"As a surround speaker goes, these are among the finest available today from any manufacturer, conveying a sense of three dimensionality that borders on the magical."
"The QS8 has to set the standard for multipole design speakers. Positioned directly to the sides of the main seating area, the QS8's disappear sonically, and were less finicky about seating position than any other speaker I've tried as a surround."
"I was shocked at the level of performance that I was able to obtain with the QS-8 speakers. The QS-8 surrounds sounded robust and spacious. Because of their small size, they are very unobtrusive when installed. Channel separation was excellent. . .placement of the QS-8 on the back wall made the rear sound stage sound like it went on forever."
"excellent dispersion... For discrete surround, such as Dolby Digital or DTS, the QS-8 will offer a combination of good rear spatial accuracy and a nice enveloping ambient field. It is, I must say, a fine feat of engineering in a bipolar speaker system."
"But mamma! The QS8s are astonishing. Period. No qualifiers are needed -- not for the money or of their type or considering . . . about as diffuse as surrounds get."
"The Axiom QS8 is one of the best, most versatile surround speakers I've heard, managing to sound diffuse or directional as needed."
"From the very first firefight, I was immersed in incredibly intense gunfire and explosions that took place all around me. . . Sounds like rustling leaves, rain, flowing water and flapping wings literally occurred all around the room as I watched. I have watched this series several times and until now, never realized what a difference the experience could be with better audio"
"The entire Epic 80 system is exceptionally clear and capable of impressive dynamic range. The EP500 can play gut wrenchingly deep and with great authority. I won't bother to wax poetic about the Epic 80 system because frankly, your ears will do that well enough once you hear them. Should you be in the market for a truly excellent speaker system, I think that all of Axiom's products deserve a very strong look. Highly Recommended."
"...seriously good performance for the money... I'd wager that once you get these speakers home you won't be sending them back"
"I simply cannot believe that this level of performance is obtainable at this price."
"This system rocks! Whatever DVD we tested on this system it consistently played clean, with tons of detail at all volumes. These speakers can be played at dangerously high listening levels with no audible distortion."
"While listening, I suspected that this system had to be a great set of speakers at nearly twice the price. If you're looking for an audiophile-grade speaker system without the audiophile price tag, you should definitely give this system a listen."
"I can't say enough good things about the Axiom Epic 80 system -- it does so many things well with so few compromises."
"What surprises me is the ability of the system to provide stunning ambient surround information at the same time it provides directional pans and effects.With the Epic 80, if you invite your friends over to listen to a well-produced DVD, you may just be able to charge admission!"
"Axiom Audio's Epic 60•500 system is one of the finest, fully integrated home-theater systems we.ve had here at domus antiquus. Regardless of the material... the Epic 60•500 delivered measured, unfettered sound without artifice or compromise."
"If you're shopping for home-theater speakers, these should definitely be on your must-audition list."
"What a difference a set of high quality, balanced and tonally matched speakers makes! Regardless of the source (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital TV broadcast, Call of Duty, and everything from heavily compressed digital music files to true lossless), in material I've listened to dozens of times, I heard nuance and detail I didn’t know existed."
"This system provides a true high-end listening experience with both music and movies and is a steal at its price."
"If you're looking for compact speakers capable of big sound without breaking the bank, the Midi Epic 125 is an easy system to recommend."
"Nuance combined with muscular kick. This was hardly budget performance. . . they were a budget powerhouse with the right 0.1 support."
"The M22 is more transparent and less colored than any speaker I know of that sells for less than $1,000. . . a beautifully tuned speaker with an enormously clean and musical midrange combined with a smooth, coherent and friendly treble."
". . . this experience has forced us to re-evaluate what a pair of $1000 speakers should sound like, because these certainly sound as good as any $1000/pair speakers we have ever listened to."