"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."
"From exploding mines to overhead airstrikes ... the Epic Grand Master was cohesive, solid and very dynamic. The effects that pan from any direction were flawless. There was no lack of bass when required and the sound of bullets whizzing from behind to the front stage was startling.'"
"Axiom's Epic Grandmaster 500 system offers knockout performance at an extremely reasonable price. Not only do the speakers sound fantastic, but they look good as well and should meet with the approval of the more design conscious persons in the house."
"The Axiom team has created a capable line of affordable, extremely well-made loudspeakers with very few sonic faults, and a subwoofer that demonstrates amazing performance for $1200. During my time with the Axioms, I spent fewer hours analyzing and more time getting lost in film stories and tapping my foot to the music of my favorite artists."
"Without question this 5.1 Axiom speaker system represents a great value in a home theater speakers, and also has the performance level capable of satisfying even the most demanding HT fanatic (like myself!)."
". . . it's no hype, the Axiom's really are an exceptional value in home theater and hi-fi loudspeaker systems. You will have to spend a lot more money to get a set-up that sounds better than the Axiom Epic Grand 5.1 surround package."
"The Grand Master is a truly synergistic, full range, enveloping system . . . I highly advocate that anyone looking for a complete home theater speaker system, at this price point and above, should consider the Epic Grand Master."
"If you're looking for a sound system at any price, you should hear the Epic Grand Master before you audition anything that costs more. You might be able to buy a much bigger television than you've been budgeting for."
"The Axiom On-Wall series does an outstanding job of imaging the sound and gives any audio source a wonderfully wide and dynamic sound stage. That does not mean that there are not better options out there, but not anywhere close to the value that one can get from the Axiom offerings. In my opinion, the Axiom on-wall series provides a rich audio presentation combined with a sleek and modern look without sacrificing overall fidelity. They are the perfect blend of fit, function and finesse while still being financially viable for the average enthusiast."
"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."