What Hi-Fi has given the new 685 and its decoupled dome tweeter a rave review.
Our long-awaited new 600 Series has been given an overwhelming vote of approval by the experts at What Hi-Fi magazine, who particularly praise the inclusion of the decoupled double dome tweeter, but also call out other improvements such as the tweeter grille and mushroom-shaped dust caps, saying their new shape and foam material “lessens unwanted resonance and aims for a smoother driver response in the upper frequencies”. The final verdict?
“Was it worth the wait? Oh, absolutely… They’re hugely entertaining, and their sheer power, punchy dynamics and excellent detail retrieval will make you want to listen to your entire music collection from the start. They’re the speakers we’d put on to get our friends into hi-fi, and we can’t think of a better reason to recommend the new B&W 685s. They’re superb.”