deffinately look to you for my future audio needs.
Thank you very much --the speakers are great and when I'm in the market for an upgrade, I'll definitely be looking at more Axiom speakers. Matter of fact, the sound coming from these little bookshelf speakers is so impressive that I am already planning for the upgrade. I also appreciate the prompt delivery and tracking. Excellent job!Thanks again!
Dear Axiom staff, My new M3 speakers sound fantastic! Im very happy with my purchase. My previous speakers that cost TWICE the price are now for sale! Oh, and I give up....where is the blemish??? Thank you and Best Regards,
I recently purchased a pair of your M3ti's...all based on research... from testimonials to professional reviews. Time and time again your speakers came up winners with high recommendations; the messages were consistent, give them a try, you won't be disappointed. I'm sending this bulletin today to all who are considering an Axiom product: DO IT! It's all there, imaging, soudstaging, build quality and clarity. I looked at most of the competitors; PSB, B&W, Paradigm, Mission etc. all were much higher priced,but not even near the value Axiom is delivering. This is my first purchase from Axiom and I guarantee (to all) this is my new speaker company for years and years to come. Your product is exceptional. I'm looking like an audiophile genius.
The speakers are just extraordinary. What a great company you have!
I just received a pair of M3V2 bookshelf speakers. The pair of Paradigm 7 se's I have were just too big for the room. Honestly I was a little worried about the purchase, possibly making just a little too much down sizing or comprimise.(I've never seen or heard any Axiom's) I'm not an audio expert by any means but in laymans terms this is how I see or hear it. The M3V2's are fresh, crisp, clean and open. Actually, the music came to life. I did my shopping around before the purchase. Comparitivly speaking the fit, finish and most importantly, performance of the Axiom's is second to none I have seen or heard. Please give my congradulations to all involved in bringing these little gems to the customer. Very well done to all!
All I can say is, "Wow!" They sound wonderful. Good service, too. Thanks for a great product.
Received my M3s about a week ago and had these first few comments. Took me a few days to get the time to hook them up and listen. I first had them in my garage hooked to a vintage Pioneer SX-950. Very crisp and clear but also a bit muffled I thought. So I took them inside and put them on top of my M60s and hooked them up to my Yamaha. The sound had me asking if I had hooked up the 60s by mistake. WOW!!! These babies along with a sub are unbelievable!! Clear, crisp, loud, great soundstage and imaging. But ya'll already know that. That's why we all love our Axioms and the great service ya'll provide (they made it here on the second day :-)) and that's why we keep coming back for more speakers, even when we really don't NEED them.... I did put them back in my garage since that is why I bought them and they are now hooked up to a vintage Sansui 9090DB. They sound awesome and make working in the garage and yard much easier. All ya'll (that's plural in Texas for ya'll) are all great and thanks again for the wonderful products and service!! Now if I can figure out how to get a sub in the garage!!!
I received my speakers on Monday the 26th. All I can say is WOW!! They have met and exceeded all of my expectations. I was a little skeptical about how the bass would sound, but not to worry. The response is phenominal!! I don't know how you folks do it, but you have made a customer for life. Add my name to the list of very satisfied customers.
High Fidelity, Low price, Great Speakers! I listen to CD's that I havn't heard in years just to enjoy the realistic sound that these speakers put out...I smile from ear to ear!
I'm rediscovering music I forgot I had! Two solid nights with the M3's and I'm still going through my CD collection, digging up tracks I've not listened to in years, just to hear what they sound like! I'm hearing things I never did before. Imaging, clarity, and the midrange. Oh the midrange! The most direct comparison I can make is to Dynaudio's Audience 52. A speaker that costs well over twice as much as the M3. The Axiom more than holds it own. It really makes you wonder why other companies charge so much... I had reservations about buying a speaker without hearing it first, but those concerns soon faded after warming up the amp with the M3's attached. I quickly realized that I would not need to use Axiom's 30 day guarantee. A bargain at twice the price.
I just bought a pair of m3-v2's. I like to think I research well before I buy anything. I researched these bookshelf speakers big time as I am fussy. Hooked these to a new str-dg510 multi-channel Sony AV receiver. Hit the play button. I'm writing you with my mouth still open. WOW, Thank you for this great little speaker. As a Canadian I'm proud of you, Great sound, solid feel. great service. Keep up the exceptional work.
As a recording engineer I am very particular when it comes to audio equipment. I couldn't be happier with my new M3s. You guys make a suberb speaker and the service was flawless. Keep it up!
