Beautifully finished and reveal a communicative, spacious sound.
Tight, forceful, spacious sound
Not especially dynamic
Despite a modest price, the XS122s are beautifully-finished, being pleasingly glossy and smooth.
With speakers atop, they're a communicative, spacious listen, with a skill for revealing the midrange. At either end of the frequency range, sounds are tight and forceful without being over-demonstrative.
Timing is assured: the XS122s never strike a false note. The biggest drawback is a rather reticent character: there are few dynamic fire-works here, with the XS122s prefering to retire to a safe distance before the banging starts.