I have only one word...WOW!!
This is my second pair of bookshelf Axiom speakers. The M3 v2 I just purchased are a great combination of acoustic perfection and outstanding value. I replaced an older pair of Axioms CT-6...they are going to my office, not that there is anything wrong with them, but the titanium drivers and woofer on the M3 is better for my TV/Video setup. The office will have great background stereo music. I will be moving to a larger house soon and it will definitely have a home theatre audio room. I would not hesitate to acquire an Epic system...the realism for value cannot be matched ANYWHERE! So many people spend countless hours on frills of receivers, amps, preamps with bells, whistles and pops. But really, when it all comes to audio you have one pair of ears and the lowest THD ratio to highest wattage will give you the best sound based on the frequency range. There is no better combination than with Axiom. I am now involved in the Television and Film Industry and will promote Axiom at every venue I will be involved with in the future. Great work guys and gals!!!
I bought some m3 v2 bookshelf speakers as an early Christmas present for my wife (and for me as well, of course!) They're fantastic! I did quite a bit of online research, so I knew these speakers would sound great, unless there was a large contingent of dillusional people writing online reviews. My wife was a little skeptical at first, because she's never bought speakers that didn't come with a box system. However, as soon as I hooked them up, we were both very impressed. She raves about them now, and we're both very happy with our purchase. I will definitely consider Axiom in the future, and will recommend you to all my friends.
These speakers sound fantastic. Already I am hearing sounds on my records that I didn't know were there. Thanks.
I have listened to the M3's for about two months now with 40 hours of "break in". I have a 7.1 sourround system with the M3's as the front speakers. For the low end 80HZ and under I have a 12 inch down firing sub. To say the least (or most) the Axioms are the best two way speaker I have ever heard. The music just dances off all four walls of my living room. How you guys do it for the price is amazing.
. . .the speakers are fantastic! I will email a more useful endorsement when I've got more time; but essentially the M3s are the perfect small monitor, especially for European (small) spaces.
Got the speakers today :grin: They only shipped yesterday, I dont even think I could have traveled from canada to hawaii that quickly! I must say they are simply stunning. The finish is just beautiful and of course they sound equally good. I can tell you without a doubt that I havent heard speakers of this size and this price that sound this good I am throughly impressed :) Thank you all once again!
Dear Axiom Staff, Forgive me for contacting you again regarding my M3 speakers. It has now been 1 1/2 years since my purchase and I must tell you I love these speakers. I have been thru several pairs of "audiophile" speakers at double the price. To this day, they are the only pair I can thoroughly enjoy for hours....warm and smooth. Axiom is my brand for life! Thank you! Sincerely,
My M3's showed up Tuesday morning with the stands I now have them hooked up to my Jolida JD302BRC. These speakers out of the box are unreal. Called and ask about room set up for just 2 channel and I have it right on these aren't even broke in yet. Sound stage and presence is so nice like hot butter just melting in the sun. I auditioned Paradigm S20.4 this are just as good or better and cost wow your company is top notch. And any of the bad reviews out there these people are def or they don't understand + and - signs on the speakers and there amps. Thank you again and I will write back with more on the M3's when they break in more.
I am presently very happy and satisfied. I bought your product unheard (based upon your money-back guarantee and the outside reviews). I don't think you could improve in any way that would make my task easier. Thanks for making a fine product at a reasonable price with a great guarantee!
Noreen, they are superb. Without even being broken in, they are making me search out the best recordings I have. All my best regards to everyone there who has anything to do with these-they are simply superb with my B+KBellini system-I am so happy!
The M3's are great little bookshelf speakers. They are everything I was looking for in a speaker to be a part of a dedicated 2 channel listening room. I compared and auditioned many speakers in Hi-Fi shops that were far more expensive and those that were available at the big box stores. I also own 5 lesser pairs of bookshelf speakers (most of which now gather dust) and a very nice pair of large floor standing speakers. I was very close to purchasing an "audiophile" speaker but was turned off by it's poor performance with one particular song. I decided to give the M3's a shot based on internet reviews and advice from owners. They offer the detail, clarity, forward mid-range, soundstage, imaging, and bass response found with the more expensive speakers I considered. They have handled everything I have thrown at them and I have yet to find them fatiguing in any way. I am very happy with the M3's. They truly are every bit as good as bookshelf speakers costing two to three times its price.
I spent many years enjoying my first pair of M3Ti speakers as a student. Now after a year with my Epic Master in wall system in my first home, I could not be happier. I went with the larger VP150 center channel because of my large room. My brother was also impressed with the clean sound. We soon both made the trip to the Axiom headquarters to see the facilities in person and had an amazing tour. He picked up his system while there and is now enjoying his system in his newly finished basement. Thanks for the great product and support. Dr. Teon K.
The only words that come to mind when reviewing these speakers is they're a revelation!! I am a little embarrassed to say it, but I have been using a Bose system for the last 7 years which cost over $5000. After plugging in these speakers, which cost me all of $350, the Bose sounded like iPod earphones. Terrible! These speakers have something about them that just makes everything great to listen to. It's hard to explain in words. All I will say is that I have listened to my whole collection of CD's all over again and have fallen in love with these speakers. Probably the best purchase I have EVER made. Thank you so much!
I bought these speakers to boost up the sound on my old stereo and the difference was amazing. They greatly enhanced my vinyl collection and pumped out a nice range even with an older iPod. After I moved to a bigger place I moved them to be my front speakers for my TV and love the depth they add there. A good choice at a resaonable cost. Best of all, I was very happy to keep my $$ in Canada.
M3's in a custom Vassallo finish, you can't get much better. These bookshelves floored me with their sound. I went back and forth with my M60' and the M3's and couldn't choose a winner. There just couldn't be one as they each have their own strong points and an ability to sound so good yet different. I played with the M3's as rear surrounds, front channels and presence speakers. They did well in each application but really they excelled as stereo speakers and can run full range beautifully. These have to be the all around Axioms.
Great speakers. I've heard many others for the same price, and they offered nowhere near the quality as these. I have used them alone, and as the fronts in my home theater and I've been happy with both scenarios. I would (and have) recommended these to many friends.
Very articulate, crisp and bright. Best money I've ever spent on speakers!!
These speakers are great! The clarity is exceptional. These are far and away the best speakers I've ever owned.
I can't believe it's been a year now since I purchased these speakers. My wife wanted something small and unobtrusive for the family room TV and for Music. I wanted something with great sound. We both won. My wife was surprised that the speakers looked so nice (I guess that said something about what we had before). I had some problems initially that I thought might be a problem with a speaker but it ended up being a setup problem with my Onkyo Receiver (just a dumb mistake). Customer Service was excellent and stuck with me until the problem was resolved. They even contacted me later to make sure that everything was still good. For me, Axiom has been a great company and the M3's are a great value. I would recommend them to a friend.
I threw the boxes out the next day.
Excellent speakers for the price. Great lows even without subwoofer. Really love the boston cherry finish. Overall an excellent speaker!
Incredible value for such a small package with incredible sound. Resolution of audio is very very clean with equally impressive separation when located correctly. Great job...if I win the outdoor speakers in your contest I have the perfect place for them and will email you a photo.
I always thought my Bose 301's sounded great, until I got a pair of M3's. I couldn't believe how much authority and clarity was coming out of such a small package. The 301's actually cost more and the Axioms make them sound like a clock radio.
I have these M3 v2 speakers a year and a half now and was amazed at their sound but now that I have upgraded my receiver to a new HK3490, it is a whole new listening experience. No need to get a subwoofer now.
I honestly can't believe how great these sound. As someone said before, these little speakers have no right to sound so awesome, but they do. For the price, you won't find anything that has the depth of sound, the clarity of highs and lows and the sheer volume it can put out. I'm definitely looking forward to expanding my home theater system with more Axiom speakers!
Very low min power to drive these babies and get clear great sound. Terrific service too. Love my M3's and can't wait to buy additional Axiom speakers.
I have had the M3's for 2 plus years now. Those little speakers are just down right pleasing. They really are a work of art. Backing them up I have an NAD 320BEE amp and C521BEE CD player. I can't help but to smile every time I fire them up. So far I have found nothing in their class that comes even close. Truly amazed, Jamie Ont. Canada
I got these first then got the M22s. These are good - especially for the price, but if your wallet can afford it go up the food chain to an M22 or a floor stander. Some people like these cause the bad recordings don't sound so bad, like they can on the M22s. These are not slightly treble oriented like most other Axioms.
Great set of little speakers. I was impressed with how loudly these can play before I could detect any straining. Very well balanced and detailed. I have no problems recommending these to anyone who doesnt have alot to spend on speakers but wants something beyond the average big box offerings. The Piano Gloss white that mine are finished in is also very nicely done and the metal tweeter assembly on the vassallo series is a nice touch I was not expecting!